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Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN.

Matt Haig

Let me introduce myself and my medium publication to you all.

My name is Jonathan Townend and I…


Do You Really Know Where Your Child’s Bed Will Be?

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Mental ill-health within the younger generation of our time all seem to be have been given the short straw, when it comes down to needing an in-patient admission in a mental health hospital, within the NHS system in Britain today.

When you are over the golden age of eighteen years…


Taken by Author’s wife in Bournemouth Gardens — ‘are there any fish in that stream?’

Hi to everyone for visiting my ‘About Me,’ page.

After leaving school in 1986, I had a firm idea that I wanted to train as a Mental Health Nurse, mainly because since a young age I had lost my dad to suicide. I needed to understand the reasons why this…


A person kneeling on her bed and holding her back, symbolising pain in her lower back.
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A topic that I imagine is still not widely talked about enough, is the hard-reaching effects of Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia in a person’s life. The negative effects on a sufferer to both their physical & mental aspects to health today are far-reaching.

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Has This Ever Affected You In Your Life? I Hope That This Can Provide Some Support & Signposting For Those In Need Of Support

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Self-harm & Suicide is a very evocative subject to both discuss with others and to write about. But nevertheless, it is a topic that MUST be talked about freely and widely at the same time too, with Self-harm & Suicide if not talked about, and the person feeling suicidal not…


Josie had already taken herself off to bed so, she had no idea of who had presented uninvited and unexpected at the front door that night.

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Lucy closed the front door gently behind PC Halling. Shocked by his sudden appearance just a few moments earlier that night, she walked slowly back into the kitchen for a drink. She stretched up on her tiptoes for that bottle of scotch that she had hidden away, out of the…


Where do you go when you have been bitten by the Medium bug, read on and find out where to go next…

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Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”

Dr. Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in…


Are you using a skip bag to clear out your house, if so, then watch out for new residents each time you chuck stuff in it!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, it’s that curiosity might kill cats, but it doesn’t kill people.

Tracy Morgan


I love writing and all that it brings to me today. I want to tell you how I achieve this, whilst managing the day-to-day pain and discomfort so that you can too.

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Writing is more than just an art. It is not just simply a day-to-day ‘run-of-the-mill’ 9-5 day job either. It is much more of a creative challenge to those that choose to go ahead and write.

Jonathan Townend, RMN. Founder -Creative Passions

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