Trauma is a complicated thing, one word that can conjure up so many different facets and contexts. I think it is fair to say there is no one definitive ‘traumatic experience’ as each individual will perceive and respond to it differently. In this blog post I want to talk a bit about my own trauma and how I was helped to process it through Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing therapy.(more…)
In over a decade in and out of mental health services, I have been asked am I suicidal more times than I care to count and I always find it a very interesting question to consider.(more…)
I always like to think I come across as a confident, outgoing and extroverted person. As a local politician, I can interact with hundreds of people over the course of a week with a big smile and grin, but what the majority of those will never see is a dark void inside me, and a deep disconnect I have with the world.