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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
Removed for moderation.
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
The federal members do not give a shit even less than the state ones if that is humanly possible
Yes I know all the ways to get documents and all the angles at the end of the day none of it is useful in the long run
This would be a funny story if it wasn’t so terrible. We complained aggressively about the torture and negligent hospital care of our son and after FOI of the records found this had been documented as “folie de trois” ie madness of 3 .the next time we both visited our GP for routine stuff he tried to refer us to a psychiatrist.. Sad but true ..no matter how hard it is we have vowed never to trust or engage with a single person involved in this rotten corrupt system including the GP who we now just treat as a script writer . The minister in the same state as boans explained that other people’s sons had been four pointed on a trolley for longer than mine at 97hours and thus we should consider ourselves “lucky “..who is the madperson here???brilliant piece Tina thank you
Thank you Ron . Rufus May is one of the most helpful and caring people I have ever met in my life he gave me hope when I had none and I will never forget that in my horrible ,sad and lonely journey as a carer. Just a tiny rare ray of light tho.They call it a journey to fool u into thinking its like a trip or a holiday.. aS my friend ann always says” you wouldn’t fecking pay to go on this journey ” But there are not enough people like Ron and Rufus to go around and it is virtually impossible to cope and make any progress on your own when you live in a place where there are NO alternative treatments or supports. As much as everyone might want to deny it you get to a situation where you can see no way out other than back to the demonic and horrific system because you are worn down and all exhausted and have run out of options.
Rufus may is a great believer in chair therapy for voice hearers
We have tried it and it is powerful in the right loving and compassionate hands not so much in the hands of a control freak or anyone who is part of the system and wants to lock you up which the writer carefully does not mention at all…..
Some of the most atrocious people I have met in my life have been part of the so called not for profit here in Perth Australia peer self help sector oh my god they worship the psychiatrists.. Will do anything for them… U can imagine what they will do
‘ just let them get on with their work’ they know what is best even when its 60mgs of olanzapine …
Parochial unprofessional pathetic so keen to access the funding they will do anything all…in the beginning you have no idea how dangerous they are.. I think I will sue them that will be interesting..they are culpable…
I just took my son with a “psych diagnosis ” to our GP with what looks to me as a 30year experienced health care professional as a skin cancer on his foot and was summarily dismissed.. Good try everyone ..someone explain that to me other than no one other than me gives a rats arse.. When I call myself mad that is a euphemism for mad as hell, angry , really really pissed of that this boy’s life counts for nothing . Not one of you morons here will reply because Matt was the only one that ever did shame on you all
Thank you angelic one for your love and kindness unlike most here you have no agenda other than pure love.. That is very precious.. Oh for more like you .thank you
His books and views are absolute bilge hopefully his detox will fix him right up
So true mark .. Name rank and number only
Excellent piece great advice for everyone . Thank you Eric
Probably because you are much happier being off that disgraceful poisonous piece of garbage just stabilise and stay well good luck to you
Meditation can save us all if only we can be bothered to do it .. That is the difficulty sitting with pain fear and grief looking them in the face and somehow getting up tomorrow. That is the key.. I wish I had time to mediate half a day every day… One day perhaps❤
A disgrace from the NyT you Americans need to complain en masse
God rest you Bonnie
Well done you Jim fight to the end respect to you❤
She is herself and does not need to “turn ” into anything so derogatory
You are correct Steve there is no hope no choice they are all the same pointless voting for any of them the entire system is broken best plan if no one at all voted what would happen then ..?? I would love to see that day
I live in the same place as you boans and I completely absolutely support the WA voluntary assisted dying legislation enacted by our government by which we will ensure as per Terry Pratchett’s wish that everyone is entitled to free choice as in their right to “their life, their death their choice ” nothing whatsoever to do with the government killing you getting really bored with hearing it . Try watching someone you love suffer for weeks With terminal illness bleeding tears of blood . “If I was a dog or cat you would put me to sleep and out of pain” I will never forget those words so have some respect.
Psychiatrist don’t believe it even exists you report it because you are anti psychiatry,read too much and wont let them get on with their jobs and they give more drugs and start benzos to mitigate the effects. My experience exactly what was said to me it was the illness causing the 36hours constant walking … I don’t like the poster as it labels by putting violence first in the list not sure who it is aimed at it should just advise you not to take the drugs and don’t go to these ‘doctors’ simple …
Thank you Eric for this and your unwavering clarity
Beautiful picture and love the bird so gorgeous thank you and have a wonderful 2020 what a tidy and significant label for the year 2020 best wishes from a burning Australia
Reminds me of the Frost poem will the world end in fire or ice ” I hold with those who favour fire” love to everyone xxxx
The answer to nialls question posed in the title is NO and that is all any of us need to know. His submission to the “inquiry”will be ignored at best at worst will lead to further vilification and impuning of his reputation but at least he gets in there and gives it a go and for that we are grateful.
God forgive you all