This isn’t about Stigma. This is about Abuse. #spokenwordpoetry

They call it “Protocol

But we all call it abuse.

They try to fool us all,

But we all know the truth.

People are dying.

This shit has got to stop.

But in order for it to stop,

Those in power,

Those at the very Top,

Need to see this for what it is

And call it out immediately.

Justifying “Less is More

By building brick walls to replace the so-called “revolving door

Will not be tolerated any more.

Is a little compassion too much to ask for?

You’ve got a Hell of a lot to answer for.

How many more people have to die before your humanity kicks in?

“Stigma kills” is no longer an acceptable thing to say,

Because abuse is not something you can downplay.

“Protocol” that actively encourages abuse

is abuse.

There’s nothing here that you can dispute.

It’s not stigma,

It’s ABUSE.

And you need to acknowledge this,

Before more people die.

This isn’t about public relations.

This is about lies and manipulation.

Only, it’s the professionals who behave in this way,

Not us.

Every day, being called manipulative or attention seeking,

Behind closed doors.

Even after death, when family members have to listen to you lie,

And it hurts them so much inside.

But you don’t fucking care.

You might try to tarnish our reputations.

You might try to cast doubt upon our accusations,

And you might let yourselves down by indulging such temptations,

But we know the truth.

You’re killing us.

And we are not going to tolerate this abuse any longer.

You can trample upon our souls,

But together, we will fucking come back stronger.

You will not silence us.

“Positive Risk Taking” is an abusive and dangerous practice,

Designed to save money,

It’s all about the tactics.

It’s not about providing safe care.

It’s about getting rid of those labelled PD,

It’s about refusing to accept responsibility

And forcing us to accept it instead.

All so that you can sleep at night,

In your nice, comfy bed.

Meanwhile, another service user is pronounced dead.

The time has come for you to truly reflect.

This abuse is not difficult to detect,

If you look hard enough,

And are willing to accept

That there is cruelty within your team.

That what you’re doing is NEGLECT.

Listen to the negative feedback.

Just listen,

Reflect,

And then tell us what you are going to do.

Let us make it clear:

The time for action is long overdue.

This isn’t about stigma,

This is about ABUSE.

Published by The Diaries of Donna

I’m a proud mummy of two babies - Toddler Tornado and Little Miss. I like to write when I can about a lot of different things. Usually mental health related. I have “lived experience” of mental illness and perinatal mental illness. I’m also a CSA survivor. Warrior Woman. Loving being a mum. ❤️

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