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It’s World Mental Health Day on Friday 10th October 2014! Both my memoirs are FREE Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th October inclusive; let’s beat stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues!

A new flower emerging

Each year, mental health is recognised by World Mental Health Day. It’s a time to come together and talk about mental health and mental illness.

The best thing I can do, apart from keep posting my blogs on this site, is to give the gift of my story of mental

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Sharing our stories to beat stigma around mental illness and mental health issues

Well, as we know from my two memoirs and my many blog posts on my website, and continuing articles, that I have been sharing my story about my mental illness, life story and recovery and now, if I may, I would like YOU to share yours on my website.

I’d like to know about your

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‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ FREE kindle book on Amazon for my second anti-stigma campaign (mental illness)

Over 1200 people downloaded my book in my first anti-stigma (mental illness) campaign last August SEE THE POST AND COMMENTS ON IT BY CLICKING HERE (opens in a new window)

So, five months later, impulsively, I am doing it again!

If you would like to read it, it will be free from 12.00 am Pacific

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My eating disorder – an excerpt from my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’

When I was fifteen I looked in the mirror and saw someone else.

Me aged 17 getting better

I was growing up. It was Dad who had to explain about periods and buy me my first sanitary towels. Imagine that?

But it wasn’t just that.

In the mirror, it wasn’t those changes I saw.

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300 famous people & celebrities who have suffered with mental illness, mental health or learning issues help highlight the stigma in our society

Below please find a list of 300 celebrities/famous people (alive and passed) who have or still suffer with mental health problems or illnesses or learning disorders. I have taken great care to compile this list from information which is openly available on the internet so to my knowledge it is a true list, but I

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