My wife suffers with very long term mental issues probably going back to her school days. We have known each other 43 years and have been married 37 years on 16th of April.
Things started to go really bad when her father passed away about 25 years ago. Then was diagnosed as depression. A lot of drugs were prescribed over a long period. Eventually electric shock treatment was to be the next step.
Someone that I knew had been given this treatment without sucsess. He warned me not to permit this to happen to my wife. Shortly after this discussion this poor man committed suicide.
Obviously I took note of what this man had said and this also made me realise that the medical proffesion were just stabbing in the dark and really did not have a proper course of action to help my wife properly.
To start with I took away the mountain of drugs that my wife had in her possesion. After discussion with the GP I had weaned my wife off the drugs entirely I a week. The threatened electric shock treatment did not take place.
With a psyciatrists help my wife was kindly permitted to take early retirement by her employers a national bank.
Things settled somewhat though my wife was not cured by any means.
In the past four years my wife has had quite some life traumas separate from her mental issues. Spinal problems causing extreme pain. For a time was in a wheelchair on 30 tablets per day. Loss of her elder brother owing to cancer of the oesophegus. Wrote her car off going to see him before his demise.
Very shortly after this my wife threw a tantrum because she had a tiny nick on the middle finger of her right hand. She assaulted me by striking me several times over the head. I retired to another room as usual when this happens untill she calms down.
Unbeknown to me my wife called the police claiming that I had assaulted her. I was arrested and charged with assault on my wife. On solicitor's advice I did not make a statement to the police as this would have led to my wife being arrested. I was told not to worry as it would be later realised I was protecting my wife.
I was found guilty and amongst other punishments was banned at 70 years old from my home. That was over two years ago.
I have tried everywhere that I can think of to find help. This off course includes our family Doctor and also two Members of Parliarment. My total so far runs at over 50 people and agencies that I have approached.
The solicitors (plural) approached say nothing can be done. Divorce your wife sell your home and walk away.
The wound was so minor that a tiny piece of tissue was sufficient to stop the blood. The punishment inflicted for such a crime that I did not do is horrendous. There are many men like me who suffer at the hands of the law in the rush to find victims to make the crime figures look good.
Can anyone help me as my own mental situation is crumbling fast now as is my health at 72 years old. Men like me need a Champion to stop this cruel sport!