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Blogs by Jessica


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.


Can I have a hug?

15 Jun 2022, by Jessica

Can I have a hug?

Mental health writer Jessica shares another extract from her memoir in progress named “Stark Raving” about her experiences with psychosis.

On my first night, I escaped from the hospital.

I told them very simply that I knew they were actors and that none of it was real. I abandoned the …

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The Retreat

12 Jun 2022, by Jessica

The Retreat

Mental health writer Jessica shares an extract from her memoir in progress named “Stark Raving” about her experiences with psychosis.

*TRIGGER WARNING* This article contains references to suicide.

I’m not sure what day of the week it is, or what month. I’m scared. I’m reckless. I’m suicidal. I’m in …

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We need to tell more #StoriesOfTheReality

07 Jun 2022, by Jessica

We need to tell more #StoriesOfTheReality

Jessica, who has a psychosis spectrum condition, shares challenging thoughts on how mental illness is talked about. In this blog she pleads with mental health charities and mainstream media to start telling a more balanced narrative when it comes to severe mental illness to show #StoriesOfTheReality

If you used mental …

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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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