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Bpd and getting more Therapy

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Angels18

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Sep 28, 2019
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Kingston upon Thames
Hi I have bpd. I was discharged from community mental health team in 2018 without any meeting just got letter in the post. Although I had agreed with them I would return to therapy when my baby was older so I would have time to attend. I've completed dbt and it was helpful. I am still taking quetiapine sodium valproate and fluoxetine. I've been managing with meds and support of my eldest daughter. The past 2 years I'm having flashbacks and difficulties dealing with this. I feel my traumatic childhood is taking over me now and I hate people and don't trust anyone. I am totally isolated. I want to get help for this and trust people again. Went to gp he referred me back to mental health team. Got a phone call from a different department. Firstly she said she does not know my psychiatrist. I would have to contact local services for standard counselling. I need something more to do with trauma. I thought I could carry on from where I left off with further psychology help. I now have to go back to gp again. Is this normal. How can.i discuss change my meds??

Any advice much appreciated 🙋‍♀️
 
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SwanLake

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Hi I have bpd. I was discharged from community mental health team in 2018 without any meeting just got letter in the post. Although I had agreed with them I would return to therapy when my baby was older so I would have time to attend. I've completed dbt and it was helpful. I am still taking quetiapine sodium valproate and fluoxetine. I've been managing with meds and support of my eldest daughter. The past 2 years I'm having flashbacks and difficulties dealing with this. I feel my traumatic childhood is taking over me now and I hate people and don't trust anyone. I am totally isolated. I want to get help for this and trust people again. Went to gp he referred me back to mental health team. Got a phone call from a different department. Firstly she said she does not know my psychiatrist. I would have to contact local services for standard counselling. I need something more to do with trauma. I thought I could carry on from where I left off with further psychology help. I now have to go back to gp again. Is this normal. How can.i discuss change my meds??

Any advice much appreciated 🙋‍♀️
My understanding is that you do have the coordinate things through your GP. However, there is a fast track where you can self refer yourself to the Well-being service, and they conduct a telephone assessment with you, and immediately refer you to the Mental Health team if appropriate, so I’d try that route.
 
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