"Mental Health/crisis/Recovery teams"
About: Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Bridgwater TA6 4RN Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult community mental health Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult community mental health TA6 4RN
Posted by Sooze (as ),
After a weekend of being unwell I rang for help at 111 and the out of hours doctor was very good at first and said he would get me the help I so desperately needed. He said he would ring back after calling the mental health team at Musgrove Park Hospital. He then left me a message on my phone. My understanding of the message was that-Mental Health said I wasn't ill and said if I felt suicidal to go and kill myself, that it was my choice.
Who really wants to feel like this is a choice. It just shows how bad things have got when someone in the caring profession goes and tells you to die.
Not sure if it's down to being understaffed or lack of cash or both but it's sad and scary when you find yourself in a dire situation like this. I'm glad I made it to Monday when I was able to see my GP but feel really lucky after being resuscitated that I am alive and still here by luck.