Mental illness: through the years I have believed that one of the most effective ways of coping with mood disorder is to strive through bibliotherapy (reading), Dr Google, the mentors we choose but available via youtube. One man I was drawn to and followed his quotes, at a time when anxiety consumed by being initiating depressions so intrusive, only shattered by ECT at one time. Only today, I have re-activated his name and checked out his quotations and then gone further. I am over-awed. Evidently those quotations which because of amnesia due to TBI I cannot hold in my mind. This led to many quotations being typed out over the decades as one can see from my WordPress blog. A random choice looking for some hope and youtube has opened up a doorway of consolation and curiosity. This man, William James, is a man I would ask anyone with mental health issues to become aware of and engage with, despite the fact he was born in 1842. It is my belief that people, especially children, adolescents must be watched over because of the impact of Covid-19, the fixation with ecocide and now War in Europe with a threat of the use of nuclear weapons. I encourage a journey especially for those neglected by our cinderella psychiatric/psychology services, with half the budget allocated by other countries. This becomes your personal journey. A good place to start is to listen to this gentle voice man tell the story of William James life.


Gratitude list … simply can change your thoughts.

About michelleclarke2015

Life event that changes all: Horse riding accident in Zimbabwe in 1993, a fractured skull et al including bipolar anxiety, chronic fatigue …. co-morbidities (Nietzche 'He who has the reason why can deal with any how' details my health history from 1993 to date). 17th 2017 August operation for breast cancer (no indications just an appointment came from BreastCheck through the Post). Trinity College Dublin Business Economics and Social Studies (but no degree) 1997-2003; UCD 1997/1998 night classes) essays, projects, writings. Trinity Horizon Programme 1997/98 (Centre for Women Studies Trinity College Dublin/St. Patrick's Foundation (Professor McKeon) EU Horizon funded: research study of 15 women (I was one of this group and it became the cornerstone of my journey to now 2017) over 9 mth period diagnosed with depression and their reintegration into society, with special emphasis on work, arts, further education; Notes from time at Trinity Horizon Project 1997/98; Articles written for 2003/2004; St Patricks Foundation monthly lecture notes for a specific period in time; Selection of Poetry including poems written by people I know; Quotations 1998-2017; other writings mainly with theme of social justice under the heading Citizen Journalism Ireland. Letters written to friends about life in Zimbabwe; Family history including Michael Comyn KC, my grandfather, my grandmother's family, the O'Donnellan ffrench Blake-Forsters; Moral wrong: An acrimonious divorce but the real injustice was the Catholic Church granting an annulment – you can read it and make your own judgment, I have mine. Topics I have written about include annual Brain Awareness week, Mashonaland Irish Associataion in Zimbabwe, Suicide (a life sentence to those left behind); Nostalgia: Tara Hill, Co. Meath.
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