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Inclusivity (Elle)

I think John's latest post  is his best yet – and i'm chuffed that he might think i've got some of that punk attitude. Coming from John, whose sense of inclusivity i've always admired, I take it as a big complement. So i've been thinking hard about inclusivity. I'm going to get a bit philosophical… Continue reading Inclusivity (Elle)

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Support Networks (Elle)

It took me a long time of 'doing' psychiatry before I truly understood that I'm surrounded by a 'support network'. As my best friend told me a long time ago, I'm a bit of an island of one. My default position when I'm troubled or ill is to take myself off and be alone with… Continue reading Support Networks (Elle)

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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….

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Holding it all Lightly (Elle)

This is a really serious topic but I can't write about it with any darkness or weight or sense of seriousness or I'll be smothered by darkness and weight and seriousness. It's a bit fundamental, and you can only approach fundamental things from out the corner of your eye. Staring truths straight on can blind… Continue reading Holding it all Lightly (Elle)