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In times of darkness look for the light

In times of darkness look for the light

By Emma Galligan My Demons 30th July 2014 – My demons had taken over my life at that stage. There was no sense of self or belonging, I was completely…

I Did Self-Care When Life Got Tough!

I Did Self-Care When Life Got Tough!

By Katy Matilda Neo Most people probably don’t find life as hard as I and many others living with mental illness do. Getting a bus to a new place…

Deep Within the Well

Deep Within the Well

By Eleanor Johnson I’ve learnt a lot about myself and others during my current crisis with my mental health. This particular battle began around four years ago. I’m…

Starting Over (yet again) at 34

Starting Over (yet again) at 34

By Victoria Jane Ok, so a tiny part of me had hoped that by the time I reached the adult age of 35 (which I have now kind of extended…

Dear former self

Dear former self

By Victoria Jane I’m so sorry that you are hurting right now, I really am. The pain inside your heart and your head is so excruciating that you are…

Not Working is an Essential Part of My Recovery- Here’s Why

Not Working is an Essential Part of My Recovery- Here’s Why

By Katy Matilda Neo A lot of shame and stigma surrounds the concept of not working due to mental illness. Commonly expressed opinions are that work is good for mental…

10 Signs that you are starting to heal from Depression and Anxiety…

10 Signs that you are starting to heal from Depression and Anxiety…

By Victoria Jane Anyone who has ever suffered with some sort of mental breakdown in the past and managed to pull through, will assure any other sufferer that there is…

Recovery

Recovery

By Susan McKinstery The process of recovery, revival, rehabilitation Of being yourself again Possesses a quality no one tells you about There is no cataclysmic event Through which you are…

From Breakdown to Brilliant

From Breakdown to Brilliant

By Marie O’Brien Have you ever realised how hard it is to come back up, once you go down? And especially when you don’t understand or recognise…

Mental illness and getting better

Mental illness and getting better

By Amysboarderlineworld When you have a mental illness you fight every day. Whether it’s depression, an eating disorder, anxiety you are always fighting. People will often say to me…

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