Coping Are You An Addict?

Are You An Addict?

Are you an addict? I ask you this because a year or so ago, I would have said no. Today, I would answer yes. So what changes and what could you not be realising about yourself? There is a saying: “The truth will set you free.” It could be timeless wisdom or a tired cliché, …

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Mental Health My Month of Mindfulness

My Month of Mindfulness

In January, a friend of mine bought me a gift. A Jar of Mindfulness. The jar came from ProjectBemore.com developed by Sharon Jeffreys. Sharon is a commissioner of mental health and has developed this jar and other products to help folks with their mental health and general wellbeing. Mindfulness is proven to be one way …

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Anxiety How Do I Cope With My Anxiety & Depression?

How Do I Cope With My Anxiety & Depression?

We dramatically misunderstand mental health. Why? Because it is a war within yourself. Physical illness or injuries are for the most part caused by something external, whereas mental illness is internal. Anxiety and depression are traitors trying to push you to the edge and in the extreme circumstances, over into the void. It is a …

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Anxiety I am fundraising for CALM on World Mental Health Day

I am fundraising for CALM on World Mental Health Day

In the summer of 2009, I walked to the foot of Preston’s bus station, stared up at the edge high above me and considered stepping off that edge. I needed to escape my prison of life, trapped inside a tyrannical closet of my creation and shackled to a religion that was slowly killing me. Three …

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Depression What I Learnt From My Depression: Suicide Is Not Selfish

What I Learnt From My Depression: Suicide Is Not Selfish

My suicide would be selfish. I don’t give a fuck what you say. If I committed suicide, I am a selfish bastard. People don’t like you saying that because it hurts people’s feelings. Guess what? Suicide, the choice to end your own life because you are drastically struggling with the problems of life hurts those …

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