Claire’s story – My son took an overdose in lock down

TRIGGER WARNING – SUICIDE ATTEMPT Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash So, week 2 of lockdown and everyone is still shellshocked, numb, confused and adjusting. How long will it last? Have my year 11 and my year 6 kids REALLY left their schools for the last time ever?  My 15 year old has been struggling with his mentalContinue reading “Claire’s story – My son took an overdose in lock down”

A letter to the mental health team I haven’t seen in a month.

TRIGGER WARNING: Suicidal thoughts and mental ill health The author wishes to remain anonymous. Please note: This was written a month before being published and the author is safe now. I dropped off a spare microwave to a ‘vulnerable’ person last weekend, their flat was outside a school I attended during a difficult time inContinue reading “A letter to the mental health team I haven’t seen in a month.”