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I agree with the very first response from KS.. Good old Bill was enabled and supported by a group of accolytes, so called friends of the victim the main error I see was hanging around for a year waiting for it all to nicely play out in a civilised fashion these things never do…and leave a legacy of deep hurt and damage.
. I am intrigued as to your husband’s response which is not mentioned, to this clearly unacceptable situation. I would have no qualms or regrets in this situation of letting my dog off the leash!. I also feel your deep hurt and disappointment at your bullying at the hands of your “friends” contributed to your subsequent situation you must have felt incredibly unsafe and unsupported in the world at that point with nowhere to turn. I am glad this is now behind you but pity whichever victims Bill turned his attention to next as he was a toxic and serial abuser of women in a friend circle that thought that was acceptable.
sad terrible and horribly familiar.. Thank you Lisa for writing this and hoping your boy steadily improves. My only advice to all in this situation and there are too many ” do not seek healing at the feet of those who broke you ”
Everything else is about patience and trial and error and trying as best you can to repair the damage to the person and the rest of your broken,devastated family.
I have heard virtually every lie you document here and worse, seen the rapid tapers, let’s try this drug, clozapine hailed as the magic drug,the mother blame, the absolute denial of akathisia as the delusion of ” anti psychiatry people” falsehoods written in notes by drug dealers earning a million dollars a year..
You ask for a form for CYP450 testing in Australia they will laugh at you ..
Thank you again
completely agree with you mad mom walk a day in our shoes.. Trying to survive to your own detriment no life and no hope you look at “normal ” families with such envy and know your total isolation.. Many deny this reality.. My best friend who was the only person who understood the situation died suddenly 8 weeks ago and I am unsure how i will now move forward
We can only hope he continues to recover to move on with his great work.
Excellent article Jon
Lorna glad you got out thank you for telling your experiences.
if the show came to Australia I would hope someone volunteered me so I could get a new patio and bathroom and the hair do from the marvellous Jonathon… I really wouldn’t care if they chased me down the street…
what is the actual death rate for them is there a figure by country somewhere ? Could someone please post it thanks
unfortunately hs no you are incorrect an episode of psychosis will frequently lead to the inevitable label of schizophrenia .. It is rare it will be categorised as a single stand alone abberant episode then the drugs will damage your brain and that is the end if that sad but true
absolutely pure and true
love the planxty avatar .. What sound what lyrics..go the black album Christie moore I saw just after his release from jail and his performances in the back street pubs of Birmingham in DIgbeth. Pure and raw forever free
agree boans beautiful west Australian day today all that smoke from the burn off and then the smell of the rotting sea weed off the beach privileged indeed.. How lucky are we..today someone threatened me a broken bottle at the train station
But none of it impacts me at all I just laughed..come live at my house then you would get it…
agree boans beautiful west Australian day today all that smoke from the burn off and then the smell of the rotting sea weed off the beach privileged indeed.. How lucky are we..today someone threatened me with a broken bottle at the train station
But none of it impacts me at all I just laughed..come live at my house then you would get it…
And yet I am absolutely and sadly sure that No ONE reads it!
The Bitterest Pill by the same Johanna the sad accurate story about antipsychotics and their short and long term effects no one cares and poor sad people like me have to live with and manage the life long effects and sequale to a casual prescription by a cruel MORON.. In someone they love not me because I would stick pins in my eyes first before I took any off this crap or whatever word suits the referee for the site
The Shayla love article is journalism of the worst type no wonder RW is annoyed. read it fully to learn Nev Jones’s views on MIA and it’s contributors and the dangers their views pose in her opinion as a psychologist. And yet the future apparently is “safe in her hands”…alternate reality ???!
I won’t old head.. My e mail [email protected] and no moderation there lol just basic brutal black and white truth
there are some people no one should have a conversation with and you are not one of them. La lucha continua keep the faith which I will till my very last breath. the day I am moderate I will make my own arrangements as I will be pointless
I love your stuff here I’m not your not liker
I am angry a lot of the time just had major surgery which I found out yesterday was not cancer. I was thinking I had finally been killed by psychiatry and the 24/7 stress caring for my son profoundly disabled by the direct actions of psychiatry and it’s well paid hangers on such as the above. The piece above incensed me because it was so patronising and I had no energy to keep rewriting politely.
So no I am not a disliker of you or your comments I love your pithy directness in an age of fake doublespeak
sad sad day and sad sad piece Mia has really lost its edge.. All the deaths really leaving gaping holes now in the fabric
replying to streetphobia (the reply box is not working) loved your comment above and completely agree. Someone recently told me I should try to understand the point of view of the psychiatrist who destroyed my son and my entire family. That person was my son who is still left with more compassion than I will ever find and can find no anger for what happened to him.
