Anger by naomi


Tonight I feel angry at mental health services. I am angry that one of my friends (and so many others) died so tragically and so needlessly (it was a few months ago but the inquest was today). I'm angry at how many preventable deaths are occurring. I'm angry about some of the things that have happened in my care and I'm angry at the way that has affected my friends and family. I'm angry that it's happening to others. I'm angry that things are still a mess, now. I'm angry that I don't know what to do about it because I know what I want to do but my hands are also tied by certain things. I hate being angry. I don't want to be angry. But I also hate injustice. I hate that so many people are suffering when all they need is a bit of support. I'm angry that so many young lives are being lost for absolutely no reason. Most of all, I'm angry that we never learn... politicians never learn, services never learn, funders never learn. Until they do, it's just going to keep happening.
As a service provider I am angry too. "When are you retiring . You must be tired. You are burnt out right! You must not know how to work, you have a personal flaw...Sounds familiar right Naomi. The problem is burning yourself with anger will not help as much as we would imagine it would. Politics...
September 3rd, 2018  
Righteous Anger can be a healthy emotion, and motivator. I agree that support services of all kinds are greatly underfunded, by the very people who perpetuate this bung world! I hope you can find ways to meaningfully channel that anger and opportunities to get/give help when needed,

ps love your new profile pic!
September 3rd, 2018  
You have every right to be angry. It makes me angry too, that greed and money are more important to those in charge of mental health services than just doing the right thing. Well written comments, Naomi.
September 3rd, 2018  
Plus this is a great shot!
September 3rd, 2018  
Have a look at my Grizzly Bear before the Elk.
September 3rd, 2018  
I can imagine your anger and frustration!
September 3rd, 2018  
Anger is a not good adviser. Fight what you can chance and accept the world is n`t heaven. You can`t carry all the foulths/worse of the world.
A beautiful pic. to express you feelings . (I`ve too.)
September 3rd, 2018  
First and foremost, I am both sorry and angry that you and many others have to go through this...your photo expresses your emotions so well.
September 4th, 2018  
@hellie anger doesn't help which is why I dislike it so much. I'm sorry you feel this way too
@kali66 thank you (on both counts!)
@lynnz very true. It's so sad.
@overalvandaan !
@pyrrhula Very true. thank you.
@linnypinny thank you so much
September 4th, 2018  
Funding for mental health is aways far from a priority unfortunately. Working in the field I get frustrated about it all the time.
September 5th, 2018  
What a creative and perfect shot to picture the emotions you're feeling today. I cannot say I completely understand your particular frustration, but I do understand the emotion. We all have something that we're that angry about. One thing I do know though is that anger held on to or harbored inside is far more destructive than the thing that makes you angry. I sense though that you are working on how to process it and move on. That is soooo much better than just giving up or giving in to it.
September 7th, 2018  
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