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The Mental Health Coal Mine

It's Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022) and the theme is 'loneliness'. Even though feeling lonely can make us more at risk of mental health problems, I would also say mental health problems can make us feel lonely. As I write this, I am almost five days clear of one of the worst depressive… Continue reading The Mental Health Coal Mine

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Somewhere in the Middle

All it takes is a trigger. One comment. A thought. An image. Sitting here on my own day after day I have become vulnerable, isolated, low. In these moments of my day, all it takes is a trigger. Then that familiar feeling of sadness and anxiety creeps in. Yesterday was different. I cried and cried.… Continue reading Somewhere in the Middle