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This entry is somewhat remarkable in that consists solely of links to other people‚Äôs blog entries with almost no discussion or intervention. I do most heartily commend all of the pieces, but admit that it also functions as an easy historical record for me of a period in which I have not blogged. (more…)

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Anyone who follows or followed this blog can hardly have failed to notice that, with one exception, it has fallen silent since October 2010. Those who have followed it previously will also know that silences are a not uncommon occurrence and are a result of my depressive episodes. However, although 2011 was a very bad year, an absence of 20 months cannot be accounted for by illness only, nor have I spent my time since that time in a continuous depressive episode. So what accounts for the length of this absence over and above my depression? I realise that this is a question of negligible general interest, but since I have always contended that part of my reason for blogging is as a therapeutic activity, I have no compunction about assaying an answer. (more…)

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As usual during an extended illness one of my chief weapons in staving off the emptiness and despair has been video games. I believe that much more serious consideration needs to be given to the therapeutic role which they can play for depressives. (more…)

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This entry attempts to explain why my blogs have fallen silent for the past 6 months and is therefore mainly of personal interest, although I include some cogitation on the barriers to those with MH issues getting involved in campaigning for better services etc., and also a brief summary of what I have been doing and how I intend to catch up. (more…)

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22nd August 2005

Here is another poem that was posted on the Women Writers list… (more…)

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8th August 2005

On a Yahoo list I am on someone posted this poem… (more…)

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4th May 2006

A brilliant article by Magnus Linklater in The Times (3/5/06) on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy… (more…)

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