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by AstroOliver
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Creative Corner
Topic: Poems, stories, pictures and other expressive forms.
Replies: 121
Views: 362520

Re: Poems, stories, pictures and other expressive forms.

When I began to realise just how much ECT had affected my life and still was doing 28 years later, I was very angry and just needed to get it out, talking to counsellors, friends, anyone who’d listen – and I wrote a lot, prose and poems, which was very therapeutic – if you can’t manage that, how abo...
by AstroOliver
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Smiley Room
Topic: Poetry thread
Replies: 9
Views: 31169

Re: Poetry thread

I hope you like this poem, written as a bit of light relief (which, oh boy, I needed!), during the time I was actively campaigning in Newcastle on mental health issues and anti-ECT, and part of the continuing journey of settling with myself, damaged goods though I may be, warts and all … The ancient...
by AstroOliver
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: poor me
Replies: 3
Views: 2258

Re: poor me

I think you're absolutely right. Some time ago, I had a few weeks when I kept on getting picked on by groups of young lads, and what I had to come to terms with was that I was carrying around a victim mentality which came from way back in my boyhood when I was bullied by my brother (physically) and ...
by AstroOliver
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Assessment for benefit - YUK!
Replies: 3
Views: 2313

Assessment for benefit - YUK!

I'm 61 and walking-stick disabled, and a few weeks back I got a letter about having to have an assessment to do with my benefit, and it really worried me because this time it's from a private company, and I've heard they're on hidden contract to get as many people off benefit as possible - and becau...

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