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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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Fake friends, fake people and saviors and why I’m tired of being conned by them

Fake friends are worse than enemies, because at least you can count on your enemies to hate you and they never tried to earn, the n betray your trust. I’m very angry right now, mostly angry at myself for allowing … 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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The illusion of ‘choice’ (choosing happiness)

One of the most hurtful things you can say to suffering from mental illness or as a result of terrible life circumstances is that “happiness is a choice”.  Even though people who say such things or share one of the … 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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