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Nosedive (Black Mirror episode)

No, I’m not referring to my life over the past 5 years, but an episode from series 3 of Black Mirror that I watched yesterday on Netflix.  I’ve really gotten into Black Mirror, even though some of the episodes are … Continue reading

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Greetings from the scrapheap (being long-term unemployed and unemployable)

One of the reasons for wanting to die that I listed yesterday is ‘long-term unemployment’.  Granted, it’s not in the top 5, but it’s a valid and legitimate reason for wanting out and many suicides have been attributed to long-term … Continue reading

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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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