I'm not sure if they are to be relied upon... My one contact when I was having my psychotic episode was when my mother arranged for them to visit. She had to do this several days in advance. They basically said, "you have to take the medicine or we can't help you", literally, and had some leaflets about three different kinds of antipsychotics. I could choose.
Here in Holland I have a friend who sometimes is contacted by the crisis service, but when she tries to ring them it often takes hours to get someone on the phone.
Yes home treatment team is the same thing, like you I had a psychotic episode and they came to see me every day but different people each time. I found some of them helpful and some just downright fucking shite lol
I do recall that my home treatment team were a bit loose with promises and what they did. At one point I was going to be referred to a hallowed day center - but this did not materialize. They never visited me at home either.
Omg you were told to have a bath too?!!! I got told to have a bath when i said I was gonna kill myself and I couldn't believe it. Where are u based? One of them came and left within 8 minutes they aren't really bothered about you or that's how it seems
Yep. I've also been told to have a cup of tea and a bath. I was so annoyed I pretended to burst into tears and said I don't like tea can I please have coffee and I don't have a bath but will a shower do? Sometimes you've just got to give them s**t back. If tea and baths were the answer, we wouldn't need to call them in the first place.