Tag Archives: mental illness

I can’t tell my mother that I’m drowning

Almost 2 weeks on and I still have the remnants of this ‘flu from hell’ that won’t piss off and let me get on with my non-life. I’ve never been hit by a virus like this nor has it ever … Continue reading

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Weekends are becoming increasingly unbearable

It’s actually harder to go out here than it was in Rochester at weekends, as much as I hate to admit that.  There seems to be a higher percentage of families with children living here and these are the last … Continue reading

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Reopened wounds, present failure

If you exclude the 3 week period that I had to return to the US to get the rest of my stuff and tie up loose ends, I’ve been here 4 months now.  In that time, I’ve applied for a … Continue reading

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Referred to the wrong place (yet again)

I received a letter today from the NHS operated mental health organization that I’d been told to ‘self refer’ to by my GP telling me that they are unable to help me, as they are only commissioned to treat ‘low … Continue reading

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You don’t have to hold on; sometimes pain never ends

I got into an argument with someone on Facebook about a subject that seems to be taboo and off limits for most people….the subject of suicide and mortality. It seems that whenever I try to explain to people that I … Continue reading

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Hiding from you

I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to continue hiding from you and world like this, but if and when it gets to the point that I can no longer hide, that will be the time I have … Continue reading

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Stop telling mentally ill people to volunteer (unsolicited advice)

Why do so many people suggest that you try volunteering as a means of distraction or recovery from mental illness? Whenever someone suggests it, it always upsets me. I can’t figure out of the person is trying to be genuinely … Continue reading

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