I am a health care assistant of 20 odd years. I want to offer my services on de-escalation. Whether it be on call or 9-5 helping nurses Or police, just want to help people
I’m sitting here and wondering about how much the public understands about mental health issues.
I was out with a patient the other day and she wanted to get a bus into town. Which is only a ten minute walk into town. She had never taken a bus before, part of her exposure was to travel on a bus. So on the bus we sit there and there is an old person that keeps looking at my patient and her scars. This upset my patient. After speaking to her she calmed down.
My point is, the public no matter how old they are, needs education.
The patients have been through enough in their lives. It makes it even harder when the public look and judge their scars, which makes it appear that they are judging them.
So more public information teaching and training is needed. Companies like NHS, hospitals and nursing agencies and possibly day centres for the elderly need understanding.
Just my own opinion. Just need someone to talk to them explain the possible reasons behind the self harm and scars.
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I have found that I really do enjoy writing. It could be about anything from stories, pure fiction, everyday observations or just little rants.
The other month I started to buy a magazine called Writers’ Forum
This has inspired me to carry one writing my supposed novel. It’s difficult just to show someone what I have written for advice. The sort of thing that can guide me in the right direction.
I know my grammar and punctuation needs work but I’ll get there in the end. What would be nice is selfish people taking to heart the things I write about when I write about mental health. People slate my writing…..it’s a story nothing else ok. I know what I am writing about I have work in mental health for over fifteen years. So if you don’t like what I have written, stop and don’t read any more.
I have worked in mental health for a good few years. I have come across some great things and some upsetting and disturbing things. I understand that some things are not under the control of the person involved. But it is when you come across that particular one that tries to fake it for an easier life sentence.
I can deal with patients that are highly aggressive and want to hurt people due to voices and hallucinations.
Give me a ward full of psychotic patients, and highly dangerous people. But when I get to deal with adults that say yes when you say no, who sit when you say stand. I love my job and that’s why I have done it for over thirty years. It is a great thing when you get a patient discharged to home or a lower secure placement. Home visits are the best emotional thing you can go through in nursing.
You will learn how to deal with confrontation, aggression and your confidence will build a lot. You will build new skills and abilities while working in mental health.
It amazes my with the attitudes of some drivers, over in the UK. I had a journey the other week, driving across Europe and I drove about 980km one way. I drove through France, Germany and Czech Republic and border of Slovakia.
There were times when you could hit high speeds on the German motor way. No one had any accidents or near misses, people were respectful of one another while driving. No honking of horns or road rage. I felt so much safer driving in Europe than what I do over here.
Of course I drove the same way back and 27 hours later I’m back in the UK. As soon as I’m on the motor way people are tail gating, flashing their lights,like your in their way. I had one van nearly end up hitting my rear passenger side bumper. When I come into a city of the motor way I pull up to some lights and get some moron cut me up at the lights in a Larry.
Come on people what is going on. We need to be a lot more respectful of one another while driving. People are in to much of a rush to get to places. If your running late try getting up ten minutes earlier. If you rush to much, accidents will happen. In the accidents it’s always the innocent ones that suffer.
SLOW DOWN and BE NICE.