Category: mental ill health

Another tale of two cities

I lived in two cities in Spain.  The first was Burgos in the north.  The second city was Salamanca, which, looking at the map, is sort of north-west of Madrid – but is in reality much closer in feel and…

The "Kafka" gene and "madness"

In my previous post I described how my twenty-year-old son with passport in tow was told he couldn’t buy a 15-rated film at a local supermarket because he was accompanied by his sixteen-year-old brother who, in the absence of the…

£7.2 billion in mental ill health bills

Went with my mother to the local hospital for her hip check-up today.  Kind receptionists and friendly doctor would fairly sum up the experience. Happy mother would sum up the result. Whilst waiting for my mother to finish, I was…