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How much alcohol is too much? The ‘tonight’ programme and my dry March continues

I watched the tonight programme last night on TV, about alcohol consumption and the new lower amounts set out in the guidelines of 14 units per week for women and men. They also gave a few facts:

No amount of alcohol is ‘safe’

One in ten people in the UK drinks the maximum weekly limit

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My diary of my one month off alcohol, blog one, the first few days of dry March

When asked when I have had one day off drinking, I can name a few, but only a few. When asked when I have had two days consecutively off drinking, I can name one time in the last (at least) fourteen years, and that was when I had to stop in order to do the

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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

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1st May 2014 today! It’s BPD awareness month! Borderline Personality Disorder and Stigma

Titus and Molly together in harmony like we should be – BEAT THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS!

Happy May! My favourite month of the year! May is BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) awareness month, so I thought I would kick off with a journal entry from 2009 which highlights some of the difficulties I faced

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New Release! My new book ‘Behind Those Eyes’ a novella, is live on Amazon! A story about people and adversity, love, friendship and stigma with lots of twists

New Release! My new book ‘Behind Those Eyes’ a novella, is live on Amazon!

It’s a story about people and adversity, love and friendship and stigma, with lots of twists and turns which should keep you guessing all the way along! It features two homeless men, a brother and sister, a woman who finds love,

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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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