- Jul 7, 2019
I selfharmed pretty bad.. thanks health center for taking care of your patients
Yeah I switch sometimes but not always..Have you ever felt this way before Justafriend95?
I mean do you have episodes when you feel worse and then get better?
Or do you always feel this way?
Has something happened in your life that has made things feel more painful/difficult?
People do care. It can be difficult to find the right people in healthcare who have a heart and care. Some are over worked. Some are just horrible. Some are just not very good at their jobs.
Also not everyone who makes a statement they are going to take there own life has a mental disorder.I have been around the MH system long enough to know the ins and outs. If they committed everyone who ever had or shared thoughts of wanting to die, most people would be committed because most people have had them at one time or another.
Such thoughts should never be ignored or taken lightly but the truth is, you will only get committed if you indicate you have plans to carry out an act or they reasonably believe you will do so. If so then they are legally required to have you detained for care and observation so you don't harm yourself. But sharing a thought about wanting to die or saying you have had such thoughts is not going to get you committed in and of itself. They will inquire more to see the degree of the situation and if you are in imminent danger. For most people, they are just going to be general thoughts not specific plans.
Do you call the Samaritans and Breathing Space also to talk things through when you are feeling scared? That I sometimes find helpful.I’m so sorry they dismissed you like that. And all of the other people who have replied with negative experiences. It’s not fucking good enough, they are failing us. I rang my crisis team and I was spoke to like an idiot. I was in a pit yesterday, I have never felt that low and I kept hanging up and redialling because I felt scared. When I got through she was so dismissive and I got overwhelmed, said “it doesn’t matter” and hung up. They didn’t even ring back. Nothing. I could be dead and no one cares. Absolute disgrace this whole system I am beyond angry and I feel so sad for everyone I just wish I could change things
so I guess I’ll take my tablets, wait 7 months for therapy in a new area when I’ve already waited 5 years, even been told I’m too much twice! When will things change I wonder