Monthly Archives: March 2015

Transgender Day of Visibility – Why it Matters

With huge thanks to Nick for writing this blog on #TDoV15 Today, 31st March, has been kept by the transgender community as a Day of Visibility since 2009. Today stands as a companion to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is observed on November 20th, remembering those who have been killed or taken their own lives in the face of… Read more →

Contemporary Art and mental health. Lizz Brady, Broken Grey Wires.

“this time I ain’t changing my mind, I’m climbing out this abyss”

Trigger Warning – Mild Sui, Moderate SH I’m sick of this but in my sickness and addiction; you’re addictive as they get, evil as they come, vindictive as they make them. My friends keep asking me why I can’t just walk away from; I’m addicted, to the pain, the stress, the drama. I’m drawn in so I guess I’m a… Read more →

created by Sam Whyte, Manchester Mind 2015 - mental health, depersonalisation, de realisation

“It feels as if I am living in a cartoon or a movie” : The Reality of Depersonalisation

With thanks to Krista for this powerful account of her experiences with depersonalisation and derealisation. If you are likely to find this blog triggering then please make sure you are reading at a time that feels safe for you.  If you have you own experiences please do share them either with us or on Krista’s awareness account please do. As this… Read more →

Mental health friends

#MHFriends Tuesday 10th March 8-9pm

After reading a short story of a young man and his struggle with Schizophrenia, from his dad’s perspective, one aspect particularly resonated. After suffering a bout of poor mental health in my early 20s the one thing I remember, in the haze of alcohol, poor judgment, bad decisions – exacerbated by extreme highs and lows – was the change in relationships. We… Read more →