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Bad Patches: Why This Took Me So Long to Write

My depression comes in patches. Some extreme highs, some extreme lows and some patches of normality. Some last longer than others. Eventually, after a really bad patch, I feel the fog starting to fade. I am able to make my way out of it for a while. When things in my head start to feel… Continue reading Bad Patches: Why This Took Me So Long to Write

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My depression doesn’t make yours any less valid. (And vice versa.)

When I first started this blog, I was overly cautious about being accessible to a range of different people. I wanted people to read what I had to say and understand a bit more, or even agree with it. But, the more I think about it, the more I realise that some people may disagree… Continue reading My depression doesn’t make yours any less valid. (And vice versa.)

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Depression: Battling for Power

Living with depression, I have found, has opened my eyes to dealing with the unpredictable. Or at the very least, made me afraid of it. The pure inconsistency of life can be exhausting, when every day can feel like waking up as a different person to the day before. The good days are rarely when… Continue reading Depression: Battling for Power

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Fighting Stigma: How to Talk?

So today is #TimetoTalk day, a day for open and honest conversations about mental health. Now, I talk and write a lot about fighting the stigma towards mental illness and about my own story, but if you haven’t ever spoken about mental health before, actually speaking up for the first time can be really scary… Continue reading Fighting Stigma: How to Talk?