Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Life After…Birth Trauma

Many of you will know the background to my and Hugo’s story. Hugo was born by emergency Caesarean section on February 20, 2014. The circumstances of his birth were hugely traumatic because it was literally a life-and-death situation. The legacy of the trauma of Hugo’s birth has affected me ever since. Flashbacks, a feeling of disconnection, […] Read more…

Travelling Through Time With Jane Eyre

Old books have their own history. Reading them, I cannot help but wonder what other people reading the book before me thought of it, how they interpreted the book according to their own time period, and what their life was like. Old books can be like travelling through time. I bought this 1927 edition of Jane Eyre (written by […] Read more…

A response from SEPT: When sorry seems to be the hardest word

Today I received a response from SEPT, the organisation that provides local health services in relation to the complaint I made about my psychiatrist appointment last month. A response that is very business-like, devoid of compassion and empathy. A response where ‘sorry’ seems to be the hardest word. The response opens with “I am pleased […] Read more…

An apology from SEPT

The clinical director from SEPT called me this morning to offer an apology for the unacceptable behaviour of the psychiatrist during yesterday’s appointment . He said that bringing God and organisational politics into the conversation was completely inappropriate. He also said that her excuse for not writing me a prescription was incorrect – of course, doctors are able […] Read more…

Mental health services cause more distress than they solve

My journey seeking psychological support since my own life-threatening illness and the resulting death of my son earlier this year can best be described as a farce. Today’s psychiatrist appointment was extraordinary, even by the standards that have previously been set, with the doctor bringing religion into the conversation, and refusing to write a repeat […] Read more…

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