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Below are other blogs that I have written posts for and other things that I have been involved with regarding mental health issues.

 
 The Journey to recovery is a long path, but it is one worth walking.   Together we can raise awareness on mental illness. One step at a time.

The Journey to recovery is a long path, but it is one worth walking. 

Together we can raise awareness on mental illness. One step at a time.

 My Notes Of Hope Project after the council removed them on ITV Central

My Notes Of Hope Project after the council removed them on ITV Central

As part of my Notes of Hope project and the council removing the notes even after this has shown to save lives in other areas, this was picked up by various media where I spoke about why I believe these notes are saving lives all over the UK at the moment. You can see the full article and video here http://www.itv.com/news/central/2018-08-08/150-handwritten-notes-to-help-people-at-risk-of-suicide-taken-down-by-council/

 Katie Houghton - Guest Blog - We're All Mad Here.

Katie Houghton - Guest Blog - We're All Mad Here.

I was so pleased to a guest blog and that my happy post project was shared by the amazing Claire Eastham on her award winning blog "We're All Mad Here"

 
 BBC News Interview regarding the use of police and cells in crisis care

BBC News Interview regarding the use of police and cells in crisis care

The use of police and cells in psychiatric care

This was a BBC piece about the use of police and cells in psychiatric care back in 2015.

I was interviewed about my own experiences of being taken to A&E by police when three police cars and a van came to my home following a I made to a helpline about wanting to take my own life. 

I was marched through A & E with police on each arm with every staring like I had done something wrong, not desperately depressed and suicidal. 

After being scared and embarrassed I tried to run and got restrained by a police officer who told me that I needed to calm down or I would be taken to a cell. 

I was pleased to be involved in this as while, of course, police involvement is sometimes necessary it as a whole needs to be re looked at. 

People with mental illness should not be made to feel like criminals.

You can see the full BBC News piece here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-34049151/mental-health-nurses-team-up-with-police-in-street-triage

Guest blog for James garsyke

This was a guest blog I wrote on why "Should" Is a toxic word and why we ought to try and avoid it.

You can see the full Blog article here:

https://jamesedgarskye.com/2018/05/21/mondays-guest-spot/

 Stop "SHOULD-ING" Yourself!

Stop "SHOULD-ING" Yourself!

 
quietly - ambitious - mental health -blog -katie -houghton

A brilliant blog series named "Bold Introverts" was something I loved being involved with where I answered some very thought provoking questions about being a "Bold Introvert". 

You can see the full blog post HERE.

 
Guest blog for "Mum In A Hurry"

Guest blog for "Mum In A Hurry" blog, talking a little about me and my experiences and why I am passionate about mental health

You can see the full blog article here:

http://muminahurry.com/2018/05/13/guest-post-from-katie-at-journey-to-hope/

 Article about my fight with mental health on  The Fais Project

Article about my fight with mental health on The Fais Project

This was an article written about my fight for recovery from mental illness and how I started to find myself again. 

The Fais Project is a wonderful, motivational website offering stories of hope,  healthy lifestyle solutions regarding physical and mental health, do take a look at the website and see my full article HERE.