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Category: Silence In The News

Men and Mental Health

Men and Mental Health

In an article I read it stated ‘every two hours a man under the age of 45 takes their own life’  . The reality looks as though it may be here to stay for a while. A worrying thought for all of us concerned and […]

Look After Yourself

Look After Yourself

According to the Health and Safety Executive, over half a million people in the UK suffer from burnout and stress due to their type of work. People in healthcare are among the main sufferers, and why would we think it is OK for companies to […]

Alcohol and kids…

Alcohol and kids…

Should I avoid drinking in front of my children? Not really something I thought when SJ was growing up. It’s only recently where I’ve stopped drinking and realised how much of an arse I was. An article in the Guardian covers this delicate topic.  

Under-18s with mental health issues to be asked about their social media use

Under-18s with mental health issues to be asked about their social media use

Under-18s with mental health issues to be asked about their social media use. How does this affect our children growing up in an environment that focusses on the haves, rather than the have nots – or the wants over the needs??  

BBC – 31st March 2018

BBC – 31st March 2018

The Department of Health in England is pledging £6m to help over eighteen in the UK whose parent(s) are alcoholics. From experience, I can relate to this problem and would have gladly accepted help from organisations who focused their attention on this subject. Seeing your […]

I Just Need Sleep

I Just Need Sleep

Being tired is ‘all in the mind’. A response from a colleague I worked with when I was a printer. This has stuck with me for most of my life. But as I am getting older, I realise that I have been missing out on […]

The Importance of Mental Health

The Importance of Mental Health

Waiting for an appointment to see a doctor can be painful enough for some. The waiting lists at hospitals have been documented negatively and I do not suppose it will be better anytime soon. In this day and age, why is this so?   The […]

The Benefit of Exercise to Combat Mental Health

The Benefit of Exercise to Combat Mental Health

Watch the video…   Exercising   The feeling of exercise is great for me. I can be out on walks or runs and everything in the world looks great. The exercise finishes and I come back to reality. I feel good, but something is missing. […]

The Toxicity of Masculinity

The Toxicity of Masculinity

The toil and trouble of being a man. What does this mean and how does it relate to others? Eldra Jackson has spoken candidly about how the effects of life have taken their toll on him. You see, his journey has come full circle as […]

The Menacing Mind

The Menacing Mind

How does it feel when your mind cannot stop spinning around? The thoughts that seem to have been injected into our bloodstream, accelerate so fast.       Everything that we can do in our entire lives is now reliant on technology. Thinking about it….we […]

Debt and Mental Health

Debt and Mental Health

I have lived through the horror of debt due to a thirst for hedonism. Recently, the news came that debt collectors can be implemented to visit vulnerable people which is horrific.   The Report…   Financial institutions are using debt collectors, threatening letters and bailiffs […]

Winter Exercise…Is this for you?

Winter Exercise…Is this for you?

When we consider the winter months the immediate thought for many is to get home to the warm. Is this the way we want to live? A fortress ruminate over the past, or re-live the arguments, financial difficulties we face, especially with Christmas upon us? What […]

Priapism – could you handle it?

Priapism – could you handle it?

Male Antics I was reading an article that made me smile the other day and I know it shouldn’t have done but it did, as I developed an image of groups of men young and old, afraid to stand up to go to the bar […]

Our children are obsessed with gadgets – our fault?

Our children are obsessed with gadgets – our fault?

A Gadget Too Far As a parent, it can be so easy to pacify my son by asking him to use his phone or look at Netflix as ‘I’m busy’. And I have seen first hand, how easy it is for parents to leave their […]

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

One of the best guitar players in my opinion of the 90’s, Eric Clapton, has been diagnosed with a condition called peripheral neuropathy which impacts on his ability to play the guitar due to numbness and tingling in his hands. No more ‘Bad Love’ I […]