Writer, Editor, and Musician in United Kingdom
'FOUR JAMMY BISCUITS SAVED MY LIFE TODAY (how to NOT kill yourself)'
Book 1 : 'bare fact' - HIGHEST RATING
Book 2 : 'bare soul'-HIGHEST RATING
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Sexual abuse from sister, age 6-9yo; nightly physical & psychological abuse from psychotic mother 7-18 yo; manipulative destruction from wife age 30-36. Complete breakdown, catatonia, denied care, homelessness, poverty, suicidal compulsions & madness. Managed rapid-cycling Bi Polar disorder and Post Traumatic Stress without medication for past 15 years.
27 years voluntary work in community support; plus independent speaker/tutor with or for statutory & voluntary Mental Health support, incl devising & delivering NHS training for front line services; also workshops with heads psychiatry, psychology & boardroom clinical governance. Chaired multi-disciplinary NHS/service-user group researching alternative non-medical crisis accommodation. Homelessness advocate.
Writer of fiction / non-fiction; poetry, stage/screen plays; seeks to highlight the hidden or silent self we hardly give ourselves credit for. Challenges usual precepts regarding what are termed 'strength' & 'weakness' 'positive' & 'negative.'
Examines a global illness responsible for 1/4 of UK population experiencing depressive illness - 'Social, Political & Institutionalized Denial.' [READ MORE]