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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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How has the digital age affected the way we grieve?

02 Feb 2021 , by CarolLawrence

How has the digital age affected the way we grieve?

Technology, digital spaces and the ability to make space and time all but disappear with the endless space that is the internet can and certainly has been the double edged sword of the modern age. For all the arguments for and against the unimaginable technological boom that we’ve experienced in …

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Tips on how to act around someone with schizophrenia

15 Jan 2021 , by MikeJones

Tips on how to act around someone with schizophrenia

Hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world face a daily struggle with schizophrenia – a mental health disorder that involves a fissure between emotions and thought.

Mike has schizophrenia. Here, he shares some tips on how you can help a person with schizophrenia.

1. If you are close to …

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Elena’s Story: Living side-by-side with BPD

29 Dec 2020 , by Elena

Elena’s Story: Living side-by-side with BPD

For as long as I remember I have suffered with anxiety and depression, all my life I behaved in a certain way which most people would describe as “different” I have always felt like an outsider and my emotions have always been very intense regardless of what I’m feeling.

Hi my …

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How to cope with some mental issues

16 Dec 2020 , by emilyburger

How to cope with some mental issues

Mental issues are of many types, some known as over-stress, anxiety attacks, depressive thoughts, and many more. All these issues can affect the mental state a lot, and a person might not be able to figure out how to deal with them.

Mental health is the most important factor that …

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Poem: Detachment

15 Dec 2020 , by wanderingbiku

Poem: Detachment

A poem about the feeling I get when something is just not right.

Looking from the other side of the mirror,
Seeing through dirty glasses,
There is something not real about this moment
Like looking at a reflection of a reflection of a reflection….
Something just …

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Anorexia – I Refuse To Ruin Another Christmas

11 Dec 2020 , by CJBanorexiawarrior

Anorexia – I Refuse To Ruin Another Christmas

I Refuse To Ruin Another Christmas: Me, 1 – Anorexia, 0

I love Christmas.
I love the extended family time and the blessing of creating precious memories with our nearest and dearest.
I love the widespread merriment and the illuminating blanket of twinkling lights that engulf every town …

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It’s OK to admit you’re struggling, especially to yourself

22 Nov 2020 , by Caroline

It’s OK to admit you’re struggling, especially to yourself

I think it’s ok to say that this year, no matter who we are, or where we are, or what our background is, we are finding things tough. They may not be the same things, but in some way or another things for all of us have been a struggle …

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The bloody hamster only went and died

10 Nov 2020 , by sarah33

The bloody hamster only went and died

Don’t think I am whining

I really hate to be thought of as whinging but this is the out let that I am choosing at the moment to get stuff off my chest to say what I need to without the head tilting and saying that I will make progress …

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Why emotional support animals are vital for mental health

09 Nov 2020 , by claranicholls

Why emotional support animals are vital for mental health

Animals may be a slightly unorthodox way to get help for a mental illness, but they are increasingly being turned to for more severe cases. Emotional support animals are not just a cat or a dog; these animals provide a needed service, which can be lifesaving for some with a crippling …

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The myth of the brave face

31 Oct 2020 , by Caroline

The myth of the brave face

How do you break the mindset of putting on a brave face when asked how you are? You open up and talk.

I haven’t written anything for a few weeks now. It isn’t because I couldn’t be bothered and it wasn’t because I was too busy. It was because, well, …

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