Mental Health

Do you have a problem with alcohol?

Do you have a problem with alcohol?

Let’s have a drink because...
We exist in a society where there is a plausible excuse to have a drink for just about every given occasion. And, even then if we can’t think of an excuse, the mentality in the UK is to say “fuck it, we only live once” make mine a...(fill in the blank)

Calling All Drinkers: is Alcohol Impacting Your Life Negatively?

Calling All Drinkers: is Alcohol Impacting Your Life Negatively?

I’d grafted for 14 hours to get to my destination for the day. I’d had a nightmare week, like you wouldn’t believe and I was seriously considering my options. I arrived late, but thankfully the hotel had a rather nice restaurant and bar. “Go on old boy you deserve it” I said to myself, so without hesitation, I called; “namaskha bhai; Kingfisher kitna rupee?” In my strange Hindlish accent.

Hard Hitting Advice For Men Going Through a Rough Patch

Hard Hitting Advice For Men Going Through a Rough Patch

You have just been let go from your job, your girlfriend has dumped you, or maybe you’ve just found out that the average penis length isn’t 3.5 inches. We all go through rough patches and sometimes the last thing we want is advice. Especially the type that is of no use to us whatsoever. You know the type...

Why The Draw Againgst Deontay Wilder Was The Best Thing For Tyson Fury

Why The Draw Againgst Deontay Wilder Was The Best Thing For Tyson Fury

Everyone wrote Tyson Fury off against Deontay Wilder, and rightly so. His two warm up fights were a farce, and shifting ten stone - whilst impressive  - will undoubtably take its toll on anyone's body. ‘His fitness will be be affected’; ‘his head won’t be in a good enough place’; ‘Deontay punches too hard.

Contemplating Suicide? Read This First

Contemplating Suicide? Read This First

After watching last nights’ BBC 2 documentary on Male suicide, I was amazed that 56% of the men they interviewed had contemplated ending their life. I can’t comment on their issues or causes, but I can share with you my experience and a few things that helped me get my life back on track.

Anthony Bourdain - Wearing a Mask of Masculinity

Anthony Bourdain - Wearing a Mask of Masculinity

I could never understand the people that mourned for celebrities and public figures they had never met before. Admittedly, with all the famous faces who have passed away over the last couple of years, it has been a bit of an eye opener, a kick up the backside and certainly a reminder that life doesn’t last forever. 

Depression: Don't Let a Smile Fool You

Depression: Don't Let a Smile Fool You

The bio on my personal website sounds pretty impressive even if I do say so myself. Travel, wealth, properties and endless opportunities. Fast forward two years and alcohol, drugs and depression cost me everything and nearly my life. In light of Mental Health Awareness month, here is my story