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We Represent

I believe that we all play the role of ambassadors. We represent our social group, religious beliefs, gender identity, political views and so much more. When someone sees how we behave they are inclined to judge all people akin to … Continue reading

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#freehugsday

On the 18th of May I, together with a group of my friends, went out into our local town centre to give away free hugs and flowers all in the aid of Mental Health Awareness week. The week, which started … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Back

For almost a decade I have struggled with an element of my obsessive compulsive disorder, (OCD) that involves me looking back as I walk to ensure that I haven’t dropped anything. This being so much the case that I seldom … Continue reading

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If There Was A Pill…

It has been asked of me countless times in my life and the answer I have given has always been the same. ‘If there was a pill that would make me straight would I take it?’ Why should I have … Continue reading

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Changing my Medication – Week 5

It’s been a full week taking Sertraline, 50mg, a day. My anxiety is still very high and the intrusive thoughts that rule my life haven’t gone either. I have noticed that I’m not as sleepy as I once was. Although … Continue reading

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On The Radio Air Ways

Yesterday I was invited to join the cast of BBC Radio 5 Live Drive to talk about obsessive compulsive disorder. It was my first time ever on the Radio so my nerves were high and I think I rambled a … Continue reading

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Changing my Medication – Week 4

Sertraline. The name of the new drug in my life. It has taken over Prozac and it’s nice to know that the pills are so much smaller too. That’s important because it makes it easier to swallow. For the first … Continue reading

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