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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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For the Holidays

21 Dec 2018 , by shellyswriting

For the Holidays

For some of us, the holiday season can be a time of loneliness rather than joy. This may be for all types of reasons. However, in this blog, Shelly tells us how we can feel more significant in this world and to take it day by day.

The nights are …

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Yoga and mental health at Christmas

13 Dec 2018 , by heatheryoga

Yoga and mental health at Christmas

Yoga and Christmas may not be two things you’d instantly associate with each other, at least not outside of Instagram. But as a way to manage feelings of stress, anxiety and sadness during the holidays, and even as a means of social outreach, yoga can be extremely helpful. 

Marked by family …

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Tips For Coping With Christmas

12 Dec 2018 , by Belle

Tips For Coping With Christmas

Christmas may be something you look forward to, or it may be a time of year you find a bit tough. What the Christmas period brings will be individual to each of us. Belle understands how difficult this time of year can be when living with a mental illness. So, …

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Recovery through art therapy

30 Nov 2018 , by Robert Johnson

Recovery through art therapy

Art is one of the best ways people get to express themselves, especially when they can’t put into words what they feel or are going through. And for people who are going through depression or experiencing mental health issues, not being able to have an outlet for their emotions can …

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A Suicide Survivors Story: From a mess to a success

26 Sep 2018 , by stevec

A Suicide Survivors Story: From a mess to a success

After tragically losing his brother in a car accident in his teen years, 42-year-old entrepreneur Steve tells us his battle of trying to cope which had led to him trying to take his own life. He decided to seek help and is now on a journey to recovery. 

How Walking …

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Poem: Stress is a mess problem we must address!

08 Apr 2018 , by andrepetr77

Poem: Stress is a mess problem we must address!

A poem about stress and how to deal with the root of it.

I open the blog page
What do I see?
The theme is stress – Oh Good God Goodness Me!!!
Said thing descends as my eyes scan the screen
What the hell do I …

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Jake’s Story: Living with schizophrenia

12 May 2017 , by TaliT

Jake’s Story: Living with schizophrenia

I’m Jake and I’m 27. I suffer from schizophrenia and depression. It all started from quite a young age – I used to go from feeling really good then straight to feeling angry and depressed. This caused me a lot of issues with my family and friends, with some not …

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The ‘dog ate my homework’ lie

25 Sep 2014 , by Miranda

The ‘dog ate my homework’ lie

Miranda muses on the white lies we tell to disguise our mental illness – from ‘the dog ate my homework’ to ‘my car wouldn’t start’ – and, once freed from them, how powerful the truth can be.

When you were a child, the dog ate your homework. When you’re an …

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Postnatal Depression: My road to recovery

22 Sep 2014 , by Rosey

Postnatal Depression: My road to recovery

Rosey outlines the steps she has taken to recover from Postnatal Depression.

I was first diagnosed with Postnatal Depression in late 2008 when my daughter was around 8 months old, but had been suffering in silence for months beforehand. I was given Anti-Depressants (Citalopram) offered counselling – which I refused …

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