"Doctors and service overall"
About: Lanarkshire Community Services Lanarkshire Community Services
Posted by Rachelb9331 (as ),
I sometimes self harm as a way of coping with situations that have occurred and I went to the doctors as I was feeling suicidal.
At first I was turned away from the surgery by the receptionist, after she had spoken to the duty Dr, and was advised to call Samaritans.
I called NHS 24 and they arranged for me to see the GP later on that day. I attended the appointment to be met by 2 doctors. I then sat crying saying how I couldn't sleep and gave them other symptoms and one of them turned round and told me that the way I self harmed (I do it internally which means no one knows and can't see but sometimes I need surgery in an emergency) meant it was obvious I was doing it for attention and everyone knew that and that's why they had refused to see me.
I left more upset and angry than I was when I walked into the room due to the rude doctors and bad service overall.