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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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Depression is a disease that has the power to keep us silent. It wants us to stay quiet because it grows through isolation and shame. For many people keeping quiet is a response to...
Posted by
SANE
08th May 2018
I REMEMBER watching Ben Elton on the telly when I was a kid, talking about how if men had periods they’d be boasting about who bled the most. He was probably right. That was ...
Posted by
SANE
08th May 2018
Having bi polar means i have to deal with depression at some part of my life. i believe that sticking to a strict sleeping routine is the first step in managing your mood. The next...
Posted by
hh3575
07th May 2018
The garden has such an important role to play in the battle against mental illness. Gardening can help to alleviate stress and anxiety, whilst studies have also shown we are instin...
Posted by
SANE
30th Apr 2018
I love music, and to be honest, I could not live without my Iphone or my YouTube playlist. Here’s my top five song suggestions that helps me stay positive and be stress free....
Posted by
SANE
27th Apr 2018
Tomorrow evening Handsome Doc, MK and I are off to Dubai for a few days. We’re all so excited – MK at the prospect of spending all day in the swimming pool, Handsome Do...
Posted by
SANE
24th Apr 2018
A Letter to Men  They tell you man up  And boys don’t cry  Show no weakness  Wipe the tears from your eyes    They say that you’re feminine when you show any emotion Yo...
Posted by
SANE
24th Apr 2018
A Letter to My Friends  When you ask how I am and I say that I'm fine  I have a confession and it's that I have been lying  It's easier to lie than to explain my mood  Easier to tu...
Posted by
SANE
24th Apr 2018
I've suffered with mental health, for many years been given official terminology of what type I've got, have loads of names blasted at you and to be honest just makes you feel wors...
Posted by
hays
22nd Apr 2018
I feel like life is to hard and I struggle to trust people. I feel many people sense weakness and take advantage of it. I feel like the there is a huge lack of empathy in the world...
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20th Apr 2018
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