A Letter to the Police
My mother was looking in boxes the other day attempting to have a clear out of unnecessary stuff that had accumulated over the years. What she found amongst trinkets and change was the below letter. In 2009 I was arrested and hospitalised under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act. Before, thankfully, being arrested, I had tried to kill myself in my boyfriends car, which I had stolen while he was asleep. With cuts to my arms, rips in my clothes and a desperate mind I was, after some time driving around roundabouts trying to get lost so I couldn’t turn back from my suicidal plans, picked up, taken to a hospital to get my arms stitched and then taken to a Police Station in the middle of London. There I sat on a bench for many hours while they tried to figure out what to do with me.
RADIO: The Business of Digital Wellbeing
Sam Flynn has been training businesses in the use of social media for 12 years. Her own addiction to her smartphone and research into why this happens along with a background in Business Psychology has led Sam into a career as a digital wellbeing coach. Sam works with individuals and businesses to manage their relationship with the digital world to promote positive use, rather than causing a negative impact on their lives and she joins Louisa “Wizzi” Magnussen to discuss The Business of Digital Wellbeing…
SUPPORT: A Comprehensive Guide to Mental Illness
Mental illnesses are medical conditions involving changes in behavior, thinking or emotions that interfere with a person’s ability to do daily tasks or care for themselves. Common mental health disorders include anxiety disorders and mood disorders such as depression, schizophrenia and ADHD. Other disorders include autism, borderline personality disorder, disassociate disorders, eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder, also known as OCD. People diagnosed with serious mental illness typically need a combination of medication and talk therapy to get better. Mental illness isn’t the fault of the person diagnosed. It’s a medical problem, just like diabetes or heart disease, and it’s also common in the United States.