Dawn: I’d like to think I am an advocate of mental health, I have myself on a couple of occasions found myself in a mental health ward in the hospital, as I could not cope with life anymore but after my last time in an hospital I was really looked after by 1 particular nurse, she made sure that when I left the hospital I had some were to go that would help me and she helped me get a room in an hostel, it is by far the best decision I ever made to o into that hostel,they helped me to get sorted and as I was a “Vulnerable adult” I got help quickly and now 8 yrs later my life is so good you know I mean it, I have my own kids both grown up no but they live together. as my daughter just had a baby and her brother said he would live with her for a while as she needed the support from him and were all so close these days, so
I can honestly say that some mental health nurses and such really do help people like me, my nerves are all settled now and I am so happy, so so happy and I am a Nanna now too, happy dayz. However, my sister suffers terribly with her nerves, and quite a few family members have as well, our older aunts and uncle’s well most of them seem to get Alzheimer’s disease and some of their care as been shocking, I have to say the people who suffer with mental health in my town if they have no family to fight their corner then they are screwed .literally….and that to me is not acceptable, wish I knew how to change some things,but I don’t….not yet at any rate.
I share this in memory of the friends I have lost along my journey, the people who lived the sad life of an addict with no one to turn to, I have seen so many die this last few years and every time I hear of someone else dying it breaks my heart, and I really do mourn them, I look to god and ask him “Why them and not me” surely I was a much worse addict/junkie than they were” and a part of me feels guilty, ….guilty because I not only got out but I got my life back , I just wish they could of done the same RIP to all of them till we meet again.