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Days out, learning, using the senses (mindfulness), eating and sun can be great for the mind, body, soul, stress and depression – be mindful

I am feeling really good today! OK, I have body aches etc but my mind is pretty clear and I am not feeling depressed at all.

Now, there could be lots of reasons for this, and I will not go into them all because I feel that one of the most prevalent reasons is because

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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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Excitement, joy, illness and sadness = life! But it’s how you deal with it that counts!

I finally took my dad for his angiogram on Wednesday to get the diagnosis for his angina type pains. It took me over six months to get him to go to the doctor, and many nights sobbing to Chris at how frustrating it was that dad wouldn’t help himself, despite his suffering.

“I don’t want

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I finally saw my psychiatrist this week after one whole year – coming off meds!

All good news here! Further to my notes about NHS treatment towards me… CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ARTICLE – opens in a new window

I saw my psychiatrist this week after a whole year waiting since they mucked up my appointments and failed to give me an appointment despite begging them (reception/appointments/secretary + more)

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Depression symptoms, information and help to get better

Depression symptoms, information and help to get better

There are many forms of depression, which can have a negative affect on moods and emotions, thinking patterns and how a person views life as a whole, physical fitness and energy levels, the ability to concentrate and/or sleep and interest in sex. At the lower end of

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