"Could Lincolnshire fast track people with suicidal thoughts?"
About: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health Lincoln LN4 2HN
Posted by sadgirl (as ),
I read the post by depression sufferer with interest as I had the same experience. I was more interested in the response from the Trust and wanted to make a suggestion.
I have a long history of depression and attempted suicide and have been in hospital several times for depression. My husband is in the army so I move around alot and in other areas if you are feeling very depressed or suicidal you get jumped up the waiting list and are seen right away - I have never had to wait to be seen, even in areas with waiting lists of nearly a year until we moved to Lincolnshire - I got very depressed and suicidal but was told I would have to wait 6 months to be seen.
I note than in the response from the Trust to "depression sufferer" that they do not seem to offer fast appointments to people with severe depression or suicidal feelings like they do in other areas. Could this be brought into Lincolnshire?
My husband took me on holiday to try and help me when I was very down and I ended up being admitted to hospital in another area because I was so low. I think I would have killed myself before I got to the top of the waiting list if I had still been in Lincolnshire.