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I’m taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health. Hopefully I’ll be back next week refreshed and back to 100% So wrote Madalyn Parker, a web developer in America, in a work email to colleagues in June. Her email, and her boss’s positive response hailing her...
Addiction is not just suffered by those going through it. It is also suffered by those who see their family members or loved ones going through it. Like a pebble being dropped into a pond the effects of someone with an addiction sends ripples of worry, concern, abuse...
Anyone who knows me will know that my passions include rugby, technology and Harry Potter. I was introduced to these books when I was working the night shift in a Children’s Mental Health Unit in London almost 20 years ago. I remember explaining to my nursing...
For centuries people believed that substance abuse was a moral problem, that a person made the choice to continue using a particular substance. It was believed that such a person had weak willpower and low moral strength, the blame was exclusively with them. This...
"Go on have the one it won’t hurt you." "God you are so boring." "Will I throw in a vodka into that diet coke when no one is looking?" This is mild compared to some of the so called ‘banter’ that an addict has to put up with. The stigma that goes with being a...
Image courtesy of Safefood.eu Brain function is vital for existence. We all need to feed ours brain regularly with the right mix for it to work properly & to feel mentally well. The human brain uses up to 20% of the energy used by the entire human body which is more...
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