Edit- this page is years out of date!
I’m Seaneen! This is my blog. It was started in 2007 after I was hospitalised and diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
This blog is about mental health, as well as many furious, hastily typed and unspellchecked rants.
I’m a 4ft 11″
chainsmoking writer and mental health activist. I’ve worked with Rethink and Mind, who are great! You may have read my stuff in One in Four magazine, my column at BBC Ouch, the Guardian, Independent and the Observer. You may also have seen me do stand up, or in things by Mind and the ever-wonderful Rethink. You may also have heard my stuff on the BBC in which I have bibbled many times, and the play of this blog, Dos and Don’ts for the Mentally Interesting, which was on BBC Radio 4 and which you can download here! .
I’m originally from West Belfast, but, in a fit of curiousity, I packed up the hometown and moved to London when I was 17. My accent is now Englified enough that I endure calls of, “TRAITOR!” when I venture back. It is not Englified enough that those with an untrained ear can understand what I’m saying 90% of the time.
28, 29 and I started this blog at the tender and troublesome age of 20. After years of being Quite Mad, and then the death of my dad from alcoholic liver failure at 47, I found myself rudely a resident of North London’s least premier mental hospital while believing I was not mental. There I was diagnosed with type 1 bipolar disorder and thus began my descent into the labyrinth. Naturally, I told them to go feck off with themselves.
This blog was initially started for my benefit so I could wank on about mental health stuff and not annoy my friends. However, over the years I acquired lovely readers and friends who were walking the labyrinth with me, and who have supported me, cheered me and chided me when neccessary.
I live with my husband, baby son and two cats and you can find me on Twitter at ms_molly_vog.
PS: Everything here is my opinion and not the opinion of…er, anyone else!
Here’s a handy contact form.