Citizen Journalism Ireland: No dignity afforded to Mental Health patients in Dublin 4. Emails to politicians, charities, et al by Michelle Clarke

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Subject: Inadequate coverage by mental health/vulnerable people
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 18:10:55 -0000
From: Michelle Clarke
To: Gillian Markey <gmarkey@hrb.ie>, joan.burton@oireachtas.ie, JMoran@amnesty.ie, Doherty, Colin (Neurology Consultant) <CPDoherty@STJAMES.IE>, Nigel Dodds <ndodds@dup-belfast.co.uk>, Health & Safety Authority <newsletter@hsa.ie>, ASenkara@amnesty.ie
CC: Hugh Kane <hugh.kane@mhcirl.ie>, Martina Dumpleton <martina.dumpleton@barnardos.ie>, Dara Duffy <Dara.Duffy@rehab.ie>, John Doyle <johndoyle@disability-federation.ie>

Friday 8th January 2010

Dublin 4 and Human Dignity

KT:
A few days ago I tried to help a homeless man.  I walked him up the steps of Baggot Street Hospital.  I did not ask, I actually pleaded with members of various staff – was it possible to give this human being a bath.  His clothes were drenched in urine and the smell was very bad.  At one time, this man had a life, a former civil servant.  The response from Baggot Street Hospital was not unexpected – not in the…

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About michelleclarke2015

Life event that changes all: Horse riding accident in Zimbabwe in 1993, a fractured skull et al including bipolar anxiety, chronic fatigue …. co-morbidities (Nietzche 'He who has the reason why can deal with any how' details my health history from 1993 to date). 17th 2017 August operation for breast cancer (no indications just an appointment came from BreastCheck through the Post). Trinity College Dublin Business Economics and Social Studies (but no degree) 1997-2003; UCD 1997/1998 night classes) essays, projects, writings. Trinity Horizon Programme 1997/98 (Centre for Women Studies Trinity College Dublin/St. Patrick's Foundation (Professor McKeon) EU Horizon funded: research study of 15 women (I was one of this group and it became the cornerstone of my journey to now 2017) over 9 mth period diagnosed with depression and their reintegration into society, with special emphasis on work, arts, further education; Notes from time at Trinity Horizon Project 1997/98; Articles written for Irishhealth.com 2003/2004; St Patricks Foundation monthly lecture notes for a specific period in time; Selection of Poetry including poems written by people I know; Quotations 1998-2017; other writings mainly with theme of social justice under the heading Citizen Journalism Ireland. Letters written to friends about life in Zimbabwe; Family history including Michael Comyn KC, my grandfather, my grandmother's family, the O'Donnellan ffrench Blake-Forsters; Moral wrong: An acrimonious divorce but the real injustice was the Catholic Church granting an annulment – you can read it and make your own judgment, I have mine. Topics I have written about include annual Brain Awareness week, Mashonaland Irish Associataion in Zimbabwe, Suicide (a life sentence to those left behind); Nostalgia: Tara Hill, Co. Meath.
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