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Divorce is like an atom bomb

Divorce is like an atom bomb

By Jonathan Reyes Divorce is like an atom bomb going off in a huge megatropolis that was your world. It blows away everything you once knew, destroys a lifestyle that…

5 Tools I Use To Overcome My Social Anxiety

5 Tools I Use To Overcome My Social Anxiety

By Shae Hansen Emotional and physical isolation is something that is truly challenging for me. I often feel like I want to barricade myself in my house and not ever…

#HimThough

#HimThough

By Anonymous Because…. from age 4 I was taught that it was everyones RIGHT to comment on my body because I am female. Because at age 14 horrible bullies…

So, What Next?

So, What Next?

By Charlotte Edmunds Soooo. I have hit that part of recovery where I’m on a plateau. What Next? My addiction to opioids is under control with a recovery…

Silence as a warning

Silence as a warning

By Hannah Robyn I know I’m getting bad again when … All I want to do is sleep. I struggle to get out of bed in the morning, despite…

To my strong, exhausted friend

To my strong, exhausted friend

By Elli Dear you, I see you. You cover it well, but I know how tired you are. Pretending you are coping, painting on a bright smile and saying, ‘Everything…

The attorney general, the Clubhouse and unconditional acceptance

The attorney general, the Clubhouse and unconditional acceptance

By Andrew Woods Two years ago, I volunteered at a conference put on by a national mental health organisation. The speakers at this conference were distinguished, successful and insightful – all…

#metoo – It’s Not Your Fault

#metoo – It’s Not Your Fault

By Tina Blacksmith After the #metoo campaign took off, thousands of women began sharing their stories across social media. Alyssa Milano urged other women to reply with a simple #metoo…

Why can’t I just be normal?

Why can’t I just be normal?

By Amysboarderlineworld Reading this title, “Why can’t I just be normal?”, there are sure to be some people who will respond: “There is no such thing as normal!” “What…

Thoughtful wash times

Thoughtful wash times

By Sophie Ann I sit on the corner of the white washing basket, listening to the shower spray against the glass curtain beside my head. Water flowing from cold to…

‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ – A Story about Life with Mental Illness

‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ – A Story about Life with Mental Illness

By Catherine Neish If you were going to write a book about your life, what would be the title?  Who would you want to read it? Would you cover anything…

One practical way I manage my mental health

One practical way I manage my mental health

By Elli Being too busy is, for me, often the first step on the path to deteriorating mental health.  I have made many changes to build a life where I…

The To-Don’t List

The To-Don’t List

By Elli A list for anyone overwhelmed and stressed. A list for those of us who worry too much about what we cannot control. A list for the over-thinkers…

Juicy J kinda gave me some great pointers on being a father

Juicy J kinda gave me some great pointers on being a father

By Jonathan Reyes I grew up without a father. To make matters worse, my mom was a horrible alcoholic that paraded a vast variety of splendid pieces of shit in…

Criminalisation of Mental Illness

Criminalisation of Mental Illness

By Eddie Kedge “Lucky I don’t shoot you,” said the man standing over me in my garage. He’d already brought me to the ground and I was lying…

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