I’ve half-joked for a long time that soon there won’t be any mental health services for me to blog about. This week, that came a few steps closer to becoming my reality. I found out from a friend that my psychiatrist is moving to a managerial position. It’ll suit him. So what now? As my psychiatrist … More Abandoned by the NHS.
Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is ‘dignity’. Can there be dignity in mental health? There should be, but a lot needs to change. For a start, mental health issues need to be put on an equal footing with physical health complaints and that means more than just throwing … More 11,840,000 lives written off. Anyone think that’s fair?
I’m about to give away one of the worst kept secrets in blogging history. I’m a private person and talking openly about my mental health issues isn’t easy for me. I do it because it needs to be done. Unless those of us who suffer from mental health issues are honest about what life’s like, a … More Out. Loud and proud.
I’m angry. Really frickin’ angry. This isn’t like me at all – usually any anger I feel is self-directed and turns into loathing before I can recognise what it is. Today I’m a maelström of rage and frustration. Get me. On the ‘About’ section of my Twitter and Facebook pages I write: “I’m supposed to … More Welcome to the sharp end of austerity.