I had a chronic depressive illness and complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I had a Psychological injury that was caused by childhood trauma.
I have now had extensive support and therapy.
I am happily married with 7 children and 8 grand-children.
I want to use my ‘lived’ and professional experience as a resource to help others.
First address 1957
A doctor concluded that there was no evidence of anything psychiatrically wrong with me and that my difficult behaviour was a direct reaction to a ‘very unfavourable background.’
There had been numerous changes of address, 6 in less than 4 years, since my parents separated when I was a baby. My father was imprisoned for non-payment of maintenance and I had been in the care of several different people ‘without the opportunity of making a secure, lasting relationship with any of them’.
recorded that my mother, ‘
because of her own
emotional problems, had not been able to cope adequately and that a great deal
is upsetting to (
me) in the present
’. At that time, I was living happily with my grandparents.
Living with grandparents
In my Medical records and Social Services records references are made to the fact that no evidence can be found to support the alleged ‘bad behaviour’ repeatedly reported by my mother.
The abuse included threat and violence from an alcoholic step-parent; causing mental health and behaviour issues and somatic symptoms such as loss of speech and visual disturbances.
The abuse included;
Detail of this abuse has been published in a book about domestic abuse
(Read my story in the book below. ‘Mr. Angry’ Page 55)
Amazon link: Have Wings Will Fly