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Helen's story

Local event organiser Helen Roberts explains why she wanted to take action, and how running a Get Moving event at her workplace encouraged others to open up.

On the Coast of Devon the "Dreaded 'Lurgi' Struck"

I have swine flu, AND whilst I'm more than happy to receive your messages of sympathy I'm wallowing in a vat of self pity the size of the Watford Gap which is hardly admirable, thus I hardly deserve your kind words. (grin)

Ugly Traits

They raised their heads again; those ugly traits I picked up as I grew and assumed mine as I developed, their voices crackle.

Sick of it

The internalisation continues. I ended up having a day off as I broke down with the hurt and sadness inside of me; that is at the core of my depression. I didn't want to take the day off I wanted to shoulder on, to go in.

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