August 2013 Dear Matthew, Welcome back. You did it! I know how hard this last few months have been. I know that you didn’t think you’d make it, but you did. I know that I don’t need to tell you this – after all, you’ve been here before after recovering from your first mental breakdown … More Dear Matthew – Buckle Up Son!
A few things I never expected to be in my life: * mentally ill * a champion for mental health * a divorcee * a single parent * a published author It’s funny how life works out. All of the above have come to pass in my life. If you had shown that list to … More Great Expectations
‘I think you’re really brave.’ I’ve heard this a lot since I started writing about divorce and mental health. I always appreciate the sentiment but, truth be told, it’s never felt like a brave thing to do for me. Let me explain. Around 25 years ago I started my first full-time job (and hell, saying … More Who’s a Brave Boy?
One of the hardest things for us to understand is the feeling of being suicidal. We all know that life has its ups and downs and that we will go through struggles in our lives, but most people will never seriously contemplate taking their own life, and it is very difficult to understand people that … More Vlog – Understanding Suicide
Seeing a loved one struggling with a mental health problem is very difficult. People ask me how they can help a friend, partner or family member that is experiencing difficulties. I hope that this vlog offers some thoughts that might help. If there is anything that you would like to see addressed in my vlogs … More Vlog – How Do You Support Somebody With a Mental Health Problem?
I wrote a book, I don’t know if you noticed, I don’t mention it much. Writing it helped me to deal with some very difficult challenges. Now, it’s time to talk. I hope that I can encourage others – and men in particular – to feel more able to admit to, talk about, and overcome … More It’s Time to Talk (in a Middlesbrough Accent…) – The Vlog!
“We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries, but this isn’t a guns situation…” Oh Donald, Donald, Donald, where do I start with this one? As 26 people lay dead in Texas with a further 20 wounded, victims of another mass shooting massacre, the US must, again, ask … More Guns Don’t Kill People, Mental Health Problems Do!
I’ve written a lot about mental health. You might have noticed. What I haven’t written about is attitudes to mental health in the workplace. This is a hugely important issue if we are to ever reach a point where we can truly say that mental health is considered as important an issue as physical health. … More Mental Health at Work – Who’s Got Your Back?
Life can change forever in a moment… In the aftermath of marriage breakdown how do we pick ourselves up and start again? In August 2014 Matthew Williams was forced to do just that. In Something Changed he navigates us through his journey with wit and wisdom, taking in divorce, dating and self-discovery while facing the … More ‘Something Changed’ – Book Now Available on Amazon Kindle
Life can change forever in a moment… In the aftermath of marriage breakdown how do we pick ourselves up and start again? In August 2014 Matthew Williams was forced to do just that. In Something Changed he navigates us through his journey with wit and wisdom, taking in divorce, dating and self-discovery while facing the … More Book Trailer: ‘Something Changed – Stumbling through Divorce, Dating & Depression’