The Pressure Placed on Abuse Survivors from Society to Recall the Abuse in the “right” way when asked – But Trauma Memories Don’t Work Like That!

I wrote a blog post last week about my experiences of yearning for a mummy cuddle, as part of the aftermath of childhood sexual abuse, and how it’s been something that I felt unable to expand on any further with anyone because of a personality disorder diagnosis. I decided that I didn’t want that diagnosisContinue reading “The Pressure Placed on Abuse Survivors from Society to Recall the Abuse in the “right” way when asked – But Trauma Memories Don’t Work Like That!”

The yearning for a mummy cuddle – my experience as a childhood sexual abuse survivor.

I want to try and write about something I have experienced at various points in my life, as a childhood sexual abuse survivor, and why the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder has caused me to keep quiet about this experience. I don’t want this diagnosis to still hold so much power over me, and IContinue reading “The yearning for a mummy cuddle – my experience as a childhood sexual abuse survivor.”

Ten examples of the Parallels between Mental Health Services and Abusers.

1. When a service user ever tries to describe the poor treatment they have received from a specific staff member, or from a particular mental health team as a whole, other mental health professionals tend to dismiss this as the service user’s over sensitivity or misinterpretation, rather than considering that the staff members may actuallyContinue reading “Ten examples of the Parallels between Mental Health Services and Abusers.”

Less is More – Discussing the Harm Minimisation Policy that @TEWV don’t want you to see anymore. Including some spoken word poetry.

As many of my followers will already be aware, the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) Mental Health Trust have taken down their abusive Harm Minimisation policy for children and young people with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder and related conditions. This policy was taken down in July. They claim that they had toContinue reading “Less is More – Discussing the Harm Minimisation Policy that @TEWV don’t want you to see anymore. Including some spoken word poetry.”

This isn’t about Stigma. This is about Abuse. #spokenwordpoetry

They call it “Protocol” But we all call it abuse. They try to fool us all, But we all know the truth. People are dying. This shit has got to stop. But in order for it to stop, Those in power, Those at the very Top, Need to see this for what it is AndContinue reading “This isn’t about Stigma. This is about Abuse. #spokenwordpoetry”

Here in this Village of Mums. #spokenwordpoetry #maternalMHMatters

Being a mummy can be tough. We often feel like we’re not good enough. But it’s OK to be honest about this stuff because we are not alone. It’s hard when the baby cries, And she doesn’t stop until you hand her to someone else. When you get that look in your eyes, Scouring theContinue reading “Here in this Village of Mums. #spokenwordpoetry #maternalMHMatters”

Post Partum Psychosis: In My Own Words.

Post Partum Psychosis is something that I struggled with after the birth of both of my babies. I felt unable to write properly about my first experience with this cruel illness, despite having different opportunities to do so. The words just wouldn’t come, which is unusual for me as I often find writing to beContinue reading “Post Partum Psychosis: In My Own Words.”

A little bit of spoken word poetry for all the MH researchers out there. #MadCovidDiaries

Hands off! This work is mine. Just because I like to write, Does not mean that it’s fine For you to take my work. That I somehow won’t mind, Because I do mind. It matters very much to me That I have control, In life, And in the things that I write. It matters veryContinue reading “A little bit of spoken word poetry for all the MH researchers out there. #MadCovidDiaries”

Domestic Abuse and Lockdown #COVID19 #spokenwordpoetry #MadCovidDiaries #YouAreNotAlone

I remember how it felt, As an adult afraid of my own home Not knowing if there will be any light at the end of the tunnel. Sitting trapped in darkness all on my own The abuser was my father, As an adult and as a little girl. Both experiences different, But existing in theContinue reading “Domestic Abuse and Lockdown #COVID19 #spokenwordpoetry #MadCovidDiaries #YouAreNotAlone”

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