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Kathryn Grant
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I'm a mummy, wife, sister, friend, daughter. I live in London, UK, but am from Central Scotland. In 2012 I survived an acute mental illness called postpartum (or puerperal) psychosis. I count my blessings every day.
I'm a mummy, wife, sister, friend, daughter. I live in London, UK, but am from Central Scotland. In 2012 I survived an acute mental illness called postpartum (or puerperal) psychosis. I count my blessings every day.

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A different path to "well being"
It's safe to say I'm not "postnatal" any more.  Not by any stretch mark of the imagination.  The Boy is a thriving four year old and I'm a woman rapidly approaching 40 who happens to be his mum.  He's my reason for everything.  The very air I breathe and al...

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Merging Fact with Fiction - with Lionel Shriver
Verbatim notes from Guardian Masterclass with Lionel Shriver
(4 April 2016).  Huge thanks to my long-suffering husband for bagging me a place on this, as a very early and thoughtful birthday treat! Merging Fact with Fiction Novels often incorporate non-fict...

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Staying Still
A short update from me.  We have been back from our extended stay in the Caribbean for over two months now.  The transition back to London went as well as we could have hoped for.  We have caught up with family and friends, The Boy has settled incredibly we...

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The "portfolio" career
I grew up in a pre-internet, certainly pre-social media, age when middle class children like me had a certain path to follow.  Exam results such as mine pointed resolutely towards a career in medicine, the law, or perhaps accountancy.  Upon graduation, we w...

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"As featured in..."
Kathryn is always keen to share her story of mental illness and wellness, and to increase awareness of postpartum psychosis in particular.  She is a media volunteer for the charity Action on Postpartum Psychosis, and has also taken part in the Time To Chang...

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A vlog about postpartum psychosis
My very first attempt at a "vlog" - minimal production values, shot on iPad, co-starring The Boy. My Postpartum Psychosis The reason I uploaded this, was so I could share it on my "Climbing Out of the Darkness" crowd rise page . Me and a few other ladies ar...

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A sad but timely reality check
It had been on the cards for a while - temporary closure, stock sales, changing opening hours - but now it has finally come to pass: Eat Play Love, the amazing family cafe in Battersea is closing for good next week. Happy memories  will be left, but also a ...

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A letter to my midwife
Dear Carrie, I'm fairly sure your name is Carrie.  I have no idea of your surname, or whether you are still working at the same hospital 16 months later, but you are young and tall and blonde and there can't be too many ladies like you in midwifery.  So I h...

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When words matter
So yesterday evening I had my first (very mild, very brief) Twitter spat . I commented on another user's comment that Ben Goldacre should not have used the word "mad" to describe a radio recording, claiming it would only serve to increase "prejudice".  Hmm....
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