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Ramblings: The Full Story

We've all done it: read a news headline or maybe even the first paragraph, and immediately assumed it tells the entire story. We got angry, seethed inwardly then raged publicly. Maybe we shared the story on Facebook or Twitter and made clear our feelings. Within an hour you've got a hundred comments about the appalling… Continue reading Ramblings: The Full Story

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Writing: It’s What I Do

“What do you do?” Now that's a question I've been hearing a lot lately. I've recently been using Meetup; a website/app designed for people to create groups in order to meet other people and make friends. So I've been attending some ‘meetups’ and meeting people. Now, I really dislike initiating small talk. I'm okay if… Continue reading Writing: It’s What I Do

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Ramblings: Recovery

I remember when I first told my closest friends that I had started on a course of antidepressants. A couple of them had some knowledge and understanding of depression told me it's a long road to recovery. But the less informed among them asked if I'm 'happy now' for 'feeling any better.' Firstly, depression isn't… Continue reading Ramblings: Recovery

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Ramblings: Why I Don’t Hide

People often mistakenly see my openness about my depression as a cry for help, or a method of attention seeking. They think that those who are genuinely depressed don't talk about it and try to hide it, as though it's something to be ashamed or embarrassed about. Some are ashamed or embarrassed, but that's because of how society still treats… Continue reading Ramblings: Why I Don’t Hide