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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. December's theme is mental health during the holiday season.

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.

You are also welcome to share your experiences on our Support Forum. Join/log in here.

Remember, if you're in need of support, our confidential services are always here.

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Marked by family gatherings, goodwill and high expectations, Christmas is something in which we invest a significant amount of emotional currency. Driven by the festive nostalgia o...
Posted by
heatheryoga
13th Dec 2018
I understand myself how difficult Christmas can be when living with mental illness. There is the pressure of ‘painting on a happy face’, even when the black dog is smot...
Posted by
Belle
13th Dec 2018
It’s been over two years since I connected with the wonderful team at Sane and published my blog about my psychotic episode. How times flies. Since then I have created the #Burlesq...
Posted by
Sapphira
12th Dec 2018
My life has been peppered with mental health problems. My teens and twenties were punctuated by depressive episodes I did not seek professional help for, but later I was to experie...
Posted by
yahiaoui
11th Dec 2018
Hello all. 15 days till the big day…..and I’m doing my best to ignore all the general goings on and merriment. I’ve been trying to put off writing my Christmas cards…..but I gave i...
Posted by
allenbrooks46
10th Dec 2018
‘The task of art is enormous.’ Leo Tolstoy Ever since I can remember I have been inspired to produce works of art. From my earliest childhood I have both made copies from nature an...
Posted by
yahiaoui
08th Dec 2018
my silence depression killer, it's hard to admit am depress it's very easy to bury your mind, thought by comfort eating and binging. I have a condition called silence depression un...
Posted by
thecrown
08th Dec 2018
Art is one of the best ways people get to express themselves, especially when they can’t put into words what they feel or are going through. And for people who are going thro...
Posted by
Admin
30th Nov 2018
Recently, I went to my eye doctor, and getting my results had to be postponed. Since that time, I have been filled with anxiety and worry. What has helped me cope until my next app...
Posted by
SANE
29th Nov 2018
It is often reported now that up to a quarter of adults suffer poor mental health. Even younger, one in four under 18s suffer poor mental health. Even the Confederation of British ...
Posted by
barry-curtis
28th Nov 2018
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