Getting MH staff better at hearing emotional pain

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Tinean

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I think this is important, when people are suicidal they can have all sorts of responses from services. Some help you feel like you've been heard, and some, frankly, don't. Some of this has come out recently in an article in 'Crisis' journal called 'Hearing the Suicidal Patient's Emotional Pain'. You can google it and read it online. It is in an academic journal, but I think that's good because it is important for people who design services to look at this topic.
 
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:welcome:
thanks for this post and highlighting the issue
yes you are right suicidal people do get different responses from MH services
i have received some good and some not so good
they need to be patient and gentle and understanding not blunt and uncaring

it really makes a difference to my suicidal thoughts and feeling ,how MH staff react to me when i am very low and unwell

lots of love
lu x
 
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I definitely agree. I think we are all still learning about how to properly support people with various mental health challenges, and these studies certainly help :)
 

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