Hello we're back. For those of you who come here regularly we've been quiet for a couple of weeks. I'm afraid Elle is still in hospital, so any love you can send her way is very welcome. As for me...I'd just been having a wee break until I had a list of new stuff worth… Continue reading One Top Reason Why It’s Worth Being Open About Mental Health. John.
As a mature student currently sitting a degree, I've become only to well aware that our latest generation of bright young people are facing major obstacles in their lives. They have no hope of a home, they are saddled with huge debts for an education, there is no real social support network to stop them… Continue reading Government plans to tackle mental health crisis ‘will fail a generation’ (John)
Well this is nice. We've ended up with a transatlantic conversation here on the idea of Self Medicating. Bipolar Barb has just blogged regarding this, on her own site, in response to Elle's last post Self Medicating (Elle) on here. Much thanks for your input Barb and now I'll add mine to the mix. I definitely see my… Continue reading Self Medicating. (John)
I'm delighted to have become friends with Elle, both via this blog and getting to know her in the real world. It can be hard knowing that she's not having the best of times regarding her health. One thing I find most frustrating is that we are currently under the cosh of an inhumane government… Continue reading Sick Government = Sick Society.
Reflecting on the first couple of posts from Elle and myself, I’m still looking back at where schooling kind of dissipated for me. Prior to that first bout of depression I’d been a good achiever in my first couple of years of high school. I remember getting the highest mark in my year for History.… Continue reading Today. John.
I was doing a stand-up comedy show on mental health at the Edinburgh Festival called Delusions when I first met Elle. Since then we’ve been in regular contact, discussing content for this blog. After a recent meet up we decided to go back to the start and have a chat about the early signs and… Continue reading Early Signs. John.
I was diagnosed Bipolar 1 aged 33…… looking back, (it's a common scenario), the signs were there a lot earlier…… I was always a high achiever at school, but in 5th year of High School I was fairly flying. On top of sitting for 5 A grade Highers I was practising for Grade 8 piano. … Continue reading Early Signs. Elle.