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A New Kind of Role Model: Brandon Marshall

Just a scroll through Brandon Marshall’s wikipedia page and you’ll quickly see that you’re not dealing with your regular NFL Pro-Bowler – but then again, Brandon Marshall isn’t just your regular guy. 966 more words


Fight or Fight

This was originally an essay I wrote for an online community for moms with depression. It hasn’t been published yet, so I wanted to put it here, with a new intro. 919 more words


The Benzo Bends

This article explores the potential problems with long-term use of anti-anxiety medication and the importance of re-humanising the treatment of emotional distress. The original article, published in the Irish Examiner can be read… 1,940 more words

Mental Health

Carers Rights Guide - What are your rights as a carer?

If you are looking after someone, find out about your rights as a carer and where you can go for financial or practical help.

Check out the guide (which you can download as a pdf for free) here: Carers Rights Guide


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Following the 'norm'

I truly believe social media plays such a big part in the stigma behind mental health, as demonstrated recently by the awful Katie Hopkins which I will post further about soon. 173 more words


Dark corners

I’ve slumped back into my dark corner today. Joe’s been gone two days and minimal contact means I’m left wondering if he’s okay. And today it’s my first shift back at work for Easter. 68 more words


Disclose or not disclose?

I attended an event last night hosted by a global organisation  with some prestigious speakers – Dr Christian from Embarrassing Bodies, Kate Nash – Disability Inclusion Consultant and Hugh Milroy – CEO of Veterans Aid. 499 more words