A tale of addiction & why legalizing drugs will not stop drug related crime

I gave up drinking nearly 20 years ago on the same day that I gave up abusing drugs of both the legal and the illegal kind. I stopped them one morning after being told that if I carried on the way I was then I would be dead within two years. Two years of dying… Continue Reading A tale of addiction & why legalizing drugs will not stop drug related crime

Why the recent Time to Change campaign is flawed

Time to Change is the leading campaigner in the UK in the fight against stigma and discrimination for those with mental health problems.  It is headed by MIND and Rethink and overseen by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  In spite of this it has recently made a huge error in judgement in the overall campaign.… Continue Reading Why the recent Time to Change campaign is flawed

Dispelling the mysteries of growing support networks

Of all the things that I was told at being diagnosed as having Bipolar Disorder the one that mystified me most was “get yourself a good support network”. I had no idea what a support network was or how to go about getting one let alone a good one. At that time in my life… Continue Reading Dispelling the mysteries of growing support networks