In todays blog I want to talk about Torture and Mental Health.Torture either physical or psychological is a trigger for mental health problem. People who have undergone any form of torture are psychologically scared and in extreme cases damaged for life. From my point of view the torture I experienced in the hands of the Germans triggered my mental health issue. For me anytime I have a flash back about my experience of torture or watch or see anything relating to torture on the media it triggers my mental health problem. I believe there are so many people out there who have had similar experiences as mine and I will like you to share your experiences.
I have tried everything including (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy, (CBT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, both therapies helped me. Kudos to my Therapist for her support and psychological expertise which is second to none however the pain, trauma, humiliation, agony, undignified treatment, psychological and physical torture remains indelible from my memory. But the techniques my therapist taught me during the therapy sessions coupled with my prescribed medication help me manage my traumatic experiences. A million thanks to Johnson & Johnson and sister company Janseen Cilag for producing effective and potent pharmaceutical products.
One key point I want to bring to your attention is that any form of torture is against the law either here in the UK or internationally. However, a lot of people tend to get away with it. My goal is that we can come together and advocate on behalf of people still going through this ordeal.
People with mental health needs are not weak the perpetrators of torture are. Stop Torture.