Monthly Archives: October 2013

26/10/13 The mysterious case of the teleporting Mormons

‘We’re missionaries with the church of Jesus Christ for the Latter Day Saints,’ enthused the two twenty something American men standing smiling in front if me. My limited mind presented me with Jehovah’s Witnesses. My own experience of this group … Continue reading

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25/10/13 THIS IS BRITAIN!

Please look after this bear, thank you. I’d walked to Rhyl in North Wales from a big rusty boat near Mostyn. I’d started late in the day because it was tanking it down – yes, I know, I’m not made … Continue reading

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21/10/13 On the slag heap

Self stigma is rife amongst people with a mental health malady. Every day, folks who are given a diagnosis that all is not well with their psyche point the finger of ‘pull yourself together’ at themselves. So often, they jettison … Continue reading

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19/10/13 It could be you…

When I was at Mind in the Wirral I met Sarah, who’s very knowledgable on all things mental healthy and training. ‘You must get in touch with Derry…’ She told me about this woman who was passionate about the anti … Continue reading

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20/10/13 What would you do?

I’d spent a most splendid afternoon with Michael, a man I met fleetingly in a car park next to the Ardnamurchan lighthouse about a hundred years ago on the ramble. We hugged like old friends and talked, almost without stop, … Continue reading

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18/10/13 What’s the worst that could happen?

It had been an easy ramble along the Wirral way on the south side of said peninsula. It was a bit rainy, but hey, I’ve experienced vastly worse. I’d spent some time today with Derry, a mental health campaigner, she … Continue reading

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17/10/13 We’re all in this together

Leaving the good folk at Mind was a real wrench – they were interested and interesting and fun and sparkly. But I was off on my way – Alison had been in touch and I was meeting her at the … Continue reading

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