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My mum – from Schizophrenia to Dementia in 60 years

Let me start by saying I have not edited this post. It was enough to write it than to re-read it and make any corrections…

I want to share with you a little of my ongoing journey with my mum’s mental illness. Her and my dad’s 60th

mum and I Dec 2015 (a rare

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Self care is important

Life hasn’t been easy lately, but I have some very tough times ahead; they’ve actually begun already. So, I have made a self-care list to hopefully ensure I will look after myself during the processes, combat any loneliness that may occur, and can give my support to the people who need it, without drinking myself

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No volunteering with Rethink for me – it’s such a shame they didn’t get back to me! But, dad comes first!

Titus the great!

Just a quick update on my volunteering. As you know I applied for a mental health group support worker role with Rethink in January, and have been fobbed off with being offered training in March, then it might be April, then nothing. They asked me if I would still like to

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My 82 year old dad getting unfairly sacked from work!

So, today my dad calls me – it’s the first time we’ve spoken since Christmas day when I ran out of mum and dads house at 7pm sobbing uncontrollably at the nasty behaviours of my mum to my dad (it’s normal behaviour, I just couldn’t handle it that day and I had even given her

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