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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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Dying to Stay Alive! - Part 2 - How to Combat Severe Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Dying to Stay Alive! - Part 1 - How to Combat Severe Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Dying To Stay Alive! - Are Relationships the Root Cause of all Mental Suffering?

Dying to Stay Alive! How to Support the Suicidal Person

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

Riders Minds 

Call: 0300 102 1540 (24hr support and advice)

Or if you prefer to message then text: 

07860 065 202


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

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