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Will the real Jeremy Hunt please stand up

Will the real Jeremy Hunt please stand up

Regardless of any political affiliations, which I have never stated on here and will aim to continue to not raise on here, it would be fair to say that Jeremy…

There’s Still Hope

There’s Still Hope

Since the tragic suicide of Chester Bennington, I have read numerous comments which roughly go like this: ‘I have a mental health condition but if someone like Chester with all…

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…

Faking It

Faking It

By Tom Wavre “I’m not faking being sick, I’m faking being well.” I sometimes wonder if this misconception is one of the biggest barriers to defeating the…

What happened when I switched Meds

What happened when I switched Meds

Recently my doctor switched my medication for depression and anxiety from citalopram to duloxetine. My gut feel had always been that the citalopram was not really impacting my mood or…

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…

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…

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

I work for a large global organisation who are good at many things but do not have any policies in place around mental health. I’d like to share…

What I learnt from 5 days without taking my medication

What I learnt from 5 days without taking my medication

I recently, accidentally went 5 days without my anti-depressants. I fight depression and to a lesser extent anxiety, and have been helped in this by 20mg of citalopram every…

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