Writer, Editor, and Musician in the 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
INDEPENDENT EBOOK REVIEWS - [press links to read)
Auto-biog/whistle-blower: examines stigma surrounding subject of suicide and factors responsible for 1/4 of UK population experiencing depressive illness - 'Social, Political & Institutionalised Denial.' [READ MORE]
HISTORY: 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. Social campaigner.
PERSONAL: 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.
FORTHCOMING BOOK - 'How to be a nobody by...?' examines causes of dispossession, psychological effects, role of status and capitalism. PROPOSES HOW CLOSE WE ARE TO A PARALLEL CURRENCY-FREE GLOBAL ECONOMY resolving the ills of capitalism, removing poverty and mobilising every person - costing nothing.