Can You Hear Me Now?beautifully voicesself-determination expressed bya true psychiatric survivor. Through her poetry, Angela provides a firsthand experience ofthe current mental health system, giving us a peek into the world ofsurvivors' strugglesas well asoffering hope for healing. - Celia Brown, President of MindFreedom International Board of Directors When we first met, Angela was in pieces-mentally, and physically. However those cracks allowed in the light of hope, purpose and determination to change her own and others' lives. Using her experiences and literary talent she calls on us all to care with compassion and humanity for those still under the cosh of their troubled minds. -Merrick Pope, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Self Harm Service Royal Edinburgh Hospital"
Angela McCrimmon - Nominated for Health Champion Hero Award 2016
The thoughts and feelings I should have felt safe enough to entrust in the hands of a Professional are now finding their way from the entrapment of my head to the healing I am finding in my writing. Revealing that although I've battled Self-Harm on the outside, the real harm was often done by Mental Health Professionals themselves.
It's been a roller-coaster ride writing this book but definitely one I had to ride to get to the other side. Determined to finally stand up for myself and to encourage others to stand alongside me.
Often dismissed, ignored, and scared into silence...
Can you hear me now?