Maybe The Front Line Services In My Area Have Got Their Priorities Wrong???

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NicoretteGummed

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Maybe The Front Line Services In My Area Have Got Their Priorities Wrong???

There's a guy in my supported lodgings, I think he's diagnosed Schizophrenic and he's been getting more and more withdrawn, unhygienic though he doesn't seem to get voices.

Mind you that said, it doesn't necessarily means he doesn't.

Maybe he's getting hallucinations I don't know.

Anyway he never ever talks to other residents or staff ever and is almost constantly shutting himself away in his room doing who only knows what.

I heard the CPN try and get into his room and he wouldn't even talk to her from behind his door let alone let her in.

Its abundantly clear to the majority of us residents that he's been deteriorating for a long time and now needs admitting but it seems the local frontline teams beg to differ.

At the same time a Bi-Polar Resident, whom spends about 6 months out of every year in hospital has been visiting us from hospital and it seems to most of us that he's clearly well and compos-mentis and is ripe for discharge.

Yet again more evidence of Mental Health Teams prioritising the lives of those with Bi-polar over the rest of us perhaps???
 
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I dunno, when my social worker said 'at the end of the day it's your choice if you kill yourself'after I had disclosed something very personal in a crisis she mistakenly thought I had bi polar apparently. Since she has known it was BPD her attitude is actually better if anything amazingly enough, probably worried I will do a 'taxi driver' one day and do in certain individuals from my past with a machete. SHe has a real nuturing manner with me now, 'please tell me everything'...

I think it varies from patient to patient, staff to staff ,area to area,what priorities they have.Who the head shrink is. I do know that those suffering from 'manic depression' the old name for Bi polar were treated like lumps of dog shit by mental health staff in the hospitals and were often left in police cells in manic states,from the sounds of it , . That was before the likes of Stephen Fry opened up about it of course....