A Drug-Takers Paradise – the UK?

Drug misuse England in 2015, some two-and-a-half thousand drug misuse deaths (highest level ever recorded) and in 2015/16, twenty-four thousand drug-related hospital admissions [mental health, behavioural disorders, poisoning (a dramatic increase over a decade)]. In England & Wales, at the last count there were around nearly ‘three million’ silly adults still taking illicit drugs. Even […]

A Nursing ‘national disaster’ heading for the United Kingdom’s NHS – oh, that was the headline 3 years ago? Or was it 20 years ago?

   Our beloved NHS is seen now to be chronically short of British nurses, and this has badly affected hospitals’ performance, patent care, morale, and not least financial budgets. Did we not know that was coming then? We certainly did, didn’t we? All those in the know were vitriolic in their public warnings that the […]

Treatment of depression in hospital patients – depressing?

  Depression is certainly a growing problem in society and unquestionably within the UK, don’t you think? We individuals are not very good at dealing with others’ depression though, are we? No, it is a mental illness you see, and we really can’t cope with that kind of thing can we? Physical things we are […]

Drugs Drugs Drugs – which of them are killing you and our Society?

From time immemorial mankind has been prolific in finding things in nature that can alter the body and mind. It may well have started early on when the ‘homo’ species found out that certain plants and organisms could be used to beneficial effect – clear sickness, help mend broken bones, provoke sleep, or cause mind […]

Just keep in Mind

(all puns intended!) There is an unfortunate bad public attitude to mental health problems & issues in this country. Physical illness even of the most embarrassing nature is readily accepted by all and sundry, but mental health deficiency is a definite no go area – it carries a stigma. This is deep-seated and emanates from […]