What Running out of Psychotropic Meds Taught Me About Life

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It also made me emotionally constipated. I didn't give a shit for days I’m an individual of extremes. I’m a psychiatric nurse, living with clinical depression. I’m a father of three beautiful children. But I no longer have a relationship with them. I’ve been a victim of domestic abuse, but I am a man. I co-founded an international … Continue reading What Running out of Psychotropic Meds Taught Me About Life

Self-Deprecating Humour Linked to Better Mental Health, No Joke

I wish I was smart enough to understand this Many of us assume self-deprecating humour is used as a smokescreen for insecurities. However, a study published in 2017 found that making yourself the butt of your own jokes demonstrates higher levels of contentment and self-assurance. I make loads of self-deprecating jokes, but I’m just not … Continue reading Self-Deprecating Humour Linked to Better Mental Health, No Joke

The Importance of Gratefulness

How grateful living can change the world The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word grateful as follows: “Feeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received.” Gratefulness is an abstract noun formed by adding the suffix -ness to grateful. Simple as. But how is gratefulness important in our lives? The world’s entire population could not be … Continue reading The Importance of Gratefulness

It’s Hard to Give Up the Pursuit of Justice

But sometimes it’s about surviving At its height, the organisation I co-founded was international. We had a head office in London and a satellite office in Ontario, Canada. Via our social media outlets, we had an international reach to millions. We had a radio station, a helpline, a support group and a healthy number of … Continue reading It’s Hard to Give Up the Pursuit of Justice