From a distance I could see the vibrant colours of all those who were there at the International Congress #RCPsychIC and I could feel the determination for good.
A Poet was there and spoke.
There was one talk on ethics [just one].
There was a talk on akathisa and how this horrendous condition can understandably lead to suicide.
The President acknowledged that voices of experience [after decades of expression] had [at last] been heard by the College!
The Royal College Media team seem to be E V E R Y W H E R E and determined to shape the narrative.
The RCPsych Ethics Committee seemed to be N O W H E R E .
The “new anti-psychiatry” session failed to face the very scrutiny that it demanded!
Each and every annual International Congress provides a significant revenue for the College.
This International Congress came across to me as well-meaning but also self-indulgent, self-orientated, and defensive.
Perhaps I lack the very ‘I N S I G H T’ that my profession demands?
Commerce spins colour.
All that matters to me is young folk sharing their natural colour.