Talking about mental health

People shouldn't assume that mental illness is a weakness

Hi, my name is Mary and several years ago I was in a professional job as a psychology lecturer. Perhaps I was naive, but I thought professionalism was about acting with good values and respect for others. I found out differently when I joined this college as a staff member in a small team of psychology lecturers.

I am ready to talk about my invisible illness

Not long ago, I ran into a lamppost and went to A&E. I thought my bone had popped out of its socket and felt distinctly sick and dizzy until the x-ray confirmed that I was okay. A year before that I waited in the hospital for hours to be told the stabbing pain in my abdomen was not, in fact, life threatening, but just an infection.


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