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At the age of 34, I was sectioned and spent three weeks in hospital.Ros I had a psychotic episode caused by work stress and...

When I was a teenager I had a painful hip condition, which had me wheelchair bound for a couple of years: no-one said that "I had surely had enough (physio)therapy by now", "was I sure that taking medication was the best option?", that "it would be better if I didn’t mention it", that I was a "drain on the health services...

13th September 2014 was one of the most important days of my life so far. I was moving to university to study a social work degree. I’d blogged about my journey for months on my blog and it was finally here. The moment I had been waiting for. I was elated. But at the same time, I was filled with dread. This was a big...

A-levels are hard for everyone. The challenge to “do well” is enough when you’re healthy, but when you suffer from severe mood swings and impulses, which leave you exhausted, irritable and sometimes incapacitated, it sets a whole new challenge. My bipolarity came to the surface at a bad time. The start of my emotional...

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