I feel I only end up writing a blog when something has an impact or departmental affect on my life, but now I feel like it’s time we speak about some real issues – some of which I have raised in the past too.
Mental health is at an all time rise. It seems we hear more and more as days go by, someone has taken their own life, and that is honestly heartbreaking. I mean the media are always portraying certain issues that are really unimportant to our every day lives, to be Frank, majority of the time, the things the press publish is none of the publics business. How about the press publish real stories, I read an article earlier today regarding a suspected 69 suicides which coincide with the DWP disallowing or cancelling individual’s benefits claims.
I mean, it’s been a bloody struggle for me to get the correct benefits I require, I am fully entitled to PIP, as are so many that get denied continuously, it is such a stressful process to do through with the application requesting such in depth detail of what you can and cannot do. I understand fully this is there for a reason, you need to manage the applications somehow, and of course some people are not deserved to be awarded these benefits,as we all know.
My nan is 65 years old, has fibromyalgia, in the process of waiting for a date for a second hip replacement, and just overall isnt a very well lady, she has been refused for PIP twice, this is wrong. Some people are awarded PIP for no reason whatsoever by slipping through the system and just getting away with it, yet the people who genuinely have a reason, get declined over and over again. This needs to stop, and we as a community need to make it happen.
Suicide is obviously horrendous no matter the circumstance, it never needs to be this way. So we all need to work together to be a little kinder, and a little more understanding and patient. I believe that with the latest of a celebrity passing away through suicide being so heavily publicised is so wrong, it’s so sad, we all know it happened, but now the public portray of recent happenings need to stop being pushed over and over again on the news to let her family grieve in peace.
My point is, is why is this portrayed in the news so heavily, when the 69 people suspected of taking their own life because of a government funded decision to say whether they require a benefit or not, isnt shown? They do not want to take ownership for the depremintel affects they cause to peoples lives, old and young, Male or female. They wont show this on mainstream news usually because it’s the sort of news that is going to cause a stir, the truth is it doesnt need to be publicised anyways, we all know how the DWP work and it isnt fairly decided.
After that long rant I have decided to start a petition which the link is below. Please if we get enough signs maybe we could make a change and stop this from happening, if people have the right medical reports and are diagnosed with a life changing illness or condition, they are just given the Benefit they are entitled to and do not have to scrimp and scrape with money and can live ‘Personally Independently’, without gaining severe depression and anxiety on the way worrying about finance aswell as health.
Be kind, always – offer a helping hand where possible, ring your friends and family, reach out to someone you aren’t close to you see some red flags on social media, let’s make the world a happy place rather than the dark place it is today.
P.S, if anyone ever needs a shoulder, my inbox is always open and always will be to help where I can, feel free to slide in to my Dm’s.