Hello there. I’ve just this minute finished Day 66, in which my real name is revealed for the first time on the ‘Foot’ blog. Of course, here on the ‘Head’ blog, my real name was buried somwhere in the 29,000 words of post H7. Over on ‘Foot’, I used the story of an unsent Valentine […]Read More H7A: DEAR HUGH GRANT…. AKA ‘MY OTHER BLOODY VALENTINE’
The best laid schemes of mice and men Go often askew (Robert Burns, To A Mouse, 1785, English translation) Behind the curtain (meta stuff) It’s almost exactly a year since I published the first post on 50FootHead (the Pre-Amble). It’s been a very quiet winter on here, in spite of the expectations I had. The […]Read More H5: “WHAT’S NEXT”, INDEED…?
The Blue Comet The Sopranos I didn’t watch The Sopranos when it first aired. As a huge, borderline obsessive, West Wing nut I almost felt it was a betrayal to watch any other American TV show. In spite of recommendations from friends I never actively sought it out. Then my illness coincided with the last […]Read More H4: BLUE COMETS AND BLACK MIRRORS
To be happy, as opposed to blue. It’s a universal human aspiration. But also an ongoing struggle. Even though sometimes it will seem to others (and even to myself) that I’ve mastered it. This post is an attempt to explain how the effects of one severe episode of mental illness can reverberate through the years […]Read More H3: “TO BE HAPPY”
An introduction to my own mental health experience. Although I hope you enjoy my LEJoG blog, you don’t need to walk all (at the time of writing) 809 miles in my shoes. Just this one mile is all I ask… Pre-amble There’s no way for this not to come across as defensive, but I feel […]Read More H2: WALK A MILE IN MINE
Hello and welcome to the first mental health post in the ‘Head’ section of 50FootHead. This one is very simple. It is a plea, virtually a demand, for any reader to empathise with people who are experiencing or have experienced mental health issues of any kind. (Note: the first correction I’ve made to this post […]Read More H1: WALK A MILE IN THEIR SHOES