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

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Poem: Recovery

06 Jun 2020 , by fjr

Poem: Recovery

It was a cold and frosty day,
When I began to drift away.
Like a snowman melts in the glare,
I wanted to fade and lose every care.
I slowly put my head below,
I felt the water swirl and flow.
But through the …

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Poem: O Blossom Tree!

26 May 2020 , by andrepetr77

Poem: O Blossom Tree!

O Blossom Tree!
What Beauty I Can See!
Such A Comfort You Are
To Me!

Your Many Tiny Leaves
Floating Softly In The Breeze
My Wounded Heart You Seize

Your Healing Touch I Love
Caressing Me From Above
How Sweet You Are To …

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About cognitive dissonance and changing attitudes

11 May 2020 , by moni

About cognitive dissonance and changing attitudes

I have been reading a book about cognitive psychology by Phillip Zimbardo and I found a very interesting article about cognitive dissonance that I thought would be nice to share with you. Hope you will find it helpful and find answers for some behaviours that you may find difficult to …

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Skinny Love: Dealing with an anorexia relapse while planning a wedding

22 Apr 2020 , by CJBanorexiawarrior

Skinny Love: Dealing with an anorexia relapse while planning a wedding

Mental illnesses are a strange beast. During the darkest throes of an episode, it is notoriously impossible to ever see a way out of the suppressing disdain. In contrast, during the beautiful journey of recovery, it is equally as difficult to fully recall and relate to every detail of one’s …

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Poem: It’s OK to not be OK

27 Feb 2020 , by becky22

Poem: It’s OK to not be OK

A person may appear fine on the outside but all may not be as it seems
For no one can ever know, just what’s going on behind the scenes

A person may come across as bubbly and confident but in reality feel lost and alone
They may worry …

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Poem: Just #bekind

20 Feb 2020 , by CJBanorexiawarrior

Poem: Just #bekind

A crowded room but you feel so alone,
The mask you wear, the transparent conviction of your tone,

The walls are closing in and the darkness is growing,
The smile on your face is strained but the pain isn’t showing,

The world is judging, all eyes on you,

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A story of hope and recovery

15 Dec 2019 , by Faye

A story of hope and recovery

As it’s coming up to Christmas and we all look back at our year, I can say I’ve had the best.

You see I may well have spent a lot of time at the start of the year and the previous 15 years doing things that weren’t good for me, …

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My journey into postpartum psychosis

20 Nov 2019 , by lababup

My journey into postpartum psychosis

My journey in to postpartum psychosis was as rapid as it was terrifying.

I was so excited when I found out that I was pregnant. My partner and I had fertility issues so getting pregnant seemed like a bit of a miracle. I felt stable during my pregnancy, mental health …

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The worst version of myself

15 Nov 2019 , by M Sophia

The worst version of myself

Why do we talk about versions of ourselves? Why do we strive to be better or put so much pressure on ourselves; that our own vision of ourselves become distorted and we come to conclusion we are the worst version. This disturbed thinking creates confusion, and we start to question …

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When I decided to reclaim my life

31 Oct 2019 , by laclarke246

When I decided to reclaim my life

It has taken me 29 years to not want to identify myself through my illness. It has also taken my need for treatment denied by the NHS to take my life into my own hands.

I have recently moved to a new city to live with my long-term fiancé after …

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