On the ninth of January this year I posted an article on this website entitled "The Church of England and Mental Illness." In it I told the story of my time as an ordained minister in the Church which involves whistleblowing, cover ups, subsequent mental breakdown and summary dismissal. I would be grateful if you would read it if you have not done so already.
I also posted the essay on the Saint Laika Facebook page and so far it has been seen by over nine thousand five hundred people from the United Kingdom, acknowledged by nearly two hundred and fifty and shared seventy-nine times. Today, I received a comment on that Facebook post which posed a very pertinent question. I am posting that comment and my reply to it below.