The way I see it, if you have found your way to this page you are probably interested in discussing mental health which can be a heavy, difficult and scary conversation to have.
I always try my best to make it a little less scary and maybe even a little bit funny but please don’t take that as me belittling those suffering with mental health issues. I know first hand the pain and suffering it causes to the individual as well as the family and friends.
I wouldn’t wish it upon anybody and if you are struggling, I truly hope that you make it through this rough patch and go on to live a healthy, happy life because you deserve it.
With that in mind, let’s set a few ground rules so things don’t get too silly.
I don’t have all the answers
I like to picture mental health as a big ol’ tree with many different offshoots. I have experienced a very specific aspect of that tree, a branch if you like (!) but by no means am I qualified to speak on the behalf of others, especially medical professionals!
The content of this website can be pretty heavy, so if you don’t have your parents permission, I’ll tell on you. I’ll probably swear a fair bit as well.
Be kind, always
I’ve found a huge source of strength in always being respectful to people, even if they don’t agree with me. We all have a right to voice our opinions as well as the right to discuss and debate. Take your hate elsewhere because life is way too short for that kind of nonsense
My English is far from perfect
I have a GSCE in English but that was ages ago. I also type like my heart is about to stop. I’m trying to work on it.
Don’t be that guy. Leave my grammar alone. (NB I have no living grandparents for you to insult based on that pun)
No names, no faces
I’m steering clear of names and faces of real people. Anything that might get me sued. Fill in the gaps with your imagination because it will probably be much more interesting that the real thing.
For all the fun and games we will have together, if you or somebody close to you are in immediate danger, call the emergency services straight away.
Hope that clears things up a bit. I’m just a guy standing in front of the internet, asking it to love him.
Or at least listen to my madness.