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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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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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It’s 3 years since I began my mental illness anti-stigma campaign so, to celebrate, I’m giving my memoir away FREE for everyone on 17th April 2013!

I began my mental illness anti-stigma campaign and wrote my first article on mental health 3 years ago on 17th April 2010, so, as a celebration I am giving my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ away on Wednesday this week! (17th April).

I have really enjoyed writing about my experiences of

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Success of my ‘mental illness anti-stigma campaign’ is amazing – 2624 downloads in five days!

2624 people downloaded my book in my 5 day free giveaway for my mental health Anti Stigma campaign! WOW! I am so impressed, that is more than double the amount downloaded in my first campaign five months ago!

I am so grateful to all of you for downloading it, tweeting it and telling others’ about

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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 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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