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09/09/17 Schrodinger’s Blood Pressure. 

I’ve been on a medication, quetiapine, an antipsychotic for about 9 years. It’s a magic complex of chemicals that serve to quieten my errant mind. It works to some extent, especially in that it increases my chances of a good … Continue reading

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22/03/17 From Blog to Vlog

Yes, I know it’s been a while – I’ve been going through a period of er…quiet reflection. As you may, or may not, know – Walk a Mile in My Shoes is going through a period of change – of … Continue reading

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17/01/17 #MadLivesMatter

Join us over the next few months as we talk about how  #MadLivesMatter You’ll hear why we think the wholesale slaughter of people with mental health problems in the UK is way past being unacceptable.  #MadLivesMatter That over 6 thousand … Continue reading

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10/10/16 We’re a SCIO!!!!

Sorry, you’re a WHAT now? SCIO – isn’t that a yogurt?  We’re a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation – take a look at what that is here I think I liked the yogurt better… After months of hard work, we’re now registered … Continue reading

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11/09/16 Prejudice

  prejudice ˈprɛdʒʊdɪs/ noun 1.  preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. “English prejudice against foreigners” synonyms: preconceived idea, preconception, preconceived notion; prejudgement “male prejudices about women” Well that appears to be an entirely unpleasant thing, … Continue reading

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21/08/16 Walk a Mile in My Shoes – it starts with YOU

Talking to Alison Meiklejohn, a non-executive member of the Lothian NHS Board at the letswalkamile event at the Royal Edinburgh (psychiatric) Hospital’s Fete at the weekend, I realised that even with all my experience in all things mental, I’m still … Continue reading

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20/08/16 What if…?

I could have avoided eye contact with the er…brightly dressed, broad smiling, curly headed young (er than me) man who bounced in front of me at the motorway service station on the M6 on Thursday.  I could have body swerved … Continue reading

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