Mental Health

All things mental health from a person who has overcome a seriously dysfunctional childhood and survived two mental breakdowns.

time to exit your echo chamber
Mental Health

Some Advice for the Politically Homeless aka How I Got Out of My Echo Chamber

**This article is aimed at those who feel politically homeless right now and need some help with understanding what’s happening in the world. I have included many links to other blogs I have written and interesting pieces others have, as well as videos from people who have helped me exit my echo chamber.** After the […]

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echo chambers
Mental Health

On Being Resilient: Making the Case for Resilience

Everything is upside down right now. Fear and lacking are absolutely everywhere – from the eyes of masked strangers in the street to the infinite scroll of social media. Encouraging outrage I see lots of, encouraging resilience? Sadly, not so much. But how to be resilient? Is it worth the pain or is it just […]

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protecting mental health
Mental Health

How to Protect Mental Health During Lockdown

All areas of life spin round in circles and lockdown is no different. What was amazing last week might feel downright exhausting now. People you could count on during the first few weeks, when you were struggling, might be in need of your help two months in. Children who were previously loving being at home […]

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grief
Mental Health

Collective Grief and Comparative Suffering During COVID-19

With the collective grief we’re all feeling right now, I’d like to try and articulate my thoughts. I can’t promise it’ll be massively coherent but hopefully it will bring someone, somewhere a little bit of comfort during these strangest of times. Although I don’t have much experience of death – the only significant person I […]

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online resilience course
Mental Health

Polly Tries: My Experience of the Role Models Online Resilience Course

When Role Models approached me at the beginning of February to see whether Polly would like to do their online resilience course, we were in the midst of a tricky time. After a great end to 2019 and decent start to 2020, tensions were once again running high. Puberty and autism is a heady mix […]

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