Ripple Effect, The [Radio Scotland]

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01Changing Minds20140107

01Changing Minds20140107

01Changing Minds20140107

If depression affects 1 in 4 of us (and the statistics tell us today alone 2 people in Scotland will commit suicide) imagine just how many people are then affected by association. How many wives, mothers, fathers, daughters, grandparents, friends, colleagues will have had to battle with living with, working alongside and continuing to care for, love and support someone who's struggling with some form of mental health problem? Thousands upon thousands of listeners are, right now, struggling to cope with mental health by association.

In The Ripple Effect; Clare English hears the experiences of living with mental health problems from a loved one's perspective. Negotiating unpredictable behaviour; the introspection and apparent self-obsession of a sufferer; the uncertainly of what will greet them when they go home; how they manage not to end up depressed themselves in the face of such challenges not to mention, quite simply, just how you continue to love someone when they are so frustrating to be with and emotionally withdrawn? Today, we hear Carol's story, she explains how she had to change how she reacted to the challenges of her husband's Bi-polar condition if she wanted her marriage to survive.

01Changing Minds2014010720140112 (RS)

If depression affects 1 in 4 of us (and the statistics tell us today alone 2 people in Scotland will commit suicide) imagine just how many people are then affected by association. How many wives, mothers, fathers, daughters, grandparents, friends, colleagues will have had to battle with living with, working alongside and continuing to care for, love and support someone who's struggling with some form of mental health problem? Thousands upon thousands of listeners are, right now, struggling to cope with mental health by association.

In The Ripple Effect; Clare English hears the experiences of living with mental health problems from a loved one's perspective. Negotiating unpredictable behaviour; the introspection and apparent self-obsession of a sufferer; the uncertainly of what will greet them when they go home; how they manage not to end up depressed themselves in the face of such challenges not to mention, quite simply, just how you continue to love someone when they are so frustrating to be with and emotionally withdrawn? Today, we hear Carol's story, she explains how she had to change how she reacted to the challenges of her husband's Bi-polar condition if she wanted her marriage to survive.

02Changing Minds20140114

02Changing Minds20140114

02Changing Minds20140114

If depression affects 1 in 4 of us (and the statistics tell us today alone 2 people in Scotland will commit suicide) imagine just how many people are then affected by association. How many wives, mothers, fathers, daughters, grandparents, friends, colleagues will have had to battle with living with, working alongside and continuing to care for, love and support someone who's struggling with some form of mental health problem? Thousands upon thousands of listeners are, right now, struggling to cope with mental health by association.

In The Ripple Effect; Clare English hears the experiences of living with mental health problems from a loved one's perspective. Negotiating unpredictable behaviour; the introspection and apparent self-obsession of a sufferer and the uncertainly of what will greet them when they go home.

Today, we speak to Simon who lives with his wife's Post Natal depression; that means coping daily with her breakdowns and extreme anxiety over the children's health, but most poignantly, he's watched the woman he fell in love with become a shadow of her former self. Clare hears how he hangs in there and manages not to end up depressed himself in the face of such challenges, not to mention, quite simply, just how he continues to love someone when they are so emotionally withdrawn?

02Changing Minds2014011420140119 (RS)

If depression affects 1 in 4 of us (and the statistics tell us today alone 2 people in Scotland will commit suicide) imagine just how many people are then affected by association. How many wives, mothers, fathers, daughters, grandparents, friends, colleagues will have had to battle with living with, working alongside and continuing to care for, love and support someone who's struggling with some form of mental health problem? Thousands upon thousands of listeners are, right now, struggling to cope with mental health by association.

In The Ripple Effect; Clare English hears the experiences of living with mental health problems from a loved one's perspective. Negotiating unpredictable behaviour; the introspection and apparent self-obsession of a sufferer and the uncertainly of what will greet them when they go home.

Today, we speak to Simon who lives with his wife's Post Natal depression; that means coping daily with her breakdowns and extreme anxiety over the children's health, but most poignantly, he's watched the woman he fell in love with become a shadow of her former self. Clare hears how he hangs in there and manages not to end up depressed himself in the face of such challenges, not to mention, quite simply, just how he continues to love someone when they are so emotionally withdrawn?

03Changing Minds20140121

03Changing Minds20140121

03Changing Minds20140121

Schizophrenia affects about one in a 100 people each year; two thirds of those diagnosed will go on to have further episodes throughout their lives. Sadly, it's a condition that sets alarm bells ringing- the very word schizophrenia is a stigma. Perhaps that's partly down to how it's been reported in the media. So what must it be like then to be the parent of a son or daughter who suffers from this condition?

Anne's son was first diagnosed with Schizophrenic 14 years ago in his early 20's. His behaviour and personality can alter dramatically and he experiences delusions on a daily basis which his family have to deal with. Clare English explores the impact on family life when someone has such unpredictable and irrational behaviour and, quite simply, just how you continue to love someone when they are so difficult to be around and emotionally withdrawn?

