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For anyone interested, my dad recently left his job of 30 years as a writer for the Manchester Evening News. He wrote this farewell piece that was in the paper last week, the last thing he ever wrote for them.
This is really cool
Hello loves, you may remember my asking for people to share their experiences of intimate partner violence and mental illness a few weeks ago for an article I was thinking of writing.
Thank you so much to everyone who got in contact with me, your openness and eloquence in explaining your various situations and experiences was totally humbling.
I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do you all justice in one small post, but the New Statesman saw fit to publish it as part of their mental health series this week and so far it’s had a good reception, including from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I’ve seen some interesting dialogue about it across the internet and I’m so glad people are talking about how mental illness isn’t always a consequence of domestic violence, it’s often a vulnerability that many abusers seek out and play on.
Anyway, the article is behind the link above, Trigger Warning for discussion of violence and abuse in romantic partner settings.
Thanks again, and stay safe, xo