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DWP’s fit-to-work tests ‘cause permanent damage to mental health’, study finds

While Elle takes a break from the blog I've decided to put up some articles in relation to how government policy is impacting on mental health and society in general. I've commented on these subjects personally before. (See below) A recent landmark study has just linked Tory Austerity to 120’000 deaths. Sick Government = Sick Society. This… Continue reading DWP’s fit-to-work tests ‘cause permanent damage to mental health’, study finds

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Triggered (Well…nearly) (John)

We talk a lot about triggers these days. So I thought I'd write a blog about my own triggers in the hope it will help better people understand how they affect people with my condition.  The American Psychiatric Association describes triggers as this... What are triggers? We generally know the word trigger to mean an… Continue reading Triggered (Well…nearly) (John)

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Bacon, ham and hot dogs ‘linked to manic episodes’ (John)

How's that for a clickbait title to a blog. Joking aside this is a genuine article in the British press today. I've put a link to it below. It may be pseudoscience or there may be something in it. As it was published in a recognised psychiatry journal I'd go for the latter. Personally speaking… Continue reading Bacon, ham and hot dogs ‘linked to manic episodes’ (John)

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A Quick Interview and Plug (John)

I'm doing my Delusions Stand up show at The Live Theatre Newcastle on July 26 9.00pm.  Here's a little interview thing I did to promote it.  Please do come along. I promise it is a very funny show.    https://www.facebook.com/NewcastleCityCouncil/videos/10155798292078790/UzpfSTc2MDg3MTIzOTozMDYwNjExMjk0OTk0MTQ6MTA6MDoxNTMzMTA2Nzk5OjI2MTk0ODM0NzcxOTYzMDky

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A Quick Word From Elle (Via John)

So if you've been following us in recent weeks you'll know that Elle isn't blogging just now because she's under section. We've been in regular contact and she agrees she's probably in the best place for how she is feeling just now. Still...that doesn't make what she's experiencing easy. As always she's been her incredibly… Continue reading A Quick Word From Elle (Via John)

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An Out of Season Thought About Christmas (John)

As I mentioned previously I used to write a blog called Dissent prior to this one. I'm just re-sharing some favourite posts. This one was about Christmas but I think the intent of it is relative at any point of the year. Christmas is nearly upon us, and all the good things that brings will… Continue reading An Out of Season Thought About Christmas (John)