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It's #TimetoTalk day, an event with the best of intentions but also serves to remind us of the pressure put upon mentally ill folk to reach out instead of mentally well people reaching in.

It's also a reminder that thanks to government cuts there is often nobody to talk TO.
#TimetoTalk can work very well for people with mild stress, depression or anxiety.

However, thanks to the removal of NHS and social care support, fewer and fewer people are dealing with "mild" cases of mental illness.

Many of us are left to worsen, and spiral.
I have friends who were told it's #TimetoTalk but their doctor didn't listen, a psychologist wasn't available, their area (and mine) has no therapy, and a psychiatrist can only be seen every 4 months - a different one each time.

Reaching out did not help them.
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Last night I sat in front of 40 strangers and told them I’d had depression since I was 20. I also told them it became dangerously severe last March. I’ve written about it in a book that thousands of people have read so 40 is nothing, right? I felt good when I got home. It was...
...a full house, people said kind & encouraging things. I had something to eat then watched tv for a while. Then my brain capsized. I had told strangers about my mental illness. This has not ended well in the past. When I first became ill in 1992 some of the people I told....
...-the ones who might have helped-weren’t kind. I was too ill to continue my degree but couldn’t go home. Telling people resulted in a range of reactions:silence, anger, attempts to blame me, total withdrawal, coldness, but some understood and the understanding kept me going...
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