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My experience of being picked up by the police while psychotic.

I often joke that out of all the councillors on Basildon Borough Council, I have been picked up the most by the police. This is not because I have committed any crime, but because when I was in mental health crisis, the police were the only people who cared.

Myself and the Chief Inspector discussing community safety - my interactions with Essex Police now are on a far more formal basis.
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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