Reader Diary: Jeff (Part Two)

"Even though I've been diagnosed with stuff, I don't believe it... It depends what mood I'm in and what day it is. Yesterday, I fully agreed that there is everything wrong with me, but then today... I'm just a bit depressed." - 'Jeff', 3rd August 2017. This is the opening observation of a woman, named 'Jeff'... Continue Reading →

The Relief of Diagnosis Day…

Oh, hello. I didn’t see you there. You’ve caught me writing words about a petrifying day in my life: The day I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. ‘What the bloody hell is that?’ I remember contemplating. In 2004, OCD was still a relatively unknown term in the media and in society. The only creatures... Continue Reading →

Reader Diary: ‘Jeff’ (Part One)

"Even though I've been diagnosed with stuff, I don't believe it... It depends what mood I'm in and what day it is. Yesterday, I fully agreed that there is everything wrong with me, but then today... I'm just a bit depressed." - 'Jeff', 3rd August 2017. This is the opening observation of a woman, named 'Jeff'... Continue Reading →

A £1.3bn ‘Plan’ – A Hollow Gesture

Oh, hello. I didn't see you there. You caught me writing words about Mental Health (again), in reaction to The Conservatives announcement of a £1.3bn investment into mental health services. Jeremy Hunt has announced a 'huge' influx of cash to help revamp and restructure mental health services in the UK. On the surface, this seems like... Continue Reading →

Downright Dirty Depression. 

Oh, hello. I didn't see you there. You've caught me writing words about a subject close to my heart: depression. After a slew of recent cases of depression creeping into my world, punctured with the tragic death of Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington, I feel compelled to discuss this nasty mental illness, in the... Continue Reading →

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