Talking about mental health

Being there for my daughter when she needed me most

Something had scrambled Lily’s mind.

Huddled between her mother and me in the minimalist reception at at a Child Psychiatric Unit, my daughter jigged one knee like a drummer who couldn’t stop, staring ahead consumed with thoughts she couldn’t articulate. The normal parental assurances had little effect; we were three disorientated people in a strange environment.

Talking about my OCD has made me feel less alone

What I want is to live in a world where people can feel comfortable to sit at work and say things along the lines of, "I'm feeling really anxious today" to their close colleagues (with whom they are comfortable sharing family, relationship and who knows what else) - and no-one will think they're weird; for feeling that way nor for sharing the information. Lauren's</body></html>

I am proud to be part of the movement to decrease mental health stigma

I was very young the time I first noticed changes in myself but it wasn’t until much later on that I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Debbie's blogI’m 50 now so, at that time, mental health was much less talked about. I have developed methods of coping by learning about schizophrenia through talking with others.


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