Category Archives: life

I can’t stand up for falling down – Elvis Costello


I can’t stand up for falling down I can’t stand up for falling down   “I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down” I’m the living result I’m a man who’s been hurt a little too much And I’ve tasted the … Continue reading

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I am amazed by the strength of the human spirit and never give up hope


Lucy Johnstone walks us through a day in her life working as clinical psychologist on a community mental health team in an area of great social depravation. She explains how, rather than simply hand them a list of symptom to check … Continue reading

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Inside Homer’s Head


What’s it like inside your head?
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the hardest thing…


The hardest thing for people who hear voices
is the way they get treated by people who don’t. Continue reading

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Giant In My Heart – Kiesza


Wow doo doo doo doo dow           “Giant In My Heart” I’m trying to pretend it isn’t true But even when I want its like I can’t get over you Over you Over you, over you … Continue reading

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I wonder: what do the voices say?


I don’t know about all “the voices” but here’s one word my voices say a lot. Continue reading

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Order of Canada for Pat Capponi recognizes advocacy for those living with mental illness


Pat Capponi had an extra birthday present yesterday – she was awarded the order of Canada yesterday in recognition of her tireless spirit and many years inspirational work advocating for and helping make change possible for the one-in-five [six million] Canadians who … Continue reading

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Psychiatrists learn from the experts: their patients


One of the great myths of what often gets called “mental illness” is that people who have been diagnosed “lack insight”. The truth is that too many doctors lack the insight to ask – or the time to listen to … Continue reading

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Understanding Psychosis And Schizophrenia – BPS Report


“A fundamental message of this report is that that ‘psychotic’ experiences are understandable in the same ways as ‘normal’ experiences, and can be approached in the same way.”
Excellent report and resource, free publication by British Psychological Society- Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia.
Maps out a future for how we need to do differently – as individuals, a society and services.
Nice to know that someone is listening. Continue reading

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I always feel like I’m guilty of something – Albert Camus.


Within intellectual society, I don’t know why, but I always feel like I’m guilty of something. It seems that I’m always breaking one of the rules of the clan.
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