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The internet used to be a place of solace, where I could find like-minded people

The internet used to be a place of solace for me, where I could find like-minded people.  I’m going back quite a long time though, to the early 2000’s, when LiveJournal and MySpace were a thing, before the advent of … Continue reading

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The truths that I’ve been forced to live by

THE TRUTHS THAT I’VE BEEN FORCED TO LIVE BY: Looks are not only important, but extremely important in today’s image obsessed, superficial society. Money can buy happiness, especially if it involves paying for cosmetic surgery or being able to afford … Continue reading

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My take on keyboard warriors, internet activists / allies, # movements and awareness days / weeks / months

I realise that I’m probably going to offend a few people who perhaps have genuinely good intentions, but I’m tired of feeling like I have to accept the drastic changes that have occurred in society over the past 10-15 years.  … Continue reading

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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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