Monday 7 October 2019

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is not about being clean and tidy!

From a very young age, I remember categorising myself as a ‘worrier’. Sometimes it felt that, as soon as something I was worried about passed or was solved, I moved straight on to the next thing. Never content with peace of mind.

Nowadays, I can see this as the very beginnings of my battles with my mental health. Now that I know what depression, anxiety and OCD are, it doesn’t really seem surprising to me that I suffer with them. It’s almost as though they are written into my very being.

Having said this though, I must emphasise that my experiences with mental ill health have been (thankfully) quite mild compared to many others I know. However, I still wanted to share a slice of my story – specifically regarding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Saturday 13 April 2019

The Importance of a Parent’s Acceptance of their Child’s Disability

- You can also read this piece on The Mighty website. Click here! -

A child being diagnosed with a physical or learning disability is undoubtedly a difficult time for all involved. As a parent, it is understandable to feel devastated, confused, worried and generally overwhelmed by it all. However, there is something you can do that will help your child immensely – work to accept it.

Sunday 17 March 2019

To the Fans Eager to Defend their Idols.

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Like many people, I recently watched the Channel 4 documentary on Michael Jackson’s child abuse allegations (called ‘Leaving Neverland’) with a sense of shock and incredulity. Like many KPop fans, I also watched with shock and incredulity as a number of Korean celebrities were accused of organising prostitution and creating, distributing and viewing covertly filmed pornographic videos.

Do you know what these situations have in common? - the fans’ eagerness to defend them.

Sunday 10 March 2019

Do You Wish for a Magic Potion to Cure Your Disability?

This piece was also published on The Mighty.
You can read it here.

When considering all types of disability and illness, it is common to feel sorry for the people affected. You might think to yourself things like: “Oh my, what a shame. Why should they have to go through that? That’s so unfair.”