HOWDY FOLKS! ABOUT ME



This is my unofficial 'About' page because the Blogger 'About' site isn't big enough for what I have to say! 

I’m Jo - quirky artist, writer, traveller, mental health advocate, music lover, wild west and ghost nut intrigued by scienc,, and renaissance soul with a potty sense of humour.

Five years ago I began a journey towards miraculous full recovery after thirty years of depression and anxiety - a medication crisis was the catalyst. A brilliant mental health team put me on a medication combination known as California Rocket Fuel - love it! - and a course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Together, and with help from my also brilliant Husband, I reached a point where  I've never felt this good before, which proves that provided you know where to look, depression can be treated, and depression is one of the most easily treated of mental health issues.

I'm chronicling my experiences and the rebuild of my eclectic, creative, and sometimes adventurous life, and I'm swopping links and blog posts with creatives and others who suffer from mental health issues. 

  I'm hoping to be a bit of a role model for my age group, the over sixties. Ageism is one of my pet hates! 

    
This blog is a great vehicle for my creativity - art and writing (anecdotal articles and an epic novel) - and covers a myriad of eclectic subjects. I’m unleashing everything that was previously hidden under a bushel. I've been interviewed and had articles published on mental health and general sites. 

    
I’ve been writing my humongous novel forever, on and off, particularly during young parenthood and depression to help keep me sane. Alias Jeannie Delaney is the life story of a devastating cowgirl who’s the fastest gun in the west and also bisexual. Since my recovery I've screwed up the courage to get it out there with the help of my soulmate Husband. I’m blogging about my slow but sure progress. I've had interviews about my fascination for the wild west, and appeared on a news item on UK television.

I exchange links and guest posts with other bloggers, particularly on mental health matters, so if anyone is interested in joining me in this blog biz, whatever ideas anyone may have I'm open to (almost) anything!

Thank you so much for reading this preamble and all the rest!

Jo, Hampshire UK
Ps: I was born confused and disorganised, so any lovely respondents be warned: Sometimes I have to be shouted at to gain my attention !


My Sooper Dooper Art Gallery 

An interview about me
Mental health:
Poorly Represented, a mental health zine: 'Not Purged, Leeched or Chucked off a Cliff' 

General articles
Debra Eve - (Late Bloomers) More Proof It's Never Too Late
My cowgirl role was featured in the Alton Gazette and The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, 








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