Tag Archives: OCD

Single-Parenting and Mental Health

The other day my eight-year-old son caught me dancing in the bathroom. “Not that you’d ever want to, but if you did that in a nightclub you’d probably catch a man.” Hilarity filled the house, as it so often does. His daily pint-sized views on life generally guarantee that. As it’s Mother’s Day today, I’m […]

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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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Celebrity depression and ‘practising fruitcakes’

There are two nuggets of mental health news that have grabbed me today – the first about a celebrity and the second about an impending change in UK legislation. I’m thrilled to see that Frankie Sandford from The Saturdays (who’ve had 11 UK top ten hits) has become an ambassador for mental health charity Mind. […]

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Man bites dog: tell me things are changing…

After such a ‘ta-dah!’ announcement of my blog, I have been pondering over what my first ‘proper’ blog entry should be. As a health journalist, I know that any given day offers up so much material by way of worthy mental health discussion topics, as well as all the soapbox issues that I’ve been racking […]

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