Don't let my son's illness be in vain.
My son has a very serious often life threatening mental illness. He has suffered from this for many years after he experienced unavoidable childhood trauma. The trauma left him fearing rejection and as a consequence he projects his anger out on to himself through fear of more rejection. As a result for the last eight years he has been unable to move forward with his life either academically, creatively or relationship wise.
As a young child and later as a teenager he was very advanced for his years achieving many awards one of which being talented and gifted both academically and in the helping of fellow students and piers, he also excelled in many sporting activities with his favourite hobby being computer programming.
For the last eight years of his life he has had to rely on the mental health system. His team of carers consist of psychiatrist, social worker and community psychiatric nurse all of which change constantly and have continuously let my son down with failure to address his illness. He has been overdosed, sectioned, left homeless, placed in vulnerable circumstances and abused by fellow patients and staff members. We as a family have repeatedly asked for a correct diagnosis for his condition so that a psychotherapist can help do a case history to enable his past to be worked through, in turn removing any emotional blocks so that he may move forward with his life. But this has been refused time and time again.
My son's very words yesterday where ''