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    Mental health news this week

    Cartwright King - Expert Mental Health Solicitors. Advice and representation for patients and families on all aspects of detention, treatment and the individual’s rights under Mental Health Law. Offices located in London, Birmingham, Bedford, Bolton, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Luton, Manchester...
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    The state of personality disorder services in England #bigspd17

    Posted by Keir Harding Mar 21 2017 The state of personality disorder services in England My treatment for my PD has been being on an antipsychotic. Was told I was unsuitable for therapy nearly a decade ago.
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    Private mental health care - sorry if wrong thread

    So having yet another bad episode of depression/anxiety compounded with bereavement. I'm done with Nhs services and wonder if anyone has any help privately they found helpful? Tia
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    mental health services just make things worse

    i've got a friend who says that, sometimes i think he's got a point, however not using them, i'm addicted to drugs that even the dwp have admitted give me limited ability to work, i need the benefits, and the clarks assume deserving case are receiving services My friend has a pension and an...
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    Steep rise in complaints about NHS mental health services, figures reveal

    Steep rise in complaints about NHS mental health services, figures reveal There has been a steep rise in the number of complaints made about NHS mental health services, figures suggest. Formal complaints about mental health services in England jumped from 9,180 in 2010/11 to 14,103 in 2015/16...
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    Mental health news this week

    Walthamstow Time to change - Time to talk (Walthamstow is in north east London) Anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, self harm etc. or those of you, who have loved ones suffering. We are champions for Time to Change, a growing movement of people changing how we all think...
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    Help please

    I've been in crisis over the weekend. I stopped taking my medication a few weeks ago because they weren't helping and I had a total of four hours sleep over four days so ended up going to a&e after spending an hour on a bridge. Psych gave me a low dose of diazepam and told me to go back if it...
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    Government voices

    So when I first started hearing voices I thought it was the military, Obama, the CIA, the secret service, and prince harry. So I don't hear any of those voices now but at the time it was really scary and real. I contacted most of these agencies and they all told me to see a doctor which I did...
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    Disengagement from services?

    I'm on a community treatment order and live in supported housing Everything I do I'm monitored, the supported living manager emails the consultant psychiatrists Cc's community nurse and social worker into everything, I only have to fart wrong and she's emailing away. I'm sick off it and want my...
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    Early intervention in psychosis services: better outcomes,improved costs

    Early intervention in psychosis services: better outcomes,improved costs Around 1% of the population will develop psychosis and schizophrenia (NICE, 2014). Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services are community-based multidisciplinary teams that seek to reduce the amount of time between...
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    Aspergers-no wonder

    The nurse practitioner gave me a printout of a charity, but didn't mention getting an assessment. Getting a Diagnosis in Adults NHS diagnostic services for adults are very patchy in Essex, and difficult to obtain. Problem Solving | SAFE
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    Would this bother anyone else or am I being over sensitive?

    This social worker of mine.When we have appointments, they are around 30 minutes. Now bare in mind I have to take a taxi to the mental health buildiing and back because I can't use public transport,it is a bit much.There is no way round that,as thanks to nhs policies, Iam unable to be under the...
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    Your entire internet history to be viewable by PSNI, taxman, DWP and Food Standards Agency and other government bodies within weeks

    Your entire internet history to be viewable by PSNI, taxman, DWP and Food Standards Agency and other government bodies within weeks Your entire internet history to be viewable by PSNI, taxman, DWP and Food Standards Agency and other government bodies within weeks - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Your...
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    Early Intervention Service User Guide

    Hi all. If you're already a service user or have been in the past with the EIS, were you given a user guide and welcome pack when you were first referred? I'm asking primarily those in the UK but anyone may answer
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    Newbie with stubborn depression

    I've been reading a lot of these boards and my heart breaks because I can relate to everything everyone is going through. My heart goes out to you all. I've had depression for about 10 years (I'm 26). It started off really mild and got increasingly worse over the years. I recently got...
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    Help

    Stressed let down by mh services. Hate their attitude. Anyone else had this problem?
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    leant on people enough

    i've leant on people as much as i can, getting resistance they're avoiding me when i phone, family i'm told they've enough on their plate looking after my ill mother, that doesn't stop services closing my case and expecting family to provide I've got views on services the only time they helped...
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    really not sure why I'm here.

    hey I have long term major depression and see a psychiatrist and have psychotherapy for nearly a decade now. no real reason to live or die, I don't / can't work, need support but not getting what I need from services or family, I think I am running out of time. Hope to find some help/idea's...
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    Trust

    I don't trust. I have tried. I don't know if this is PTSD related or not, but I think it might be. I'm in a very difficult place and don't know what to do, my own resources are empty. Relationship with services is damaged, been let down. Fragile attempt at trust shattered. I don't have friends...
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    What can I do?

    What can I do? I'm sorry but I feel I am not getting ANY help whatsoever. I feel so let down by services . I hate mh services.
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