Mental Health & Stigma

“The single most important barrier to overcome in the community is the stigma and associated discrimination towards persons suffering from mental and behavioural disorders.” The World Health Organisation. So what is stigma? In the dictionary it states that stigma is a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or a person. A mark of disgrace sets one person

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What Is Mental Health?

In the dictionary its states that “mental health is a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being”. Mental health is so important at every stage of a person’s life. It effects how we think, feel, and act in everyday life. Right from waking up in the morning right through to going to bed in the evening, everything

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Growing Up – Part 3 (tw)

This post is continuing from my last post. The times that I didn’t hang out with Joe or visit Harry, me and my brother would just go off on adventures together. We would mostly just roam the streets, the local school and our local church which had a small Victorian cemetery. At the side of this church was a pub,

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Growing Up – Part 2 (tw)

Continuing on from my last post. Within a year I was to meet another boy called Ian. He was overweight and had the strangest fascination with refuse vehicles and the work the operators did. He would often walk around the streets around his home helping the bin men as they collected everyone’s waste. This was how I was to meet

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Growing Up – (tw)

As a child, from as far back as I can remember, I knew that I was different. I didn’t seem to fit in with the “norm” of what every other child did at that time. I grew up in a time where all the kids played outside in the streets. Playing football in the local park, or exploring the surroundings

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