Posts Tagged Crisis

Just a cry for help.

Just a cry for help.

There were many times in my past when I sought help at hospital emergency departments. Usually when I had self-harmed or was fearful of suicide.
 
And almost every time I felt the ire of medical staff who clearly viewed me as a time waster. I was someone less worthy of their time, skill and compassion than the other patients under their care.
 
So often we dismiss people’s pain by saying things like ‘just a cry for help’ or ‘just attention seeking’. This article explores the implications of these beliefs. It is a plea for greater compassion in mental health care.

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