Tag Archives: stigma

#42Days A #HungerStrke in protest against #UniversalCredit Day 8

On Monday, I went down to the Houses of Parliament to support the fine people of the Shaw Mind foundation and Heads Together as we watched a debate on whether mental health education should be made mandatory in schools.  They … Continue reading

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18/04/17 It’s good to talk…or…let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water…

Just recently I read a well thought out piece, ‘Suicide is Outside Me’ where the author, Dariusz Galasinski, speaks out against the current ‘It’s good to Talk’ rhetoric put forward by well meaning charities (including ours! Gulp! More in that … 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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06/08/16 Shit science and lazy reporting tells us that nearly everyone is a prejudicial bastard

Pitchforks? Check. Torches? Check. Hoards of angry villagers? Check. Shall we begin?  This week I read an article in the Independent that tells us that  ‘Majority of Britons ‘uncomfortable’ letting someone with mental illness look after their child, study finds’ … Continue reading

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09/07/16 You’re an attention seeking…

Imagine you woke up this morning and your world had changed.  When I say the world, I mean the world’s perception of you.  You haven’t changed. You’re still the same old…same old…you.  But something rather weird had happened. Someone…you’re not … Continue reading

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09/07/16 You’re an attention seeking…

Imagine you woke up this morning and your world had changed.  When I say the world, I mean the world’s perception of you.  You haven’t changed. You’re still the same old…same old…you.  But something rather weird had happened. Someone…you’re not … Continue reading

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