"Mentally Unwell & Unable To Move On"
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Posted by InvisibleButLoud (as ),
I am a young adult who is mentally unwell, yet I am getting denied treatment because of funding and the people who control the money..let me call them the suits.
My diagnosis is a dual one, I have not one or two things wrong with me but four. I have gotten into this situation NOT through my own bad decisions in life, I was mistreated.
I NEED long term therapy but can not get it because there is only one therapist in the area, who I believe is overworked and is fighting hard to keep their job.
After a failed try at CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy), which later on with a new CPN I got told was the wrong therapy, I got told that long term therapy was better but the problem was it can take a long time as there is only one person doing it.
Luck for me I got an appointment with a trainee however I felt like they did not understand it was for long term therapy as I was only offered a maximum of four months.
I am under the age of 25, in the adult service but yet this has become my life as the one thing that I need to move me on in life is not available.
In my view the funding is going, and shows no signs of ever returning. The psych wards are getting smaller or going completely. The front-line workers seem overstretched and I think they're finding it hard to fulfil the work they need to do. Far too many suits make the decisions without any real knowledge of what works best in a mental health environment.
The hearing voices group is constantly fighting for the room we need, but the suits will take it over for training, conferences or even tribunals as it is the only space large enough, especially as Home Treatment got the other large space for their office.
I WANT to make a contribution to society. I WANT to do more with my life. I WANT to get an education.
However I cannot, it feels because the money is not there.
What options do I have left?!
I am mentally unwell, unable to be within society, there are no other options left for me other than long-term therapy but this is not viable, it will take many more months even years of waiting...if it even comes at all.
Someone please listen, comment, complain. I feel we cannot keep laying down and watch the service disappear in front of our eyes.
Lets put what is a very large foot down on the floor and demand the care that we deserve.
Because it is mental health, it seems to me they know that people will not complain because they often can not face confrontation.