Category: Mental Health

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Coping With Happiness

I’m happy. I mean, on occasion I am so ridiculously happy I can’t actually handle it. Recently I’ve been so happy I’ve cried. I’d like to point out that depression isn’t about being unhappy. I still suffer from depression and...

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The Real Problem With Suicide

Last Saturday was suicide prevention day. Or suicide prevention week. Or suicide prevention month. Depending on the website. It goes without saying that for some people every day is suicide prevention day as they try and deal with their mental...

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Anxious Mum

I suffer from a few mental health problems that I have tackled well over the years. Once I was a very sick young woman but now I’m much more stable, much happier. Much better. But not perfect. No one ever...

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A Cup Of Tea In The Middle Of The Night

I’m still awake. It’s a quarter to one in the morning on the third night of a random bout of insomnia. I’m currently drinking tea, listening to music and…writing this. Insomnia is an odd thing, the way the body stays...

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Fussy Eaters Anonymous

As previously and briefly mentioned recently, I was a vegetarian as a teenager. While is pretty typical for a teenager – trying something out, loving animals, lots of friends and a sister who’s a vegetarian, was inevitable some would say,...

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Learning To Cry Again

I both love and hate crying. Actually, love is too strong a word (hate is not). I do not love the headache I get, or the snotty nose. I do not love the rest cheeks or the puffy eyes. I...