THE Assessment

*Trigger Warning: Explicit discussion of suicide attempts, self harm and suicidal ideation*   For 6 months now, my care has been focussed around and towards a long-term placement in a pilot therapeutic-community-come-recovery-house-come-something-all-of-its-own. The placement would be tailored towards high risk patients with long term complex needs (e.g. me), providing 24 hour CQC approved specialist support… Continue reading THE Assessment

The Nonsensical Mental Health System: Boxes, Time Limits, Generalisations and Stigma

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Threatening Patients

A good piece on the use of police and threats by mental health services – often not just inappropriate and unethical, but unlawful, too. When I was a young boy, I can vaguely remember my dear Godmother once saying something about calling the police if I was naughty, saying the police would “take you away”.… Continue reading Threatening Patients