27 thoughts on “Little Things

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        We are ALL Mick Flavin.
        -Everybody gets a fiver!!!!!

        (PS. It’s just a new top. I’m naked from the waist down.)

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      jonotti, me old matey…
      I haven’t seen you for ages.

      -When did you start getting so overtly non-political?
      -That’s a bit radical, isn’t it? You were never like this in the past.

      (I could be mixing you up with someone else who used to post comments that made you wonder why they posted comments. Have you got an older sister / brother?)

      1. Frilly Keane

        Joncotti several Related Parties

        A few have started to visit us again today already
        Making sure we’re playing nice with the Minister for Health

    2. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

      access to public mental health services is political now ? ok right you be

      1. jonotti

        Of course it is. The latest trend is to now blame government ministers for feeling a bit sad because your life is a massive disappointment.

        1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

          who do you blame? judging by the obvious mental health issues you display here who do you blame jonotti?

        2. Mick Flavin

          I have little wit replying to you, jonotti, if you are indeed jonotti of old, but the subject is of importance to me, so here I go, peeing into the wind…

          It is political, you’re right.

          Then you say this:

          “The latest trend is to now blame government ministers for feeling a bit sad because your life is a massive disappointment.”

          You’re either being purposefully disingenuous to get a rise out of people (in which case you’ve evidently succeeded) or more worryingly, this is actually your position.

          Nobody is blaming government ministers for their “being sad”.
          People are angry because when they do present with mental health problems, treatment is often inadequate. Successive governments have earmarked further funding for services only to cut the amount back again.

          I have had dealings with mental health services in both public and private settings. Both experiences were bad.
          You either pretend you can’t, or genuinely can’t empathise with those who are in mental distress, but trust me when I say that being met with inadequate support when you’ve actually sought help (hard enough in itself) adds another layer of despondency to an already bad situation.

          Making more money available for MH won’t be a panacea, but it would at least make it likely that the help available would be more appropriate, fast and consistent.

          Anyway, you probably won’t read this, but your comment got under my skin earlier, disingenuous or not…

          1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            Et moi aussi, ‘Ils ont essayé de me faire aller en cure de désintoxication’.

            -Nous sommes tous Mick Flavin.

  1. Frilly Keane

    I think that’s brilliant Fla
    If I saw that in frame and dolled up a bit
    I’d probably buy it

  2. Kieran NYC

    A third of the mental health budget isn’t being cut.

    A third of the *increase* to the mental health budget is being reassigned because some of the programs don’t start immediately the day after budget day so that money would go unused anyway.

    1. Mick Flavin

      You’re right Kieran. Apologies for my misrepresentation. I’ll see if they’ll add a note to this or take it down or something…

      1. Kieran NYC

        No worries, Mick – I know you wouldn’t do it deliberately. Everything gets misrepresented to suit a particular agenda so quickly online now that it quickly replaces the facts as the ‘true’ narrative. :)

        Many more Flavingrams to come!

        1. Mick Flavin

          Thanks Kieran. I actually read three or four articles on it, and none of them mentioned the overall budget and were quite ambiguous. Of course the first article I read after I saw your post had the full budget explicitly stated…

          I think the overall point is okay, but misrepresentation of facts makes it easier for it to be dismissed.

          Apologies again all…

          1. Kieran NYC

            “Of course the first article I read after I saw your post had the full budget explicitly stated”

            HA! Isn’t it always the way! :)

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