Tag Archives: mental illness

08/08/13 Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

About a million years ago – circa 1990 – I began to experience a slightly more intense level of looniness. That said…I didn’t attribute it to a whacky brain – I’d attributed my walking into things; my inability to focus; … Continue reading

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Swivel eyed loons or, ‘Hey, I resemble that remark!’ 19/05/13

On my recent walk with a talk around the town of my birth I asked the audience to yell out disparaging words for people with a mental malady. Between us, me and a couple of plants in the crowd came … Continue reading

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17/02/13 Ok, it’s a fair cop…

There’s a thing with your mental health malady – at the very least it’s a pain in the arse. I’d had a lovely couple of weeks walking – meeting all kinds of interesting folk, enjoying the almost eerie peace of … Continue reading

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05/08/12 The three pronged approach to dealing with mental health problems? Honesty, honesty and honesty…

Having met the “no, we don’t have any of that round here,” woman, I walked about a mile up the road and found a farmer who did have some of that. He was a man of about 60, mending a … Continue reading

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02/06/12 I’m not from these parts, am I?

A couple of days ago I met up with an Australian family – John, Gina and their daughters. Before I had time to say, ‘I’m a wandering lunatic,’ they’d furnished me with friendship, a peanut butter sandwich, an apple and … Continue reading

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24-25/05/12 And then, and then, and then…

The day didn’t start terribly well. I’d put a compede plaster on the blister on my right heal. It was coming off slightly so I thought I’d remove it and replace it with a new one. Using my mum’s tried … Continue reading

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