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    Today is University Mental Health Day and we're discussing the theme of commUNIty.

    We all have mental health, that's a fact. Sometimes it's great, sometimes we get ill, and sometimes we just don't feel good.

    How have your communities helped you with yours? It could be your university, a group of people on the across the world you have something in common with, your peers, even TSR. I'm looking to write a short article about this, so even if you post anonymously I'd really like to hear your thoughts!

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    (Original post by chelseadagg3r)
    Today is University Mental Health Day and we're discussing the theme of commUNIty.

    We all have mental health, that's a fact. Sometimes it's great, sometimes we get ill, and sometimes we just don't feel good.

    How have your communities helped you with yours? It could be your university, a group of people on the across the world you have something in common with, your peers, even TSR. I'm looking to write a short article about this, so even if you post anonymously I'd really like to hear your thoughts!

    Want to talk more about University Mental Health Day? Check it out here >>>
    My uni has a service to help people with their mental health. I never used it but I know people who did and found it really useful, it's good that unis have this kind of service for students.
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    I think two of the most valuable communities for me, in terms of support provided, have been my Facebook friends and my faith community. When I'm having a difficult time with my mental health, I reach out to my Facebook friends by posting a status about how I'm feeling. The love and care I've been shown through Facebook has been overwhelming Some of the messages/reactions come from people I've never met and may never meet, but they still care which is lovely :love:

    As for my faith community: I have a lot of problems attending church, due to my psychosis. Over the years, I've had friends help chaperone me to services, help me get away from services, pray for me, light candles for me. One friend even got me a ticket to see Pope Benedict XVI in Hyde Park when he came to the UK in 2010. All these things mean a lot to me
 
 
 
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