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it's new year's eve about 22.00 people are gathering outside our flat complex and fireworks sporadically explode in the distance i look back on the last tumultuous year and know th...
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31st Dec 2015
practical solutions… these won’t apply to everyone, but they might give you some ideas to help your own recovery… I suffer joint pain in my hip, shoulders and feet what caused it i...
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29th Dec 2015
being cautious the excitement I felt earlier, about finding an opportunity to develop a career as an artist and writer, has worn off something happened which triggered a minor rela...
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22nd Dec 2015
A Eureka Moment… Well, this is a turn up for the books! I had a flash of inspiration earlier. My cpn is putting a bit of pressure on me to socialise (I’m perfectly happy being a lo...
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19th Dec 2015
My cpn says she has a “mathematical” mind. I’m not sure what sort of mind I have, I don’t think anyone can categorise the human mind. We’re all different, unique, the sum total of ...
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18th Dec 2015
Before you read the following, bear in mind that I was on my own with no family, friends or support in a very hostile (to me) environment – our local secure MH hospital, not quite ...
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16th Dec 2015
If you use poetry or any sort of writing as an outlet for feelings, worries etc. and find you have writer’s block, here’s a way to get through it. I’ve had it a few times and it ma...
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14th Dec 2015
Antipsychotics and stress cause me to have sleep problems. When I’m very tired my hearing becomes hypersensitive. Last time in MH hospital I learned and practised the following tec...
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13th Dec 2015
Rock Pool When I was in MH hospital in April – June last year, I found beautiful things were sometimes the most simple to find. There was an enclosed courtyard with herbs like rose...
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13th Dec 2015
I had 3 hours’ sound sleep last night after two hours of tai chi and deep meditation. The Work Capability Assessment this morning had been very much on my mind. I went for a walk a...
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08th Dec 2015
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