For some months, maybe more, my mental health had been declining very rapidly, though I did not notice it at the time, I believed the “Happy Face” mask that I religiously put on every morning for the rest of the … Continue reading
March 8, 2013
Tagged Advocacy Partner, Awareness, challenges, depression, Determination, Disability, Friendship, Health, hidden illness, hope, independence, January, Mental disorder, mental health, pain, Willpower
The thighbone’s connected to the hipbone… Wednesday 16th January 2013, 160th Birthday of André Michelin, famous for his design and production of car tyres. If I had been wearing a Michelin man suit that day, I would not have ended … Continue reading
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
Posted in Benefits, Communication, Conversation, Depression, Disablement, Discrimination, Fatigue, Hope, Judgement, Lack of research, Living, Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid, mental illness, Prejudice, Stigma, Talking, Uncategorized
Tagged Benefit Claim Forms, Health, Inclusion, mental health, Policy and Advocacy
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
Posted in Arachnoid Cysts, Depression, Disablement, Discrimination, Epilepsy, Fatigue, Fun things to do, Hope, Lack of research, Living, Mental Health, mental health poetry, Patient poetry, Poetry, Prejudice, Stigma, Sunny Afternoon, Talking, Uncategorized, Walk n Wheel, Walking
Tagged Arachnoid cyst, depression, Doctors, Emberton Park, Enjoy every moment, Friendship, Health, mental health, pain, Poetry, what is normal?
Saturday 16th April is a very special day to all of us in the United Kingdom who have an Arachnoid Cyst; it is also a very special day to all of our friends and families. Why is it so special? … Continue reading
Posted in Arachnoid Cysts, Depression, Disablement, Epilepsy, Fatigue, Fun things to do, Lack of research, Living, Mental Health, Sunny Afternoon, Uncategorized, Walk n Wheel, Walking
Tagged Awareness, Doctors, Emberton Park, Health, hope, manic depression, medical ignorance, Neurologists, Olney, pain, what is normal?