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I feel no shame about my mental breakdown: it helped make me who I am – David Harewood


This week’s World Mental Health Day saw the global mental illness industry work itself into lather: Twit-storming wave after wave of stats and scary numbers at us of just how many of us are diagnosed,  have yet to be diagnosed … Continue reading

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Listening as Healing – Margaret Wheatley


This one of my favourite articles, one of those I try to make a point of reading again every now and then. Margaret Wheatley on listening- such a simple act, an act of generosity. Listening is healing for both the … Continue reading

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There’s so very, very much more to it than popping pills.


 Opinion piece, and personal account,  from Guardian columnist Deborah Orr on her experience of being prescribed then first taking “anti-depressant”. After five week process she was prescribed by a doctor she never met with no conversation about what to expect … Continue reading

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The danger of a single story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TED on the danger of a single story and how, as she says:       “That is how we create a single story: show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and … Continue reading

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