Grieve Writing Competition Entry 1

As many of you already know, in March of this year, my long term relationship ended, and with it my time living on the Gold Coast. For two years I had been caring for my fiancé, who suffered a debilitating back injury at work in January 2017. I thought the past 24 months had been... Continue Reading →

He Opted For Heaven: Free Short Story for Queensland Mental Health Week

Today marks the beginning of Queensland Mental Health Week (6-14th October) and to commemorate this important event, and to help raise awareness about mental health, I am giving away my short story, He Opted For Heaven, here on my blog. In 2014, I lost my cousin Greg to suicide. I will never forget the evening... Continue Reading →

Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Photos. Day #5: Ballinasloe

Ballinasloe is a town in the easternmost part of County Galway in Ireland. It is one of the largest towns in County Galway with a population of approximately 7,200 people. I came to Ballinasloe to research St. Brigid's, formally the Connacht District Lunatic Asylum, opened in County Galway in 1833. Standing on the edge of the village,... Continue Reading →

National Mental Health Week Spotlight: COPMI

Mental illness effects everyone in the family, not just the person with the illness. Over a million Australian children have at least one parent with a mental illness.  These children may face many challenges. A range of factors associated with families where a parent experiences mental illness can have a negative impact on a child’s... Continue Reading →

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