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Posted on: 28th November 2019 by: Anonymous (not verified)

I remember the exact moment the first intrusive thought unexpectedly landed. I just knew that something had happened that couldn’t be undone. You can’t unthink a thought. You can’t go back to the blissful time before your mind threw up the worst thought imaginable. I was rubbing my huge... Read more

Posted on: 19th November 2019 by: Anonymous (not verified)

My mental health story starts at the age of four with my older sister´s death – I went from a happy go lucky child to one who couldn´t bear for any objects in her bedroom to be touched. If I could just make everything in my room “perfect”, then I felt I had some sense of control and the... Read more

Posted on: 18th October 2019 by: Gnomey

I remember it vividly, the leaflet lying on top of a pile of papers in the music room. Signs and symptoms of Meningitis in children, a starkly graphic picture of septic rash and how to glass test for it on the back page. I must have been about 7 or 8 and I don't think I fully understood... Read more

Posted on: 15th October 2019 by: Olivia

by: Courtney Lynn


As I walk toward the beach at 6am in a shared wetsuit carrying an eight foot long surfboard I can smell the salty air. I still have a bag with me, with my water bottle in it, a snack and some other things- you know, just in case . The past couple of months... Read more

Posted on: 5th September 2019 by: Rachel0501

‘Hi there! Tell me something about yourself?’

‘Hello, well I’m 32, I enjoy curling up under a warm blanket and reading, I adore cuddles with my dog, oh and I have Body Dysmorphia Disorder (BDD).’

Okay, so it doesn’t go quite like that but I often drop this into general... Read more