Category: Personal Journeys

Gary Mutimer – “Lost”

In 2016, I was a very carefree individual with no financial or physical health worries and life with my partner Sarah was what I would consider to be perfect.  We were happy and very much looking forward to the future.  The year spun round to September, I was living in my hometown of Sunderland. I was…
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David James Softley – Believe in yourself, be brave, be strong.

Throughout my life I have suffered with major anxiety. There have been many times when I felt like the world was against me, I’ve been on the verge of ending my life numerous times. However, I am proud to say that over the past 3 years I have been able to turn my life around…
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There are lots of demands on my time, but I strive to live the best life that I can.

Hi people I am Vicki, I am 46 with a lovely husband Richie and an eight-year-old son Ewan. I run a small family business Safesol with help from my dad. Safesol are a family business that sell chemicals and offer consultancy services for legionella control. We mainly sell Huwa-San, silver hydrogen peroxide disinfectant which is…
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The good, and the bad, of losing a sibling, and the depression that came with it

The good, and the bad, of losing a sibling, and the depression that came with it How does one talk about these things? I mean, in this day and age of technology and social media, you see anyone say that we should talk about mental health and what bothers us, but it’s not that easy,…
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Hangxiety – Hangover Anxiety

Hangover anxiety, and the relationship anxiety has with alcohol. BEFORE I START, CAN I JUST CLARIFY… THIS REALLY ISN’T A PREACHY, ‘WOW LOOK AT ME MAKING A CHANGE IN MY LIFE’ POST. IT’S JUST SOMETHING I WANTED TO OPEN UP ABOUT. I RECEIVED A LOT OF PERSONAL MESSAGES AND FEEDBACK AFTER MY FIRST POST. FROM PEOPLE…
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Where do I start???

Where do I start??? At the age of 15 my father died from Cancer, 2 weeks after feeling a pain in his stomach he was dead, leaving my mum and three boys behind with me being the youngest. I spent the next few years rebelling against every form of authority. Fortunately, the police were never…
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Ain’t no mountain high enough…

Two years ago I was diagnosed with generalised anxiety and panic disorder, and depression. It was the worst period of my life. I’d felt nothing like it before and didn’t know anyone else who’d been through the same thing as me. I felt alone, I felt lost, I didn’t feel me, I didn’t want to…
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Mental Health Matters – Share your Journey…

Never give up on someone with mental illness. When “I” is replaced with “we” illness becomes wellness. Mental Health is a huge subject at present and something that is close to my heart. I’ve never suffered with mental health issues personally but I’ve seen first-hand the devastating effects that mental health issues can have on…
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