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What price mental health?

A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), states that mental health ‘issues’ cost Britain £70bn a year. That is equivalent to 4.5% of GDP lost through missed working days, increased benefits for those unable to work and costs … Continue reading

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Psycho Poet

I gorged myself on death tasting the poison in the air with ink blood on paper Just as I succumbed to subliminal messages at dawn each day Jigsaws echo across the land on the long march since pre-history, times on … Continue reading

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Bipolar blogging

I’ve been blogging about what it’s like to have bipolar disorder for a couple of years. I was very nervous at first, worried about the stigma if anybody found out who I was. Also, I was terrified that people out … Continue reading

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A Message from The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Bath – Honorary Patron of Bath Mind

It gives me great pleasure to ‘open’ Bath Mind’s ‘Your Voice’ by writing the first blog post. Having suffered from the mental illness depression myself, I have chosen ‘Mental Wellbeing’ as the theme for my year as the 778th Mayor … Continue reading

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