Tabi Cockerton Who Made Fairies To Survive Her Disorder
By Art De Rivers
"I thought what can I do to stop my mind from giving way?"
That's when she decided to make fairies, one for each day she hadn't received the help she felt she needed and deserved.
She now has hundreds, but some light has come from the dark that has engulfed her life.
She said: "I thought there must be so many people hurting out there hidden behind closed doors that nobody knows about.
"So I sent fairies to people who were hidden away - as a way of connecting us all. It was a certain way of surviving."
To re-inhabit the almost un-inhabitable takes care and an empathy that was never given . Good therapists do not alter tragic history but give it witness and its ocean of restorative grief back . And the pain is then processed into a self that integrates slowly .
The Henderson Hospital in Sutton was closed temporarily in April 2008 for many reasons, including a reduction in funded referrals which meant that the residential service was no longer clinically viable. All staff have been temporarily redeployed in other posts within the Trust and have been kept fully informed about the consultation process.
A public consultation is going to be held, which is looking into the provision of Tier 4 residential services. This is being led by West Kent PCT on behalf of the 62 PCTs within the East of England, London, South Central and the South East Coast. It is due to start in April 2009 and the report on the outcome is expected in Autumn 2009.
Between 20 April and 27 July 2009 members of the public, service users and staff can share their views online at www.westkentpct.nhs.uk, download information or sign up to attend an informal discussion. People can also request information by telephoning 01732 375200, ext 5401.
And its taking years to create different services for PD spectrum sufferers properly to help their lives of pain .
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Personality disorders (PDs) are common conditions, although there is a considerable variation in severity, and in the degree of distress and dysfunction caused. The Department does not hold the requested information centrally, but research studies currently indicate a prevalence of 10 to 13 per cent.
The incidence in the sentenced prison population is around 64 per cent. for men and 50 per cent. for women. Estimates of the prevalence of personality disorders in psychiatric hospital populations vary between 36 to 67 per cent.
Tabi though stays at home mainly - keeps away from a world which is a nightmare of poor provisions . Human treatment has almost disappeared
Only the fairies and few friends care now ..