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.
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!
It's the one who haven't been assessed I'm scared of!