Reaching out for help often doesn’t feel like an option as you worry about burdening others, and so the tendency is to struggle on alone which can exacerbate things really quickly. There is help and support available to you. Please don’t struggle alone. Reach out for the help and support which is available to you. [...]

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Having spent what seems like a lifetime battling with mental illness (depression, anxiety, PTSD), along with many other side issues that come with these problems and then trying to deal with their root causes (e.g. childhood trauma), finding the right doctor has never been easy for me. “You are just taking issues from your past and making them issues now” “You’re [...]

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Over the past four years I have been living with a wide range of mental health problems, this is my journey so far. After a serious feud with a close family member, many difficult emotions and consequences followed these events, I began to feel lost, angry and isolated, constantly overcome by these emotions I attempted [...]

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Recovery is a b*tch. You thought that was payback right? Or life in general? Well my apologies, but no, it’s recovery. Recovery is a b*tch. With that positive and affirming introduction, I’m afraid I can’t even tell you when it will happen or how long it will last, because I don’t know. No-one told me [...]

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Last week, we had the pleasure of meeting Miriam (Mim) who is a really inspiring and super-talented young lady. Mim showed us a depression guide she had both illustrated and written. We loved it! We’re super excited that Mim has given us permission to share it with you lovely lot because we think it really [...]

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For those struggling with depression, this time of year is far from magical. Christmas can be a time of extreme pressure and loneliness. Reaching out for help often doesn’t feel like an option as you worry about burdening others, ruining their Christmas and so the tendency is to struggle on alone which can exacerbate things [...]

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For 10 weeks this summer I owned two elephants. Lucky me. Elephant number one has been with me for over 10 years now. He’s my depression elephant. My ‘elephant in the room’. Despite the fact I am frank about my experiences of depression, not only through the work I do for Blurt, but also with [...]

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Friday 13th I got up, got dressed, got myself to college, did some work and came home after having a big sandwich! You might have a different definition of a good day to mine. On Saturday the 14th of December I wasn’t feeling well but took some tablets along with my normal medications. Later that [...]

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I’M VISITING THE FAIRGROUND FOLK SAY I LOOK WELL BUT I’M VISITING THE FAIRGROUND THE ONE THEY BUILT IN HELL.   YET AGAIN I’M STRUGGLING FOR I AM NO DAY TRIPPER MOOD IS UP THEN DOWN AGAIN. CHAINED TO THE THE BIG DIPPER.   STOMACH ON THE WALTZER MY BODIES ON GHOST TRAIN HORRIFIC THOUGHTS [...]

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