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Our Journey so Far – Me and my Psychiatric Assistance Dog

me and amadeaus - by charlotte farhan

  This is our journey so far… Amadeus is a 13 month old standard poodle who is my psychiatric assistance dog and he is helping me gain some independence, access to the outside world, exercise and he also gives me things I can not…

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Ableism and Fertility – When online support groups turn against the vulnerable

Last Friday I woke up in my usual state of anxiety and dissociation, having spent what seemed like a life time of nightmares that night – when I had finally focused my mind on the day ahead my heart felt heavy and my mind…

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Being Disabled in an Able Constructed World

Charlotte Farhan

Since opening my eyes to the injustices I face on a daily basis and deciding to speak out, stand up and create change, it has been a rude awakening with an upward struggle of epic proportions. When you realise the discrimination which is faced…

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I ask you to remember this when you next use a label associated with mental illness

Neurosis and Psychosis - By Charlotte Farhan

As an activist and campaigner I fight everyday to end stigma against the mentally ill and do this as a person who has been stigmatised since being a child – for my disability due to neurological damage from trauma and my genetic neurodiversity. When…

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Waking up from Terror to Panic – PTSD Awake and Asleep

Art by Charlotte Farhan

Waking up this morning was a torturous affair, opening my eyes, feeling that sensation in my stomach, the one that feels as if you dropped off the earth but your body is still looking over the edge waving you goodbye. It feels like sinking…

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Amadeus the Poodle with a Purpose and his First Week – Psychiatric Assistance Dog

As you may be aware in the recent months a campaign has been launched for me to have a psychiatric assistance dog through GoFundMe. Well on the 21st of May 2016 we finally went and got our puppy Amadeus, a standard black male poodle….

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Donate to get an original piece of art by Charlotte Farhan

Art by Charlotte Farhan

As you may already be aware a close friend of mine Lisa Reeve, has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for me to get a psychiatric assistance dog as I have not been able to leave the house on my own for…

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Charlotte Needs an Assistance Dog – Please help me have a better, more independent life.

Charlotte Needs an Assistance Dog

  My friend, surrogate sister and colleague Lisa Reeve has very kindly started a fundraiser for me to get the assistance psychiatric dog which I desperately need so that I can live a more independent life and access more help for my sever and complex…

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My open letter to MIND – The mental health charity; Dear Mind, please help me!

What you cannot see - by Charlotte Farhan

Dear Mind,   my name is Charlotte Farhan and I suffer from C-PTSD, BPD and Psychotic Depression, from these illnesses I then suffer as symptoms other illnesses such as derealisation, agoraphobia, OCD, GAD, BDD and adult ADHD.   I have been in the mental…

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