This book describes a journey through the Mental Health system, where Josephine Brown has stood many times in defence of her son, David, at first aged just 13 years old. This mother needed more than average strength and defiance to rescue her son from a persecuting system. She lost everything: home, marriage and, ultimately, health herself.
But if asked "Was it worth it?" she replies "Yes, it was. My reward ? my son."
This book should be read by anyone experiencing difficulties with those treating them or their relatives within the NHS. It is not only a source of huge courage but one of invaluable knowledge about mental health and practical and legal help and guidance.
Josephine Brown is a courageous woman and a courageous mother. She spent over a decade fighting for the just treatment of her son, sectioned in an Adult Psychiatric Ward aged only 13 and subsequently detained for the financial benefit of medical practitioners despite repeated complaints from Josephine and even the police. Josephine's journey led her to hospitals, bailiffs, courts, tribunals and eventually to justice but also it would seem to a greater understanding of how to help people experiencing mental distress than a great number of people in the profession.