Remarkable Lives : Shelley Seaton in conversation with Jerome Carson

Seaton, Shelley and Carson, Jerome ORCID: 0000-0002-7596-116X (2019) Remarkable Lives : Shelley Seaton in conversation with Jerome Carson. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 23 (1). pp. 12-15. ISSN 2042-8316

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The purpose of this paper is to provide a profile of Shelley Seaton. Shelley gives a short background to her life story and is then interviewed by Jerome. Shelley tells us about a number of life events that impacted on her mental health issues, starting with childhood bullying and also abusive relationships. The Case Study approach privileges the person’s lived experience. It also lets us see the unique complexity of each person’s story. Shelley received little help in the form of counselling either at school or when she experienced post-natal depression. When mental health problems start in childhood, schools have a vital role to play. While the bullying stopped when Shelley’s Mum went to the school, the damage was already done. She was given no support to help her through this. Patricia Deegan has asked, “Could you have survived what this person has survived?”(Deegan, 1996, p.95). Shelley’s story is a tale of survival

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bullying, Depression, Resilience, Motherhood, Education, Elyn Saks
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 09:08
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 09:42
Identification Number: 10.1108/MHSI-11-2018-0039

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