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2017 was a difficult year engaging with, and exposing, DClinPsy academics, also because of my son experiencing another collapsed lung, operation at ERI and painful recuperation, plus our old neighbour lost her husband and became demented, going into a Home, and we got a new antisocial neighbour, dogs barking, malicious letter from solicitor and police visits. Glad to say that things have settled down in the neighbourhood, having raised complaints about Housing staff to a Stage 2. My son and I have both recovered healthwise. My thyroid cyst was benign and viral throat receded, cracked ribs healed.
I don't appreciate being manipulated by a boy/man and his cronies then being banished by McLeod for no good reason, bullied at the Edinburgh DClinPsy meetings by misogynists because academics fostered it. I am still angry about it and have every right to be angry. I've got 40 years of lived experience surviving psychosis/psychiatry, resisting toxic drugging and making a full recovery from mental illness. My life and voice are of value in Scotland's mental health world and I should be invited, and paid, to teach and facilitate learning on DClinPsy, Mental Health Nursing and Psychiatry programmes. I also hold Scottish Government civil servants responsible for failing to support my meaningful involvement in these educational settings.
I've demonstrated in my own life that it's possible to make a full recovery from a mental disorder (Schizoaffective), tapering a neurotoxin cocktail myself, and have supported my 3 sons in and out of psychiatric settings when experiencing psychosis, helping them to live productively, being an example to them of resisting and overcoming. I deserve respect for these attributes, skills, abilities, and for surviving psychiatric abuse, three times in 3 different decades. I will continue to demand respect and to speak out as I see fit. This is a statement of intent.
|1976 with oldest son Edwin in Perth photo booth|
|left to right, Edwin, Daniel, Angus|
|Edwin holding Daniel 1985|
|Edwin wearing BMX jumper I knitted him, of his own bike|
|Angus wearing BMX jumper I knitted him, of his own bike|
|Daniel wearing basketweave jacket I knitted him & his sookie shawl|
|1999 at my sister Frances's wedding, I was Maid of Honour|
|me with son Daniel in Cupar Crossgate|
|with Grandson in 2014, Dundee|
|with Granddaughter 2016, Dundee|
|in Dundee 27Sep18|