Tag Archives: Remission

I don’t ask for the moon

So here I am in this… zone. It’s a zone that I’ve been in before, although not for as long this in years. I’m scared to write about it actually in case drawing attention to it bursts the bubble. I’m … Continue reading

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In a heartbeat: I may be in remission, but I’m not in control

Let’s start with the positives. I am well. I am pretty much entirely free of bipolar symptoms, so I guess I am in “symptomatic remission”. I’ve yet to attain the dizzy heights of “functional remission” – I’m working more than … Continue reading

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While the tide is out: human resources for mental health #HR4MH

This is a transcript of a talk given at the human resources for mental health event held on 05/02/2013. To find out more, go to Twitter #HR4MH Let me start by telling you a little bit about me. On paper, … Continue reading

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Why be normal, when you can be so, so happy?

   Why be Happy, when You Could be Normal? is the title of Jeanette Winterson’s memoir of growing up gay with a fiercely religious adoptive mother, whose response to Winterson’s burgeoning sexuality is to have her exorcised. It’s a worldview … Continue reading

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