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Embarrassment about mental health costs lives


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 13 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and write about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 13 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Much like a certain other blogger, I’ve been really struggling for what to write for this week’s Gazette Communities piece. The result, which is now online, was Embarrassment about mental health costs lives.

It’s not brilliantly written, but is sort of locally relevant at the moment, with a sort of national resonance, and is very loosely based on this post from last year.

I’m pretty sure it’s my worst one over there yet…

This 1,185th post was filed under: Notes, Writing Elsewhere.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Coire

    14.13, 16/07/2007

Might interest you – there was some story in the gazette about nurses in the mental health service using drugs to keep them going for their shift… just saw it when I was in Bells, so don’t know the whole story. Think it would have been on Saturday (14th).

Comment from Coire

    14.15, 16/07/2007

ah..belay that… just checked the post, it’s about that. Your wee linky thing isn’t working btw. x

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

    02.27, 17/07/2007

Thanks Coire – well spotted – I’ve fixed it now!

Comment from scott ryan

    17.49, 19/07/2007

you write really well 🙂
link was not working earlier but now it is

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

    05.02, 20/07/2007

Thank you very much! The link problem was due to the fact that the Gazette bits are pre-written to be published at 9am on the dot on a Monday morning, and the posts here pointing to them are pre-written to appear at 9.01am.

Because the Gazette bit isn’t published yet, I have to work out where it will be published on the Gazette site to get the link into this post – and this week, I forgot that the Moveable Type link structure (which the Gazette use) is different to the WordPress link structure I have set up here, and so use most frequently.

Oops. But as you say, it’s all fixed now!

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23rd July 2007.

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