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November 30, 2019

When I started writing, I didn’t set out to write a book. I started writing because I had been through a traumatic experience and realised that mainstream beliefs and advice were not true. I was beginning to connect and needed to get it out.  At that time I was rambling my thoughts to friends.  Writing...

November 21, 2019

An article in the Manchester Evening News with actress Nicola Thorp who wants to break the stigma around her diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Read here Whilst the intention of this article may be to break the stigma of mental health diagnoses, the reality is, the article does anything but. Another example of celebrity sadfishing?...

November 21, 2019

    The Telegraph’s recent article ‘I lost a decade of my life to prescription drugs’ tells about the struggles of people attempting to withdraw from anti-depressant medication. Some argue the medications are addictive. From personal experience and working with people to withdraw from anti-depressant medication, it is mostly horrific withdrawal symptoms which people are...

November 13, 2019

    Struggle to make decisions or worry about making the wrong decision? Learn to make decisions that help you move forward. Years ago, I listened to an Alan Watts (Philosopher) video about how much we fret over decisions. Spending weeks, months and sometimes years worrying, yet, when the moment arrives, the decision is made...

October 29, 2019

An absolute tragedy, the fastest growing age group prescribed anti-depressants in Scotland is age 10 – 14 years. Full article in The Herald here  The number of children in the age group 10 – 14 years taking anti-depressants, sleeping pills and anti-psychotics has soared from 703 in 2009/2010 to 5533 in 2018/2018. John Read, Professor...

October 14, 2019

Gossip – curb the nasty habit! Tittle tattle. Telling tales and stories. Sometimes about those you “love”. Is it possible to be gossip free? Few of us are exempt from gossiping. I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t gossip at times. The word gossip suggests it light, not harmful. The truth. It can break trust...

October 7, 2019

  Are anti-depressants addictive? an interesting and thought provoking article from Mental Health and Addiction lecturer Ian Hamilton ……… View article here Various mental health treatments and medications through-out history were claimed to be non addictive, only later found to be addictive. Could anti-depressants be the next intervention found to be addictive? Could this be...

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