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Mental health diagnosis: relief or millstone?

After my last blog entry, one of my good friends commented, “I reckon you should say whether you mean losing friends before or after diagnosis. Now you’ve got a diagnosis, it explains why you were a bit random and crazy before.” Fair point. I would imagine there’s something very different about seeing a friend’s ‘random […]

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Those ‘crazy’ moments: losing friends & making amends

The author C.S.Lewis (of Narnia fame) once said: “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” I guess this kind of connection could refer to just about anything – a hobby, a love of the same eclectic read, splitting your sides […]

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Madness and sadness – let’s discuss…

Welcome to my blog. Once upon a time, not that long ago, I was Deputy Health Editor on a national newspaper and an award-winning health writer (I also co-wrote a book but I think my mum bought all the available copies). I was doing just fine. But then life happened and now – in addition […]

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