***The opinions and experiences in this post are entirely subjective and my own. I realise that everyone’s experience is different and anything that I say here doesn’t diminish, disbelieve or disagree with your own experience.*** Wednesday 10 October is Mental … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Day
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the use of the word “trigger” and “triggered”. It’s been co-opted by the “Alt-Right” and their ilk to refer to the “SJW Cucks”. The problem is that the word has an *actual* use … Continue reading Triggered!
*** WARNING *** This is a post about mental health – if you’re not in the right state of mind to cope with other people’s mental health issues then please don’t read any further. This is possibly the most difficult … Continue reading A Dark Fire Burning
I know, it’s been a long time since I posted. I’m sorry, but I’ve covered most of the big points around AS elsewhere in this blog, I haven’t had much to say.
But recently I’ve noticed an upswing in people who I care about going through emotional and/or mental difficulties. Alongside this I’ve found that more people with whom I work have stress/anxiety/depression and related illnesses. It got me thinking about chronic illness and mental health.
An estimated 28% of the UK population will experience a mental health issue each year. People with chronic physical illnesses are up to 7 times more likely to experience one than people without one. LGBT people come off slightly better with an increase of just 3 times (source: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics) Continue reading “All in the mind. “