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Hitting brick walls

TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide . . . . I found out yesterday via email that Mind, one of the biggest mental health charities doesn’t cover Lincolnshire anymore. Mind helped me a lot when I was briefly living in Hertfordshire in 2015 … 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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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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Working and volunteering both seem daunting and out of reach

One of the issues I’m facing that really worries me is employment, or lack thereof.  I haven’t worked since January 2015 and due to my mental state and inability to perform, I most likely would have been fired from my … Continue reading

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An update (housing, mental health)

I’ve been back and forth between here and my mum’s over the past few days.  I found a flat and I’ve put in the application and paid the application fee.  They said it would take 1-2 weeks before I hear … Continue reading

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It’s official…I’m returning to my native UK (permanently)

After much thought, many sleepless nights and going back and forth, I finally decided to give up on Rochester and go back to the UK.  I booked my flight today and paid for the first of my three suitcases of … Continue reading

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Wishing that I could pedal my problems away

I cycled 17 miles today on the road-mountain bike hybrid I bought on Craigslist last week that I have yet to name. She is a great bike though, especially post-tuneup. I cycled along the Genesee River, through Genesee Valley Park … Continue reading

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