Originally posted on Mental Health Cop:
I am nothing short of absolutely gutted and profoundly upset to learn an hour ago, that Liv Pontin died earlier today. @Liv1204, as she was known on Twitter, was a kind and gentle young…
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People are tired of the monotony of living with mental health issues, when no amount of talking feels like it ever gets them anywhere.
People are frustrated with waiting lists, cuts to services, and postcode lotteries, when we are told that early intervention is key but also non-existent.
People are angry at constantly broken promises, extra funds being dangled like carrots that disappear in front of our eyes because they are never ring-fenced.
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