Tag: Society

  • Addictions, Dependencies and Vices

    Addictions, Dependencies and Vices

    I think virtually everyone has at least an addiction, dependency or vice. As an undiagnosed Autistic child I liked to consistently eat and drink the same things. I think my Mother noticed this so I was made to drank Orange squash and Tea. She kept me away from sweets and fizzy drinks. I still eat […]

  • Book Reviews: May 2023

    Book Reviews: May 2023

    I have recently read two books. One was ‘Struggling with God: Mental Health and Christian Spirituality‘ and the other is ‘The Heritage of Anglican Theology‘. Struggling with God: Mental Health and Christian Spirituality I am diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have had mental health issues for a very long time. I […]

  • Social Sins

    Social Sins

    When I talk of Sin many of us may think of the Ten Commandments in the Bible such as “Thou shalt not kill”. Many societies practise that commandment internally and newer rules develop to deal with new challenges that each century brings us. A common widely held sin today is “Claiming state benefits”. There is […]

  • Stigmatising Press

    Stigmatising Press

    If the new national sport is to force people like me to work full time, breakdown and fail then I guess play on.Even if you don’t care about my health or life, it will probably cost more to see me burn and probably risk others safety and wellbeing. Around 50+ years ago people like me […]

  • The Kamikaze Worker

    The Kamikaze Worker

    I was thinking today how politicians, media and thus society make the kamikaze worker the ideal standard for human beings. I would define the kamikaze worker as someone who puts work at the center of their life and above their health, family and society. I have often questioned the point of this overwork. It seems […]

  • A Student of Life

    A Student of Life

    In this thread I will attempt to describe a very simple summary of my understanding of life and how it changed during my #ActuallyAutistic #Mentalillness journey. It’s not complete as I would probably need a book to do that.Though knowledge of major influences may be of interest. As an undiagnosed Autistic young man I often […]

  • Simple Living

    Simple Living

    I think the happiest time in my life was when I was in my 3rd year of university. Although I was deeply worried about the big wide world when I expected to graduate. I didn’t have much money and lived a humble life. I lived in a room with an ensuite shower. I had one […]

  • All things are possible

    All things are possible

    Many years ago I used to feel incredibly lonely. Even when I had a partner in 2011 I felt alone. Eventually my partner had enough of me and I came back to England. Although my mother was alive.I still felt alone and wanted to die. In 2015 I had ECT after my final suicide attempt. […]

  • A Strong Person

    A Strong Person

    I like to think I’m a strong person. I believe a lot of people would be trying to kill themselves in my situation. I haven’t attempted suicide since 2015. The key to my survival is appreciating simply things. I reckon I could even work a routine out with the Bible and a tent. I think […]

  • Dehumanisation


    Dehumanisation is the denial of full humanity in others along with the cruelty and suffering that accompany it. A practical definition refers to it as the viewing and the treatment of other people as though they lack the mental capacities that are commonly attributed to humans. Homelessness in my experience seems to be the delimiter […]