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shaky

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..and wish I hadn't

I wrote to Channel4 after the last series of 24 Hours in A&E complaining that they ahd never showed anyone with MH difficulty.

Well, they did what I asked and showed someone come in following SH

and I wish I hadn't seen it
It's all my fault :doh:

I'm not in any condition today to cope with stuff.
Should have watched a happy movie instead. :(
 

MarlieeB

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It's not your fault Shaky that they showed it.

I was personally unhappy of how they showed his experience, especially when his friends came in laughing and joking.

Anyway, before I start on that rant....

It really wasn't your fault, you can't help the fact it triggered you.

:hug1:

xx
 
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I think you were right to bring about a change, Shaky, it made it reflect more closely how things really are in A&E.
 
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shaky

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It's not your fault Shaky that they showed it.

I was personally unhappy of how they showed his experience, especially when his friends came in laughing and joking.

Anyway, before I start on that rant....

It really wasn't your fault, you can't help the fact it triggered you.

:hug1:

xx
I'm not really blaming myself
I was being a bit flippant
(we do that sometimes where I come from)
 
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In the end I was pleased that they included some MH
Maybe the friends weren't brilliant at first - but that's why there is stigma over MH difficulties - people don't know how to react and what to say - they are unnerved, even a bit scared.
In the end it was a happy thing - I think his friends rallied round to help him - which is just what we would all want.
So I see it as a positive portrayal - and it elps educate folk in TV land about self harm and depression and maybe will help someone somewhere in the future.
 
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