"Poor experience following self-harm"
About: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Working age mental health care (community) Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Working age mental health care (community) BN13 3EP Worthing Hospital Worthing Hospital BN11 2DH
Posted by C1234 (as ),
*May Be Triggering For Self-Harm/ Suicide*
Absolute worst experience I have had with medical staff following self-harm ever, and that is quite an achievement given how stigmatised this is.
I had cut my arm. This was really an attempt at suicide but I didn't manage to cut badly enough. Obviously that makes me weak and means I don't mean it and am just seeking attention, according to staff.
The psychiatric liaison nurse was utterly disinterested and just wanted me out of there. I PLEADED for help and made it clear if I left I wouldn't be safe. He did nothing.
I had blood tests as I had also overdosed. The doctor said that if these were OK I could go. I again said I wasn't safe to go, and would go home and commit suicide. The response: 'You can do it here if you want'.
I don't even have the words. I am just hurt by it. The world doesn't want me here.
Where is the empathy or compassion?