Friday, 23 August 2013

The Real Dangers of Self-Stigmatization - An Explanation

My Huffington Post piece was published today, and it can be seen here. However, after watching Eleanor Longden's TED Talk again, (it can be watched here) I want to explain a few parts of my post, and also write about how her TED Talk made me understand a bit more about my voices.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

A Quick Update

A few days ago, I wrote about a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a blog post of mine used as part of Huffington Post's TED Weekend on Eleanor Longden's TED Talk. More information about the opportunity, along with a link to Eleanor Longden's TED Talk is here.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Another Interview on BBC Radio 5 Live

This morning, I spoke again on BBC Radio 5 Live about the effects bullying had on me. If anyone's interested, the first interview from February is here.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity?

Yesterday evening, I returned home from spending a few days with my sister to an exciting email from The Huffington Post.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

My Comments in the Press

I recently blogged about the jokes made by Ciarnan Helferty, the chair of Amnesty UK. Since referring himself to their board of conduct, he decided to resign a couple of days ago, something I think was a wise decision. The Metro Newspaper and the Daily Beast asked me for comments, which are below, but I'll say it here too. I believe it is right to accept the apology made by Ciarnan Helferty and I also believe it was right for him to step down. Amnesty International do fantastic work around the world, and I would hate for their reputation to be damaged by poorly chosen comments from one individual.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Forced Drugging is SOMETIMES Needed!

Wow, my opinion has caused quite a stir on Twitter. People saying, "No it's never needed," or "Staff aren't doing their job right if they have to fall back on it," or "It's against human rights." I've tried to explain as best as possible that yes, sometimes it IS necessary, but 140 characters isn't a lot to get a long story out. So here it is in more detail.

Monday, 5 August 2013

No, You DON'T Have OCD

There's a lot of jokes and trivialisation going around about OCD lately, and I'm not just talking about the jokes Ciarnan Helferty made. I often go on meme websites, and posts like this are too common:

Friday, 2 August 2013

My Experiment with Twitter is Over

A year ago today, I set up my Twitter account @SchizophrenicGB as a year-long experiment. I didn't write about it being an experiment on my original blog post here, but I did intend to join Twitter for a year, see how it went, and then possibly deactivate my account if I didn't think it had made much difference. However, the results of my year-long experiment have been positive, and I'll be staying on Twitter for now!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Busy Times

I realise how most of my blog posts these days are about schizophrenia, mental health and current events, but not really giving an update into my CMHT or me in general. So here's a boring blog post about my CMHT and me in general!