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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Let me be
Why must I be normal, and do normal things? Who made me believe I would fly with new wings? Why must I conform, re-enact what I see? Who made me believe I’d be better – and free? What makes it so hard to embrace each new task is the critical take, hypocrisy’s mask. Therapists decree…Read More
Mental health: a personal view in verse
I wrote this verse during my first hospital admission, two weeks before I was to turn 19. The structure and language are self-conscious, embarrassingly so, but it held enough truth for one of the ward sisters to keep a copy. About 40 years later the same sister arrived to work the night shift on the…Read More
What is it worth, this planet Earth?
Is Earth worth saving, sweating and slaving carving new paths out from rampage and tillage slicing new routes through destruction and pillage? Is Earth worth saving when it means waving farewell to life’s ease, to earned comforts and powers just for the sake of some fields, a few flowers? Can man-fashioned loss nourish air-giving trees?…Read More
How do we naturally integrate environmental sensory inputs?
Sensory integration. What on earth is it? It could be just one thing, or it could be many. It can be experienced as an under- or over-sensitivity to sensory experiences, like touch, hearing, smell, and sight. And it probably affects most of us in some way, at some time. Perhaps you cannot bear the labels…Read More
On being autistic
On being autistic is about the ways to fit into a neurotypical society by fitting in.Read More