My latest post about adoption over at Psych Central. https://blogs.psychcentral.com/adoption/2017/06/10-things-not-to-say-to-an-adoptee/
I'm over on Psych Central again today talking about adoption again. https://blogs.psychcentral.com/adoption/2017/06/27-2/
I've been given the wonderful opportunity to have my own blog over at Psych Central. I wanted a place to speak about mental illness, adoption, life on larger scale for a while, so I am incredibly excited. My blog is called Adoption: Rewriting Our Narratives and it will be updated weekly. Here is the link https://blogs.psychcentral.com/adoption/2017/05/they-found-me-in-a-vegetable-crate/ … Continue reading They Found Me In A Vegetable Crate
I can't remember getting depressed. It didn't appear out of the blue. I simply, over one long hot summer, stopped being who I thought I was. Depression is like that I find. It creeps along, quiet, unassuming, and often unnoticed. For something so ambitious and uncompromising, so relentless and persistent, the efforts it adopts to … Continue reading When Once A Teenager And Very Depressed.
The romantic poet, John Clare spent most of the last years of his life in an asylum. Life had been hard as it was for many in the eighteenth century. Born into agricultural poverty, known as the 'peasant poet,' Clare had a great love of nature, of the unspoilt landscape that surrounded him, the changing … Continue reading We Need To Talk About Psychosis.
Living with Bipolar Disorder has probably been the biggest challenge of my life. Whilst other things have come along that are not particularly pleasant, they have, given time, disappeared. Bad relationships come to an end, blistered hearts find new templates, money troubles eventually smooth over. Bipolar Disorder, on the other hand, never leaves. … Continue reading The Creep That Is Bipolar Disorder.
I have always been the anxious sort which is a difficult thing to admit. I often think I was carved out of anxiety, small bones scored and polished with fear whilst folded into my mothers womb. For a long time I was in denial. I didn't want to admit I struggled for fear of being seen as weak, … Continue reading The Lump of Anxiety.
Like many, I too, loved Carrie Fisher. Carrie was an intelligent, funny, straight-forward, sharp, humble, talented star who we shall all miss. From her iconic role as Princess Leia in Star Wars to her many candid but hilarious books to her constant work as a mental health advocate, she was an incredible lady who gave … Continue reading Goodnight Carrie Fisher.