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The worst day of my life, thus far, in my forty one years – mum and vascular dementia

Yep, it’s another rhyming ditty/poem thing… 🙂

my echium pininanna

 

Six weeks today, my mum fell down the stairs

I thought this time, supporting her, was more than I could bear

But she came out of ICU, trauma ward, and now can walk

Even though she is slow, needs a Zimmer frame,

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It’s World Mental Health Day on Friday 10th October 2014! Both my memoirs are FREE Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th October inclusive; let’s beat stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues!

A new flower emerging

Each year, mental health is recognised by World Mental Health Day. It’s a time to come together and talk about mental health and mental illness.

The best thing I can do, apart from keep posting my blogs on this site, is to give the gift of my story of mental

……Continue reading It’s World Mental Health Day on Friday 10th October 2014! Both my memoirs are FREE Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th October inclusive; let’s beat stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues!

A photo of me, as a child, and an excerpt of my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ depicting that time…

Me (Amanda Green) as a young child

So, here’s a photo of me as a young child…

And an excerpt from ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ …

‘Many doctors have asked me about my childhood and my earliest memories. And I always told them the same thing: one of my earliest

……Continue reading A photo of me, as a child, and an excerpt of my memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ depicting that time…

Sharing our stories to beat stigma around mental illness and mental health issues

Well, as we know from my two memoirs and my many blog posts on my website, and continuing articles, that I have been sharing my story about my mental illness, life story and recovery and now, if I may, I would like YOU to share yours on my website.

I’d like to know about your

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Compassion for humans and animals is the soul of humanity, my mum’s abuse and how music is key- animal therapy and music therapy for stress relief

Gorgeous little Charlie my foster kitten

I have been spending much more time with my dad lately, building bridges and nurturing my love for him as a father, due to his triple heart bypass operation and many other adversities he has had to overcome this year and my involvement in those things.

In doing

……Continue reading Compassion for humans and animals is the soul of humanity, my mum’s abuse and how music is key- animal therapy and music therapy for stress relief

The child from my past – is that my child within? Why do I act like a child when happy?

I was deeply moved by a blog post I read lately, from a woman reminiscing about a scene from her childhood (a bit like the one from my book, where I visit the psychiatric hospital age six, to see my mum). It read very easily due to her ability to put her thoughts into words

……Continue reading The child from my past – is that my child within? Why do I act like a child when happy?