TRIGGER WARNING: SUICIDE This post is by a member of the veterinary community, who wishes to remain anonymous. Some identifying details have been changed. My sister was sassy. She was pretty. She had confidence and was sure of herself and she was bright. She had a bit of an attitude: the week… Continue reading My sister committed suicide and now I’m planning to prioritise my own mental health over my job.
TRIGGR WARNING – ATTEMPTED SUICIDE This is the real Helen’s brain. Her name and some identifying details have been changed. I’d always been the crazy horsey girl at school, and had it confirmed at university that I wanted to be an equine vet. So when I received a job offer for an equine… Continue reading “Helen,” BVSc (hons), MRCVS who was injured by a horse
My Centaur Stories helped me to write myself out of severe depression. I used to sell model rockets; ones that have a launch-pad and actually fly. I was known as the Rocket Man and I worked in a Sheffield toy and model shop, Beatty’s of Pinstone Street, for 18 years. You know you’ve been… Continue reading Graham ‘Rocketman’ Bloodworth
I’m trying to join the mountain rescue. A few summers ago I got talking to the mountain rescue at my son’s school fair. I hadn’t realised it was something that I could do. Even as I was chatting to the guy, I was like: Wow! But am I fit enough? In my head… Continue reading Becky Stothard, teacher