position wanted

I'm trying to find a job. Something people do all the time. It’s a hard slog. I mean, it’s not something many of us find enjoyable…right? It’s usually a necessity;…

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looking for acceptance

"Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery" Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) The people running through my life are…

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on ups and downs

Life with mental health issues feels like riding a rollercoaster. Somehow I seem to have joined the wrong queue and ended up on an extreme ride rather than the nice…

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world mental health day 2018

Another day, another mental health awareness day. That's how it feels sometimes. Another day where my social media feeds fill up with words and images. Of support, encouragement, reassurance. Calls…

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do you know me?

Do you know me? Because I certainly don't. I don't know who I am anymore. The idea for this post has been eating away at me for months now. For…

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the battle within

I consciously try not to use the word 'battle' when talking about my mental health. Not because I think people who use that word are wrong. I think it is…

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music under my skin

Music is threaded within and amongst the strands of my life. It is the memories, it is the now. It is the smiles, the movement, the sorrow. The discovery of…

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that is not sadness
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that is not sadness

The words 'depressed' and 'depression' get used too much. And at the same time not enough. Mental health is still not talked about enough, the support provided is still not…

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