Ireland, the land of medicating people for distress, the land of protecting abusers; why are the victims of Dr. Denis Lane O’ Kelly still waiting for an apology and/or some sort of redress. Irish TV (RTE) did a documentary, behind the walls, where victims of this man spoke of the horror that he dished out on already vulnerable women. Why are the esteemed psychiatrists and medical professionals, who were working with Dr. O’Kelly, still at Waterford and why are questions not being asked or answered? Why has the Irish government not set up a Tribunal of Inquiry into who knew about this Psychiatrists actions? Why has the HSE (Health Service Executive) not fully investigated the sexual abuse that numerous women have accused this man of inflicting on them?
Going off track as I am prone to do…
Sinead O’Connor writes on her blog where she was diagnosed as being bipolar,…at the time i went doctor an said im suicidal. In front of me he rang the local ‘nut`house’ as we in Ireland insist on calling them. He says to some doctor “Ive Sinead O’Connor sitting in my office and she says she’s suicidal, what do you think?” when he put the phone down he told me the doctor had said “well from what I read about her in the papers I would say she has bi-polar disorder. Welcome to Ireland“.
Nothing to do with her childhood then…” I was a child who was made to repeat ” I am nothing” over and over while being stamped on naked, regularly. That is who I am. And i will be in trouble for saying so. Because other people don’t like it. But its my truth and me. So I must say it. Because I am it“.
Her full blogpost here…Link. P.S If you don’t like bad language, don’t read it! If you think that’s an apology, it’s not; She says it like it is, I think she’s great and she speaks a lot of sense!