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Date : May 13, 2017Comments : 0

27 – “If you feel like letting go (Hold on)” – Everybody Hurts – R.E.M

8 – 14 May 2017 is Mental Health Awareness Week – 7 days – 7 blogs -7 Mental Health topics

Today – The Subject Of Suicide

I’ve written before about my own suicidal thoughts – I didn’t want to ignore the topic this week, so have gathered some opinions/experiences of Suicide, from differing viewpoints – all asked to be anonymous.

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Date : May 11, 2017Comments : 0

25 – “Don’t ever feel like you could have done more” – Mum – Nathan Grisdale

8 – 14 May 2017 is Mental Health Awareness Week – 7 days – 7 blogs -7 Mental Health topics

Today – Post Natal Depression

As a Mum of two, and with a strong history of depression I was very aware that the odds of developing PND were not in my favour – especially when my second child was born prematurely and by emergency C-section, throwing my hormones and emotions all over the place. Although I struggled following the birth of both my babies, I don’t think I could honestly say I had PND. After my eldest was born I found it hard to adjust to life as a new Mum, then second time round, well there is nothing that can prepare you for a premature, seriously ill baby. My depression was pretty awful, but just in its normal darkness like way.

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Date : May 11, 2016Comments : 0

10 – “’Cause you don’t understand me, my feelings” – You Don’t Understand Me – Roxette

I received a lot of positive feedback to my last blog post about how my depression affects my relationship with my Husband. It was interesting to read messages from people who hadn’t considered how my marriage would be affected, and from others who could see both sides of the situation. It was also great for my long suffering Hubby to be able to see he’s not alone in having to put up with all he does. Thank you to all who contacted us both. I was, however, surprised by the number of comments which went along the lines of “I didn’t know being sad would have such an impact on those around you”. Depression isn’t just being sad, it goes so much deeper than that.

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