"Access to community mental health in Edinburgh"
About: Royal Edinburgh Hospital / General Psychiatry Royal Edinburgh Hospital General Psychiatry EH10 5HF
Posted by ses (as ),
Having real trouble getting access to mental health services in Edinburgh for my husband - when he is in crisis he gets drunk, and then (understandably) none of the services will see him. The crisis then ususally spirals out of control and he gets into trouble with the police/justice system....I can't seem to get him out of this viscious circle. When he's not in crisis, he appears not to need services, and he is so worried about being admitted as an intpatient that he'll talk his way around the assessment team so they will leave him alone. He'll end up in prison before long, but noone seems to be able to help.