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Re: This needs to be said

Postby 2late4me » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:09 pm

I'm in hospital right now. I just want to die. I feel the Staff here are good, some from other departments are exceptional.
Remember the NHS Mental Health Services are bottom of the list when it comes to funding.
I feel they try the best with what they have.
I've been in Services all my life and it's took a very long time but I finally feel I have Support, they are good therapists and also
good people. It doesn't change how Suicidal I feel and the fact I probably will die soon.
But I wanted you to know there are good professionals out there.
I messed my life up, I'm my own worst enemy, I finally have good Support, but I feel it's too late for me.
It might not be for you - do not tar everyone with the same brush.
I wish you all the best.

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Re: This needs to be said

Postby rsxo » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:30 pm

I get why you're annoyed, and lots of people share that same sentiment. Bottom line is, waiting for hours for an appointment isn't good enough, and that's partially why we're all having a big conversation about healthcare in the UK. However, we might complain, but there are many across the world who envy what we have - an accessible, single-payer healthcare that despite the fears, actually manages to hold up fairly well for the most part. That's not to say that things can't improve, but let's take stock of what we've already got!

But I don't think it's fair to pin all the blame on the staff. If you speak to those working in the NHS, you'll find that most people there don't like how this system works either - the staff turnover speaks for itself. In fact, those staff who don't seem like they care are actually more similar to patients than you might think. I know that getting angry at them feels right because they're the ones who are meant to treat patients, right? But a little perspective shows that that anger is misguided and unfairly placed on those who are the only reason the NHS still manages to run every day :)
RSxo <3

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Re: This needs to be said

Postby angel7sc » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:44 pm

I agree with lot that has been said there some good and some bad mental health team professionals out there.

It's easy for the doctor and mental health to give you medication but it's also very important just to listen and have a chat. Medication alone does not help, a person needs someone to talk to, someone to make sure you are eating and drinking properly and someone just to lend a shoulder to cry on regardless of whether you are a male or female. Someone who can sit and listen and help you find your way through all the hundreds of questions and thoughts that are going through your mind......Medication alone will never help a person going through mental health. People tend to forget that behind mental illness ....there is a person. Look at the person first not the illness.
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Re: This needs to be said

Postby angel7sc » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:46 pm

This is a good forum to share thoughts and feelings.

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