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Rich Tomlinson

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A personal reflection on 2017

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Using social media to announce a haircut. Yes, really.

I know what you’re thinking. How can you write an entire blog post on something as simple as a haircut? For the last three years, I have allowed my hair to grow. And by grow, I mean grow long. Past shoulder-length. I have been tying it up in some form of bun every day for … Continue reading

A personal reflection on 2016

Five years on from a free month at university.

Five years ago, I made the big decision to walk away from University. You can read all about my one month at university, here A lot of people questioned me at the time, asking me if I had done the right thing, and now, five years on, I can safely say I did. If I’d … Continue reading

Every scar, no matter how big or small, new or old, has a story. #SemicolonProject416

Whether you’ve seen my tattoo or not, or even know the true meaning behind it, to me it’s incredibly important which is why I’m sharing it’s picture today as part of Project Semicolon’s ‪#‎SemicolonProject416‬. “On April 16th 2016, everyone who is feeling suicidal, struggling with mental illness, living with anxiety or unhappiness, self-harming, surviving a … Continue reading

Prisoner to my own mind.

One of my main ‘memories’ as a child is that of a cartoon which highlights good from bad by using an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other. It could be seen as one of your first insights into mental health without realising it. Yesterday I read an interview with Olly Alexander, … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY ONE: A letter to Father Christmas (Part II)

Dear Mr Claus, December 2012 was the last Christmas in which I sent you a wish list and now here we are at the tail-end of 2015 already and I’ve come to accept your reply got lost in the Royal Mail delivery system. Again. After four years working in retail, I understand simple misunderstandings like … Continue reading

“Did you find everything you were looking for?”

It’s 5pm Saturday evening. You’ve just walked through your front door for the last time after three trips from the car to the kitchen balancing your keys, mobile and four carrier bags in each hand. The first trip saw you drop your keys and the second saw a bag split. This time you’ve successfully navigated … Continue reading

This is to all who showed me there was indeed light at the end of the tunnel.

Last night, I accomplished something which was six years in the making. Last night, I accomplished something which I never thought I’d have the courage to actually do. Leading up to last night, I’d never felt so low, so isolated. But in fact, I was never alone. I was surrounded by a number of people, … Continue reading

Without a doubt, #DearRich will not be published anytime soon.

Agony aunts and advice columns. Without a doubt some of the most insightful snippets a newspaper or internet article could ever produce. I think it’s fair to say, unfortunately, #DearRich won’t be in a national publication just yet. Dear Rich, Recently I’ve fallen for someone who, quite clearly, doesn’t feel the same about me. Occasionally they will … Continue reading

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