I met the first Transgender person I ever knew when I started out as a comedian back in 1999. It was at a workshop run by the Stand Comedy club for new wanna be comedians. The woman's name was Karen and I remember her making me really laugh out loud when she sang a song,… Continue reading Inclusivity And The Arts. One Size Fits All. (John)
When I was doing my show on mental health at the Edinburgh Festival last year I would put up wee notices about it along with a song about mental health. I think it might be a good thing to do here on the blog too. Perhaps one a week. So here's the first one. A… Continue reading Songs About Mental Well Being. No.1 Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Above is the letter I found in my collection bucket last year from Elle. Facebook sent me one of those reminders today that it was a year ago this event happened. Happy anniversary Elle. It's to my great regret that things are not good for Elle just now and she is battling the most debilitating… Continue reading Fix our NHS. Fix Us. (Happy Anniversary Elle.) John.
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.
Bipolar Disorder in Children What to Do If You Think Your Child Has Bipolar Disorder https://www.verywellmind.com/symptoms-of-bipolar-disorder-in-children-378860 Above is a link to an article if you have concerns about bipolar in a child. For me as someone who fully manifested as Bipolar aged 24 this whole area is a bit of a dilemma. I do often… Continue reading Bipolar Disorder in Children. (John)
Three years ago after coming out of hospital I started to experience the presence of the demon. The demon is sometimes a clear voice in my head, but more often is a hellish noise; a clamour. (Elle) As I stood in the shop I spotted a sign for Australia (Where my brother lives) It had one… Continue reading The Mental Health We Don’t Talk About.
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
As I mentioned yesterday I used to write another blog prior to this called Dissent. So over the next few days I'm going to take some stuff from that to provide some content here. I'll admit this blog I'm going to re-post does step away a bit from mental health. However, it is all about… Continue reading Grenfell Tower Remembered. (John)