Right message; wrong language Tomorrow is the last day of Children’s Mental Health Week. It ran from the 7th to the 13th of February and yet I only just found out about it today. I watched a video of a young teenager speaking about mental health, specifically his own mental health. As an Award winning actor…Read More
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on diagnosis, treatment, and analysis of various mental health issues
Mental health treatment: a personal history
Last weekend I watched the film ‘Mad to be Normal’, the story of Scottish psychiatrist Dr R D Laing, starring David Tennant. Laing trained and worked at the Glasgow Mental Hospital before travelling down to London, where he founded a therapeutic community, Kingsley Hall in 1965. The community remained open until 1970. His radical approach…Read More
Favourite Music? It may just be your best therapy.
I have long felt that music can keep me balanced. At times of extreme mood – both low and high – I will turn to music. Or any sound that is personally soothing or uplifting. Last year I met a troubled young man. He was troubled in the societal sense of being painfully awkward in…Read More
Is music vital to my well-being? Yes and No.
Music is a stabilising aspect of my life. Do you need music in your day? Or perhaps you’d rather do without.Read More
World Mental Health Day
The parallel universe of mental health. It’s 2019 and the theme for World Mental Health Day is Suicide Prevention. How is mental illness perceived? Alongside the diagnoses are the words people use to describe us. Fear? Confusion? Lack of knowledge? Misinformation? Whatever the reason, mental illness is often not understood. And if the illnesses are…Read More
Have you had an adverse reaction that has taken you by surprise?
Do you find yourself having to explain stuff that shouldn’t need explaining? Or had negative feedback from someone you thought would understand?I really don’t think I’m the only one.Join the club. I’ve written about this previously but something happened the other day that made me want to visit the subject again. I was on Facebook.…Read More