Category Archives: Mental Health

Informed choice

It’s good that the conversation with my current psychiatrist is actually a proper dialogue. We talk about what matters – to both of us. I’ve made it clear that I’d like the normality of knowing a little more about his … Continue reading

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Ticking over

The email from the client had all the usual pleasantries about summer and “how are you?” – I answered “ticking over”. I don’t really like the British defaults such as “not bad” or “mustn’t grumble” so I did give my … Continue reading

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Low voltage

This is how it is, my mind oscillating gently. The depression as the foundations on which the agitation is built. My fingers twitch and spasm, holding anything is difficult and yet the feeling comes and goes. Sometimes I can use … Continue reading

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How many values do you need?

I was in a room with all the HR team, the senior Health and Safety Manger and the Chief Operations Officer. It was a real coup having the COO in the room and to my mind showed how seriously they … Continue reading

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It’s ten years ago,  I didn’t even realise until late tonight that it’s the anniversary. I remember rocking, my head banging against the wall, I recall the hysterical crying, the blurred vision and the noises in my head. I know … Continue reading

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Space and time

Recently I took on a new challenge. Neil Usher requested speakers for “Workstock” – nothing unusual in that except the format. It was to be a pecha kucha segment so 20 slides on a timed release every 20 seconds. This limitation … Continue reading

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When all is said and done

The Community Psychiatric Nurse was very friendly. We chatted backwards and forwards about how I was and what help they could offer right now. We talked about the level and type of medication I am on and whether it is … Continue reading

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