Tag: help

I’m a man?

Yes, and here it is! Stiff upper lip. I’m a man. Strong. I’m a man. Burn stuff and take hipster photos of mountains. I’m a man. Depressed. I’m a man? Question every decision I make. I’m a man? Pretty sure I’m no good. I’m a man? You know something is wrong when you question your […]

Wallow

It is really easy to wallow, and I don’t just mean in a nice, deep, hot bath with a Lush bath bomb (other brands are available, but Lush are definitely best), a decent pint and a book. I mean in anything. I wonder what immediately sprang to mind when you read the word ‘wallow’? For […]

Love

Do we ever stop and think? Put ourselves in the shoes of another? That’s what we’re told we should be doing, after all shouldn’t we be aware of just what it means to be aware of mental illness? My path is a familiar one – I met a bloke who was broken, down, lost, desperate […]

Ask for help

It was fairly early on in my Royal Naval career, my first complement job as a Petty Officer, Weapons Engineer. I was on a type 42 Destroyer, and I was the maintainer for the main computer system that drove the Weapons system and the Operations Room. It was 1983 and we were deployed down to […]

Now I’m 64

“When I was young, so much younger than today,  I never needed anybody’s help in any way.  But now these days are gone,  I’m not so self-assured.  Now I find, I’ve changed my mind.  And I’ve opened up the door.”   help! – Beatles It’s only now as 64 looms on the, not so distant, […]