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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. The topic for August is exercise.

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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Being quite a private person about certain aspects of my life this is a very different post for me to publish on my social media, but I thought that it was about time that I shared...
Posted by
tiamariataylorberry
17th Aug 2018
I am a suicide survivor and I have lost loved ones to suicide. This is what I know from my experience: suicide is death by sadness. Suicide tears people apart and leaves wounds tha...
Posted by
fortheheartcries
16th Aug 2018
Earlier this year I was sectioned under the mental health act. Until this point I’d never experienced the mental health system first hand, or had any of my own issues, I cann...
Posted by
lizgreen
15th Aug 2018
Exercise has become part of my daily routine and, more importantly, a tool for managing my anxiety and depression. We all know the importance of exercise for our physical health, b...
Posted by
SANE
15th Aug 2018
I really struggle to exercise; however, yesterday I was reading a pamphlet that said that exercise can be good for you in general but especially after a major loss. (I recently los...
Posted by
SANE
15th Aug 2018
Selfie-Centred - by Ellen Deaville I was thirty before I realised that chlamydia wasn’t a pot plant, which might have raised a few eyebrows at the local garden centre. So I g...
Posted by
Admin
14th Aug 2018
i think the best thing for someone recovering from a mental health illness is exercise, i used to love exercise before i had my accident and fractured my c1, c2 vertebrae in my nec...
Posted by
hh3575
12th Aug 2018
Have you ever felt so low, that you have just curled up in a corner of a room and wept? That feeling of pure helplessness and being lost. For the past year...
Posted by
natd
11th Aug 2018
Hey, looking for some support. Feeling very lonely n misunderstood. 43yrs old b really get myself now and have all BPD traits except self harming. Think i’m Going to be o.k b...
Posted by
jenwood
10th Aug 2018
You know that it's not just running for fun when you methodically enter all of your runs for the next few weeks into both your phone and paper calendars. Exercise has always been a...
Posted by
soph
07th Aug 2018
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