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Reaching Back In (Elle)

The suicide of Anthony Bourdain this week has been much on the mind of so many people.  Every time a suicide happens we seem to revisit the same feelings as if they were new - once again we wish that he might have found a way to reach out and ask for help – we… Continue reading Reaching Back In (Elle)

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The Humour In It All (Elle)

I love John's humour. I love listening to his show. He plays – i'd guess – to mixed audiences – some of who have experience of mental health problems and some who don't. The first time I heard his show he asked if there were any service users in the audience – I think I… Continue reading The Humour In It All (Elle)

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Austerity and Mental Health. (John)

Hugh Jackson– Tory councillor in North Tyneside  – suggested euthanasia was a good way to reduce the costs of looking after disabled children. "Hang Mandela." campaign slogan of the Federation of Conservative Students during the 1980s, during which time its chairman was John Bercow, now Speaker of the House of Commons. Iain Duncan Smith – Tory Work and Pensions Secretary… Continue reading Austerity and Mental Health. (John)

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Romanticising Bad Mental health (John)

Dear readers I'm currently rehearsing (plus doing a bucket of other stuff) to do my show on Mental Health Delusions at my university this week. So I'm not going to have time to make new content until after that. So I've dug up this older blog from another site to fill the gap. Please don't take… Continue reading Romanticising Bad Mental health (John)