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We are delighted to share a selection of blogs written by our supporters that communicate their experience of mental health.

To share your experiences, stories or poetry, please go to Write a blog. You will need to be a registered member of the SANE Community, go to login/register.


Forging a partnership with bipolar

29 Apr 2022, by BipolarNerdGirl

Forging a partnership with bipolar

Although I was expecting the words at some point, actually hoping for them in some sort of way, they still landed like a tonne weight on my chest when they were finally said.

“I’m diagnosing you with bipolar,” my psychiatrist said in almost a blasé, factual tone.

I suppose this …

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Why we need to talk about loss

27 Apr 2022, by Caroline

Why we need to talk about loss

It has been a tense and emotional few months. You see I have just lost a member of the family after an illness.

They were admitted into hospital in March and passed away in April. Everything is finished now. The funeral has taken place and we can all get “back …

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Coping with relapses

21 Apr 2022, by rhys

Coping with relapses

I was diagnosed with depression on September 2021. The first four months were horrendous.

Every day was a struggle. I felt low most of the time, if I didn’t feel low, I felt nothing. Those “zero-days” were the worst.

I had a breakdown one morning. There was no single overarching …

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Sharing my experiences online helped me reclaim my identity

14 Apr 2022, by Jessica

Sharing my experiences online helped me reclaim my identity

From writing about her struggles with alcohol to writing about her psychotic break, speaking out about her experiences of mental illness has helped Jessica reclaim her identity in the face of severe mental illness.

You can find links to her articles about her journey throughout this blog.

From finding hope …

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