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Maggie5

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Good for Betts to be captain... but its clearly racist. Swap Indigenous to Caucasian and imagine the chaos.
Interesting... I don't see it as racist at all, in fact I would love to see a game of 'real football' not this mickey mouse stuff.

I think it would be great for footy and also for them playing in the same team as their 'brothers'.

Think the term is used unnecessarily in this instance.
 

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Best wishes to Majak.
Life’s tough journey.
Just heard. Fortunately he'll have a lot of good people around him for support.

Serves as a reminder that we still have a long way to go in destigmatising mental health issues and allowing everyone to feel comfortable enough to get help when they need it.
 

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Just heard. Fortunately he'll have a lot of good people around him for support.

Serves as a reminder that we still have a long way to go in destigmatising mental health issues and allowing everyone to feel comfortable enough to get help when they need it.
Destigmatising is part of it, but its still a hard one to approach.

When at my worst, even if I knew I would be looked after and leaving aside the stigma issues, I'm not going to talk to anyone because I think I'm too worthless to deserve help.
 

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Destigmatising is part of it, but its still a hard one to approach.

When at my worst, even if I knew I would be looked after and leaving aside the stigma issues, I'm not going to talk to anyone because I think I'm too worthless to deserve help.
Same. At my worst I'm looking to bury deeper in the darkness, and not at all of a mind to accept the light of anyone's help. It is a nasty pit.
 

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Destigmatising is part of it, but its still a hard one to approach.

When at my worst, even if I knew I would be looked after and leaving aside the stigma issues, I'm not going to talk to anyone because I think I'm too worthless to deserve help.
You're right. I shouldn't oversimplify.
 

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Same. At my worst I'm looking to bury deeper in the darkness, and not at all of a mind to accept the light of anyone's help. It is a nasty pit.
It is deeper and darker than even seems possible. A long way down if I just keep digging.

I tried to die when I was 16, and failed only by a fluke when my foster brother found me. He was so angry with me, and couldnt work it out. I wanted real hard to try again when I was 21 and came pretty close, but something in that last time came back and reminded me how part of me was glad to still be around.

Now even when I'm at my darkest, and part of me wants to not be here, I know I wont, I know I shouldnt do it, and I get help, but I probably wouldnt have but for that experience of coming very close.
 

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PAOK of SALONIKA LIVERPOOL
Looks like a good line up. Alas, my days of music festivals are behind me.
We should all get together for our final music festival.. bit like the last scene from Studio 54 re.. in the beginning going with our mosimo singlet tops.. in the end.. with a shirt and tie.. sorry getting emotional and shit here re..
 
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