04Changing Minds20140128
04Changing Minds20140128

04Changing Minds20140128

04Changing Minds20140128

Mental illness affects 1 in 4 of us and statistics tell us that 2 people will take their own lives every day in Scotland alone. Imagine how many wives, mothers, fathers, daughters, grandparents, friends, and colleagues will be affected by that trauma- they're the ones trying to care for, love and support someone close to them who's in a desperate mental state.

Clare English looks at 'The Ripple effect' of mental illness and hears Kayrn's story; she has grown up in the shadow of her mother's bi-polar disorder; living daily with her mood swings; negotiating her unpredictable behaviour and constantly worrying about the possibility of another suicide attempt. Clare finds out how she faces these immense challenges without her own mental health suffering and also how she keeps on loving her mum when she gives nothing back emotionally.

04Changing Minds2014012820140202 (RS)

Mental illness affects 1 in 4 of us and statistics tell us that 2 people will take their own lives every day in Scotland alone. Imagine how many wives, mothers, fathers, daughters, grandparents, friends, and colleagues will be affected by that trauma- they're the ones trying to care for, love and support someone close to them who's in a desperate mental state.

Clare English looks at 'The Ripple effect' of mental illness and hears Kayrn's story; she has grown up in the shadow of her mother's bi-polar disorder; living daily with her mood swings; negotiating her unpredictable behaviour and constantly worrying about the possibility of another suicide attempt. Clare finds out how she faces these immense challenges without her own mental health suffering and also how she keeps on loving her mum when she gives nothing back emotionally.

05 LASTChanging Minds20140204

05 LASTChanging Minds20140204

Mental illness affects 1 in 4 of us and statistics tell us that each day in Scotland, alone, 2 people will take their own lives. Imagine how many wives, mothers, fathers, daughters, grandparents, friends, and colleagues will be affected by that trauma- these are the people who are trying to care for and love someone close to them who's in a desperate mental state.

Clare English explores 'The Ripple effect' of mental illness. In the final episode, in the final episode, we hear from Jacqueline who talks about the devastating impact of losing her partner to suicide.

05 LASTChanging Minds2014020420140209 (RS)

Mental illness affects 1 in 4 of us and statistics tell us that each day in Scotland, alone, 2 people will take their own lives. Imagine how many wives, mothers, fathers, daughters, grandparents, friends, and colleagues will be affected by that trauma- these are the people who are trying to care for and love someone close to them who's in a desperate mental state.

Clare English explores 'The Ripple effect' of mental illness. In the final episode, in the final episode, we hear from Jacqueline who talks about the devastating impact of losing her partner to suicide.

0201Lyndsey20150609

0201Lyndsey2015060920150614 (RS)

Lyndsey talks about living with her soldier husband's post-traumatic stress disorder.

0201Lyndsey2015060920150614 (RS)

talks about living with her soldier husband's post-traumatic stress disorder.

The sounds and sights of war are not unfamiliar, brought to us by the media on a daily basis, albeit in a censored version. But what is not commonly reported is the trauma beyond the battlefield, as soldiers return home and struggle with the demons in their head...the memories, flashbacks and pain of what they have seen. And even less do we hear about how military post traumatic stress affects their loved ones.

Suicide attempts, heavy drinking, verbal abuse, debt; becoming homeless; Edi Stark speaks to Lyndsey about the 'Ripple Effect' of living with her husband's Military PTSD condition and how it nearly tore their marriage and family life apart.

0201Lyndsey20150609

The sounds and sights of war are not unfamiliar, brought to us by the media on a daily basis, albeit in a censored version. But what is not commonly reported is the trauma beyond the battlefield, as soldiers return home and struggle with the demons in their head...the memories, flashbacks and pain of what they have seen. And even less do we hear about how military post traumatic stress affects their loved ones.

Suicide attempts, heavy drinking, verbal abuse, debt; becoming homeless; Edi Stark speaks to Lyndsey about the 'Ripple Effect' of living with her husband's Military PTSD condition and how it nearly tore their marriage and family life apart.

0202Sarah20150616

0202Sarah20150616

It's estimated that one per cent of the population has a problem with gambling...but that figure applies to gamblers themselves. What is the ripple effect on their loved ones? Debt, homelessness, arguing, constant lies

Edi stark hears Sarah's story who discovered to her and her family's great detriment that her husband and father to their three children was a compulsive gambler.

0202Sarah2015061620150621 (RS)

Sarah talks about living with her husband's gambling addiction.

0202Sarah2015061620150621 (RS)

talks about living with her husband's gambling addiction.

It's estimated that one per cent of the population has a problem with gambling...but that figure applies to gamblers themselves. What is the ripple effect on their loved ones? Debt, homelessness, arguing, constant lies

Edi stark hears Sarah's story who discovered to her and her family's great detriment that her husband and father to their three children was a compulsive gambler.

