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#MentalHealth  #SelfDoubt  #Fear #Patients

An Exercise to Help Us Overcome Fear & Self-doubt  |   John Allcock  |  Elephant Journal  |  12 April 2018

John Allcock is the Co-Founder and Director of Mindfulness at Sea Change Preparatory, a trailblazing academy that regularly integrates the practice of mindfulness into it’s curriculum.

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Some words  from me written a little over 2 weeks ago after reading the afore-mentioned post, Carole aka fibrofly73

This is especialy poignant for myself at the moment as I ‘struggle’ to see the value of my own selfworth and am currently facing many fears such as failure, not knowing what I’m doing, letting folks down, not living up to other people’s expectations, being around people / strangers, being in the lime-light and cameras, being wanted/needed, general social anxieties and even using telephones and an awful conference call where flashbacks of past traumatic events, triggered by similar environmental factors and severe anxiety, inhibited my ability to communicate.

Long list huh!

It’s not easy when you have only been out of hiding for 6/7 months and are used to dealing with people only online, and not in real-life!

I made this choice to try and take my Advocacy work into the real world instead of just being online. 

Actions speak louder than words!

And Yes, I have considered going back into hiding!


I want to help make a difference to the way healthcare is provided for people like me who have #multipleconditions #chronicillness #invisibleillness or #raredisease #comorbidity or #mulitimorbidity so I have made the move into learning about current pharma wants, clinical needs / research, HCPs, medical affairs etc and through attending events and joining relevant organisations.

Using my #PatientVoice to help promote changes, whilst fighting my own personal fears #MentalHealth.

Carole aka fibrofly73

Update >>>

“Since then I have talked to many folks and recieved some wonderful support from varying sources that have helped me to realign my energies.  That and the meditation that I religiously do everyday, the Sound Healing Session which I attended on Friday 27th April that always leaves me feeling cleansed physiologically and psychologically, well refreshed is another way of putting it.

Chakras are back in line and my energies rebalanced.  Yep, still don’t like being in front of cameras, or being filmed, but at least I got my MoJo back!” Carole aka fibrofly73

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You all need to pitch in!!


Something for the Professionals!   Psychiatry Advisor  | 27 April 2018

Psychiatry Advisor’s Daily Updates email features the latest News, Clinical Features, and Opinions for psychiatric health-care providers.

Headlines for this edition >>>

  • Video Games and Exercise as Alternative Therapies for ADHD
  • Sleep Disturbances, Trauma Associated With Psychosis-Like Experiences
  • Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs on the Cardiovascular System
  • Why Is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?
  • ACP: Shifting Focus to Social Determinants of Health Can Improve Patient Care
  • Questions Surround Concept of Internet Gaming Disorder


  • Childhood Psychosis: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know

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Happiful Magazine |  May edition – Do you want to hear a story? 

Featuring >>>

  • Raw Fruit and Vegetables Can Improve Mental Health
  • Did You Know?
    Cuban Factories Employ Storytellers to Read to Workers
  • The Mindful Living Show Returns
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A note from Carole – Founding Five Member and CEO FibroFlutters

‘Mental Health is always something to remember as ‘still’ being a stigmafying and horrifying label to many who have a mental health condition, because of this people don’t talk about it.  You never know what the person sitting next to you is really going through, so it is best to remember that!’

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Psych Central | LONG POST | Depression Newsletter | 26 April 2018 

Headliner:  Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit-NY Times Article  |    Dysfunction Interrupted  |    


Psych Central | Bipolar Newsletter | 27 March 2018

Headliner:   Ep 6: Were You Ever in a Psych Ward? WE WERE! Stories from a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic. |  Stories from A Psych Ward  |   



Psych Central | Anxiety Newsletter | 27 April 2018

Headliner:  3 Breathing Techniques for Coping with Anxiety |  M(ill)ennial:
A Perspective on Mental Illness | with Caitlin Gearsbeck

#Fibro & #Stress, #chronicblogger #CopingStrategy 

I Have Fibromyalgia…I Work on Stress…The Fibromyalgia and Stress Connection | The – So Is Fibromyalgia Real? What I Know Is Real – Blog  |  9 February 2018


‘And the stresses that it seems that most “regular” people’s bodies absorb without any obvious ill effects…well, ours get affected by them…big time! And it doesn’t have to be a major stress…even just low-level stress IS STRESS as far as fibromyalgia is concerned…even positive stress IS STRESS as far as fibromyalgia is concerned.

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Read my post – This is your body on anxiety >>>



Psych Central  |  ADHD Newsletter |  24 April 2018

Headliner:  Reacting to an ADHD Diagnosis | By  

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Latest!  News Medical |Psychiatry Newsletter  | 27 April 2018

Headliner:   The memory area of the brain may also yield vital clues about mental health illnesses.

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    • Anyone who lives in Sunderland who has a known mental health problem and is in need of urgent help and support can contact the Initial Response Team.
  • Sunderland Mind |  For crisis help  |  A fantastic guide to keep in your bookmarks if your a local Flutter!
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MANY THANKS in advance for your understanding –

from the administrator – fibrofly73