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The Night That I Will Never Forget

A photograph of a woman overlooking an autumnal forest and lake - The Night That I Will Never Forget - a post about life after attempted Suicide - Mrs H's favourite things

Trigger warning: This post has references to attempted suicide and overdoses. If you have personal experience of this subject then you may find it triggering. 17 years ago today I took my final overdose. It was one of a number of attempts to commit suicide. But it was the one that changed my life forever. And it is a night that I will never forget. The Night That I Will Never Forget After the overdose, I was taken to the…

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Mental Health

Robin Williams, Depression and Me

A photograph of a solitary statue by Antony Gormley on Crosby Beach - Robin Williams, Suicide & Me - Mrs H's favourite things

  TRIGGER WARNING:  If you have personal experience of mental ill health or suicide then you may find this post upsetting.   I can’t imagine the despair that Robin Williams’ friends and family are feeling right now. I can’t imagine the pain that Robin Williams felt when he made the decision to take his own life. But I know how I felt. I know how I felt when I decided enough was enough. When I made the decision that the…

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