Content warning: this post discusses suicide and Electro Convulsive Therapy. Structure warning: I am writing with my editing and self-censorship blinkers off – paragraphs, sentences and arguments may be imprecise. Context I started this post just after I was released from a five week psychiatric admission that included 12 sessions of Electro Convulsive Therapy. It […]Read More Turning ‘trauma’ into ‘armour’: part 1 – the fungus
Now that the worker’s compensation payments have been provisionally approved, it’s time for me to start working on the most important job – getting better. The lawyer of awesome expressed doubts about my ability to really get better and we all know how much I love a challenge. So after many intense ruminations, this is […]Read More The Return to Work Plan
Hello to our rapidly increasing fold, Lovely to have over a thousand new supporters since the trip down to Canberra. And all that without me doing much at all. Yesterday I answered one of the most heartbreaking comments I’ve gotten in this whole nightmare. A person asked me who they call if they can’t call […]Read More We’re almost at 2500 but what a week!
Oh, my cheer squad! So many hearts to every one of you and special hi to all the new supporters. I just got home from Shrinkola and realised what you all did while I was out and about! I’m speechless. Tempted to use emojis. Got two super exciting appointments to get through tomorrow but will […]Read More 636 signatures in 24 hours!
To my amazing back up squad, Welcome and thanks to our many new supporters. Your voices will help me get change and every single one of you is a hero. So yesterday we did the trek down to the Canberra EPIC Book Fair. I had invited the Board of Lifeline Australia to meet with me […]Read More You won’t believe what Lifeline Canberra did!
I’ve been doing almost nothing but research for the last few days (pages are my happy place) and have finally drafted us a petition letter! I’ve also realised that I was yelling at the wrong people, Lifeline Australia can’t (just like they say) , do much here – it needs to be Wollongong. So […]Read More 120! Time for a new strategy!
Writer, academic and suicide awareness advocate, Angela Williams has just posted an impassioned plea to her employer, Lifeline South Coast, on YouTube. Her video begs them to do something about the year-long campaign of workplace bullying she has been subjected to. In this video, which she describes as ‘Maybe my suicide note’, the […]Read More Lifeline is trying to kill me
Content warning: explicit discussion of suicide. http://1.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com/19/72/7c5a39a1b8d562c8100cee06b8573935.gif My body has dragged itself through some noxious filth on its way to the here and now, and getting through it has been hard work. My first suicide attempt was at 11 and my most recent seventeen years ago when l was 23. I haven’t magically stopped thinking about […]Read More When overtime is giving back