"Iiving in pain, in the mental heath system"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottingham NG3 6AA
Posted by kez (as ),
I have been a patient since I was 14 years old, and so has my brother. I was diagnosed with having bipolar and my brother schizophrenia. we both are now in hospital but in two different areas. I’m in Nottingham he's in Wolverhampton. I am now 20yrs old and he is 22yrs old. we both have been sectioned, but over 1year, it's not right we are both intelligent, we have potential in life to do what is normal like everyone else. my mum had a breakdown in 1982 she survived and is coping at the moment, but to see my mum struggling for help where she needs it most no-one listens to her views. my brother and I went to special school as youngsters, we are both vulnerable as we care for others around us. the fact is we don't like the way staff treat us. they do not understand the reality of ones pain and this becomes a battleground in the long run. I've been in so many hospitals so has my brother, it's a shame! I'm in the QMC in Nottingham where i stay at a rehab, but they say they have not got facilities to help me. Why am i classed as hard to treat yet all mental illness is the same, it's crazy! just a pay packet for them and not working to there best interest as my life has no value to those who work in this profession. I look around me and see people get abused by staff and when you say anything about the issue, they say it's down to your illness, or imagination. This has got to stop. we are much human as any one else, feelings, needs. I don't believe in neglect of duty...This system needs to be put right as some wards are crowded and other patients influence others like me. it's a learned process being with them 24 hr 7 days a week. I’m too intelligent to wanting to be stuck in another world where people are not in reality like chickens in a pen. barbaric! we are the forgotten people but used for £24,000 a year pay-packet.