Monthly Archives: August 2013

An Update on the Work Front

I’ve had a lot of frustration on the work front. I really want to re-train as an IMHA (Independent Mental Health Advocate). I think it would be great to combine my legal skills from being a lawyer with my experiences … Continue reading

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Anxiety – Something to be Feared?

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a wee while but the issue of anxiety came up again at the weekend on Twitter. Before entering services I wasn’t an anxious person. Sure, I got very nervous/anxious over particular important … Continue reading

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Dear Giles Fraser, Depression isn’t the Same as Unhappiness

This post isn’t a recovery oriented one. It’s just a quick response to the article of Giles Fraser in The Guardian “Taking Pills for Unhappiness Reinforces the Idea that Being Sad is not Human”.  The article can be read here: … Continue reading

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Recovery – Scars and Sticky Labels

Yesterday I attended the 1st day of 3 teaching days of the Personality Disorder KUF course. If you want to find out about it, check out: http://www.personalitydisorderkuf.org.uk/  A couple of issues in terms of recovery came up for me during … Continue reading

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