Category Archives: In The News

Disregard that last blog entry…

TRIGGER WARNING for self-harm So, it turns out that the Department of Work and Pensions in their infinite wisdom, have decided that I am no longer eligible for PIP based on an assessment that saw me score 0 on each … Continue reading

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Weight of a (very distant) world

The past few weeks have been hard. On January 18th I was told on Facebook that a dear friend I’d known online for over a decade had passed away after suffering an aneurysm. We never met in person as Tanya … Continue reading

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Carrie Fisher, and why everyone needs a Gary

To say I’m devastated about the sudden and sad passing of Carrie Fisher is no exaggeration. Growing up I only ever knew her as Princess Leia, who my dad (and probably everyone else’s dad) fancied from Star Wars. In more … Continue reading

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WSPD 2016: The taboo of Suicide Zoo

Two weeks ago on September 10th it was World Suicide Prevention Day 2016, a day dedicated to talking about the topic of suicide and breaking down the stigma that is still attached to the subject. Charities like Samaritans, Mind and … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH – I will punch your baby!

I was stunned and horrified to read in the news that a five-day-old baby had been punched in the head by an old man in the middle of a supermarket while out with her mum and sister. Yes, you read … Continue reading

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A borderline view on #brexit

52% of the UK voted that we leave the European Union. David Cameron is stepping down as Prime Minister. Nigel Farage thinks he’s Bill Pullman in Independence Day. It’s not even midday¬†yet and the apocalypse is seemingly on the horizon … Continue reading

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This isn’t about mental illness

I was as horrified as the rest of the UK today to hear about the shocking murder of MP Jo Cox, a wonderful and hard-working woman who was also a wife and mother of two young children. Her death was … Continue reading

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