"My experience of faith in the mental health system"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health (inpatient) NG3 6AA
Posted by elderflower (as ),
17 years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after experiencing what I believed and still do believe was a religious conversion.
Previous to my first admission to a psychiatric unit I phoned gay switchboard. I believe that I was given ECT illegally without my permission, from an old portable machine, but how can I prove it since it will not be in the notes?
Now, 17 years on, I am winning the battle of discovering who I really am. I do however find it very strange to know that the head of our spiritual and pastoral care department at the NHS trust in our area, although he professes to be a Christian, says that he does not believe in the resurrection of Christ. I believe that this sort of attitude robs Christian service users of all hope.