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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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World Suicide prevention and awareness Day September 10th 2013 – fight suicide, and fight stigma!

February 2013 tattoos love and strength

Earlier this year, I had two new tattoos etched into the skin of my wrists. Both are Japanese signs, reminding me of my time working in Japan. On my right wrist it says ‘Strength’ and on the left wrist is ‘love’. Because, with love in my life

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‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ FREE kindle book on Amazon for my second anti-stigma campaign (mental illness)

Over 1200 people downloaded my book in my first anti-stigma (mental illness) campaign last August SEE THE POST AND COMMENTS ON IT BY CLICKING HERE (opens in a new window)

So, five months later, impulsively, I am doing it again!

If you would like to read it, it will be free from 12.00 am Pacific

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World Mental Health Awareness Day Wednesday 10 October 2012 sharing my recovery and my life right now

My life right now…

Well, right now I am very happy – the best I have felt in years. I love talking to people about mental health and campaigning against stigma. I am going to college twice a week and am getting on well with the tasks, my classmates and the homework (well, just about

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World Suicide prevention Day September 10th 2012 – fight suicide, and fight stigma – I did!

I will keep this brief, but since I have been suicidal more times than I can remember, ‘World Suicide prevention day’ is very close to my heart. Feeling suicidal is the worst place to be on the planet, regardless of what is going on around you, real or imagined. It is a darker place than

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300 famous people & celebrities who have suffered with mental illness, mental health or learning issues help highlight the stigma in our society

Below please find a list of 300 celebrities/famous people (alive and passed) who have or still suffer with mental health problems or illnesses or learning disorders. I have taken great care to compile this list from information which is openly available on the internet so to my knowledge it is a true list, but I

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