Locking down on Lockdown

Guess what? Lockdown has me beat. I am weary of reading about it. Exhausted by the hot air spouted by those leading the charge against it. Fatigued reading about the fatuous excuses of the rule-breakers in power. Dog-tired of the defiant rule-breakers and their ‘no-one can tell me what I can do’ attitude.You probably get…

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Reach Out – Today is World Mental Health Day

With this year’s theme “Mental Health for All” in mind, my focus today is ‘Reaching Out’. Over the past week I’ve shared my poems about my mental health, social attitudes to mental health, and medication.Today is about asking for help, finding my own positive strategies, and about survival. Alone, not lonelyWishing you nearI consider my…

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World Mental Health Day, – 1

Tomorrow, 10 October, is recognised by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day. The theme that was chosen for 2020 is “Mental Health for All”. On this, the penultimate day I have decided to post three poems that I wrote about specific mental health issues that I have: bipolar affective disorder and complex…

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World Mental Health Day, – 2

The World Health Organisation recognises 10 October each year as World Mental Health Day. As these difficult times become even more debilitating to our health, and to our mental health in particular, we need to take greater care of ourselves and our loved ones. Continuing my task of posting stories and poems reflecting my experience…

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World Mental Health Day, – 3

World Mental Health Day, 10 Octoberis recognised by the World Health Organisation, and the theme chosen for 2020 is “Mental Health for All”. During this time of global uncertainty it seems especially important to care for our own mental health, and to be aware of the mental health needs of others. Each day in the…

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World Mental Health Day, – 4

10 October is recognised by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day, and the theme chosen for 2020 is “Mental Health for All”.During this time of global uncertainty it seems especially important to care for our own mental health, and to be aware of the mental health needs of others. Each day in…

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