Upton Road, My Mental Health Consultation
According to both the docs I saw at Upton Road yesterday, I’m not mentally ill. I’m just dealing with a lot of difficult things and I am disassociating and seeing things because I’m so anxious, stressed and angry at the world.
I’m aware it is happening. Although I can understand what is happening, I am struggling to deal with the day to day manifestations. During my first consultation NHS mental health services they’ve told me they won’t be able to help me because I’m aware of my issues.
My angry is not the ‘right type’ of anger to be helped. After
over two years waiting, two assessments and yesterday’s ‘consultation’ I was
told unless I can find some funds to help with the costs, there wasn’t any help
available. It seems being aware of one’s problems means you’re okay. I’m chronically ill. This complicates things because of medication intolerances, I can only take certain medications and usually only via liquid or skin patch.
I generally cope but the last few years it’s been getting harder.
Admitting to stock piling drugs, plotting revenge attacks and wanting to slice
my throat open with a glass smashed on the floor in frustration, is difficult,
especially when you’ve just met. As was the case with this consultation. Feeling so close to really losing it will make you seem desperate, because you are exactly that. No one would share this stuff with people unless they had to.
So, I was reaching out for help. Shoot me. Surely, anyone
would be ‘aware’ to do that? In fact in order to get seen by NHS mental health services
you have to go and see your GP first, then attend an assessment and then wait
for a consultation or treatment. Picking up a phone, or searching online, show
a sense of awareness of a problem from the patient seeking help.
Let’s just say that the docs I saw yesterday were really correct
and true with what they said. Why are the NHS mental health services treating alcoholism,
eating disorders, transgenders, drug users and paedophiles? They are usually aware
of their problems. I’m pretty sure they have to admit to their problems in
order to get help. I’m sure some are forced into help but I think my point is
Previously I’ve been diagnosed with depressive disorder,
ptsd, personality disorder and now I’ve been re-diagnosed with ‘unstable
emotional disorder’ without any real time spent actually talking with me. I
feel utterly deflated. Even something simple like writing to the correct GP
seems beyond this clinic.
I would like to start going out again, become part of
society in real terms. Not just online. My problems are so bad I cannot abide music
or crowds, I cannot sleep well and have problems with eating as my throat is
closed – apparently though anxiousness. I have impulsive thoughts constantly to
do dangerous things. I want to lash out. It’s exhausting not reacting to the impulses.
I feel that writing this was more therapeutic than the time
spent with the patronizing doctors who believed that I don’t deserve any help
because I managed to drag myself into the bath, brush my hair and made eye
Being able to see your life and sanity slipping away doesn’t
mean it’s okay, it’s not okay. I’m not okay. Not being able to stand people
close to you, even when you love them, is not okay.
Perhaps it really is that I am classed as mentally fit. If
that is so then why would both these doctors say money would help me get the
correct treatment? They agreed a psychologist could help but stated clearly
that wasn’t available, in my case, apparently not provided on the NHS, but isn’t
a psychologist mental health doctor? Who are other patients seeing?
I know I need help. It’s hard not to be paranoid that they
are trying to make you worse. Perhaps they are trying to push you over the edge
in order to earn more money when you become an inpatient? I joke but not
really. These are my real feelings and emotions, constantly kept in check.
Last time I felt like this I ended up trying to commit
suicide several times and ended up as an inpatient for three weeks. I really am
desperately trying to avoid this course of action as I have people who care
Where do I go from here?? I write, thank fully I can still do that. Maybe I’ll get super successful and be able to pay the £380 an hour to see a doctor.