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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

……Continue reading 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!

We need to reduce the stigma surrounding the homeless. Many of us are surrounded by homelessness yet choose to be ignorant. ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ on London Live

My think different t shirt

I watched the whole series of ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ on ‘London Live’ last night, and learnt even more about homelessness than I knew already.

The programme was based around five rich volunteers (ranging from 21 – 39 years old) who gave up their money and possessions to put

……Continue reading We need to reduce the stigma surrounding the homeless. Many of us are surrounded by homelessness yet choose to be ignorant. ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ on London Live

Nervous attack, panic attack, anxiety attack… Whatever you want to call it, I had one yesterday in group analysis – resentment, anger and depression

Have a cup of tea, and carry on!

OK so I have very recently written about how group analysis (I am the patient) is helping me to build my resilience for my counselling group (learning to be a counsellor) and it is… Every week I hear shocking, sad, awful stories of true life events.

……Continue reading Nervous attack, panic attack, anxiety attack… Whatever you want to call it, I had one yesterday in group analysis – resentment, anger and depression

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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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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Volunteering was put on hold while I fostered a sick kitten and cared for my dad

Someone asked me earlier today and others’ before ‘Did you do any volunteering in the end’ referring to my wanting to volunteer for mental health, elderly or animals earlier this year.

Well…

I fostered two cats, re-homed one and adopted the second (Titus). I then fostered a sick kitten (brain damage and damaged guts) and

……Continue reading Volunteering was put on hold while I fostered a sick kitten and cared for my dad