Independent Survivor – David John Di Palma - Surviving One Day at a Time (Part One)
Part One Survivor of Physical, mental, and sexual abuse. Throughout his life David continually tries to self-manage his own circumstances and support others to overcome their difficulties through his books, various supported activities, and roles. This fully immersive book aims to continue with that work.
This is a must have book for anyone with an interest in the medical sector, social work and care work sector, counselling, and support work. Education, abuse survival, managing and coping with neurological conditions, psychological/mental health problems and physical disabilities are all featured as are housing providers, sex, and sexuality. If you have an interest in a whistle blower’s account of the workings of local council(s) then this book is also for you
“Readers will enter a fully immersive experience of survival of a complex brain injury disability, associated trauma and survival of the most horrendous types of abuse you could imagine.”
Highlighted topics covered include surviving epilepsy, surviving brain injuries, surviving horrendous abuse. The abuse overview and some of the Key Players. We explore the self-devised coping techniques used and the management of the holistic situation. Further topics discussed include the effects on education and conducting the most basic of tasks, the lack of support from health care professionals following neurosurgery and, the inside story of working with social services and housing providers. Managing, and seeking help for mental health problems. Other topics include an inside perspective of the running of and the prejudices within some local councils, and my campaigns to be elected as an Independent Candidate in Local, District, and County Council elections, to represent and to be accepted by the wider community whilst trying to move on from the historical abuse at the same time.
Some content may cause distress. Due to the nature of the content this book is not suitable for persons under the age of eighteen.
Readers should seek support if you are affected by any of the issues raised.
Welcome to my world.
To summarise, key topics covered within book one include and are not restricted to -
· MY FATHER – KEY PLAYER
· BABYSITTER – KEY PLAYER
· HOLISTIC PICTURE - FAMILY INVOLVEMENT AND DENIAL
· COPING WITH ANXIETY, SELF HARM, SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS
· MANAGING POST NEUROSURGERY EXPERIENCES & NEW NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS
· SURVIVING THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM – IS EDUCATION THE KEY TO SUCCESS?
· THE IMPACT AND MANAGEMENT OF CONFIDENCE AND INTERACTION DIFICULTIES.
· HOLISTIC PERCEPTIONS· PERCEPTIONS OF AND COLLABORATING WITH SOCIAL SERVICES· LATERAL THINKING STRATEGIES FOR A COMPLETE PICTURE ALSO READ – TRUE WARRIOR THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DAVID JOHN DI PALMA
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