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Wilde Woman


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Posted Sun Oct 17th, 2010 3:15am Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

Many thanks Stephen for your programme. If memory serves, (which it seldom does accurately) I was busy trying to get my head round to the land of the working when it was broadcast. Internet connections were random for me then due to the government's witty take on what a person needs on benefit which prevented me responding before. They should study Maslow.

I'm currently resting, exploring, playing and contemplating having had two good years (the last one especially) of working full time. I currently volunteer for MIND and I've now dipped my toe (or big foot) in the water with a splosh to try out social networking and to start a blogsite on my own experiences with Mental Health.

http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/

I don't expect you to have time to pop in, but I thought some of your followers might like to. I don't counsel or preach, merely suggest as I know only too well it's totally wrong to assume anything.

I can't thank just you, my most recent theatrical employer, friends, family and most of all my medical team have their share to answer for. What a relief it is to me to not only find my voice but to use it too.

Unlike most other events in people's lives when we are mentally ill our recovery process is often prevented simply because we have no outlet. Divorce, operations, accidents whatever - people talk about the experience. It's natural, normal and healthy to do so. No wonder people suffer relapses when this process is prevented by fear, prejudice and disinterest. I could go on and will... but in my blog I think.

Take heart folks. You're not alone and there are marvellous sources of help at all times once you know where to look.

And Stephen... Moaw!

My Blogsites:
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!

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Vampyros


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Posted Mon Oct 18th, 2010 3:53pm Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

Will pop by. Starting a group myself at the moment N.E.M.O - North East Mood Organisation.

More details will be posted this week.

Vx

The Katy Sara Culling Tribute is ready in e-Book form http://chipmunkapublishing.co.uk/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2326 Charity/Bipolar

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Wilde Woman


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Posted Mon Oct 18th, 2010 6:37pm Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

Hi V

If you have a website let me know and I'll add it to my blog. Feel free to comment when you get there. I figure we won't get anywhere if we don't speak out!

I'm currently working as a volunteer with MIND and the cuts are hitting them badly. Mental health was never top of healthcare spending in the first place - it's just got worse.

The more of us that can help ourselves the better, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't take advice from professionals. As people in the UK we are free to choose which advice we take or ignore but with mental illness we are not always aware of what's best for us.

In my history I learnt to negotiate and haggle with my medics and the more we can tell them what is working and what isn't, what helps and what doesn't, what troubles us and (just as important) what cheers us the better our chances of managing our conditions or even (in quite a lot of cases) reaching the point whereby we're fully recovered.

Off the start a new message now as Ruby Wax is also a sufferer of bipolar and yet isn't seeing eye to eye with Mr Fry!

My Blogsites:
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!

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Vampyros


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Posted Sun Oct 24th, 2010 6:42pm Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

I think Ruby is just misunderstanding our beloved Stephen. He has certainly not encouraged me to come off my meds - I know meds are the best course of action for me if not the only one.

N.E.M.O group is on facebook while I write the website people can find us by searching for North East Mood Organisation. I will put a link to your blog on the site too.

Totally agree about speaking up, most of the problem is we don't tell medical professionals enough and therefore they don't have the feedback they need to make changes. I work with Newcastle and Leicester universities doing surveys, proof reading treatment plans and mood journal writing. It is important that we get a better understanding of the treatments that work and why some treatments are not as effective.

Vx

The Katy Sara Culling Tribute is ready in e-Book form http://chipmunkapublishing.co.uk/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2326 Charity/Bipolar

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katysara


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Posted Sun Oct 24th, 2010 9:42pm Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

I have a website: http://www.katysaraculling.com/

HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KSx

I am an administrator on this site.

