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Riding Life's RollerCoaster

nalec1 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
This afternoon, I thought to add a life experience that took me from the Best my Life had to offer me to the lowest Life had ever been before. 

No RollerCoaster is without a loop and a twist. Now, I am proud to say that sitting in the drivers seat I have completed the loop and the twist. 

The specifics of my experience is personal, also, speaking about it again is no longer necessary. There was a time when I simply couldn't forget the past, that I was stuck in a passage of time that would not let me out, as much as I tried I just could not leave it.

The reason why I couldn't leave is because deep down I knew I was worth much more that what I was made to believe. Yes I was made to believe that everything I did was wrong, sub standard and in appropriate. 

As my clinical career ended with the NHS, I found myself sectioned, drugged, abandoned and alone. My friends had mostly vanished and  my life in ruins.

11/2 years later, a friend of mine picked me up, convinced me about attending University, I entered not knowing what I was studying, why I was studying, if I could actually withstand full time undergraduate pressures at 47. 

I passed undergraduate Law with 70% and am now fighting for people who are facing uncertainty as I was. Although my journey is far from over, it is far better than where I have been. Currently, I am now enrolled into  Postgraduate Law (Masters) at an academic standard that I was told and made to believe I would never reach. 


Institutionalism in any form is wrong. Institutionalism was outlawed in the 70's,80's,90's until today. Conversely the act and intention of Institutionalising people's minds so as they can perform at a certain let's say substandard of legal compliance requires conversation, awareness, coping strategies and counter measures. 

Simply.  Saying No, I need help, Stop what your doing to me is not wrong and it is not wrong to protect your Human Rights. Human Rights are not earnt, awarded and or unequally distributed, We are born with these rights and they should be learnt and applied when necessary.


  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Good morning @nalec1 :) 

    Thank you so much for writing this post and telling us about what you have been through, I really appreciate it and I'm sure that it will be helpful for others to read about how you got through this situation.

    I'm glad that uni has been so transformative for you and that you are now working to help others, that must give you a really nice feeling, you should be proud of yourself.
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