Tag Archive: Health

‘Am I crazy to want a baby when I’m schizophrenic?’ After a decade-long struggle, one woman tells of her fears as she contemplates starting a family

‘Am I crazy to want a baby when I’m schizophrenic?’ After a decade-long struggle, one woman tells of her fears as she contemplates starting a family There are babies everywhere – or at… Continue reading

Lithium toxicity

Lithium toxicity is a bitch and all I did was take my meds. I didn’t know what was happening at the time but for a few weeks before I was having severe memory… Continue reading

‘Hooked on happy pills’? How the media demonises mental health medication

By Rachel Whitehead Working in a busy press office for a major mental health charity Rethink Mental Illness, I often get calls from journalists asking if I can put them in touch with someone… Continue reading

Crazy soup for the soul

Crazy Soup for the Soul I hear voices telling me to kill myself. They won’t go away, they tell me that I am worth nothing, that there is no point in me being… Continue reading

Hearing voices is just madness

I am totally crazy at the moment. The voices won’t leave me alone and I feel surrounded by madness. I’ve been seeing things too, particularly when I’m trying to get to sleep. I… Continue reading

Mental health patients are being ‘detained in all but name’

More people are being sectioned under the Mental Health Act and too many of those detained are subjected to unnecessary restrictions and get too little help to recover, the NHS watchdog reports today. The Care Quality Commission’s… Continue reading

Leaving science

I have started a new MSc course in science media production. I would have written about it earlier but there were tons of issues with the registration as I’m still technically registered on… Continue reading

I have Crohn’s disease, which is just dandy

I have had the wonderful news that I have Crohns disease which to be totally honest was simultaneously a shock and a massive change to my world view. I had believed that my… Continue reading

Mischief Managed: The PhD is in

So finally the PhD is complete and I have handed in 2 rather slick looking bound copies to the examiners. Well I handed them in at the end of June but I haven’t… Continue reading

DON’T PANIC DON’T PANIC DON’T PANIC