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Blogs by Caroline


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.


Insomnia – It Can Keep You Awake At Night

08 Jun 2022, by Caroline

Insomnia – It Can Keep You Awake At Night

I have had insomnia now for about five years and it’s been around so long it’s starting to feel like the norm. But it definitely doesn’t get any easier, especially at night.

Having insomnia, for me, can feel like the night is the loneliest time and place to be. I …

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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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Trauma can’t be measured

13 Mar 2022, by Caroline

Trauma can’t be measured

It took me nearly a decade to admit to myself something was not quite right. I had convinced myself that I had dealt with grief, moved on, and I was just being dramatic when I felt anxious. I was over reacting when I felt down. After all, who am I …

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Can I relax now?

11 Feb 2022, by Caroline

Can I relax now?

The coronavirus pandemic led to the whole world shutting down. We were all closed off from the outside world and our ‘pre-pandemic’ routines for long periods of time. When restrictions eased, we were so used to staying indoors as it became a habit, with many of us experiencing a new …

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