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Mental health stigma, social media and counselling therapy

My mum was diagnosed with Catatonic Schizophrenia in the 1950’s and went into an asylum, which later were called psychiatric hospitals. There was a lot of stigma and I remember when I was six in 1979, word got out of my mum’s last stay in a psychiatric hospital and some children would chant about it

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Launching my brand new book ‘Living with depression and anxiety: 26 ways to get you out of the fog, into the sunshine’

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I am very excited to launch my brand new book ‘Living with depression and anxiety: 26 ways to get you out of the fog, into the sunshine’ I hope it will help many people live better 🙂

Description: Amanda Green has lived with depression and anxiety since

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Re-launching ‘Behind Those Eyes’ Life on the streets of London; re-edited, on paperback and with a new cover!

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I am very excited about re-launching ‘Behind Those Eyes’ a kindle book I published in 2014. Its new name is ‘Behind Those Eyes: Life on the streets of London’, it has a brand new cover, and is now available as a paperback as well as an e-book.

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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R.I.P. Robin Williams. Alcohol and drugs can create depression or vice versa and take too many victims

R.I.P. Robin Williams. Alcohol and drugs can create depression or vice versa and take too many victims via the physical harm caused by the substances or suicide by the depression. I feel blessed that I have managed to keep alcohol and drugs just about in control, no matter how many times I have been or

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