How much is your life worth?
The reality behind despair and health cutbacks at Christmas- A Hamilton socialist writes. Like everything else under capitalism the mental health system is broken. I'm having to consul my cousin right now because her partner is in intensive care in a coma after trying to commit suicide and he probably won't make it. I know what you're thinking, well who could have known he was going to kill himself, or if he wanted to do it he would have found a way. M wanted help- he didn't want to do this, he didn't want to die, he begged and pleaded to be admitted to the Henry Bennett centre and they turned him away time and time again. I spoke to my mum, a nurse, she said oh yeah this happens all the time, again and again, people ask for help and don't get it and die as a result. It was less than a week since he last asked to be admitted to Henry Bennett centre and was denied, and then attempted suicide, the reality is the system doesn't give a fuck, we all have a dol