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Here’s a helpful thread on tips for newbies to the psych ward. There is lots of good stuff in here. Hoping it will be of help to you. xo, j

 
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😡 wtf... that's disgusting and so disappointing. Is that a common response to mental health in the UK? I went to the A&E one time when I was suicidal while living in Australia and I felt embarrassed but didn't know what to do. I was fortunate enough that they were respectful and I got to see the mental health team and was admitted. I'm sorry to hear of your experience. I don't know what you did straight after they said that but I'm glad you're still around today!

Flower rose... the last time I felt like I needed serious intervention with my mental health I went through my GP who organised things for me then and there (this is in New Zealand) so I don't know what it's like over there. But I want to wish you all the best and am happy to read of you being proactive and honest about where you're at :hug: I hope it all goes okay x
Sadly this is very common in the UK. They prefer to treat you at home if possible and many people are sent home in this situation.
 
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A+E can be a mixed bag in the UK, generally in some hospitals the physical health nurses just leave you to be since they are not trained in any form of mental health nursing, my local hospital is bloody notorious among patients for being a bad place to end up if your ill, I ended up at one in the North of the county last year and one down south before my short admission this year and couldn't have been treated better.
 
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...but at the same time there are only so many beds and there are a lot of people that turn up that don't need to be admitted but instead just need a bit of calming down or what have you, or those that make attempts (which are more like gestures) which take up beds unnecessarily. The ones that are clearly very unwell and a danger to themselves should get admitted; it's just a case of where.
 
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