"Having a great intellect is no path to being happy."
~ Stephen Fry

See my website: www.katysaraculling.com

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Wilde Woman


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Posted Sun Oct 24th, 2010 11:28pm Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

katysara said:
I have a website: http://www.katysaraculling.com/

HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KSx

It's not a competition Katy, at least I hope not. The more the merrier I think... 'united we stand, divided we fall' and all that. And I have got you on me blogpage. I can tell I'll have to look up N.E.M.O. and add Vampyros' before a fight breaks out. Yuk spit and yikes no. Please don't take on so... On no, Oh no... The last hing I want is to divide people up... or upset them. (Amicableness I always thought of as a common trait among the mentally ill, but strangely far more rare among the so called 'normals'... please let me keep that one illusion!

Mad and proud of it I say! Scare the hell out of 'em as they sure as hell scare us! Well wind them up at least! Considerate, that's another that 'normals' forget, along with respect... compassion... sensitivity... honesty... I could go on, but best not. Poor loves I expect they can't help it.

When I say in my intro I write to educate people on mental health I'm not kidding. I often feel when I'm writing I'm teaching the 'normals' about common sense and most of all kindness.

I must say I like these little smilies at the moment... I wonder if I could write something that includes them all!

Thank you for your support folks. It means so much to mean to have anyone read it at all frankly. Wish more people would post a comment though, or am I being greedy now? I don't even care what now!

My Blogsites:
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!

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Wilde Woman


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Posted Mon Nov 1st, 2010 11:34pm Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

Ok I've decided. My blog is for somewhere to go when I (never mind anyone else) need a reminder on things that help, and here is where I'll write about me now.

Had a few too knocks and a bad week last week. It's a bit better now, not least because I've got a new password to allow me to get back here.

The only thing is I might need reminders to read and eat my own words. Even now I have to keep practicing everything I learned almost every day. Sometimes I do so without thinking, but sometimes there are days when I forget everything. Triggered by fear of a repetition of past events which themselves are triggered by something happening that brings it all back. And sometimes, like it's a drug in itself I seem to need or want to just wallow and plummet.

It seems old habits die hard and take a long time to change. I've tasted of better things though now, so I guess that's what keeps me fighting all the way.

My Blogsites:
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!

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Wilde Woman


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Posted Fri Nov 5th, 2010 12:11am Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

New posting on my blogsite this one's about counselling to help dispell a few myths.

http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/

My Blogsites:
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!

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Wilde Woman


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Posted Mon Nov 8th, 2010 5:50pm Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

New posting on my blogsite:

http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/

How many facets to your personality do you have?

My Blogsites:
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!

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Wilde Woman


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Posted Thu Nov 11th, 2010 2:48am Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

New posting on my Blogsite:

http://thisinspiration.blogspot.com/

Especially for the budding writers among you!

My Blogsites:
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!

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Wilde Woman


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Posted Thu Nov 18th, 2010 5:00pm Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

New blog... in a nutshell I've come to the conclusion I can't help anyone who doesn't want to help themselves. Sorry and all that, but I'm not God and nor do I have his powers. Been really angry, depressed and screwed up about it all for the last month. So much so, that it may be the last time I come here.

http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/

My Blogsites:
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!

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Wilde Woman


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Posted Wed Nov 24th, 2010 1:21pm Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

Things to have fun with on both of my blogsites this week. Time for a break from the dark clouds I figure. And if you want to make your own Christmas cards here's a way to do it.

http://thisinspiration.blogspot.com/
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/

My Blogsites:
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!

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Wilde Woman


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Posted Sat Nov 27th, 2010 4:32pm Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

Two more new postings on my blogsites see above for the addresses!

My Blogsites:
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!

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Wilde Woman


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Posted Mon Nov 29th, 2010 4:39pm Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

Phew, now I've sorted my signature out I don't have to keep quoting my blogsite addresses!

So... if you think you can't draw but would like to have a go... I've just posted a blog on an exercise to get you started. Enjoy!

My Blogsites:
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!

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Wilde Woman


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Posted Tue Nov 30th, 2010 5:06pm Post subject: Inspired to start a blog on Mental Health

And I've just started another blog... is this a sign of mania I ask myself?

http://thelightersideofmadness.blogspot.com/

My Blogsites:
http://mindwalking-ajournalofdiscovery.blogspot.com/
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!

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