What Is Mine?

How do you learn to love a body when you don't feel full ownership of it? This piece feels very strange to write, because so much of it feels like old ground. And in a sense that's absolutely true. Once again I find myself in the position of trying to accept and love my body … Continue reading What Is Mine?

Physical Health, Mental Health, and Parity of Esteem

A little while ago, something very strange happened to me… For the past three or four months, I’ve been trying to get back into better physical shape.  The combination of a pandemic radically altering my ability to get out and about for over a year because it didn’t feel safe, and my mental health deteriorating … Continue reading Physical Health, Mental Health, and Parity of Esteem

Mental Health Awareness Week: An Updated Spotter’s Guide

It's that time of the year again folks!  Yes glory be, it's the middle of May and it is once again 'Mental Health Awareness Week' here in the UK.  Not to be outdone, the US designates May as 'Mental Health Awareness Month' thus ensuring that we get subjected to a deluge of platitudes and sugarcoating … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week: An Updated Spotter’s Guide

Mental Health and the Other ‘S’ Word

Today I'd like to share some thoughts with you.  These are thoughts about mental health, public perceptions of it, and one especially touchy subject that many people find difficult to talk about.  It's a dirty word uttered in hushed voices, and it begins with 'S'.  It's also my least favourite word in the mental health … Continue reading Mental Health and the Other ‘S’ Word