Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Blogroll Update

I thought it was time for an update in my links list, as some of the blogs I like seem to have “disappeared” and there are other blogs that I’ve wanted to add.

The last time I posted about a blogroll update I mentioned that for some unknown reason “Up the Down Escalator” (the husband of a Schizophrenic) seemed to have been replaced with an article about Folic Acid. Well now it seems to have disappeared completely, with only a “Not Found” page from Blogger displaying, so I have decided to remove this link from the side bar. The “Sibling of a Schizophrenic” seems to be going the same way with an unrelated advert displaying instead of the blog, so I will remove this one also. And “A Schizophrenic Dad” (the daughter of a Schizophrenic) appears to now be “invitation only” so this one will also be removed as I have no idea how to contact the author to ask for an invitation!

It’s a shame because besides being interesting reads I also like the idea of people being able to read about mental health issues from lots of different angles.

Thankfully I now have some other blogs to add to my rather short links list!

Seaneen is a girl in her early 20’s suffering from Bipolar, also known as Manic Depression. Some of her symptoms are similar to Mr Mans in that she also suffers from hallucinations and delusions. It has to be said that her posts are very enlightening and are excellent reads. You can read more about Seaneen in her blog entitled “The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive”.

Marlena also suffers from Bipolar. Her blog is an interesting combination of writing and comic strips, where she introduces us to her wise four legged companion “Elvis” and her partner “Denzel” who she draws as a guitar! Marlena is currently off her medication as she and her partner are having a baby (Congratulations Marlena and Denzel!). Marlena’s blog is entitled “Bipolar Notes From Underground”.

Catherine is also a “20 something” who is a teacher, a student, and a mother, and has been diagnosed as a Bipolar sufferer, although she questions this diagnosis herself. Her posts are very moving as she is very open about her feelings, often leaving me speechless. Her blog is entitled “A Long Walk to Forever”.

And finally, a blog by a man who suffers from Schizophrenia, who calls himself “Doctor Goober Modesty” or “The Fly”. The Goober emailed me quite a while ago to ask if we could link to each other to hopefully help to increase traffic to each blog, and thus awareness of mental health issues. Well I’ve finally got round to it! Doctor Goober also has a website where he exhibits some of his art which he tries to sell to “help get [him] out of the poverty that Schizophrenia brings upon individuals”.

All of these blogs can be found in the links section in the side bar.


Seaneen said...

Thank you, chicken. I need to add some of those blogs too.

Mr Mans Wife said...

You're very welcome :)

Catherine said...

I feel honored.

Mr Mans Wife said...

It's about time I added you Catherine; I've been subscribed to your blog for ages. I find your posts very moving; you really take your readers on the ride with you.

mindridles said...

Phew - I survived the clean out!

I've just added Seaneen's blog too.

Any others I may have missed - readers please let me now.


Mr Mans Wife said...

Lol, of course you survived the clean out Mike!

Catherine said...

I love it when you go on a posting spree. Mind if I link to your other blog?

Mr Mans Wife said...

No, of course I don't mind :) Thanks Catherine.