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Unless you work there, or have a family member or friend under a section, it’s unlikely you will have ever set foot in a psychiatric institution. For many, these environments — their conditions, routines, and prescriptive treatments — remain something of a mystery.

Yes, we have seen them dramatised in…


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For those of us lucky enough to grow up in permissive environments, we quickly accustomed to the social currency of the big question: “do you believe in God?” Many of us, despite our secular surroundings, responded with a “no” that seemed somehow bravely transgressive. Not just due to the sensitive…


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For a moment, just imagine everybody knew who you were. That they were all laughing at you or mocking you. Imagine your life was under threat and you didn't know who or what to trust. …


With the passing of time we tend to forget the formative periods of our childhood. We’re usually far too busy struggling to orient ourselves within a stress-fueled, hyperactive world so we often overlook the stuff that majorly contributed to who we are. …


Om shanti shanti shanti

The Indian saint and guru, Neem Karoli Baba, reading ‘Be Here Now’, written by his devotee Ram Dass

― Lewis Carroll

Despite its status as a…


If, like me, you haven’t managed to effectively disengage from digital symbiosis, you’re probably aware that we’re in something of a predicament. Of course, our species wouldn’t exist without millions of others overcoming, or failing to overcome, predicaments of one kind or another. Life is built, driven and founded upon…


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Ben Carter

Writer/Content Creator with an eclectic range of interests (probably too many for my own good!)

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