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An inconvenient truth about mental health services

There is an inconvenient truth about mental health services that The Times struck upon today with the headline “NHS abuse of mental patients ‘endemic’”, it follows what appears to be an FOI request about serious incidents, suicides, information leaks and patient abuse. The independent followed the story up with “Abuse of mentally ill patients by NHS staff 'jumps by 88% in two years” . (more…)

By agordon92, ago
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The truth about mental health funding

After the recent announcements from the conservatives on mental health  I think its essential we explore the reality of mental health funding. It is important to think about, because since 2010 I have heard politician after politician promise there will be a revolution in mental health services, promise things will change for the better and promise to end discrimination, yet the reality for many mental health patients is that mental health services today is that things are going backwards. (more…)

By agordon92, ago
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Come on lads, man up

Recently I have noticed a peppering of showbiz ‘personalities’ who express their frustration with people sharing their experience of mental health, they cry man up! One particular comment is from Piers Morgan, he states: “I’m not convinced by this new trend of male public soul-breaking. Time for our gender to get a grip, methinks. Life’s tough – man up.” (more…)

By agordon92, ago