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Why is my black dog different?

We are volunteers. We are real people who have grappled with suicide, self harm and paralysing mental illness. ​We understand that coping with mental illness is hard, and it is CONSTANT. It is not just when you are at a "crisis point" but also when you are in the early stages of this battle, weeks, months, maybe even years before that point.

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We are not doctors or therapists, not counsellors or psychiatrists, we are people who understand; people who have ALL experienced mental health issues. We will be honest about our ourselves and hope that you feel comfortable talking to someone who has been through a similar experience. Find out more about the people who are MY BLACK DOG.

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What are my other options?

You have options. Some days it might not feel that way but there ARE other options. You have us to talk to, you have amazing charities like Mind, The Samaritans and CALM if you are in real trouble. Or, if you want something more of the weird and wonderful, we have ideas for that too

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