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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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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?

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Fighting Stigma: “Attention Seeking”

So I wrote here about fighting the stigma that people with mental illness are violent and dangerous, but this time I wanted to talk about another stigma we are faced with on a daily basis when it comes to speaking up about our struggles. This is the idea that people use mental health issues to… Continue reading Fighting Stigma: “Attention Seeking”

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Fighting Stigma: “Psycho”

So there’s a load of us out here trying to get, and keep, the conversation going about mental health. There are big (and little) names and organisations all over fighting to end the stigmas attached to mental illness and poor mental health. But what are some of those stigmas? As much as talking about our… Continue reading Fighting Stigma: “Psycho”