"Crisis team, lack of response"
About: Adult mental health / Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team Adult mental health Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team
Posted by Ilovecats (as ),
My husband called our local Crisis Team as I was in severe distress and suicidal. We are still waiting for a call back almost 1 week later. Luckily my husband (a real gem) managed to persuade me to talk a little about my feelings, gave me 2 sleeping tablets and sent me to bed.
If my case is an example, I pity anybody else who plucks up the courage to call them.
I know it was during the Christmas/New Year period but surely to goodness this is a crucial period for providing Crisis support.
I am not at all impressed and my experience has only enhanced my reasonings for not ever calling them when I need to. I do not want to present myself to A&E when I get these feelings (I have had them more times than I care to mention) as they are over-burdened as it is but what else can I do? I need support or need to be somewhere safe to stop me overdosing but maybe that is wishful thinking.
0 out of 10 Crisis Team, must do better.