We, the undersigned, believe that it is important for all doctors to have some degree of mental health training. We believe that this is important as sometimes through a lack of knowledge or understanding of a topic this may make a patient uncomfortable, sometimes they may even inadvertantly come across in a judgemental mannor.
This is esspecially prevalent
in cases of self-injury and less common disorders. We feel that an increased knowledge base for doctors and other health professionals will help with this and may also encourage more people to go to a doctor wen they need to and to therefore gain help for their disorders.
I (the petition starter) suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative identity disorder and have also been a self-harmer for 16 years. As such I hae a lot of person experiance with the above and know how much it can impact on a person.