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10 things you learn and need to remember during recovery

10 things you learn and need to remember during recovery

Recently I have been fortunate enough to start a strong period of recovery from my depression and anxiety. It has been a long journey to get to where I am…

1 in 4 Kindness Challenge

1 in 4 Kindness Challenge

The ‘1in4 kindness challenge’ is where you perform an act of random kindness on either someone you know or a total stranger, just for the sake of doing something positive…

20 Celebrities Talking About Their Mental Health (Part 2)

Part 1 can be found here Many people from all walks of life can suffer from mental illness. Stigma tells us a certain type of person is afflicted with it…

20 Celebrities Talking About Their Mental Health (Part 1)

Great strides have been made in recent years in the fight against mental health stigma, but there is still a very long road ahead of us. When those in the…

What to Expect When… Going to the Doctor for the First Time

What to Expect When… Going to the Doctor for the First Time

By Claire Raymond Going to the doctor for the first time to talk about your depression can be a very scary thing. Many people put it off because they feel…

13 Reasons Why… does it glorify suicide or start a much needed conversation

13 Reasons Why… does it glorify suicide or start a much needed conversation

Much has been said since the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why aired. For those who have missed it this series follows the story of Hannah, a girl in an American…

8 Ways I’m Grateful for my Depression

8 Ways I’m Grateful for my Depression

Obviously before I even start, on balance I am NOT grateful for my depression. No positives would outweigh the loss of self, the emptiness, the overwhelming soul-sucking nature of…

21 Things to Say to Someone Being Bullied

21 Things to Say to Someone Being Bullied

Recently we asked you what you would say to someone who was being bullied. Here is a selection of those responses. 1.  part.tea That is is not your fault…

It’s Not Over: Making the Choice to Carry On

It’s Not Over: Making the Choice to Carry On

Amy Bleuel, the inspirational founder of Project Semicolon, passed away recently, aged only 31. Her project inspired many people to talk about their mental illness, and was a source of…

Why don’t we spend more on mental health care?

Why don’t we spend more on mental health care?

Real terms spending on mental health is in a steady decrease. Let’s put this in context. The number of people being diagnosed is on the increase, the number…