Exactly madmom we are doing it tough day in day out personally I am at the end of my tether.. Officially broken
oldhead do not waste your time reading his ponderous irritating stuff.. Not worth reading anything written by any psychiatrist I would rather read a shopping list I found in a supermarket trolley..
wow the song house looks amazing !
thank you Sinead for this great piece glad to hear you are doing well. One of my vision board dreams is to once again visit Ireland and walk in fields of gold.. Seems a long way away but i will keep holding onto that !much love
Agree with you all thank you. a friend of forty years plus who was distressed (or whatever we want to call it ) asked me for advice our friend with early onset Alzheimer’s who she is guardian and next of kin for as his large family abandoned him due to their shame about his gayness he is in a nursing home and she has been banned from visiting now for almost 5 months. The care (using the word very loosely) home suggested she seek psych care for herself as she was so “upset” by this inability to see her friend she pre covid visited 5 times a week. Unbelievable… Stuff this is the most intelligent,energetic and resilient focused person you could ever have the privilege to meet! My advice nothing wrong with you .. Write to your political reps and get angry do not buy into this Bs. Lots of people will tho trot off to see a clin psych believing something is “wrong with them..truly a tragedy thank you paula
then you can’t post again it says you already posted ur becoming redundant because of your ancient tech
agree with you completely, so glad u got off them
The time lag zone difference is really annoying…
it’s a shame there is no mad in Australia site wow we would have some stories to share.. The Horror busting of the myth of a country young and free..
good luck Jill hang inthere
here in Australia 60mgs of olanzapine daily is still standard protocol because you are “treatment resistant ” and they can do what they want thank you for sharing Ms Talbot
here in Australia 60mgs of olanzapine daily is still standard protocol because you are “treatment resistant ” and they can do what they want
3 comments woeful people what is that about ?
Eric as ever thank you for sharing with us we are truly blessed much love sent your way
4lights where do you live? Mm
hang in there think of you every day
Australia was re closed down today re covid .. So sad
what are peoples views on dog breeds ?
My preferred pack currently is 1.Belgian shepherd
Thank you Andvyes i too love owls
yes agree I live in the same place and it is horribly cold..,
exactly live it every day then see how you feel..abandoned and alone ..completely isolated
all u can do is pity the “new client , patient or whatever u want to call them or they want to call themself too sad too bad
many times honey….
Agree completely kindred and I love your pseudonym too.. Thank you for your constructive and heartfelt comments here I always look for your presence
thank you so much for your thoughtful compassionate and loving piece about your experience I am sorry to read about the death of your boy many kind thoughts from another mother
go on then ask me why …..
Sadly for me and mine the only drop of care and compassion (all in quote marks ) we have ever experienced over the last 7 years of horror has come from the Police.. So I personally will not have a word said against them either individually or collectively..
Exactly old head instead we get strident managerial judgement when we are already being judged because we refuse to let human beings we love be 4point restrained on trollies.. Yes we are othered here Sam ruck because WE Have not been diagnosed by some moron.. The oh sorry everyone there is no where else for you to go but NAMi or whatever your national equivalent is a falacious and pathetic response the site is tearing itself apart.. In the moment no judgement .. Sam plover go do not be afraid to post however you want ..all voices should be equal not just the ones who “know people ” mod away .. On your scooters GO
As we say here in austral…ia..” good on ya ” Miranda s..
Completely agree with you.. Main reason I would never write here
Sorry to go off topic BUT does anyone know if boans is ok as have seen nothing posted by him recently
as we live in the same fascist town was hoping someone might know
Jim thank you yes I have seen that look too many times .. Living with it daily hopelessness describes it so well
Great quote thank you
Absolutely true that awareness is completely lacking during a “first episode” encounter with the system literally ur like babes in the wood except less aware than a new born..sad but horribly true retrospective view back just horrifies that u were so dumb
Sad but true Boans its called standard operating procedure they know no other way drugs, drugs and more drugs let people assault you .. Give u drugs thru a dirty needle then say you are an iv drug user..
Yes they all have those lists part of any information they will hand out government and non government a list for every “diagnosis”..if you query it in any way as bs there is “something wrong with you”
Well said Steve!
No one cares what he has to say about ANYtHing poor sad and destroyed human being .. A TRAGEDY
Agree with you rosalee
I have used the nomeclature mad in relation to my anger as in I am mad as hell not not any other reason..
