My experience of being picked up by the police while psychotic.

I often joke that out of all the councillors on Basildon Borough Council, I have been picked up the most by the police. This is not because I have committed any crime, but because when I was in mental health crisis, the police were the only people who cared.

Myself and the Chief Inspector discussing community safety – my interactions with Essex Police now are on a far more formal basis.
photo of a manly man

Come on lads, man up

Recently I have noticed a peppering of showbiz ‘personalities’ who express their frustration with people sharing their experience of mental health, they cry man up! One particular comment is from Piers Morgan, he states: “I’m not convinced by this new trend of male public soul-breaking. Time for our gender to get a grip, methinks. Life’s tough – man up.”