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World Mental Health Day is 10th October 2012 and this year is the 20th Anniversary of the day (set up in 1992)

World Mental Health Day is on 10th October this year AND it’s the 20th Anniversary of the day. It was set up in 1992 and it is a lovely occasion to celebrate and raise awareness for all of us involved in mental health and illness in one way or another.

So, I would like to

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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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How Twitter works for me as an author, social abuse, mental illness stigma and is social networking and impulsivity a good combination?

Earlier this year (February 2012) I joined Twitter and, and shortly after, facebook. I was finishing the editing of my memoir at the time, and I wanted three things from Twitter.

Firstly, I wanted to be able to show my book to people who I thought it could help (because I self published I don’t

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Share your story to help stigma and others’ understanding of mental illness

Social networking and personal blogs are a valid addition to the world of mental illness and mental health. Not only do professionals share their knowledge but sufferers and families of sufferers are sharing more and more the stories of their journeys through mental illness. This not only brings the subject out in the open more,

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Let’s crush the stigma surrounding mental health issues

I have a few passions apart from wine and good food etc 🙂 Saving the orangutan and creating awareness of palm oil and rainforest destruction issues, creating awareness of mental health experiences, particularly Borderline Personality Disorder which is still little known about by the general public, and trying to crush the stigma surrounding mental health

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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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