Thank you Boans
Thank you so much for your help
Rosalee thank you much appreciated
Thank you much appreciated
Thanks for sharing David your amazing and inspirational story of your survival all best wishes to you
She seems like a lovely woman who has worked hard for her entire life on adressing various power anomalies
And is devastated to see the state of the POTUS
It is beyond reforming not sure why anyone thinks it can be reformed
Avoiding it and going off the grid is all you can do at this point
Life your own life as far away as you can if you can
I think he will. I remember my husband totally incredulous when I said he will be the president.. He is very rational and truthful (my husband not Donald ) and genuinely he did not believe it would happen. Very sad it will happen again like Brexit and boris
Agree seeing the records can break you I obtained them and could not bring myself to open them for a very long time
When I did wish I had not bothered as it broke me all over again
Why it broke me I do not know.. I am a very resilient woman and some typing on a page written by liars destroyed me … Does anyone know why ?? Advice please
Hear hear kindred
Agree with you completely john take care kind regards
Great piece this week on mad in the UK site re labelling someone as antipsychiatry and how that label negates and denigrates and is then endlessly repeated in clinical notes and systems. The use of language to render someone powerless
Thank you for Mia town hall 2 Louisa and Kermit much appreciated and enjoyed . I so wish I could access open dialogue on the west coast of Australia. We are isolated and parochial and all u can get is medication and psych imprisonment very,very sad but I enjoyed the time anyway much love from the antipodes
JBP what a Horror story .. So sad there are those who choose not to learn some kind of naraku 7circles hell story really stuck forever in an endless cycle of crap I truly pity him and his entire family tragedy of the highest order
So sad and sorry to read your story an absolute echo of my own as a parent I wept to hear of the loss of your beautiful boy and the breaking of your family much love sympathy and grief from Australia bravely written could not write our own story in the way you have done and for that I admire you
Well done Erin so pleased to read your story ur an inspiration thank you xxxxxx
Horrific to read glad you are getting better. I was prescribed GABA for a trapped nerve in my neck thankfully a fantastic physiotherapist fixed me up and I stopped taking it before things got too bad
Carry on healing positive thoughts to you
Sorry to read this ,my advice:
1) Tinnitus is horrible magnesium supplement seems to help but high dose oil thru foot bath daily and acupuncture if u can find a good practitioner
2) don’t waste time and money with lawyers they are all a short Anglo Saxon word that begins with c
3)if you are on any other medication at all check for ototoxicity in the side effects list
4) funny how the TMS promoters appeared by magic on this site having never posted before and will probably never post again obviously site and you both tagged and tracked by the industry
5) Boans i’m in Perth if you want to meet up for a socially distanced exchange of Horror stories let me know I ‘ll send you my e mail
James hoping things will improve and you have plenty of support
Absolutely correct boans perth is a small insular incestuous village. There is no help or support . The watchdogs are a joke then ur left to deal with it on your own. All lawyers are a joke. Expensive liars.. Documents disappear are rewritten the lies are amazing. The NGO’s mifwa, arafmi, richmond peer support even worse.. So far inserted into the systems backside. All parents are emotionally immature and many of them are psychiatrists, gp’s and clin psyche go figure so again unsure what the point of the piece is and what is in it for the lawyer must be something
Not going to happen they will “emerge”the samevselfish greedy and self obsessed. No learning will occur. Our children will pay for this catastrophe for generations to come.
I have not turned to anyone to rescue me during ten years of hell and will not be starting now
Thank you Sam I cried almost all the way thru
Thank you Louisa so much for your idea to do this so hope it goes forward
Just watched the pod cast first time in ten years I have felt connected to a community of people who care. Key question for me “can home healing be enough.. It can’t if everyone in that home is also broken.. Which we are thank you so much to all of the panel so much appreciated much love to all
There is nothing wrong with Chomsky unlike many others he has kept the faith. I first read chomsky as a smallchild in a cold northern library in a bleak and desolate place . Kermit cole thank you for reminding us all of our hopeless desolation.
Mad mom agree with you and your hopes completely . Keep the faith
Exactly some of us live in social isolation hard not to say welcome t o my world everyone… I do not go out go on holiday,go to dinner, travel how sad….and I have done that for the right reasons… And do I miss any of that superficial rubbish . No I don’t …
What a pile of crap… Nurses across the world have been treated like crap for decades.. UK for example no pay rise for 15years. And societies and communities thought that was fine. Now suddenly nurses need to be respected And cared for .what a joke
I know that I didn’t repeat anything
They do not exist a mythos urban myth there are no survivors here , a heroic attempt piece of fabrication,false news. Just people struggling,coping, learning attrition, survivors is a term of glorification.
Funny then that so many people are dying..
Probably due to profound social isolation and being ostracised from society for daring not to be ‘normal’ (using the term very loosely)lol
Very sad to hear that when my son came out same length of time and had his d level tested it was so low it was undetectable in his blood. Psychiatrist probably wrote some Bs about you asking him in the record. Some label ‘mum is neurotic hypochondriac ‘ or similar. It took 8months high dose oral therapy to get his reading back up, that doesn’t help u tho all I can do is add u to my loving kindness meditation tonight. Sorry and love from Australiaxxxxxx
Your blog is fantastic brilliant music and photo’s and you writing is great ! Thank you cheered my afternoon I will be back !
thank you Anthony
Sorry to hear your story. That is Australia all right. The lies and twistingof truth in these documents. Short hand and sub text. When I was still trying to work it all out (just a phase trying to understand it now I don’t bother) I did some analysis on various inpatient summaries and discharge docs just like this. Phrases repeated over and over labelling and value judgements. Such as “well known to services”..guarded (why would u not be guarded with these people when ur locked up and have 4security guards on you ????) it’s lovely of everyone advising you to move in reality no one will give u papers to move there once they see your label so u are trapped. I wish u the best of luck and all good thoughts