In my case too it was in 2015 that a lady Counsellor told me to contact women’s aid as what I’d experienced all those years st home was domestic abuse and gaslighting. This meant that my hospital admissions were always linked to occasions when I tried to leave my partner and he would then be furious and would then use mental health services as a form of control.
I am now in a situation where I have left a refuge, my child is with me but have flagged up a safeguarding alert due to concerns i have about my ex being inappropriate to my child. It took a lot of guts to do this because my current psychiatrist would not accept my disclosure of DV as she likes my husband but women’s aid did believe me.
I went to the police today to flag my concerns they didn’t believe there was a risk to my child but my IDVA agreed with me and felt I had done the correct thing.
I now afraid that I’ll be the one to lose my child if ss feel after their investigation that there are no concerns. As I’m not on medication I’m concerned that everything I do will be regarded as mental illness which is not the case.
So as one person put it I have learned that the world sees mental health issues as a sign of craziness or dangerousness. We try to medicate in the hope of controlling people who are more vulnerable than the general population.
The problem for me is that trying to get my wishes about my care listened to is impossible and even reading the above articles people with public diagnosis of mental health issues are regarded as being more of a risk to their children when I do not believe this to be the case. People like me are in fact more likely to experience harm and abuse ourselves. This stigmatised view of mental health is taught to all services and institutions so unless you are on medication everyone judges you are threat or a risk to your children meaning that you are coerced again by social services etc to take drugs which are not proven to work and are still disputed to keep your child when research shows that people in mental health services die 20 years earlier often due to side effects of the medication.
Smoking is a public health issue as such is one of the major contributors to high mortality and ill-health in the adults which is preventable (Health and Excellence Care (NICE) (2012).
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Identifying both the modifications to public health systems and looking closely from the history of managing environmental and other threats to the public health sector increases the world’s adaptive capacity to more effectively cope and manage with public health emergencies....
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When a physically-disabled single parent needs support at night, Adult Services should provide and fund a carer or personal assistant. Parents who have a similar need due to medication should therefore have a similar entitlement. Therefore, the court would insist that Adult Services provide the help parent needs as an alternative to removing the children. In practice, however, single parents with both physical and mental health disabilities often have to work quite hard to access and secure funding for such levels of help. Advocacy services such as those run by and can be very effective.
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Personality disorder is a contentious and disputed diagnosis, and one which can be used in different ways or mean different things to different professionals. Most people with a diagnosis of personality disorder have had difficulties for a long time, and most find that mental health services have not been able to help them. Therefore, people with diagnoses of personality disorder can find it difficult to access or engage with the sort of help they need. Professionals – including doctors and social workers – can sometimes find people with a diagnosis of personality disorder confusing or intimidating, and difficult to help.