|Occupation||Volunteer Mental Health Worker|
|Location||Leek, Staffordshire, England, Vancouver., United Kingdom|
|Introduction||Greetings, I have been honoured to have my blog 'klahanie' featured on the B.B.C.'s radio station 'Radio 5 Live'. On a show titled: 'Pods and Blogs', I tried to highlight in my interview, that it is time to eliminate the unfair stigma that is still attached to mental health issues. I firmly believe that the media can help redress the balance. How about sensationalizing the positive recovery stories rather than the negative stereotypes that people with mental health issues have to endure? I am a man challenging his 'inner critic.' I will not 'surrender' to my symptoms. I give myself permission to be positive. I try to live my life with positive anticipation. I refuse to let negative speculation overwhelm me. We all have the right to peace and contentment. I want to give others positive affirmations. I am not daunted by my loneliness. For in my solitude, I have discovered a determined resilience. I care passionately for people who have been undermined in an unjust world. I challenge the stigma that still surrounds mental health issues.|
|Interests||Writing, Canadian 'Football' League, Football, Ice Hockey, Camping, Hiking, Photography, My claims to fame?, I have never lost an egg and spoon race, I have been to Echo Beach, I was guest singer for 'The Friends of Man' at our Grade (Year) 7 graduation concert in Vancouver, I have had my (alleged) comedy read on Talksport radio, I have had the honour of going on a 100 mile walk with the native tribes of British Columbia, 'Moccasin Miles', I was interviewed and had my blog 'klahanie' featured on the B.B.C.'s Radio 5 Live 'Pods and Blogs' show.|
|Favorite Movies||Close Encounters of the Third Kind|
|Favorite Music||Just about any kind of music. With the most notable exception..'Country & Western..I mean it's always the same theme..'My Wife has left me, the dog has died and my Pick-Up Truck wont start. When it comes to 'Disco'! Yikes!|
|Favorite Books||Books by Enid Blyton. (Hey Noddy..what's happening?)|
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