Ok, for the legal stuff!
I am a qualified teacher which means I am able to talk about teaching and learning strategies until the cows come home and I use my knowledge of these to help me explain the processes I go through when dealing with my mental health conditions in the hope it makes it really clear for others to see. I am not a qualified doctor, therapist, psychiatrist or any other medical professional. I know these strategies because I attended therapy sessions with a professional. If you are struggling please, please seek professional help. I share this because I know how I felt when I was really low and would have given anything to see the kind of things other people did to help them recover and to know that I wasn't alone. So please, if you need help ask for it.
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