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Love and support are essential for recovery from mental illness, trauma and addiction

TRIGGER WARNING: suicide I hope this doesn’t come across as too ‘rant-y’ but it’s an issue I feel strongly about, based on my own experiences and from the experiences of others in similar situations, i.e. alone with a lack or … Continue reading

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One week sober

It’s now Tuesday, exactly a week since I had my last drinking spell.  A week may not seem like a long time or much of an achievement, but it’s an eternity for someone with a long history of substance abuse … Continue reading

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Unsolicited advice (when there is no help or when treatment hasn’t worked)

All too often, I’ve seen people dish out unsolicited advice to those suffering from mental health problems and loneliness, usually along the lines of “Seek professional help” or “Call the suicide hotline number” or “Check yourself into hospital”.  While this may be appropriate advice to … Continue reading

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When people trigger you….

I’m sorry if I sound like a stuck record, but it’s reached the stage where I don’t want to interact with anyone, because most people are merely reminders of what I’m missing out on or who I’ll never be.  To … Continue reading

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Some things you all need to know (and understand)

** TRIGGER WARNING ** For those who need to hear it: – Suicide is not a cowardly act, but labeling it as such is. – Not all pain or problems are “temporary”. – Some of us don’t have the luxury … Continue reading

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Loneliness and social isolation make recovery from mental illness almost impossible

I’ve got into a few arguments with people in the past who denied that having the support of family, friends and / or a partner made recovery from mental illness far easier for them than it would have been if … Continue reading

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The truth is that I cannot live alone

I’ve come to the conclusion that I cannot live alone.  It has never worked for me in the past and it isn’t working for me now.  I become isolated, detached from reality and my anxiety becomes the equivalent of a … Continue reading

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