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- February 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm #8183
littlespy✘ Not a client
I'm Ruth. I'm a teacher here in the UK. Kind of brain dead right now after a couple of full on days at work but I'll try to be less bleh in future.
History teacher, free thinker, bleeding heart left winger, edupunk and generally confused.
I have bipolar and am in the joyus process of trying to get help from the mental health system. My insomnia is very linked to my manic/depressive phases – either sleeping too little or too much. I find that teaching is a useful foil though, routine helps a lot.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone better.February 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm #9645
LindsayK✘ Not a client
Nice to meet you, Ruth!February 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm #9646
mspeekay✘ Not a client
Hi Ruth, I used to teach adult education (in a prison among other places) so I know how stressful teaching can be. I've been diagnosed with clinical depression but think I have a few bipolar tendencies – I'm pretty good right now. I know what you mean about sleep being linked with the emotional cycles – I'm exactly the same.
Looking forward to chatting 🙂February 2, 2010 at 6:34 pm #9647
IvanAleisterMesniaa✘ Not a client
Ruth my god it is great to see you on the board, and it will be a pleasure to get to know you more.February 2, 2010 at 8:00 pm #9648
Martin Reed★ Admin
Thanks for joining us Ruth, and for introducing yourself. We'll soon whip you into shape, so don't worry about that whole 'brain dead' thing 😉
I look forward to getting to know you better and seeing you contribute to the community.February 2, 2010 at 10:07 pm #9649
primaryantagonist✘ Not a client
Hi Ruth! History teachers are great — I got my first degree in Medieval History in Swansea. I like the sound of bleeding heart left winger and edupunk — wonderful to meet you!February 2, 2010 at 11:34 pm #9650
yamerias✘ Not a client
Hello Ruth, well met.
I fully understand the..ahem..joys of trying to get help from the Mental Health System (and trust me people who read this, the UK Health System is pretty mental!) to the extent I have pretty much given up on it…I hope you have better luck than I.
See you around the boards!