Angela's Poem

Angela at SAMH campaign launch

Watch Angela McCrimmon read her amazing poem Don't Judge a Book by its Cover, written about her experiences in health care, and feeling like she was treated more like a text book of symptoms, rather than a person.

Angela said: "The thoughts and feelings I should have felt safe enough to entrust in the hands of a professional are now finding their way from the entrapment of my mind to the healing I am finding in my writing. Revealing that although I've battled self harm on the outside, the real harm was often done by mental health professionals themselves.

"I've been on a roller coaster ride writing this book but definitely one I had to ride to get to the other side."

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