Domestic Violence

This is something my siblings and I grew up with and we each suffer the knock on affect of this in our lives today in varying degrees. There were many, many incidences of this in our lives of varying intensity but one continues to stand out in my memory. This night I almost lost my…

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The River

Dubbo: we were living in a caravan park (I forget now what it was called). This was the place where my parents learned, from a couple who lived in the caravan next to us, about school education by correspondence. We were moving so regularly that it was difficult to keep enrolling us kids into mainstream…

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Journey to Mental Health

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; this is my label of choice. This is the label I feel best describes my disability. Throw in some depression, anxiety, eating disorder and post-natal depression to spice it up and there you have it. I have recently learned that depression is quite often biological, so it is possible for a…

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