They Found Me In A Vegetable Crate

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

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Let’s Talk About Suicide.

On February the 11th 1963, the poet and novelist, Sylvia Plath took her own life. Her two children, Frieda and Nicholas were upstairs in their beds, as their beloved mother, downstairs, put her head in the oven and removed herself forever from their lives. We know Plath struggled with mental illness, perhaps none more so … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Suicide.

We Need To Talk About Psychosis.

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.

A Halloween Short Story. 

The last house on the street, separated by thick woodland to the left and an old tin shed to the right. Most of the neighbourhood stayed away. They knew the Talbot's. Arthur Talbot was a cantankerous old fool who chased the kids off his land with his shotgun or threatened them in the street with … Continue reading A Halloween Short Story. 

Nine Things Not To Do To Someone With Mental illness.

It's World Mental Health Day. I have to admit this year I might have forgotten, if I hadn't been on Facebook and noticed a friend saying she was trying to wrote something. I, in the interests of inspiration, then asked my friends what I should write about and found myself swamped with ideas. As I couldn't cover all of their insightful suggestions, I decided to pick just one. So here it is.