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social anxiety and queing for help

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ramboghettouk

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just phoned elders voice about someone to fill up a form, they say i can turn up at the drop in wed, i said i have social anxiety and have problems queing so can i have an appt they said i'll have to wait to they've worked they're way through appts a month

it's getting more difficult to cope, i really do have problems waiting in crowded rooms, feel people are talking about me, and if i bring up social anxiety, it only draws attention to me making things worse

i can see myself sent another benefit form, not been capable of geting it done in the month they give and end up with a benefit cut, i can easily see myself not coping, been left to i have a crisis

my befriender the service is under threat and if it's further general cuts it could be the tip of an iceberg
 
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Hi ramboghettouk

It sounds like you're not getting the help you need with your anxiety and applying for benefits and it's having a big impact on you. It's so unfair when support services get so busy and can't offer help to people who need it the most.

Do you receive any other support for your social anxiety at the moment? It sounds really hard feeling that people are talking abou you when you are in a crowded space.

Take care,
Larina
 
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ramboghettouk

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i think the reason i'm not getting help is my diagnosis isn't anxiety which is treatable but schitzoprenia, the psychiatrist said your approaching the chronic stage of your illness the same throughout medicine,, the treatment of chronic illness is the chronics are just left theres nothing you can do for them

you may have heard of triage in medicine, it used to be something that was just taught to medical students, i remember them at uni mentioning it, tri 3 one group will get better anyway you leave them theres a group you can help you help then theres those you can do nothing for but make comfortable to they die

it's used in times of medical emergency when medics are overwhelmed, you now hear of pine ward been a triage ward

i suspect if i came off meds i'd get help or if i started waving a samurai sword in the street
 
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there are also alot of people who are not lost causes
who are not getting help
I always find its a legal battle
 
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ramboghettouk

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i don't want most of the help thats on offer anyway, i have no wish to go yo a day centre, before austerity i'd ask for help of social services and be given a day centre invitation, they'd then be covered, i'm glad the day centres have closed they were nasty places, in fact most mental health places all they've done is move the hospital into the community

that peer support group i go to is just moving the hospital trustee system into the community, but theres a potential benefit reference and keeping up to date

i could do with benefit help and i heard recently they've changed the rules for a blue badge to include mentally ill, i could do with help applying, then theres practical help. a lot of things practical i struggle with
 
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I hope you're able to receive the practical help you need, especially with the benefit forms. It sounds really hard that you're also feeling like you're not a high enough priority because you're not 'unwell' enough for people to take notice - this is a really common theme for people trying to access help for their mental health and it's totally unfair. I hope it helps to talk about things here - no matter how support services see you or don't see you, you're definitely being seen here.

Larina
 
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ramboghettouk

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as this women in my unemployment group said mothers glad they're children are extremely ill as that way they get help

as it is i don't like the way my every opinion is made out to be a symptom and my every utterance has to go through a symptom detection programme making conversations difficult
 
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