"Very poor service and lack of support"

About: Avon And Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

My wife has suffered from depression for many years yet over the last year it has got steadily worse till she has made 4 overdose suicide attempts in the last 4 weeks .

We had the police trying to find her as a severe risk individual and finally they found her but not before she had taken 38 paracetamol the police took her to a and e where she explained to the doctor she does it because she wants to die they put her on a drip for 21 hours the second time in two weeks and then after speaking with the mental health team ( weston super mare ) they decided she was safe to leave as they decided she wasnt a risk . This is the same team who made the same decision a week before to release her as she wasnt a risk.

I spoke with them and explained my fears that she would do it again ( she told me she would)yet they sent her home to an empty house .

I hope someone from the trust will explain to my children why they thought this was good practice.

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