‘I was 21, in debt, homeless and my girlfriend had committed suicide' blog discussion

This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.




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  • fermifermi Forumite
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    Very inspirational, and the kind of story that has kept me on DFW and other relevant boards all these years.

    I was glad to hear that Martin is to make this such a focus via a 'mental health and debt policy institute'. There is still far to go in this area.
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  • ButtiButti Forumite
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    As a DFW I get the impression there are many of us on the board who are constantly battling with the dual bedfellows of debt and mental health issues. I too am so pleased that Martin is going part - time (he once answered an email of mine at 5 to midnight!) and focusing more on these issues.
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  • Torry_QuineTorry_Quine Forumite
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    Very inspiring and moving story
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    Brilliant. A service that is very much needed.
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