Rape, domestic abuse and what happens when you’re 1 in 4. Graphic content, caution required and recommended.

I’m warning you all now, if you want to read this, that’s fine, if you have experienced similar things, I hope this post helps you. But I warn you, it’s hard and dark, almost as hard to write as it was dark to experience. This post features rape, domestic abuse, mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD and unhealthy coping mechanisms. I want it off my chest.
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The problem with mental issues

As many of you know, I have some mental issues. We’ve covered them, but just in case, PTSD, anxiety, depression and a generalised rage at everything. There’s the rub, you’re mental? Tough, deal with it. Oh, you’re dead? Well, never mind then.
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Why I got sent home. Dead people shouldn’t be walking around.

My walk home has been punctuated, every step, by the words ‘practical’ and ‘rational’. While staring at the floor to avoid seeing dead people. Continue reading

Service dogs and their work. Neither of us can take credit for their work!

A few years ago, everything went a little Pete Tong, (wrong to my non-90’s readers!) and I was so grateful to one of my oldest friends when he let me crash at his and his wife’s house for a week. So I hopped on a plane and buggered off to New York for a week! Continue reading

The mental health post, guaranteed to sit your bum down and think. Tilf and Mr Trick examine mental health care in the UK

So, I suddenly realised that I know a lot of crazy people, and I don’t mean “oh, she’s crazy” I mean “we the jury, find the defendant.” With this in mind, I have decided to do a post that people will probably get angry with.

The state of mental health care. Continue reading