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Chronic Anxiety & dealing with Housing Officer

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DohDoneitAgain

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Joined
Aug 8, 2018
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I was diagnosed with chronic anxiety & referred to my local talking therapy unit
my Dr had vetoed a test for Autism which they questioned & he reversed his
decision & I have been on the waiting list 2 years which is fine.

I live at home with my Mother & it was suggested that as she is a council tenant
that we approach the Housing Officer & explain the situation with my illness
he visited for another matter & when my Mother said that she wanted to make
an appointment to discuss a private matter his reply was "Oh no you don't do
that with me you contact the housing office & tell them exactly why you want
to see me & the full reason.

I am not happy about having to explain my illness to a voice on a phone & then be
passed around to various extensions trying to get an appointment,it seems you have
to impart all the facts to them & then they decide if it is relevant for the housing
officer to visit.Has anyone else ever come up against this & does anyone have any ideas
I do not share my illness willy nilly with people,in fact not even my friends know, I
am not that type of person & the thought of this increases my anxiety,any suggestions
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
 
ReverieAnxiety

ReverieAnxiety

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Joined
Feb 3, 2019
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Location
California, USA
Hi DohDoneitAgain!

So, sorry to hear about what your going through! I wouldn't want anyone and everyone to know my business either and to constantly explain it, so I empathize. I'm a little confused...why do you have to disclose your health to the housing officer?

-Reverie
 
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DohDoneitAgain

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Aug 8, 2018
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Hi because it was suggested that I inform them of my anxiety etc
as at the moment they are not aware & it is to also safeguard my future
where I live, you are supposed to be able to discuss these things with
your H/O & they can help put things in place.
 
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