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An office #TwistmasParty

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The woman in the crumbling mask

[TW: suicidal thoughts] As Christmas approached I was cautiously optimistic. I’d been doing so much better since starting lamotrigine, feeling like myself for the first time in who knows when. I saw no reason why that shouldn’t continue. Of course … Continue reading

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So this is Christmas – and what have I learned?

[Content note: discusses suicidal thoughts] Yesterday I was looking through some photos and came across pictures of Tom and I took in Bavaria last Christmas. Looking at them gave me a strange jolt. It suddenly felt like no time at … Continue reading

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Are sick people allowed to party?

London, April 2011. It is unseasonably warm. It is early on in my sick leave, and I am becoming more and more depressed. I am sleeping for longer every day, and spend much of my time staring out of the … Continue reading

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