"Lack of Compassion from Acute Liaison Psychiatry..."
About: St James's University Hospital St James's University Hospital Leeds LS9 7TF
I attended A&E due to feeling extremely suicidal. I had previously attempted suicide and having survived was told I must tell others if I was to feel that desperate again. I attended the hospital really afraid I may take my life. The staff were rude and uncaring towards me. They seemed to have no respect for me or my survival. I was discharged feeling desperately frightened. I guess if I ended up killing myself they would just say that they felt I could keep myself safe. I wonder of they had a relative who was very suicidal if they would want them to be treated like that. - I very much doubt it. it is a very sad situation and one that I have heard from other people who have attended A&E when frightened and suicidal.