Remarkable Lives: Charlotte Tetley in conversation with Jerome Carson

Tetley, Charlotte and Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X (2015) Remarkable Lives: Charlotte Tetley in conversation with Jerome Carson. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 19 (3). pp. 119-122. ISSN 2042-8316

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a profile of Charlotte Tetley. Design/methodology/approach – Charlotte provides a short biographical account and is then interviewed by Jerome. In the biography Charlotte talks about her long battle with mental health problems and treatments that did not help. Findings – Charlotte’s mental health problems started at the age of twelve and eased when she left home at 17. It was in her final year at University that her problems returned. Research limitations/implications – Charlotte’s story in one of not just surviving long term mental health problems, but of coping with adversity and becoming a stronger person. It is one of thousands of remarkable survivor accounts. Practical implications – The story of the involvement of local police officers in Charlotte’s admission to hospital, is once more a sad indictment of the brutality handed out to many sufferers in acute mental distress. Social implications – Considering her background, twelve different schools, two exclusions, childhood mental health problems, Charlotte’s story shows the triumph of the human mind against social disadvantage. She is “somebody who conquered the storm.” Originality/value – Charlotte was helped by her indomitable spirit, by her mother, a therapist and a friend who stood by her. She tells us she can never be the same person she was before her mental health problems, but she has grown and in the process became a stronger person

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper published in Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol.19,3 2015.© Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords: OCD, survival, hospitalisation, anti-depressants, compassion, personal growth
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 09:25
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 09:25
Identification Number: 10.1108/MHSI-05-2015-0020

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