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Time To Focus On Myself

For several years I’ve been having to be more aware of my mental health. I’ve documented already the different ways I’ve dealt with depression and anxiety but more recently I’ve been seeking out natural ways to boost my broken brain too. I’ve started enjoying the outdoors more again which was tough after losing Stella. My […]

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I’m Blooming This Monday

I’d love to say I have no interest in the #brightenup for Blooming Monday awareness day this year because I’m cured of all mental health concerns. But, I can’t and I won’t. While it’s true that the black dog has kindly left me be for the most part of the last 6 months, there have been […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Mindfulness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is mindfulness. This is a good move in my eyes as the waiting lists for counselling get longer and longer and a lot of people just don’t want to rely on ‘happy pills’; finding ways to help yourself cope in moments of stress and […]

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Not Such A Blue Monday

There is much media debate as to just which Monday in January is the most depressing, but, for the last few years at least, mental health charities have chosen the 3rd Monday of the month, now known as Blooming Monday, to highlight depression by choosing to challenge us to #brightenup.  Not in the patronising pull-your-socks-up […]

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You’ll Be Glad It’s Not You

 (a poem for mental health awareness week) Are you aware of my mental health? In real-life probably not. Online support is tremendous. Real-life support not so hot. Ask me how I’m feeling, And I will tell you “I’m fine.” Because the truth makes you embarrassed, As though the problem’s only mine. I’m not just sad, […]

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Ditching The Grey On Blooming Monday

I’ve written before about my history of anxiety and depression and I’m currently prescribed Prozac while the hospital gets to the bottom of my recurrent vertigo problems. Despite some press stories and Wikipedia claiming that Blue Monday was January 6th this year, with the reasoning that the first Monday back at work after the festive season […]

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World Mental Health Day

My physical health is currently more cause for concern than my mental health as today, World Mental Health Day, it was my mystery illness (5 more sleeps till brain scan results) that stopped me being able to go to work. The Prozac is doing a pretty wonderful job at keeping me relatively good-humoured during a […]

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