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Growth – Art and Short Story – By Charlotte Farhan

Growth By Charlotte Farhan

  Growth – A short story by Charlotte Farhan   Hope was a young woman who carried around sadness, as if it were a suitcase of old belongings she had lost the key for a long time ago. Hope wanted to be free of…

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Impairment of Autonomy – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Impairment of Autonomy - by Charlotte Farhan

Impairment of Autonomy – by Charlotte Farhan   Is my mind my own is it attached or detached or am I simply a drone, a body mismatched, it feels like thought control, a disturbance in beliefs, torturous to my soul, this pondering brings no…

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Where are my human rights? Mental illness in the NHS

tears by charlotte farhan

Over 3 weeks ago I wrote an open letter to the NHS and the Adult Mental Health Services:  https://charlottefarhanartactivism.com/2016/09/06/open-letter-to-the-mental-health-services-england-nhs/  Since this letter things started to look up, after tweeting my desperation and crisis live to the world and my followers, the NHS services in…

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Between States – Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Between States - By Charlotte Farhan

Between States Closing my eyes, seeing emptiness, however endless, hearing sounds of days already had, voices of lonely goodbyes. In cornfields we escaped, laying in beautiful memories beneath future possibilities, Time is only relevant to my existence, numbers, hands, faces – clocks stop. Pendulous…

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Neuro-divergent me – A Poem by Charlotte Farhan

when I close my eyes - by Charlotte Farhan

Neuro-divergent me   There are parts of my brain, people call sick, inside things can’t configure – to the accepted standard. There were times when fitting me into a box, was a main concern. Or blame – who’s left her out too long too…

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Ableism: when educating people on their own struggles is harmful

Staying Silent - By Charlotte Farhan

This is not my usual post and contemplated not writing this at all, however the urge kept coming back and the reason for this was simple, I had been silenced and needed to be heard. Before I begin this is in no way a…

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The right to vote is great; but how about the ability? Neurodiversity

Have you ever thought of the fact that the voting system is a neuro-typical system which alienates many different people with varying abilities. I just want you to think about this…. If you don’t have to think of how you will be ABLE to…

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I ask you to remember this when you next use a label associated with mental illness

Neurosis and Psychosis - By Charlotte Farhan

As an activist and campaigner I fight everyday to end stigma against the mentally ill and do this as a person who has been stigmatised since being a child – for my disability due to neurological damage from trauma and my genetic neurodiversity. When…

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Donate to get an original piece of art by Charlotte Farhan

Art by Charlotte Farhan

As you may already be aware a close friend of mine Lisa Reeve, has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for me to get a psychiatric assistance dog as I have not been able to leave the house on my own for…

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Charlotte Needs an Assistance Dog – Please help me have a better, more independent life.

Charlotte Needs an Assistance Dog

  My friend, surrogate sister and colleague Lisa Reeve has very kindly started a fundraiser for me to get the assistance psychiatric dog which I desperately need so that I can live a more independent life and access more help for my sever and complex…

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