I feel like my blog has taken a back seat since jumping full gear into the cyber world and it has been this quiet little whisper in the back of my mind just hanging there… reminding me how much I have been slacking in the writing department. I hate that this is happening and my... Continue Reading →
Today I thought I’d write about something a bit more personal. A theme I’ve noticed in my posts so far (yes, all two of them, yes, I am inconsistent and shit) is that they are all concerning mental health in some way. So, today I’m writing about how I dealt with being diagnosed with Bipolar […]... Continue Reading →
Little steps from a dark place It has been a while hasn’t it, something I have said on more than one occasion before. Well since my last post things have not been peachy, rosy and the clouds have not had a silver lining. I’d say it not rained but poured down and there has been... Continue Reading →
We have all heard the classic ‘you should never change for a man/woman’ story. Books have been written and films made about this (ignore Grease, that’s a bad example). I’ve … Source: Should You Change For Your Partner?
A super blog, challenging the stigma around men's mental health. Well, it happened. My son doesn’t like me. I knew the day would come eventually. My jokes were destined to get stale, my fatherly opinion would turn overbearing, and classic dad-son disagreements would naturally ensue. It’s normal for there to be an ebb and flow... Continue Reading →
An excellent and well written blog.
Last night we watched a TV programme about mental health in young men (late teens to mid-20s), which said that men are a lot less likely to ask for help than women. In fact, in the UK at least, over 75% of those who take their own lives are men and only 19% would speak to their doctor about anxiety. The programme told us that this is particularly prevalent in young men, and sparked one of our late night conversations (they’re not all so deep and important).
The programme also raised a few potential contributing factors to this worrying epidemic but I’m going to focus on the youth and loneliness aspects of it. Firstly, it introduced the idea that young people today set themselves very high and possibly unachievable goals, which can pave the way for depression if they don’t work out. Not every junior champion becomes a world…
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