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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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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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A new stance, for adults only, Thailand, sorting out problems, holidays, bullying, rape, NHS, family issues, relationships and mock exams

*This is for adults only to read – it could be triggering* Before I start, I would like you to know that I have not written this article to gain sympathy, or as an excuse for doing less – my reasons are totally sincere and I feel I would like to share some of my

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Lucky by Alice Sebold, published in 2002 by Picador book review

Lucky by Alice Sebold published in 2002 by Picador about a rape that happened and the following problems it gave the writer, with family, friends etc unable to deal with her or it, until he was caught.

more review coming soon…

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