- Mar 19, 2022
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I need to say this.
If you haven't suffered from post-partum depression or depression, it will be understandably difficult to understand this.
Even when you are at your lowest ebb you have ever been at, and you can still 'put on a smile' and act like a healthy, normal person. You can be laughing and joking with a friend over coffee, then they leave. Half an hour later, you can be wrapped in a blanket in the fetal position, crying and hurting, thinking all your love ones tolerate you and you are worthless, for example.
You can go from fun time Alice to suicidal Rebecca in a minute.
An advert on TV, A bird landing on the fence, dropping the remote control. ANYTHING can trigger you, from 'put a smile on' to a very deep dark hole in the ground.
Thank you for saying what I've been thinking. Mental health problems are so multi-faceted in experience & outward presentation.
It is this that causes the most puzzlement unless you have personally experienced it.
I think she needs a better lawyer who does not label her but rather presents facts. I think the prescribers need to explain what she was taking & when. I think her entire mental health history from a young age needs to be examined.
I am sensing a lack of a cohesive care plan once she was in crisis this time because I don't think it's the first time.
I also think she needs to be held criminally responsible for her actions. But much more information is needed. I hope it is gathered and used responsibly.
While every detail does not need to be made public, this case is important to examine for any lessons it can yield to prevent outcomes like this.