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04/03/19 First they came for the…

It’s a seldom pondered fact that around 275 thousand people with a mental illness were slaughtered in Nazi Germany while a further 400 thousand were sterilised, probably as part of the massive eugenics movement that ravaged much of Europe, including … Continue reading

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27/02/19 Well that was rather lovely.

Before I begin to wax eloquent about the beauty of the British countryside, I’ll say this… Walking to help with a mental malady ONLY helps when it helps. To pretend it is some panacea that helps with all forms of … Continue reading

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14/01/19 The Grinch who stole Christmas

I’ve been in 2 minds (not meaning to Be psychiatrically hilarious there) as to whether or not I should post this. I’ve had a few attempts at writing it – I found it kind of therapeutic and triggering in equal … Continue reading

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12/01/19 Kids today, eh? and other ill thought through theories of mental health problems in our younger folk…

Far be it it for me to assign you homework before we even get started – but please take a look at this article published in yesterday’s Guardian. ‘By mollycoddling our children, we’re fuelling mental illness in teenagers’ It’s so … Continue reading

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24/11/18 Bring me the Head of Brian Cox!

A burning! A Burning! Don’t you just love gathering your pitchforks and torches and laying siege to the castle of the evil…er…floppy haired scientist…? As I happily strolled around the kingdom of Twitter today I found all kinds of hatred … Continue reading

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22/11/18 Blind Prejudice?

The other day I experienced that visceral, gut reaction that only anger driven by prejudice can provide. Last year, Denise Coates, the founder of Bet365, paid herself £265 million… I hold my hands up – I felt rage, disgust, weirdly … Continue reading

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19/11/18 International Men’s day – on the subject of toxic masculinity

Your masculinity is toxic… Go on, try it for size… Ok, perhaps have a shot at toxic femininity. What reaction does that instil in you? The reason I’m raising this is that I’ve seen a whole bunch of punch ups … Continue reading

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