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Running Shoes

Running Shoes: slang, related term: give someone his walking papers.    Depression has been in the news a lot over this last weekend and, sadly, for all of the wrong reasons.  It is as though there are two clear camps on either side of the debate; those who have had depression and ‘get it’, and those who have not, and believe it is simply a Read More

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Backwards

I wrote this post a couple of months ago, and today, on #timetotalk day where everybody is encouraged to take 5 minutes to talk about mental health, I thought I’d temporarily come out of blogging retirement and publish it. Backwards: (of an object’s motion) back towards the starting point. So where am I right now. Read More

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Hope

Hope: Hope is the state which promotes the desire of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one’s life or in the world at large. Post natal depression – when you are living it, or watching someone live it – is hell on earth. It’s dark, isolating, terrifying. Intrusive thoughts are your daily companion Read More

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Guest post: Supporting Others With PND

This Christmas and New Year, I am fortunate enough to be well. I am lucky that I can see the joy in Christmas and celebrate it with gusto. But for many, I know this may not be the case at all; just like it wasn’t for me last year when I was recovering from post Read More

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A Monster Ate My Mum Press Release

A MONSTER ATE MY MUM Written by Jen Faulkner A children’s book, written in rhyme, looking at Post Natal Depression from a child’s perspective. First Edition, published on 18th October 2013 Print version: £7.49 ebook: 99p An important subject, and one that can be tricky to talk about, is Post Natal Depression, which affects between Read More