In the coming weeks my documentary is going to be featured in a ‘Time for Change’ radio programme about mental health. The campaign is raising awareness for talking about mental health.
“We all experience stress and the impact of mental health issues in one way or another. Let’s really start a conversation. ” – Time for Change
Above you will see a review received from a Facebook user who has been looking upon this investigation from the beginning! Comments like these make it feel so worth it to be conducting a project that has the potential to HELP people instead of simply, inform.
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Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/picadisorder/ has received attention and spurred viewers to get in contact, either willing to be interviewed or to seek advice.
Below you can read a message sent to the Facebook page from a person struggling with what to do with their Pica cravings.
Executive decisions took place today. Kate Jarvis’ & Lauren Francis’ interviews sadly had to be cut from the final documentary. Despite this, snippets of their interviews will feature on the ‘INTERVIEWS’ tab in this blog. You can hear Lauren’s plight with bullies during her school life, who teased her for having Pica, and about Kate Jarvis’s child who suffers with Pica and Autism.
So! The end is not near it’s nearly near! Post production has certainly been challenging but endlessly rewarding.
I can’t believe that this project has taken over such a large portion of my life for the last few months when, back in October, it wasn’t even certain which direction I was going to take. ‘My Earth Craving’ was once merely a brain storm!
Dr. Tracey Covell works in A&E in Chichester, West Sussex. She has been a GP for 25 years and has experienced a wide range of patients with differing levels of iron deficiencies. She tells us that the lowest forms of iron deficiencies can be treated by:
“Iron will make your stools black and you need to tell patients that, oral iron tablets will also make you constipated.” – Dr. Tracey Covell