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Dear teenage me with depression

Dear Teenage Me. I know you are hurting right now and feel there is no hope, but please keep holding on. Everything is temporary and the pain you feel will pass. I promise. I see the tears, the anger, the sadness the frustration that is the shit show of life at the moment. Feeling like […]

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Running for mental health

I recently began running. It’s well documented that exercise is good for your mental health, so I figured I would give it a go. I’m not the fastest or the fittest but turns out I’m really enjoying the challenge. I’m not following a programme but the C25K is a good one to ease you in […]

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Back to blogging.

So 4.5 years ago PND and Me began, with a poem and consequent blogs about my maternal mental illness. It’s time to get back to that. To writing what’s going on in my heart. To share some more of my story, to hopefully give some hope to those currently in the darkness. I’m not the […]

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Am I okay?

‘How are you?’ ‘I’m okay’   How many times do we ask someone how they are? How many times do we wait to hear the answer? What if that person says, ‘Actually, today is a struggle’ How would we react? Do we want to hear an honest answer? Do we even give an honest answer […]

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Reaching out – taking a step into the unknown

Taking that first step to seek help can feel terrifying. So many thoughts go through your head ; ‘Will I be judged?’ ‘Will they take my baby away from me?’ ‘What if i’ve made this all up in my head?’ These thoughts can build up to the point where seeking help seems like an impossible […]

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How I feel…10 years on

Lotus Petal Family Support along with The Butterfly Mother, have set a photo challenge for this years Maternal Mental Health Awarenss Week. I wanted to use the opportunity to write as well as share a photo.   Today’s photo theme – How I feel. So, I wanted to reflect on how I feel 10 years on from […]

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Supporting a partner through postnatal depression

I’m honoured to share with you this anonymous blog. A candid story of how Postnatal Depression has an affect on not just the person suffering and how important support for the whole family unit it. I’m a partner just like your partner. Male or female, I’m the one who hasn’t experienced the kicks to the […]

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To the mum battling mental illness – I see you

To the mum battling mental illness You are not alone. Your tears may fall silently but I see you. When you are painting on a smile when someone asks ‘How are you?’ I see you Those days where getting out of bed, attending to your childs every whim The same days you lock yourself away […]

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Self Care by R

Self care. Two small words filled with love and warmth. Which the NHS defines as knowing how to keep fit and healthy, how to deal with medicines appropriately, manage self-treatable conditions and when to seek appropriate clinical help. If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.However, […]

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My postnatal depression – Amy’s Story

The lovely Amy has asked me to share this with you all, please read and share. Amy is a true inspiration xx The Amy behind Amy’s Boarderline World; I am a yoga obsessed 30 year old mummy of one gorgeous little boy, and a wife to one equally gorgeous man! I suffer with mental health […]

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