The strapline: "I’ve had to learn to be more self-sufficient and to cope with the isolation of being a lone campaigner" which is very true.
"things didn't go to plan" after setting up vol org PS Fife for various reasons, one of them being my psychiatric abuse survivor history although at the time I described it as "recovery". I was mature, well qualified and experienced in community development, working with all ages of people in various settings, so was used to leading, managing and having an opinion. These abilities and skills were not valued in a person with Lived Experience in Scotland's mental health world in 2008.
2012 was a seminal year, my 60th, after which I wasn't the same person, exposing systematic psychiatric abuse by blowing the whistle. It was a matter of survival and I had a tough battle on my hands. I cared and it was costly. I still care.
I'm so glad that my youngest son and I are still together, in solidarity, it's not been easy. Well done Daniel Son!
|Kirk Wynd Cupar 2008|
|Scottish Sunday Express 5Oct14|
|on my birthday in Edinburgh 28Sep14|
|Cupar Crossgate 17Sep17|
|Stirling Castle 1Jun19|