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  • ross1948 19:42 on May 21, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , boredom=mental illness?, British mental health, fillers, maladjusted people   

    ‘Not being able to go to the gym…’ Oh, Diddums! 

    Not being able to go to the gym has affected Ursula’s mental health a lot. She has struggled with feeling “really stuck and caged”.’

    That’s from a BBC report I bumped into today…


    …which features a word I have never encountered before, ‘fillers,’ something to do with some women’s (and, for all I know, some men’s) perpetual, grail-like quest for the body beautiful!

    Speaking of that quest, I saw what I would describe as ‘the body beautiful….’


    Not the actual supermarket sighting!


    ….while shopping at Superindo earlier this week. She was leaning down to inspect the prices on the lowest shelf.

    Alas, she had her husband with her!

    I could use Google Search to find out what a ‘filler’ is, but am content to leave it to readers to investigate.



    It used to mean short, unimportant news or gossipy items to make up a full page in printed media, but not this time, I suspect.

    No, what has me curious about Ursula, whoever she may be, is that she, or the BBC hackette, Benita Barden, reckons her gym’s temporary inaccessibility is affecting her ‘mental health!’



    Loony lady In Bedlam crying out for her ‘fillers!’

    Really and truly?

    Feeling stuck and caged’ no doubt affects her BOREDOM level.



    Even her frustration level.

    But her ‘mental health?’


    We’re all fed up with the impact of the Chinese Virus on our lives, undoubtedly.

    But normal people don’t whine about their ‘mental health!’

    We get on with it – we read books, run up and down our front yards ( or living rooms, if it rains!) or watch our fave programmes, sing along to music we like, raise $40 million for good causes – all manner of ways of keeping in good shape, body, mind and soul.

    And it ill becomes the BBC, which encourages people suffering from certain categories of psychiatric disorders to think there’s nothing wrong with them…

    Courtesy Of All You Brits – Special Bogs For BBC Queers


    This film is a snapshot of the seemingly normalised and sometimes deliberate transphobia that a young man Matthew has to endure as he transitions in today’s society.


    ….to witter about minor inconveniences as if they’re a contributory fact to anyone’s mental ill-health.


    • JazPen 20:44 on May 21, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I had a friend back home who developed mental health problems.
      It was sad to see him fall to pieces.
      That is why I appreciate your humour mocking these stupid women, but still feel angry at the BBC for trivialising mental health, as if not finding ‘fillers’ or not being able to work out at the gym when you feel like it is a mental health problem.
      They should grow bloody up!


    • Edward Lamont 21:13 on May 21, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I had to look up fillers, and your definition is among many, including a unit of Hungarian currency!
      I think however that simpleton in the BBC story is going mental because of this one.
      By definition, a “filler” component of a cosmetic formula is any inert ingredient used to create bulk, texture or lubrication.”
      ‘Mental health!?’
      I can’t even get a hair-cut.
      Am I to see a psychiatrist or get my spouse to have a go?
      What about real problems?
      Trying to find a dentist if you have tooth-ache is not easy at present.
      A real problem, not like poor mentally disintegrating Unhinged Ursula!


    • Amanda Adams 21:23 on May 21, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      What a sorry sort of woman Ursula must be.
      I would like to go to a party, or go to the cinema.
      I would like to have my hair done.
      I can’t do any of those things.
      Life is not always as we like it to be.
      Only the Ursulas of this world, with characters soft as a soggy cream cake, start jabbering about their mental health when things aren’t going smoothly as they are used to.
      Speaking from personal experience, I think I will come out of this frustrating time a lot more mentally robust than before.


    • Vanessa R 22:05 on May 21, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      If she isnt able to go to the loo, she might be entitled to a bit of mental as well as physical stress. Till then, she should give thanks she is sound enough in wind and limb to complain.
      Her kind were born neurotic!


      • Petra Malley 01:49 on May 22, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        As you say, Vanessa, the woman has no serious issues ( which is modern ‘English’ for problems) and I feel no sympathy with her, only contempt.
        A deadly virus has claimed thousands of lives and she is making a fuss about make-up and gymnasia?


  • ross1948 16:00 on May 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , British mental health, ,   

    So It’s True? Millennials Are Mostly Mental? 

    Two-thirds of Britons have had mental health problems – survey

    Hey, I thought the Remain vote was under fifty per cent!



    But at least the Guardian report confirms what we all thought.

    Figures suggest problem is getting worse, with younger adults more likely than older people to say they have experienced illness. 


    Yes, indeed!

    Tantrums, even!


    British Millennials: You’ve stolen our future – Jun. 24, 2016

    Hasil gambar untuk tantrum

    And why?



    • Diana 18:42 on May 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good points all but I just read the rest of the Guardian article you linked to and it is seriously peculiar, calling things that are everyday stuff ‘mental illness,,’
      I mean ‘anxiety attacks’ and ‘depression?’
      We used to get those and get over them by working harder and having a few drinks with colleagues after work.
      Mental illness is a serious problem.
      Why are they making it trivial by including statistics for grumpy days and pre-exam nerves!


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