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NCCAM and Tweeting For Improved Mental Health!

Hi All, I received an email from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) earlier today. As far as I know/can make out (apologies for my ignorance but I live in Ireland) NCCAM is part of America’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) Here is the main content of that letter, which I am […]

Schizophrenia Sufferers Are Being Let Down

The Schizophrenia Commission, an independent group of experts, has released a report on a year-long inquiry it conducted which looked into  schizophrenia care in England.  The results of the report “The Abandoned Illness” make for extremely interesting reading.  But as interesting as they are they will by no means come as a shock to anyone […]

199 Days later!

Dear all, Well 199 days ago we started the Mental Health Writers Guild and I want to tell you that it has been so very wonderful and such an encouragement to see how it has grown thanks to all of you! I also want to personally thank you all so very much for all of […]

Email difficulties – Help needed.

I have been experiencing difficulties with emails of late. I am sure that I noticed that there was an email referring to a blogger which I am also fairly sure had the word ‘alt’ in the title and which refered to wishing to become a  member of the Guild.  But when I went to access […]

Pro Bono Mental Health Services – Your help needed.

‘Pro Bono Publico’.  It is, at least in part, a well known phrase.  I say in part as it is quite possible that most people would know the phrase to be simply ‘pro bono’. It’s origin or etymology is from the Latin and means ‘for the public good’ and nowadays it refers to professional work […]

Amnesty International Releases New Guide Supporting Mental Health Rights

Because of the international nature of this Guild, I try to keep an eye on what is happening in respect of mental health care globally.  But, as many of our members will know that I live in Ireland and thus also keep a keen eye on what is happening here. A week or so ago […]

55 and Amazing!

LOL No I am certainly not referring to myself when I use the title ’55 and Amazing!’ Firstly I am not 55 (despite appearances) and secondly I would never consider or refer to myself as ‘amazing’. I would however consider and refer to you as being amazing for that is what you each are in […]