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TOP 7: How NOT to treat an individual who has or is battling a mental health condition …

  1. Don’t suppose that an individual who has had a mental health issue is violent. Although mass media often headline stories about the mentally ill being connected to violent incidents, most people with mental illness…
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Back in Manchester

When we got back to Manchester on Thursday morning our son Adam was out. His brother Dani again described his brother’s erratic behaviour.

Adam had gone to work on Monday morning and when he came back in the evening he was agitated and saying that he could not trust his colleagues and that they were “backstabbers”. 303 more words

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The Beginning

Have you ever felt the light leave your body? Just like that one little fizzle that’s been struggling to stay alight finally burns out. Each cut distracts me from the pain I feel mentally. 242 more words


Some days...

Aug 21st 2017.

Some days I feel like I am going batshit crazy. You would never know, because I hide it well –  I do normal things, I talk to people normally, I get on with my day. 447 more words

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How do I get to the point where I want to recover?

Having written about being ambivalent about eating disorder recovery, this is a natural question to ask.

For people who don't understand why someone with an eating disorder wouldn't want to recovery, please read… 1,112 more words

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