Category Archives: anxiety

fish on a hook


I think a lot of us are wriggling.
That’s seen as a kind of illness without the vision of the hooks that we’re bound by.
So it seems that our behaviour is very crazy, when in context it isn’t.
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Babylon’s Burning – The Ruts


Babylon is burning You’re burning the street You’re burning your houses With an-xi-ety! Babylon is burning You’re burning the street You’re burning your houses With anxiety With anxiety Babylon is burning Babylon is burning With anxiety Babylon is burning Babylon … Continue reading

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how mad are you?


BBC Horizon’s version of the 21st century’s most popular parlour game …Guess My Diagnosis! Staged like a “reality” TV show, ten volunteers are whisked away to Hever castle in south of England, to participate in a series of “tests” supervised … Continue reading

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Grief and anxiety are not mental illnesses


Are we, as a society, already scared of our own emotions?  and more especially the emotions of others?  It often seems that there are signs everywhere that  this is so: and that it really ain’t working out too well for us, and less … Continue reading

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When survival is a symbol of success


 A piece from Toronto Star today about Earla Dunbar and Paul Rennie, their own fights to find recovery and a better life, the work they do together, their friendship and their home. “When you’ve had to fight for your life … Continue reading

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Physical Punishment and Mental Disorders


Article from Pediatrics – the official journal of the American Academy of Paediatricians on the link between harsh punishment of children and “mental disorders”. “…harsh physical punishment independent of child maltreatment is related to mental disorders” Adds more to the evidence … Continue reading

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babylon’s burning – the ruts


Babylon’s burning – The Ruts Babylon’s burning You’re burning the street You’re burning your houses With anxiety With anxiety Babylon’s burning Babylon’s burning With anxiety Babylon’s burning Babylon’s burning Babylon’s burning You’re burning the street You’re burning the ghetto With … Continue reading

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Why do we dream?


More on sleep and how we are beginning to understand what it’s about. This time dreams . From the BBC popular science show Horizon. There are many links with and references to mental wellness:  fear, anxiety, depression, trauma, talk therapy, creativity, problem solving, and the … Continue reading

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Cash for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders


Which do you think would offer you a better chance of recovery? a lifetime of free products from the pharmaceutical industry or $200,000 cash This report by the most assuredly excellent Bonkers Institute for Nearly Genuine Research may surprise you, or … Continue reading

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The Maniac in Me – Daniel Smith


great piece from NY Times Magazine By Damiel Smith April 2012 The Maniac in Me Photo illustration by Clang By DANIEL SMITH Published: April 20, 2012    26 Comments My brother Scott and I talk about anxiety the way some brothers talk … Continue reading

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