Category Archives: Prejudice

A cry for help?

  When someone tries to take his or her life, and for some reason, whatever reason, is unsuccessful.  It is a traumatic experience not only for them, but also for their family and friends when they realise that they so … Continue reading

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Communication, or Lack of Communication?

Communication, or Lack of Communication? Communication is recognised as an essential human need and, therefore, as a basic human right. Without it, no individual or community can exist, or prosper. We all communicate every day, for the majority of us … Continue reading

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Arachnoid Cyst Awareness Wheel n Walk UK 2011 – Outcome

The Arachnoid Cyst Awareness Wheel n Walk 2011 UK, held in Olney, Buckinghamshire, was a fantastic day, which had not only a marvellous atmosphere, but also a genuine feeling of camaraderie. We laughed and sometimes cried together, as new and … Continue reading

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‘Knowing’ and ‘The Law of Sod’

Two of my poems (I hesitate to call them that, but I’ve been told that’s what they are) in the first I try to describe the beliefs and feelings instilled by the continuous, rapid fire and chaotic thoughts which, so … Continue reading

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The Value of Friendship

Friendship is a strange and mysterious mutual feeling of trust, support and affection between two people, you cannot see it; yet you can perceive it, you cannot touch it; yet you can feel it, you cannot hear it; yet you … Continue reading

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Black Sparks

When you see this blog you may think “Here we go again”, because it is about depression you may think he’s a miserable b****r.  I can assure you that I am not, and I hope my friends will testify to … Continue reading

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I’m Fine

A couple of years ago while out walking I met an old work colleague.  He was a “stiff upper lip, pull yourself together” sort of person who thought that people with a mental illness were either “lead swingers” or homicidal … Continue reading

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