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The Importance of a Good Support Network

Most people who suffer from mental illness will tell you that there is one thing they need more than anything:…

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Saving Face vs Depression in China

Cultural constructs sometimes get in the way of mental health. In China, preserving “face” and image of strength exacerbates the…

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Mental Health After University

Following on from my post about mental health at university, I wanted to cover another challenging time for young people:…

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My Journey of Ongoing Conditions

Trigger Warning: This post contains reference to suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, overdosing, and self-harm.   My whole brain gave up one…

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The Hardest Time

During the summer of 2011, I was starting to feel pretty rough. I’d out blacked twice – once walking down…

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Schizophrenia: 25 Years of Recovery

It was November 1989 when I entered the world of paranoid schizophrenia. It seemed that people were talking about me…

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I Didn’t Think I Had an Eating Disorder Until I Heard of EDNOS …

It stands for ‘Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified’ and is also known as OSFED (Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder)….

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One Act of Kindness Made All The Difference

Support for Mental Illness is Vital Lack of understanding I had my first taste of mental ill health at the…

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