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I’ve been pretty busy lately with one thing or another, but something I really wanted to get a post out about is Faces of Mental Illness.

I’ve been working with Laura SQ from Mrs Bipolarity & Laura P. Schulman from  Bipolar For Life, on creating the real faces of mental illness. Initially it was in reaction to Brian Williams’ stigmatising negative comments on mental illness. He stated of Ariel Castro, who held three Cleveland women captive for a decade was the face of mental illness. So, here we have an NBC Anchorman claiming this repugnant man is the face for people who suffer from all manner of mental illnesses. Such comments from a public figure can only do harm to any organisations out there trying to educate people & reduce the stigma around mental health.

As mentioned, this was originally what prompted the two Laura’s & I to start Faces Of Mental Illness. However, I’d like it to continue & evolve to show how people who have mental illness are more than the illness itself.

We have created YouTube, Facebook & Twitter pages, all entitled The Face Of Mental Health.

Youtube – Faces of Mental Illness

Facebook – Faces of Mental Illness

Twitter – Faces of Mental Illness

Please show your support by doing any of the following…send us a vlog to mentalfaces1@gmail.com. We’ll upload it to the Youtube page & share it to Facebook & Twitter. Don’t worry if you’re unable to do this. I know I wouldn’t have felt comfortable doing this a year or so ago. But please visit the pages & have a look at what we’re doing. If you like what you see please comment or like the respective pages. If you do want to show support, please share the pages on your own Facebook, Twitter & Youtube pages

Any suggestions or feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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There are a few things I could write about here, but as it is a topic that has come to light to me over the last few months I’m going with Facebook (FB)!

I personally don’t mind social networking. I use it to simply see how my friends are & is an extension of keeping in touch, especially if they live far away. What has recently been pissing me off is how people of a decent intellect decide to use it to air their dirty laundry.

Recently a few couples close to me have decided to split, an unpleasant experience at the best of times (not for me, I mean them) yet how on earth does posting it on FB help??

I expect this kind of thing to play out publicly on programmes like Jerry Springer or Jeremy Kyle. I don’t mind saying this “I know I’m better than the fools that go on those programmes” to air their foul laundry. By this I mean I expect these people to be the bottom feeders of society. I hope I haven’t offended anyone here but that is how I perceive the people that go on those programmes.

Now why on earth do people who I regard as family I care for or friends I hold dear feel the need to publicly display their relationships. I guarantee in months maybe years to come it will be regretted.

Anywhoozles rant over. I expect I may get some grief for this post in some form or another. I just can’t stand seeing such things on Facebook. In my opinion it cheapens people & humiliates them.

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Facebook Page

I’ve started a Facebook page linked to my blog.

You can find it here.

If you’re on Facebook could you do me a favour & put me on your wall status thingy just to get the blog out there?

Many thanks in advance.


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