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flippy

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I am in a bad way and it's getting to crisis point. I've been holding off acting on thoughts. Im not sure how long I can go.

I have severe depression and PTSD. My case is very complicated and I have experienced the rare hypomanic episode. I've been in crisis a lot.

I've had both brilliant and devastating encounters with services, my team is very good. but due to some past experiences, i'm too scared to contact crisis lines or ask the NHS for any help on the weekend.

I fear potential judgements, their ruthless computer notes which get me so wrong.
I am fearful of the NHS, perhaps irrationally. I feel there's no where safe to turn. My friends and family can't help.

I've been using sedatives and things in safe doses to get me through the days but it's wrecking my body

And I feel guilty for using services others may need.

I feel sick to my stomach with mental pain, anguish and panic

Can anyone hear me?
 
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hi flippy yes I know this pain and I live with it
I have managed it better now

I've also had difficulty with services
and I use advocates now , and also any kind of support I can get
I grasp with both hands

if you do a search for mental health advocates in the UK
you should find something


:grouphug:
 
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flippy

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@Zoe1 I'm glad things are better now
I've had an advocate too they are great

My overall care/treatment is good with the community teams... it's just the crisis services I'm terrified of.. I'm so distressed and have to get through the weekend somehow :(
 
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n yeah, have your community teams had any more suggestions
about out of hours care ?

you have this place here now for one thing
and you'll be safe here , nobody will make a record of you or anything
because its run by volunteers

you might make friends here and be able to make video calls with them

or you could do a search for video meetings in mental health or something
you might feel safer talking to your peers
who are not going to keep records of you
 
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flippy

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that's reassuring @Zoe1
there's a crisis plan for me. But I have to reach out first. I've been avoiding becos i can't handle all their questions, they terrify me and I'm so exhausted from my depression

I'm glad it's safe here
 
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I know what you mean about crisis services
and having to explain everything all over again

I've recently suggested to a support worker
that she find me a befriender actually
someone who will be more long term to do stuff with
 
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flippy

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Sounds good, maybe I could ask for that

I'm still here.. still going without help and getting worse by the day... every night I'm feeling in crisis and just having to sedate myself to get through it
 
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Sounds good, maybe I could ask for that

I'm still here.. still going without help and getting worse by the day... every night I'm feeling in crisis and just having to sedate myself to get through it
Are you going to call the cmht tomorrow?

I've had the opposite to you. Cmht were very stressful but crisis services were life savers in the end.

Can you find another way to cope with your symptoms than sedatives?
 
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I am not sure if you do have a medication plan for your symptoms? I hope that you do but obviously that will not sit well with misuse of sedatives. Don't get me wrong - I used to be on Lithium and other stuff while being an active alcoholic. I did find some nurses in the crisis team to be quite judgemental. That did not stop the service as a whole from trying to get me through when that was needed. I hope you can get something sorted out.
 
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I am in a bad way and it's getting to crisis point. I've been holding off acting on thoughts. Im not sure how long I can go.

I have severe depression and PTSD. My case is very complicated and I have experienced the rare hypomanic episode. I've been in crisis a lot.

I've had both brilliant and devastating encounters with services, my team is very good. but due to some past experiences, i'm too scared to contact crisis lines or ask the NHS for any help on the weekend.

I fear potential judgements, their ruthless computer notes which get me so wrong.
I am fearful of the NHS, perhaps irrationally. I feel there's no where safe to turn. My friends and family can't help.

I've been using sedatives and things in safe doses to get me through the days but it's wrecking my body

And I feel guilty for using services others may need.

I feel sick to my stomach with mental pain, anguish and panic

Can anyone hear me?
Here's some actual help I don't really give out the friendly hand shake and hugs altho I do feel your pain but I like solutions. Take a look at your diet. Grains, gluten and processed foods and the ingredients msg and high fructose corn syrup and refined flour etc etc have been massively linked to major depression, bipolar , schizophrenia, etc alot of mental illness is inflammation. Also check to see if there's any mold, or if your drinking tap water deffinitley stop because ofblead and other harmful substances and drink spring water ... Really the carnivore diet and some vegetables are great for killing of pathogens and candida and inflammation that ruins your brain.... Try these lifestyle approaches... Medications can help but staying away from booze and really eating healthy animal meats and low carb can really be your answer.... After a few weeks u might not believe how well u feel so many people are trying this having great mental success
 
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