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‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ FREE kindle book on Amazon for my second anti-stigma campaign (mental illness)

Over 1200 people downloaded my book in my first anti-stigma (mental illness) campaign last August SEE THE POST AND COMMENTS ON IT BY CLICKING HERE (opens in a new window)

So, five months later, impulsively, I am doing it again!

If you would like to read it, it will be free from 12.00 am Pacific

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Schizophrenia, hearing voices, Radio, Thanksgiving, my mum’s schizophrenia and care for mentally ill patients

I just couldn’t let the debate over the lack of medical care for Schizophrenic patients go by without saying something. I grew up watching my mum suffering with catatonic schizophrenia after all!

I have read more articles this last week about the matter, but the biggest impact for me was listening to the Jeremy Vine

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My Alien Self My Journey Back to Me is FREE e-book from Monday 20th August 2012 for 5 days to help mental illness stigma!

Ok it’s not quite but the 20th August will nearly be three months since I launched my memoir as an e-book ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’

I have been through quite a bit of stress this last week, and still am, so I am doing this for two reasons – mostly (honestly)

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Happy carers week – thank you dad, carer to my mum despite years of schizophrenia

It’s Carer’s week this week! 18th to 24th June 2012 – Spare a thought for all those carers out there giving up their time to help those mentally or physically disabled – well done all of you, the world would not be the same without you!!! 🙂 http://carersweek.org (opens in a new window) and it

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300 famous people & celebrities who have suffered with mental illness, mental health or learning issues help highlight the stigma in our society

Below please find a list of 300 celebrities/famous people (alive and passed) who have or still suffer with mental health problems or illnesses or learning disorders. I have taken great care to compile this list from information which is openly available on the internet so to my knowledge it is a true list, but I

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Case study of family member with Catatonic Schizophrenia

A case study of person who’s Mother has Catatonic Schizophrenia which is also me – written in early 2009…

I have had a close experience with Catatonic Schizophrenia ever since I was born – a close family member, my Mother, has it. I have learnt a lot from my experiences of this disorder through my

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