Thank you to “The Guardian” for publishing a second article about our Suicide Crisis Centre. In this article, Joy (our CEO) looks at the power imbalance that exists between psychiatrist and patient within mental health services. She describes how her experience of feeling disempowered under that system impacted upon the way our Suicide Crisis Centre was set up. The article also emphasises that lived experience of mental illness should be seen as an advantage for professionals who work with people in crisis, not a disadvantage.
On social media, the most quoted line from the article is “It is entirely possible to be both a psychiatric patient and a competent professional”.
The link to the article is below:-
Reinventing Mental Health Care: Putting Patients In Charge