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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. As April is Stress Awareness Month, this month's blog theme is stress.

Share your thoughts/experiences with the SANE Community here.

We advise before submitting your blog to save your entry on a Word document - in case any technical issues arise. If you are experiencing issues, please email your entry to fundraising@sane.org.uk.

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It was so hard to reach out, to come through your door, As my fears were intense, my emotions raw; I sobbed uncontrollably, looking for something to blame, To justify my feelings, ...
Posted by
clairerpb
06th Mar 2018
A memory once safely tucked away, far aside Is suddenly released as it’s cautiously described; An image provides focus and the words start to tumble, Locked emotions emerge, ...
Posted by
clairerpb
06th Mar 2018
When I embarked on this journey, nearly a year ago, Of the challenges that lay ahead, so little did I know; Frightened and vulnerable, I was led through your door, Apprehensive and...
Posted by
clairerpb
06th Mar 2018
There's no way to resist it, though I didn't want it back, No way to see through it, such vision I lack; No way to clear it, I don't have the power, No way to fight it, I simply co...
Posted by
clairerpb
06th Mar 2018
JUGGLING – a mum’s / teacher’s life before therapy Balls of different shapes, colours and sizes, Juggled swiftly with the help of many different guises; Efficienc...
Posted by
clairerpb
06th Mar 2018
I stretched up to the sky one day. And in response, The Earth wrapped her tendrils around my ankles. And she said to me - Fly if you must but one day you will fall. And when you fa...
Posted by
meera859
05th Mar 2018
I wrote a poem following my recent several months of mental struggles with no money, finding a career job, moving from my family home in a dead rural town to a ten-bed hostel in a ...
Posted by
antoniak
04th Mar 2018
I have bipolar 1 and what has helped me over the years is to put myself first and to take responsibility over my illness. I have taken full control of my medication, I have learnt ...
Posted by
hh3575
28th Feb 2018
One major aspect that has helped me to rationalise my thought processes after living with anxiety is verbalising them. This involved talking to myself but out loud or to a family m...
Posted by
logic640
23rd Feb 2018
Getting my thoughts and feelings out of my head and on to paper is what has helped me the most throughout my experience of living with the symptoms of depression. A journal by the ...
Posted by
outingdepression
23rd Feb 2018
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