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Mood issues, looking after ourselves, May is BPD month, menopause, writing, animal therapy, and dealing with landlords and mental health

My tropical fish

When I moved into the house where I currently live, the previous tenant got in after I moved in – he still had the key and had left stuff behind. It caused me a lot of stress and I felt unsafe for some time – not good when I have trust

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Testing for menopause, premature ovarian failure, HRT and what I found out today

So, I went to see a GP today, who was puzzled as to why and indeed who, has been fobbing me off that I am too young to be going through the menopause. She agreed that, because my mum was only thirty nine when she had hers, I too could have a ‘premature menopause’ since

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Mindfulness, using the senses for mental health, Fostering cats, Animals as therapy for mental health, can you help?

April 2013 Titus playing

There are many natural things we can do to improve our mental health; exercise, hobbies, socialising, relaxation techniques or learning new coping skills are some examples. Another very helpful experience can be looking after or petting animals.

There are schemes like ‘animal assisted therapy’ where a dog is present to

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