Friday, 11 August 2017

DEPRESSION AND MENTAL HEALTH BLOGS AND SITES

When my daughter was born in 1985, there was zilch as far as organisagtions/associations/groups went. No-one really to contact to give you help as far as depression or mental illness went. And I went a year without anyone knowing about my state of mentality. It wasn't horrendous, but it wasn't fun, either. I learned to tolerate taking care of my daughter (a little like I learned to tolerate school – you just had to do it. Mumble/moan...). But by the time my son was born in 1988 and depression swamped me again *sigh*, matters were improving, and I approached a number of organisations. The first gave you a list of possible penpals you could write to (this was pre emails and texts!) so it was a very slow, time consuming task. Today it's so much better, and with the advent of Facebook and various other social media platforms (note the technical term – posh, eh?! :-D ) things are so much better! Anyway, here follows a list, with possible additions to come.

Sick Not Weak
Twitter @SickNotWeak  
Facebook

Mental Movement (magazine)
Twitter @MentalMovement

Councillors Cafe
Facebook The Councilors Cafe
Twitter @CouncillorsCafe

Mind  
www.mind.org.uk                                                                                                                                                           15-19 Broadway, Stratford,
London E15 4B                                                                                                                     020 8519 2122                                                                                                                  e:supporterservices@mind.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation                                                                             www.mentalhealth.org.uk                                                                                                Colechurch House, 1 London Bridge Walk, SE1                                                                                                                                         44 (0) 

The Blurt Foundation                                                                                    
www.blurtitout.org 

Kind Over Matter
Twitter @kindovermatter

Mental Health Matters
http://www.mentalhealthmatters.com

Samaritans
Phone 116 123 (UK)
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK,
PO Box 9090,
STIRLING,
FK8 2SA

Depression UK
D-UK
PO Box 10566
Nottingham
NG13 8LU
Uncommon Knowledge Ltd
Boswell House
Argyll Square
Oban
Argyll
UK
PA34 4BD
Tel: +(44)0 1273 77 67 70
Depression Helper

http://www.radicaltransformationproject.com/
(I've just subscribed to this one, and it's similar in philosophy to my blog in that it's encouraging sufferers and those in recovery to rebuild a kick-ass life.



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