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Negative experiences with Mental health workers, etc?

Anime-Alchemy

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So, yesterday after my attempt and after being seen by A&E, I was then seen by a mental health worker. Some of the stuff he said and his general tone to me was upsetting and uncomfortable.

For one he implied that I hadn't given enough time for the capsule I took to take an effect. I mean that is not the kind of thing you say to someone who had just had an attempt. And it was just his attitude towards me, it came across as if I was too sensitive/paranoid :low:

Also i've been seeing once a week a mental health worker from the crisis team, but I feel that the relationship has gone down hill a little bit. This is due to me feeling that he was in some way attacking me about getting depressed and doing things and also my past. I understand that I am very sensitive but I thought mental health workers would know how to deal with such person, since they deal alot with all sorts of mental health problems.

Anyone else had any uncomfortable, negative experiences?
 
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No no your right, the majority of crisis team ive met I hate but my cc is lovely!! The mental health nurses annoyed me to but I think they could tell and ended the conversation but did actually help.... I seen so many people I dont know what half of their titles were but your right most should not be doing their job!!
I find it wierd as I was a support worker and I always went OTT for my service users :( I dunno. Work with them though, we need their support when were this vunerable, can you ask to swap? Xx
 
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sack the whole lot of them, no one would miss them and the money could actualy be given to the people they're supposed to be helping, guess thats happening
 
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I'm glad i'm not the only one who feels this way.

maybe.shes.a.wildflower: I might ring up and ask to see someone else, that would be helpful.
 
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Hi anime, so sorry you felt so bad you had to do that.

Unfortunately mental health staff and even medical staff in a and e are often very uncaring and rude if you make an attempt, just when you are most vulnerable. As if you do it just to be a nuisance, just to annoy them.

It amazes me that staff in mental health who specialise in mental health problems have no idea how to deal with distress. Even just to be kind and gentle.

There are some who seem to care. I hope you can get some help.

Sarah x
 
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I'm in the US but I still find what you're saying to be true. It's ridiculous how many mental health workers think a pill is magic and everything that's hurtful will disappear because of it. There's just too much judgement in general of us for needing help in the first place and actually wanting to get it. That doesn't make any sense. Why should we be judged for actually wanting to take care of ourselves??? The way you were treated is wrong and those workers should be ashamed of themselves. They don't deserve their jobs if they can't show some compassion. I'd like to see them try switching roles and see how hard it is...
 
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Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. Lol you guys should be mental health workers :)

When I was in A&E, the staff there were very nice. It's just when the mental health worker saw me, that's when it went sour.
I'm surprised and disappointed because from what you guys say, it happens with some frequency?
 
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Yes ive found A&E nice from what I can remember of my visits to them.
I'm officially dropped from crisis woohoo!! I went shopping and treated myself to a drink, just gotta stay in my room and not get a 136 lol!
 
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In my case the problems start when I'm sectioned, it turns violent as I refuse the meds. Generally they bring out the 7ft gimps to pin me down.
 
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I seem to get involved with the police. Last time they stripped me naked in the cell. Also they frogmarched me to hospital and made me wait 3 hours without treatment.
 
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Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. Lol you guys should be mental health workers :)
Yeah! Shame we are all so scattered. Wonder if it would work? A mental health community looking after each other...

In a way that is what we do on the forum. Could do with a friendly face and arm round my shoulder though.
 
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I seem to get involved with the police. Last time they stripped me naked in the cell. Also they frogmarched me to hospital and made me wait 3 hours without treatment.
What bastards.
 
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What has happened to you guys is terrible. I'm surprised.

In another thread I posted on, about dealing with critical people but it seems that I need to learn to deal with people if they are not compassionate as well as dealing with critical people.

But it's still shocking when a mental health worker is not compassionate.
 
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I had a strip search last 136 too, hid a tool and tryed to sh in ambulance but policeman pinned me and got it grrr.
I'd love to run away to the mhf commune!!
 
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