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Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
I am a blogger from the UK. I have been happily married to Mr Man since 1997. I write about his Schizophrenia, its affect on our marriage, and our experiences with mental health services. To find out more please visit my blog and read the "about" page.
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'Catastrophic failings' in schizophrenia care by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia 'Catastrophic failings' in schizophrenia care By Jane Dreaper  Health correspondent, BBC News  I'm so pleased someone has noticed.  Read on »
Abuse in Mental Health Care? Surely Not! by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia The BBC's Focus on Africa TV programme has uncovered a number of abuses in a mental health institution in the Ghanaian capital, Accra.  When asked why the conditions w ... Read on »
While You Were Sleeping... by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Ok, so, I've been away for a while.  Yes, you've probably noticed that I don't post anywhere near as often as I used to, but I check in on other blogs even less often than t ... Read on »
Trauma by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I just listened to this very short snippet from an interview with David Nutt on BBC Radio 4's "The Life Scientific", and suddenly I couldn't stop crying. It just seemed t ... Read on »
One Law For One... by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Unfortunately I still have days where I want to round up all those who were involved in Mr Man's "care", particularly during 2002, and tie them up and gag them, slap them ar ... Read on »
Men Vs Women by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I read a long time ago on Seaneen's blog that men are more likely to receive a diagnosis of Bipolar, whereas a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a personality disord ... Read on »
Another Call for Help by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Following the post "A Call for Help" I received a comment from another lady struggling to cope with her sick husband and the situation it had placed her in. I also don' ... Read on »
Post Traumatic Stress by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I saw my Carer Support Worker the other day. I haven't seen her in quite a long time, so there was an aspect of my demeanour which was very noticeable to her - she said I a ... Read on »
The Baby Thing by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Hello again readers. I know my posts have been few and far between for quite a while now. A lot of positive things have happened during that time. Mr Man is now back at w ... Read on »
A Call for Help by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I just received this anonymous comment on the post "Why Do People Stop Taking Medication?" If anyone has any advice for this reader please leave your comments in the commen ... Read on »
Dark Days by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Continued from "The Truth Revealed" June 2002 Things were so different in the psychiatric hospital than they were in the psychiatric ward in the general hospital. It ... Read on »
What a Difference a Day Makes... by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia ...Well, 21 actually. I just logged in and realised that it has been 3 weeks to the day since I last posted, and after reading through my last post, I hardly recognise it a ... Read on »
Dread by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Hi. Yes, it's me, the sporadic blogger. I just felt like posting a little update today, partly to get things off my chest I suppose. Things have been, well, y'know, the ... Read on »
Jenny by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Please just give up. I know your country, region and IP address. ... To other readers: Yes, you've probably guessed it. Due to one bot/imbecile (delete whe ... Read on »
Untitled by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia You may (or may not) have noticed that I have deleted some posts and parts of others that contained information about my health and/or depression. Something just snapped in ... Read on »
A Day of Tears by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I saw the carer support worker again today. It's too late for me to make a complaint about events that happened in 2002. So they've got away with it. And the psychiatrist d ... Read on »
An Interesting Statistic by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia In light of the recent news coverage of the investigation into the murder of a pregnant woman by a man with Schizophrenia in 2005, the BBC Health Correspondent Branwen Jeffre ... Read on »
A Quick Update... by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia ...because I don't have the emotional energy for anything more. I went to see my carer support worker today. She knows that I've been feeling low and anxious recently - ... Read on »
Realisations by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia I saw our new GP last week. She was a very good listener and offered some practical help as well as increasing my medication. I really think it is helping already, although ... Read on »
Oh Crap by Mr Mans Wife .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Schizophrenia Am I allowed to say that? I mean, I know some people are offended by the word, but although Thomas Crapper didn't actually invent the flushing toilet, he was a plumber and he ... Read on »