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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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I have battle scars.  And these imperfections are a part of who I am.   They are not a marker of my weakness. Nor are they a sign of the defeats I have suffered along the way.  The...
Posted by
SANE
08th Dec 2017
Twenty years ago, I was a successful teacher, a professional singer and had an all round fantastic life. Then suddenly everything fell apart. I became part of a system of psychiatr...
Posted by

04th Dec 2017
When holidays come around it is a large relief that one finally has the time to unwind and spend quality time with love ones. This is an awesome way to make yourself happier as the...
Posted by
logic640
03rd Dec 2017
Often, it is very difficult to identify the root cause of a problem- especially when you are distressed by it. It requires much introspection and lateral thinking- so how can self-...
Posted by
logic640
15th Nov 2017
So I just posted this text on Facebook as I find that I often battle with perceived social pressures from friends and acquaintances during periods of severe depression. I torture m...
Posted by
SANE
14th Nov 2017
Taking part in family life has been a significant challenge for me during the last year, having experienced a major depressive episode for the first time in my life. In an effort t...
Posted by
clairerpb
08th Nov 2017
DISCRIMINATIONS The fear unknown leads to fear and hatred As misinformation created by the media Against people who are disabled Having a disability does leave you weakened This do...
Posted by
sunshine
05th Nov 2017
This is how it all started. This is why we are here in this room today. Though even as I say this, I realise the story begins before this time. It started in early 2013 when &lsquo...
Posted by
Admin
03rd Nov 2017
recently got referred to mental health team from gp in my area , went for a assesment got told they cant help so got referred to a next team had to do another assesment and anyone ...
Posted by
missdfreid
31st Oct 2017
She was the most popular girl in school and no one knew no one knew the pain she hid and no one cared about what she's going through the tall beautiful girl was suffering and she d...
Posted by
sunshine
29th Oct 2017
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