Author Archives: wurzelmeone

About wurzelmeone

I'm a mental health advocate, sometime writer, dreamer and according to some friends a part-time alchemist!

Springtime and the risk of suicide

I realise that Spring is nearly over, and that suicide attempts will fall, but that does not mean that they will cease.  Suicides take place 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, which is why I feel that everyone … Continue reading

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Things Someone Should Have Told Me

Originally posted on Go With That:
I started seeing my first community mental health clients three years ago. On the day that I met my first clients at my internship, I was immediately aware that no part of my graduate…

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The Spider and Depression

  Earlier this evening I found a spider in my kitchen sink, so I caught the spider and put it on a bush outside.  The following blog is a very short blog of the thoughts, which that spider prompted. When … Continue reading

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A cry for help?

  When someone tries to take his or her life, and for some reason, whatever reason, is unsuccessful.  It is a traumatic experience not only for them, but also for their family and friends when they realise that they so … Continue reading

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Shall I; shan’t I

Shall I; shan’t I, were the words going through my head as I stood in front of the tinned sardines in tomato sauce? I was doing my weekly shop at the local supermarket, and by pure accident, I was walking … Continue reading

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Roly-Poly Hill

Last year, I visited a friend at their new house; as soon as I arrived, there was a feeling of familiarity, a sense of déjà vu, not for the house, but the place – the area: even though I had … Continue reading

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A lesson learned…

For some months, maybe more, my mental health had been declining very rapidly, though I did not notice it at the time, I believed the “Happy Face” mask that I religiously put on every morning for the rest of the … Continue reading

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