Irish ex-MMA athlete Graham McCormick on treating his Unstable Personality Disorder with DBT and Mindfulness.

Irish ex-MMA athlete Graham McCormick on treating his Unstable Personality Disorder with DBT and Mindfulness.

Irish ex-MMA athlete and fighter Graham McCormack had always struggled with his mental health, from an early age hating himself and getting into all kinds of trouble. He was expelled from school for drinking on the grounds, and was into rehab at age 16. At age 19 he had made his first suicide attempt. “I let my thoughts get the best of me I started to believe them and acted out. What I decided to do here was that I tried to end my life at 19,” he told presenter Ryan Tubridy. He explained that when he had his first […]

Some Helpful Mental Health Organizations in the UK

Some Helpful Mental Health Organizations in the UK

With a mind to support those who might need mental health support, we’ve decided to put together a post which collates some mental health organisations which might be able to help. Is there free mental health help available in the UK? There are a number of organisations which provide free mental health support to people in the UK. What Organisations provide free mental health help in the UK? Samaritans: Samaritans main focus area is to help out those who are thinking about committing suicide. It is a charity started by Chad Varah in 1953, who realized the need of helping […]

What is the Green Movement in Iran and how successful was it?

What is the Green Movement in Iran and how successful was it?

After the presidential election in 2009, the Green Movement had its momentum, which, however, passed very quickly. When the protests started the Green Movement has a kind of a union, composed of different groups, both secular and religious. At the beginning these groups were united by a common interests – civil right, social freedom. The movement had a strong start and on June 15th there around 3 million protestors on the streets of Tehran. This was unexpected by the regime. However, the strong momentum very quickly passed when the former president Rafsanjani, a firm supporter of the Mousavi campaign, announced […]

The ties that bind

Best laid schemes of mice and men, eh? Good intentions, road to hell and all that. As I set out on my wee speaking tour of the Highlands & Islands I also set myself the task of writing regular updates. Due to various technical and human factors, that hasn’t been...

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A Woman’s Place Is On The Ballot

So here we are 100 years on from the first women in the UK gaining the vote and the political class continues to be dominated by men. 208 women are now MPs making up 32% of the Houses of Parliament, including 206 female peers, making up 26% of Members of the House of...

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Trump’s Trade War

So, you think Trump’s intention to place tariffs of up to 25% on steel and aluminum imports won’t matter to you?  You’ve skimmed the headlines, shrugged your shoulders, and moved on to the juicier news surrounding Jared, Ivanka, Hope Hicks, Donnie and others in the...

Who’s Killing Our Children? WE ARE!

I apologize for yet another piece on guns so soon after the last one, but … folks, this is important.  I had a comment after my last piece from a teacher who said, “As a teacher, this is such a heavy and personal topic. This post actually made me chuckle because your...

#Ganga needs Help please send an Email

Easy copy paste to email addresses : administration@attorneygeneral.gov.lk pm@pmoffice.gov.lk secpm@pmoffice.gov.lk meegasmulla@yahoo.com “The World Is Watching. Release Ganga into Protective Custody Now” #TempleElephant  You can follow more from the Animal Welfare by...

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Trees Against Trump

Want a simple and yet effective way to oppose Trump’s environmental policies?  Now you can donate to “Trump Forest,” an effort to completely offset the effects of Trump’s disastrous climate policies – including his dismantling of the Clean Power Plan – by planting 1...

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A Look In Too The Mind Of The History Twins

Buzz Off! “Bee” happy about the neonicotinoid ban. It’s better for the bees. And anything is better than that joke I just made. FT Et Tu, Julius?       I know it is very presumptuous to assume that 63 people will read the comic, let alone have one reader...

Monologues of Demagogues

Demagogues, there are so many overflowing with racial resentment you can pluck them out of the air – or any BBC chat show – pull the pin in their back and hear them cackle pre-recorded racist tosh. If you broke them in half you’ll find neo-fascist in hard sugary...

‘NHS England cancelling operations at three times the rate in Scotland!’ or ‘With 10% of the population to care for, NHS Scotland cancels only 3.3% of NHS England operations cancelled in January’

Utterly desperate for something to attack NHS Scotland and by association, the SNP Government, BBC Scotland News used Freedom of Information requests to ask all health boards to provide cancelled operation figures for the three weeks, ending on 26th January. They...

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