"Treated appallingly by paramedics and some other staff"
Posted by butterfly88 (as ),
I swallowed some pills (self harm) not to kill myself, because I was angry and upset I am very mentally ill with anxiety and severe depression. Earlier that night I had been drinking with friends but has a great night out apart from having a lot on my mind etc. I swallowed some pills and fell ill upstairs being sick etc my partner phoned ambulance which I didn't want I would have been fine once I had some water and stopped being sick anyway the ambulance staff came and was rude from the start.
Once my partner was out of view and earshot they wasted no time saying that I was wasting their time busy night etc and were so so rude to me. In the ambulance I was sleepy drifting on and off asleep, the driver pulled over before we got to hospital got in the back and was shouting out me saying stop pretending to fall unconscious or I will shove a tube down your throat do you want that? I was merely sleepy he pushed my chest so hard with force it bruised and he laughed in my face and told his colleague to do the same if I did it again.
Got to hospital the staff told nurse/doctor I should get done for wasting their time. The staff that attended to me also told me that they were busy/wasting their time. I understand that yes it was busy that night but the way I was treated was disgusting especially being mentally ill, needless to say the whole experience left my very traumatised I wasn't going to tell my story but then I think I should as no one deserves to be treated like that by paramedics etc. I do however want to thank the nurses and doctors who looked after me and kept their opinions to themselves and treated me with respect. One thing that bothered me was that my actions was put down to drinking which wasn't the case It was down to my depression and stresses etc. I was referred to mental health services and got the help and support I needed.