Remarkable Lives : Patsy Flanagan in conversation with Jerome Carson

Flanagan, Patsy and Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X (2018) Remarkable Lives : Patsy Flanagan in conversation with Jerome Carson. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 22 (4). pp. 174-177. ISSN 2042-8316

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a profile of Patsy Flanagan. Design/methodology/approach – Patsy provides a short background to her life story and is then interviewed by Jerome. Findings – Patsy shares with us a journey of suffering that started when she was only five, to today where she feels she has been saved by motherhood and would like to save others through her books. Research limitations/implications – Case studies illustrate the complexities and the richness of human experience and help us understand mental health and mental illness better. Practical implications – Patsy makes a heartfelt plea to those contemplating suicide, “I beg of you, reconsider. Life can improve.” Social implications – To tackle the mental health epidemic we are witnessing, Patsy says we must start conversations about mental wellbeing in childhood. Schools have a vital role to play. Originality/value – Patsy states that creativity and empathy can arise from suffering. Her own story bears witness to this

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper published in Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Emerald 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: motherhood, suicidality, depression, spirituality, education, JK Rowling
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2018 13:18
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2018 14:38
Identification Number: 10.1108/MHSI-07-2018-0026

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