I am one of many that have been failed by the mental health system. I hope that speaking out about what has happened highlights the inadequacies in healthcare and the stigma those with a diagnosed psychiatric disorder face.
It should not be an acceptable norm that those diagnosed with mental illness live 10/20 years less than their peers.
I hope to use my voice and experience while I can, to speak out about what has happened. To challenge the norm, in the hope that it creates change.
I am not a label, a diagnosis or a disorder. I am more than my disability.
History will look back on the ???care??? people like me have received in horror.