This is my blog as fumble my way through life and madness.
I’m Al, a 30 something who has had nearly every conceivable mental health diagnosis stuck on me over the last 17 years. It would seem I don’t quite fit the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSVM). Everything from Depression to Social Phobia to Borderline Personality Disorder & Post Traumatic Disorder.
During a stress-induced breakdown in 2001 I found myself in various hospitals and therapies which ultimately led me to College to study for an Access to Higher Education and ultimately to the University of York where I graduated, with honours in Social Policy.
I am prone to cynicism and profanity but always guided by a sense of justice. I will always fight for the wronged and the underdog.