A few posts back I mentioned that I'd had some mental health problems over the past couple of years and that I was trying to work out a way of talking publicly about it. Fortunately I have a fantastic partner who worked out how to do it. This video is the first attempt. There's more to discuss which is why it's called "Episode 1" but in this video we describe my relationship with music, my songwriting and performing and how it was impacted by the breakdown of my mental health. The breakdown itself is described in a lot of detail and there are descriptions of self harm so please be aware. We're hoping to make a couple more talking about the treatment I had, how it's affected me, the impact on others and what the future holds.