Peer Support Project – ‘Fight Song’

Over on my peer support group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DoodleChroniclesPeerSupport/), we are working on a group project around Rachel Platten’s ‘Fight Song’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo1VInw-SKc) at the moment. I’m hoping to create a video to go along with this anthem in order to tailor its already powerful message towards mental health. To do this, as well as my own drawings,… Continue reading Peer Support Project – ‘Fight Song’

Finding the right care in a crisis by Dr Derek Tracy (courtesy of @MentalElf) | Positive Practice in Mental Health – National Awards

An interesting piece on the work and struggles of Crisis Teams written by a crisis team consultant.  The quote that most struck a chord with me: “What has been lost? Care. I have no doubt crisis teams provide great care to many people, and are usually staffed by individuals who want to do their best,… Continue reading Finding the right care in a crisis by Dr Derek Tracy (courtesy of @MentalElf) | Positive Practice in Mental Health – National Awards

My pain is not your pain so why compare?

Originally posted on schizoaffected3:
Two years ago I discovered the mental health community on Twitter.I had been brutally and illegally sectioned under the Mental Health Act and was desperate to make sense of my experience. Almost immediately I connected with other service users who offered support, were open and honest about their own experiences and…

How do you respond when we die by suicide?

Originally posted on 'Personality Disorder' In The Bin:
At PdintheBin we believe for many reasons that the diagnosis of personality disorder should be abolished. One reason is the harm the label causes by reducing the support and compassion available to people when they are experiencing suicidal feelings. NHS staff and other proffesionals can justify treating…