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 →

Rohan

I never believed I would …

Following the success of Emma’s blog, we asked a few other people what they never expected to have achieved in their lives so far. MM supporter, marathon runner, and pretty amazing all rounder, Rohan kindly obliged … TW: Sui   Had anyone spoken to me in January 2006 and asked me what I had achieved in my life to that point,… Read more →

#TalkTwitter tonight 9pm-10pm

We want to chat about Twitter … And we’ll be doing it on Twitter. It’ll be sat right there, while we talk about it (which seems terribly rude and un-British of us, but we reckon it’ll be ok with it). So, why do we want to talk about it? Well, coz we’ve been using it for a while now and… Read more →

“Just being there for someone can make all the difference. Don’t just say you’ll be there. Be there.”

With thanks to Manchester based writer and lifestyle blogger Charlie for this blog in support of #timetotalk day   Depression is sneaky, pernicious and pervasive. Sometimes, even those who suffer with it may not realise they’re depressed. Or realise it and society’s ignorance means it’s not recognised, not acted on and the sufferer can spiral down. My mum was probably depressed for… Read more →

“Howl”

Words don’t always cut it, we all have a medium that’s the best outlet for us as individuals. 

This is evident in the following piece – an interpretation of the third stanza of “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg – please watch and share your thoughts.

With huge thanks to the creator Julia Marshall for allowing us to share her powerful and expressive work.