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My Experience Of Mental Illness And The Mental Health System

Note: I originally wrote this blog earlier this year for The Huffington Post. Unfortunately it wasn't approved and published, perhaps because of the somewhat sensitive content contained within. Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of self-harm and suicide. The term “mental health” is bandied about a lot these days. It’s almost as if it’s become… Continue reading My Experience Of Mental Illness And The Mental Health System

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A rough guide to depression

For today’s blog I thought I would write a bit about the various aspects of suffering with a mental illness and in some cases my own experiences of them. This isn’t by any means meant to be a complete guide to depression or an encyclopaedia of anxiety, but I hope it some way it helps… Continue reading A rough guide to depression

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Making progress, slowly.

Apologies for the lack of blog posts over the past week. I've kind of gone from posting 5 days a week to posting absolutely nothing. It has been a particularly trying week though this week. My partner had to be admitted to hospital for yet another operation on Tuesday so my focus has really been… Continue reading Making progress, slowly.

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Why there is no shame in admitting you need help

Crying out for help is possibly one of the first things that we learn to do as human beings. Think about it. From that initial moment when we first emerged into this world as a baby the chances are we started bawling our eyes out. The reason being that as somebody who's only a few… Continue reading Why there is no shame in admitting you need help

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Self harm, suicidal thoughts and libraries

I've not had the greatest few hours if truth be told. I guess I feel a bit like I've hit a mental brick wall and the only tools that I've been given in order to try and break through that wall are a feather and one of those wooden chip forks you get from the… Continue reading Self harm, suicidal thoughts and libraries