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Blogs by HazelCornhill


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

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Running and my mental health

05 Jul 2023 , by HazelCornhill

Running and my mental health

Many years ago I took up running, my motivation for this was not a healthy one but was as part of my compensation behaviours within my bulimia. I had been using exercise in an unhealthy manor for a while by this point, with going to the gym and other activities …

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Mental illness has limited my life but I refuse to give up

06 Sep 2022 , by HazelCornhill

Mental illness has limited my life but I refuse to give up

We often hear about mental illness in the inspirational stories of people who have overcome incredible odds and thrived at life. People who have dragged themselves out of the darkness, who have pulled themselves up and are now doing incredible things. We hear of people who feel their mental illness …

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Having a relationship when you have psychosis

01 Aug 2022 , by HazelCornhill

Having a relationship when you have psychosis

Hazel talks through how they have a relationship with a psychotic illness.

“What did you say?” I shout through to the other room, only to have the response of an audible sigh followed by “nothing, I didn’t say anything”. I ask him if he’s sure, only to get a reply …

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Learning to adapt

29 Jun 2022 , by HazelCornhill

Learning to adapt

I have a diagnosis of non-organic psychosis, this basically means that I have psychosis – it’s not been caused by drugs or brain damage, but I also don’t fit into any of the usual diagnosis boxes.

I hear things that no-one else can hear, I regularly believe that people are …

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