A serious look at the health crisis in men and the significant contributory factor of the masculine identity and the social expectations placed upon men by society as a whole to perform a masculine role.
Category Archives: Mental Health
My Life and Insomnia
A look at insomnia, how it affects me, and what I think we need to do to move forward as a society less judgemental of those with sleep issues and more open to managing the more extreme treatment options that we currently are hesitant to prescribe.
Men, We Need to Talk About Violence
A long-read about maleness, masculinity and masculinised violence. Looking at how violence disproportionately affects, and is perpetrated by, men. My discussion on the psychological, sociological and anthropological implications and potential ideas of how we can help moving forward.
My Life and Disappointment
A look at expectation and reality in the human mind and how they can lead to disappointment with the focus being on people who have low expectations and for whom the reality is even lower. People with bad luck who are being failed because society refuses to acknowledge the reality of how life works.
My Life and Rejection
A short article about rejection and rejection sensitivity dysphoria, a symptom that typically manifests in those with neurodivergent or mental health conditions.
My Life and Intolerance to Uncertainty
A first-person, almost stream-of-consciousness account of fear caused by uncertainty in someone with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), with focus on intrusive, unwanted thoughts of negative outcomes, gathering information to assist in feeling more comfortable, distraction and routine-building to help out as well as just accepting failure as an option!
My Life and Autism
Not an easy article to write, but one which I think needs to be written. All about autism and how it affected me and my life, and how I experience it. I was diagnosed at age 32 as on the spectrum, so I lived a whole youth of not knowing.
My Life and Executive Dysfunction
“One of those days.” We’ve all had them, you barely manage to wake up, your brain is a complete fog, you try to wipe your arse with your toothbrush and brush your teeth with toilet paper. Even though the sun is shining outside, everything looks dark to you and curling up in the foetal position,Continue reading “My Life and Executive Dysfunction”
“A Problem Shared…” The True Cost of Damage
Spoiler Alert: Contains spoilers for ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ If you haven’t read a book from 1891 by now, do you need a spoiler alert? Content Warning: There will be discussion of sexual violence, rape and possibly mental health issues and suicide. NOTE: The following is not the opinion of a qualified medical professional. IfContinue reading ““A Problem Shared…” The True Cost of Damage”
Who Hears the Voiceless? On Being a Nobody
I’m a nobody. You might think “You have this website, and a twitter and views and people listen…” Nah, they don’t. Not really. Not compared to, say, someone who went and did a journalism degree, then worked at the local paper for a bit and then, they were a bit nerdy so they worked theContinue reading “Who Hears the Voiceless? On Being a Nobody”