0203Clare20150623

0203Clare2015062320150628 (RS)

Murder is a heinous crime and automatically our sympathy goes to the victim's family but what's the 'Ripple Effect' on the perpetrators family? This week, we hear from Clare who shares with Edi Stark about the prison sentence she is serving for her son's crime.

Murder is a heinous crime and automatically our sympathy goes to the victim's family but what's the 'Ripple Effect' on the perpetrators family? This week, we hear from Clare who shares with Edi Stark about the prison sentence she is serving for her son's crime.

0203Clare20150623

Murder is a heinous crime and automatically our sympathy goes to the victim's family but what's the 'Ripple Effect' on the perpetrators family? This week, we hear from Clare who shares with Edi Stark about the prison sentence she is serving for her son's crime.

0203Clare2015062320150628 (RS)

Murder is a heinous crime and automatically our sympathy goes to the victim's family but what's the 'Ripple Effect' on the perpetrators family? This week, we hear from Clare who shares with Edi Stark about the prison sentence she is serving for her son's crime.

0205Frances20150630

Schizophrenia affects about one in a 100 people each year; two thirds of those diagnosed will go on to have further episodes throughout their lives. Sadly, it's a condition that sets alarm bells ringing- the very word schizophrenia is a stigma. Perhaps that's partly down to how it's been reported in the media. So what must it be like then to be the son or daughter of someone who suffers from this condition?

Frances's mum has suffered from Paranoid Schizophrenia all her life. Her behaviour and personality can alter dramatically and can

be very challenging and upsetting deal with. Edi Stark hears the 'Ripple Effect' of this condition on Frances from childhood to adulthood.

0205Frances2015063020151004 (RS)

Schizophrenia affects about one in a 100 people each year; two thirds of those diagnosed will go on to have further episodes throughout their lives. Sadly, it's a condition that sets alarm bells ringing- the very word schizophrenia is a stigma. Perhaps that's partly down to how it's been reported in the media. So what must it be like then to be the son or daughter of someone who suffers from this condition?

Frances's mum has suffered from Paranoid Schizophrenia all her life. Her behaviour and personality can alter dramatically and can

be very challenging and upsetting deal with. Edi Stark hears the 'Ripple Effect' of this condition on Frances from childhood to adulthood.

0205Frances20150630

0205Frances20150630

Schizophrenia affects about one in a 100 people each year; two thirds of those diagnosed will go on to have further episodes throughout their lives. Sadly, it's a condition that sets alarm bells ringing- the very word schizophrenia is a stigma. Perhaps that's partly down to how it's been reported in the media. So what must it be like then to be the son or daughter of someone who suffers from this condition?

Frances's mum has suffered from Paranoid Schizophrenia all her life. Her behaviour and personality can alter dramatically and can

be very challenging and upsetting deal with. Edi Stark hears the 'Ripple Effect' of this condition on Frances from childhood to adulthood.

0205Frances2015063020150705 (RS)

Schizophrenia affects about one in a 100 people each year; two thirds of those diagnosed will go on to have further episodes throughout their lives. Sadly, it's a condition that sets alarm bells ringing- the very word schizophrenia is a stigma. Perhaps that's partly down to how it's been reported in the media. So what must it be like then to be the son or daughter of someone who suffers from this condition?

Frances's mum has suffered from Paranoid Schizophrenia all her life. Her behaviour and personality can alter dramatically and can

be very challenging and upsetting deal with. Edi Stark hears the 'Ripple Effect' of this condition on Frances from childhood to adulthood.

0205Frances2015063020151004 (RS)

Schizophrenia affects about one in a 100 people each year; two thirds of those diagnosed will go on to have further episodes throughout their lives. Sadly, it's a condition that sets alarm bells ringing- the very word schizophrenia is a stigma. Perhaps that's partly down to how it's been reported in the media. So what must it be like then to be the son or daughter of someone who suffers from this condition?

Frances's mum has suffered from Paranoid Schizophrenia all her life. Her behaviour and personality can alter dramatically and can

be very challenging and upsetting deal with. Edi Stark hears the 'Ripple Effect' of this condition on Frances from childhood to adulthood.

0205Frances2015063020150705 (RS)

Schizophrenia affects about one in a 100 people each year; two thirds of those diagnosed will go on to have further episodes throughout their lives. Sadly, it's a condition that sets alarm bells ringing- the very word schizophrenia is a stigma. Perhaps that's partly down to how it's been reported in the media. So what must it be like then to be the son or daughter of someone who suffers from this condition?

Frances's mum has suffered from Paranoid Schizophrenia all her life. Her behaviour and personality can alter dramatically and can

be very challenging and upsetting deal with. Edi Stark hears the 'Ripple Effect' of this condition on Frances from childhood to adulthood.