Category Archives: Depression

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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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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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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Becoming Independent Again

I have recently been discharged from hospital after breaking my hip and femur.  A day, which I had been longing for; however, the discharge came with conditions such as having physiotherapy at home, visits from my Occupational Therapist, scans and … Continue reading

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Communication, or Lack of Communication?

Communication, or Lack of Communication? Communication is recognised as an essential human need and, therefore, as a basic human right. Without it, no individual or community can exist, or prosper. We all communicate every day, for the majority of us … Continue reading

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Arachnoid Cyst Awareness Wheel n Walk UK 2011 – Outcome

The Arachnoid Cyst Awareness Wheel n Walk 2011 UK, held in Olney, Buckinghamshire, was a fantastic day, which had not only a marvellous atmosphere, but also a genuine feeling of camaraderie. We laughed and sometimes cried together, as new and … Continue reading

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