If physical diseases were treated like mental illness

Some handy tips there…

Dark thoughts: why mental illness is on the rise in academia

Mental health problems are on the rise among UK academics amid the pressures of greater job insecurity, constant demand for results and an increasingly marketised higher education system. University counselling staff and workplace health experts have seen a… Continue reading

Steroids and mixed affective episode

So the Crohns attacked. Been on steroids for 2 weeks and I totally feel like shit. My mood is up and down simultaneously and I don’t know where I am. I’m scared

Surviving the Holidays

Well, it’s the holidays again, and whether you celebrate Hannukah, Solstice, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or no specific day at all, you have no doubt been affected by the season. From the endless loops of… Continue reading

Bullied children more likely to hallucinate or hear voices

Bullied children are nearly five times more likely to suffer a psychotic episode by the time they are 18, researchers have warned as they call for abuse to be stamped out in primary… Continue reading

‘Am I crazy to want a baby when I’m schizophrenic?’ After a decade-long struggle, one woman tells of her fears as she contemplates starting a family

‘Am I crazy to want a baby when I’m schizophrenic?’ After a decade-long struggle, one woman tells of her fears as she contemplates starting a family There are babies everywhere – or at… Continue reading

Dissociation – a short poem by me

Originally posted on How To Juggle Glass:
OK, this is the first time I’m doing this so be gentle with me. This is one of the poems I wrote during my troubled adolescence.…

Coming out

Dear all I have finally found the courage from somewhere to put my real name on the blog. Lots of love Laura XXXX

Laughter Therapy: They Might Be Giants, London 2013

Ok so they say that laughter is the best medicine right? So I can’t think of any better therapy than going to see They Might Be Giants. It has been ages since they… Continue reading

Lithium toxicity

Lithium toxicity is a bitch and all I did was take my meds. I didn’t know what was happening at the time but for a few weeks before I was having severe memory… Continue reading