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Blog John, Mental Health

Austerity and Mental Health. (John)

Hugh Jackson– Tory councillor in North Tyneside  – suggested euthanasia was a good way to reduce the costs of looking after disabled children. "Hang Mandela." campaign slogan of the Federation of Conservative Students during the 1980s, during which time its chairman was John Bercow, now Speaker of the House of Commons. Iain Duncan Smith – Tory Work and Pensions Secretary… Continue reading Austerity and Mental Health. (John)

Blog Elle

Sometimes a bit of back-up helps….

  I don't generally follow 'celebrities with mental illnesses'; nor do I find myself asssociating with the '50 famous artists with bipolar disorder' etc.  Bipolar disorder is often associated with creativity, for example, but we'd be sensible to hold this lightly.  John has talked about this previously.  The harsh truth is that many with bipolar… Continue reading Sometimes a bit of back-up helps….

Blog John, Mental Health

Further Insights (John)

Insight is fascinating. To have insight into our condition is a human endeavor for self-reflective people. I think Elle's last blog was (if you'll pardon the pun) highly insightful. Her thoughts and experiences regarding insight, while you are under the cosh of delusional psychosis, really chime with my own experiences. I too have experienced flux… Continue reading Further Insights (John)