"problems acessing mental health services in Wirral"
About: Cheshire And Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Crisis resolution Cheshire And Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Crisis resolution CH2 1BQ
Posted by alina (as ),
I arrived at the UK 4 months ago. I was fine, doing OK. At my home country I was diagnosed with Bipolar, but was under control.
Due to some problems related with work and housing, I had a crisis and became very suicidal. Ended up twice at A&E, just to be told that "I was OK" and "I just needed to solve my problems". My GP referred me to counselling. At the assessment, they said I was at high risk because of the suicidal thoughts. Then I started hearing voices. When I went to my GP, scared, he refered me to have a mental health assessment. They just told me that I was Ok, the voices were because of the stress and anxiety and that my GP should double my antidepressant dose.
He doubled the dose, I went mixed manic and depressed. Two weeks later, reduced the dose and added a mood stabiliser.
I still have the voices. I am still suicidal. I am getting worse.
When I asked him why I was not getting help from mental health team and that mood stabilisers should be given by Psychs, he told me that the Mental Health Team apparently thinks that I don't have any psychiatric condition and that I don't need their help.
If I kill myself, will they help me then?