"In protecting someone's human rights, we must always be mindful of this: the right to life would surely take precedence over the right to privacy, in a situation where their life is at risk."
The language that feels validating and respectful to each of us is highly individual. Having a person-centred approach is vital within mental health services, and being person-centred also applies to the language we use.
Lockdown is having a particularly severe impact on people who have experienced trauma – either recent or historic.
Not all of us are able to talk, when depressed or in crisis. Mental exhaustion may make it impossible. How to help someone in silent crisis.
It is patently wrong when so many people are, in effect, being denied the right to life – a basic human right.
The natural world embraces you. It accepts all that you are. I felt a part of that world, despite feeling that I no longer belonged in the human world.
"I received empathy, care and kindness from the healthcare assistants and this had an extremely protective impact against suicide."
"I wish this would happen routinely: that the expertise of carers and family/friends was recognised and considered an essential part of the assessment, diagnosis and understanding of the patient."
"In reality, the aftercare may consist only of a single visit from the mental health team the day after leaving psychiatric hospital."

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