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.”

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.”

Confidentiality in the NHS: Exactly how many professionals have had access to my Mental Health Medical Records?

Following on from the several threads I have made on Twitter regarding confidentiality in NHS Mental Health services, I have decided to write a blog post highlighting exactly how far my personal information, including childhood sexual abuse disclosures, have travelled across several services within the NHS, and also outside of the NHS. These numbers includeContinue reading “Confidentiality in the NHS: Exactly how many professionals have had access to my Mental Health Medical Records?”

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