Sutton, Surrey :) Thought I would start a thread for Sutton.

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:) Thought I would start a thread for people in Sutton, Surrey. Would be nice to meet people in Sutton who suffer with mental health problems.

As we all know, mental health is a lonely illness. Sometimes it's nice to know people nearby.

Anyway. I am Andrea, 33 years old from Sutton. I am currently in limbo with my diagnosis. I am temporarily diagnosed with Bipolar and BPD. I have my diagnostic assessment this Friday.

If you are from sutton. Introduce yourself :)
 
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I once lived there when I had a diagnosis of BPD and was a patient at the Henderson Hospital-a Hospital specialising in PD treatment.

It was in the Belmont area of Sutton.

This was 1997.
 
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I remember that hospital. I wonder if it's still there. I didn't know that was what that hospital was for. I live near belmont in a rehabilitation house for people with mental health needs.

Did it help living there? I have suspected BDP. I find out tomorrow when I have a diagnostic assessment.

I wonder how many people will answer on this thread. We seem to have a large mental health community in Sutton.

I am going to go look up now to see if the Henderson Hospital is still there. I don't think it is. *Edit* That's a shame. It closed in 2008 due to lack of funding. I thought so, as 2 people that I live with here in this rehabilitation also have BPD. I think there is one nearby in Epsom. I could do with something like that. I have been here 4 months and seem to be going backwards at times.
 
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I didn't like The Henderson Hospital as it was entirely Psychologist Driven and totally Non-Med.

I've got quite stong views about so called PD's.

Most of the time I think people with this diagnosis have been Criminally Underdiagnosed and actually have a biological Mental Illness problem that can be treated chemically.

That was certainly the case with me.

I was rediagnosed to Schizo-Affective Disorder and am now on Quitiapine//Amisulpiride//Venlafaxine//Preagablin and am now in recovery.

I am also in a recovery unit.

I think The Henderson Hospital deserved to close as it was stuck in the mud.

I for one didn't like my time there at all.

The best place for PD Treatment both then and now is The Cassell Hospital in Ham Common.

They see most people who have BPD as also having a Treatable Mental Illness and use Medication in conjunction with Psycho and Group Therapy.

I visited a former Henderson Hospital Patient there in '97.

It was a lovely place.
 
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Hi

A little late in reply but I'm too in Sutton. Am 32, was quite stable up until Sept and after a bereavement, am struggling to find my feet again.

Would be good to talk to and meet people in the Sutton area
 
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I'm near Sutton and feel so isolated and unwell and scared, I'm so low, so anxious and scared, I don't no where to turn and I'm trying to hold it all together but I can't cope , iv no help, I phone gp they said all he can do is up my meds, I'm so low and just wished I had people around me who don't judge and can come and help me, encourage and support. I just know I wont get better unless I do. I just feel a mess. Sorry for this message.
 
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Hi Sarah. I'm sorry to hear this. I'm struggling too atm and am happy to talk to you. How old are your children?
 
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There 7 and 5... How about u, sorry to hear ur struggling to, thankyou
 
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Thats nice. I have two nieces of a similar age. What are you struggling with atm?
 
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I'm very low and panicking... I had a nervous breakdown last year following a lot of physical health problems and emotional things, I was having continuous panic attacks for eight weeks and couldn't leave my mums room. I ended up going into a clinic. I thought I was getting better but iv gradually started isolating myself again, getting very low... Today iv not been able to think clearly and felt lifeless and thinking about suicide... I'm scared because I just feel if I had the right support in place I'd get through all this... Because I can feel I'm getting worse and im frightened...
 
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I would love to make some friends but I suffer really bad with social phobia on top of my mental health being awful :(
 
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Ours are 7 and 5 as well, coincidence. I was in a children's home in Banstead, late seventies, used to get a bus into Sutton (183 or something then), a red double-decker. Sutton's getting a visit from Arsenal soon too.
 
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I was in there in 2004 ish I would have liked to go back now I'm older