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The fear of stigma

January 10, 2012

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I have depression, and sometimes one of the hardest things is the thought that there isn’t somewhere or someone I feel truly safe to talk through my experiences with.

My top five tips on talking about mental health

January 9, 2012

Shea blogs on talking about mental healthI can still remember the silverware sitting on my plate as I fidgeted with my napkin, before turning to my three dear friends sat at the table with me. 

“I went to the doctor this week.  I have something to tell you...”  my voice croaked. 

Seeing the world differently: my experiences helped me become more caring

January 5, 2012

My name is Sitara. I am 22 and live in the south west of England with some other girls. I love to drink tea, sing, and am currently training to be a teacher. I also have a mental illness. I suffer from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s something that I have found really hard: each day is different and each day is a challenge 

My story in Woman magazine: Speaking out about mental health

January 4, 2012

Time to Change blogger Claire SmithI have a habit of volunteering myself for things, trying something new and taking on a challenge, so when Time to Change asked for people to speak about their experiences in the press, I put myself forward without giving it much thought.

Surviving the Holidays - a Guide for the Mentally Ill (and everyone else!)

December 24, 2011

Time to Change blogger Shea WongWell, it's the holidays again, and whether you celebrate Hannukah, Solstice, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or no specific day at all, you have no doubt been affected by the season. From the endless loops of carols in the increasingly busy stores, to arguing with your partner over filling out Christmas cards, to buying presents for increasingly-difficult-to-shop-for family members (I'm looking at you, mum!), to t

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