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          Welcome to Dying to Stay Alive!

This site is designed as a platform for people interested in mental health to seek support and gain insight, written by someone with lived experience of severe type 1 bipolar disorder. 

Tom Robinson is a former international event rider and Junior National and European Champion. He managed to compete for many years alongside his condition, and although still involved in equestrianism, now writes and blogs around the subject of mental illness.
Tom also reads extensively, especially around the subject of mental wellness, has an NCTJ qualification, a distinction in copy editing & proofreading, has studied both psychology & NLP, and also enjoys learning French in his spare time! Tom would love to hear from you so please do get in touch or start a conversation by commenting on a post!

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If you need urgent help for a mental health issue please contact:

Mind Info Line

Call: 0300 123 3393 (weekdays 9a.m - 6p.m)

Text: 86463

The Samaritans

Call: 116 123 (available 24hrs a day)


Text 'SHOUT' to 85258 (24hr support and advice)

PAPYRUS suicide prevention HOPELINEUK

Call 0800 068 4141, text 07860 039967 or email


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I love hearing from people but please do check the blog for answers before messaging me because I get a huge amount of questions most of which I've painstakingly spent hours documenting already! Thank you!

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