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"I got demons tryin'a get to me"

36 – “How Am I Going To Be Strong Without You” – Lost Without You – Delta Goodrem

It’s been 10 weeks since our gorgeous girl joined the angels. Ten weeks. 70 Days. Life has changed beyond all recognition, and the pain of missing her continues to intensify with every passing second.
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35 – “How Could This Be You’re Not Here With Me” – You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson

Four weeks ago today our beautiful girl left us to play with the angels. Continue reading “35 – “How Could This Be You’re Not Here With Me” – You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson”

34 – “There’s No Shame In Sharing How You’re Feeling” – A Little Mercy – Jamie Lawson

With it being Time To Talk day it seemed the perfect opportunity to invite my friends to share when they first acknowledged that they were struggling with their Mental Health, and the circumstances which led to their first conversation about it.
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33 – “I Took The Good Times, I’ll Take The Bad Times” – Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel

As the year draws to a close, the demons remain relatively quiet, giving me the chance to reflect on the damage they have caused to friendships over the past 12 months.

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32 – “Is there anybody else that feels like me?” – Complicated – Bon Jovi

My Eldest recently started High School which brought up a lot of memories of my own education and the first time the demons arrived. Continue reading “32 – “Is there anybody else that feels like me?” – Complicated – Bon Jovi”

31 – “The clouds are gone, it’s clear” – Brighter Days – Ronan Keating

It’s difficult to explain how it feels when the cloud shifts and I start to feel a little better. For me it’s not a gradual thing, it really is as quick as a switch – there’s no slow build up to noticing that things are less difficult, no gentle improvement, I literally wake up one morning and am aware that the darkness has gone. Continue reading “31 – “The clouds are gone, it’s clear” – Brighter Days – Ronan Keating”

30 – “We’ll Help Each Other Stand Tall” – Teamwork – LazyTown

On Saturday 16th September 2017, my family and I will be joining the “Walking Out Of Darkness” event in Weston Super Mare, to raise awareness of Mental Health, to help end the Stigma surrounding Mental Illness, and to raise funds for the incredible Blurt Foundation. Continue reading “30 – “We’ll Help Each Other Stand Tall” – Teamwork – LazyTown”

29 – “Tell me what I’m supposed to do” – Worry About You – Tyler James

8 – 14 May 2017 is Mental Health Awareness Week – 7 days – 7 blogs -7 Mental Health topics

Today – Knowing someone with a Mental Illness Continue reading “29 – “Tell me what I’m supposed to do” – Worry About You – Tyler James”

28 – “I could try to smile to hide the truth” – Happier – Ed Sheeran

8 – 14 May 2017 is Mental Health Awareness Week – 7 days – 7 blogs -7 Mental Health topics

Today – Eating Disorders Continue reading “28 – “I could try to smile to hide the truth” – Happier – Ed Sheeran”

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