I just wanted to share a link to a comment piece by the lovely Rachael Byrne, executive director of new models of care at Home Group. It's in response to the stats released by Mind last week about the numbers of people who feel they are leaving mental health hospital too soon. Rachael asks if … Continue reading People are leaving hospital too soon – but is it acute inpatient care that they need?
It’s not a party lifestyle that drives stars to self-medication, it’s the pressure to carry on regardless
The media has reported that Ant McPartlin is undergoing treatment for depression and addiction issues. He's certainly not the first celebrity to have fallen foul of self-medication. But why do stars head down this path, when surely they have access to the best doctors and treatment programmes in existence? Think about it this way. You've … Continue reading It’s not a party lifestyle that drives stars to self-medication, it’s the pressure to carry on regardless
Stop using mental health as bait
We all love to boo a pantomime baddie, but that's usually because they're stealing a magic lamp or weaving destructive magic spells. We know it's all made up and we know they'll get their comeuppance. But yet again, Katie Hopkins and Piers Morgan are enjoying the boos and hisses by taking their pantomime into real … Continue reading Stop using mental health as bait
There’s a party going on in my legs
Bed time. You're comfortably knackered. And happily snoozy. And cosying up to a cat. It doesn't take long before....you...zzzzzzzz....zzz... DING! Wide awake. Some selfish shit has decided to throw a party. FFS! There's no music though. Or people. But a shed load of compulsive dancing. Coming from your own damn legs. Not again. Restless legs. … Continue reading There’s a party going on in my legs