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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

I'M FUCKING DEPRESSED AND NOT GOING TO APOLOGISE FOR IT

Nor will I apologise for not 'conforming' to the 'accepted norms' (heartily reinforced by MH moguls) ...and if they lower themselves down from their ivory towers and read this - Yes you are all useless, wasting, self serving, wankers who have betrayed people. You should be fucking ashamed of yourselves rather than patting each other on the back and giving yourselves awards for such betrayals.

Haven't ventured myself to other blogs...due to sense that there has been a conserted effort to water down mental illness, to make those who have it feel more ashamed to admit that in spite of the myriad of recovery agendas....propoganda campaigns and the millions of pounds that have gone down the swanny (even the civil servants can't put their hands on the exact amounts)...that there are still many of us flaying about trying to exist...STILL ILL!!!!

I don't need pep talks about personal responsiblity....I get my arse out of bed every morning, keep house, pay bills, go walkabouts...brush my teeth a couple of times a day and do my bit to mingle pleasantly with other members of the race I come into contact with, such times I am outside.

I don't need to be sent newsletters with pictures of 'Recovery Ron', half way up Mount Everest with the by line "This could be you" followed by phone calls from a MH charity asking me for a donation, although the last one that rang got a direct question in regards to where the money actually goes and couldn't answer it. Well, if I don't know where the money is going..then it isn't going from me to them. If I want this stuff, I will go find it for myself...and I don't.

I am heartened by and glad for those who do feel better (or feel they are heading in the right direction) but I am sickened by those who constantly manipulate in order to preserve some central control and dictate over what is other people's states of being and dumbfounded that so many believe the shit that is pumped out or, at the very least, are too scared to challenge it.

Like these organisations have the right to scare people into compliance, whether people believe in it or not.

I am scared of things in myself (my experiences/feelings past and present) but I am not scared of any of them and I won't be mediocritized into 3 point planning a recovery of their making.

Have ventured to Aethelread's blog. I don't blame him for not wanting open debates. Sometimes...the need to hold what there is of the core together is more important than allowing others to have democratic input...and anyway....often as not the pack dictates the level of democracy and don't delude yourself that blogland is any less 'pack' dominated than other walks of life. I certainly have taken a few sharp blows because I have kept comments open. I won't change that but that is my choice. I give out and I take back.....and I will keep giving out cos I am nobody's PATSY!!!!

I mentioned A's blog because of his reference to another pack. I don't do packs anymore and I certainly don't mix well with academic packs because they often miss the plot when it comes to feelings and experiences (real lives) and theorise rather than empathise. Too damn right abuse is rife in care services....and too damn right there is no accountability because that is not what is wanted (on high). It's all seeping through the cracks now with NHS Trusts (at last) being shown up for the messes they are in. The staff will blame the management, the management will try and get the lawyers to damage limit..the government will deny any responsibility..but I sense more horror stories to follow. I can hope that the overseeing bodies have the power to implement change but fear that 'bureaucracy' and pre-occupations of politicians (in regards to personal political survival) will prevent much of anything that will lead to improvements.

So another turn of the roundabout begins.

Someone spoke to me about the need for 'Champions' the other day. I think they saw themselves as a bit of a champion. Problem being they were aligned to another quango which in turn was aligned to several other quangos and so it goes. I dunno about champions but people with some savvy (and resources...independant of government funding) to develop something more democratic is long overdue. Yeah same old same as dilemmas.

Maybe just maybe the government withdrawing funding from charities will encourage them to be more independant.....or they may go under. I would rather have no charities than those acting 'undemocratically'.

And getting rid of the 'Celeb a thons'...as another friend said, those celebs who would turn up at the opening of an envelope to get some publicity...that would be good too.

Would it stop me getting depressed? Nah, but it would stop me thinking that people are being shafted something rottern for the chosen few.

8 comments:

  1. Bravo my Dear , that was certainly a lot more rousing than the dire National Survivor User Network's latest Tea Dance and Luncheon ....

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  2. As the Government calls the bluff of the RBS Directors over obscene £1 million plus bonuses for bankers the Mental Health Charity sector must also be concerned about drives to make charities more accountable , particular Dr Andrew McCulloch at the Mental Health Foundation as New Labour's Gordon Prentice MP highlights that the Charity Commission is not ensuring charities stick to their objects, something McCulloch encouraged at Mental Health Media, and wider calls for more transparency over how charities raise and use their money.

    Certainly McCulloch would be hard pressed to explain why his Senior Policy Advisor David Crepaz Keay had used Mental Health Media's funds, staff and resources to create an anonymous site attacking service users and other charities that was pushed by MHM's then PR Officer on user forums or why David got caught up in targetting porn and drug content at MH service users on domains he purchased and owned and which bore his name.

    It is helpful that the Government and Charity Commission seem to be waking up to the real need to better monitor and police the UK charity sector but the sector should also be be willing to regulate itself and within the Mental Health Charity sector we have seen a marked unwillingness or inability to do that. It's high time people like Dr McCulloch and Mr Crepaz Keay were encouraged to leave the sector to help restore its reputation as they have championed a squallid funding bid for funding their own lifestyles approach to charitable work and just as with the failings of the city and greeed of the bankers , the UK's Mental Health Charity sector has to start cleaning up its act and the ejection of these two chancers from its ranks would be a good place to start. If the sector pretends it doesn't have a problem people like Crepaz Keay and McCulloch and their charity may well survive but more deserving others will go to the wall.

    Its time to mainstream these two Mental Health Charity charlatans , that is, after all, the object they claim , without much success I might add, to be helping mental health service users to do.

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  3. Oscar

    You really are far too kind (blush)

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  4. Spartacus

    If only the right became the right (and not in the political sense either...although that, I think is going to happen).

    Greed has an uncanncy habit of breeding itself and then we have another class of banking leeches that are in a class of their own. Who will dare to challenge them? We need a superhero of mammoth proportions...call for Krankenstein..His bolts are definately worse than his bite..and they are fully interchangeable with matching cat o nine tails.

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  5. Eeeeek! Krankenstein! Curses , my lycra buttocked health and fitness jaunts out on the bike with the two young strapping teenages from the Mind conference has been rumbled ! Better head off back to Gormless towers to shred the accounts and keep on eye on my hapless assistant before Krankenstein catches him him taking pictures in the ladies toilets again.....

    If only I'd arranged more in work support for the man. Damn you Krankenstein .....the lab experiments almost cured his schitzophrenia....how was I to know he was a pervert as well?

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