"I feel like no one is listening in Cumbria"
About: Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Inpatient mental health care Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Inpatient mental health care CA1 3SX
Posted by Betty bean (as ),
My partner has been failed by mental health services since 2007 when he tried to kill himself.
I tried to get him assessed as Bi-Polar several weeks ago when he was becoming increasingly manic and psychotic, but no one was interested, including the Crisis Team who told me after a four hour desperate wait in A & E that I was "catastrophising" the situation, that my partner was probably just a bit "over tired" and that there was no link between alcoholism and Bi-Polar disorder.
They said they would set up an appointment to see a psychiatrist for assessment. The appointment letter arrived the day my partner was sectioned just over a week (of utter hell, destruction and terror) later.
They tried to discharge him without a proper care plan or any local services being involved, after letting him out on a home visit with no warning to me and without the proper medication.
I am on my own with no support. Now I feel like killing myself too.