I Am Disgusted With Mental Health Services

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    My psychiatrist is the reason

    why mental health services suck here. I ran out of medicine for my schizophrenia and anxiety and it was hell for me and my family. Hallucinations came back and I am insomniac now.He never botherd to refill them. I really want to give him the middle finger right now!
    Tigergirl1217 Tigergirl1217
    22-25, F
    Oct 19, 2015

    I work in the Mental Health Services.

    We are funded by OMH in NYC. We are "supposed" to help people with disabilities find jobs. I worked with this population for a long time as a job developer. My first placement was a guy who is mentally retarded. I also helped people with mental health issues find a job. I...
    loudsilence1 loudsilence1
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2014

    It shouldn't take 3 months

    for a person to be able to see a psychiatrist. It shouldn't require hospitalization to get the help that is needed RIGHT AWAY. It shouldn't be dehumanizing to tell someone you want to hurt yourself. It shouldn't lead to someone who will never get help again because the system...
    opinionatedchickfromuranus opinionatedchickfromuranus
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2016

    Every time I tell someone about my unsavory

    and self destructive behaviors and thoughts, they always say "get help, get help, get help." Except there's one problem; I live in America, where all they want to do is feed you full with drugs to fatten their wallets. So far I've seen a counselor, a number of doctors and...
    Corick Corick
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    I wish I wish I wish there were was free mental

    health counseling in my area. I have a complicated insurance issue with moving from one state to another and currently don't have coverage in the state I live in now. I need professional support and asap. I should not have gone this long without continuing treatment but I think...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2014

    ya I jus go out of a mental health facility!

    gave me wrong bp meds n nearly put me congestive heart failure. The processed food is not healthy! The nurses are always rude!
    dixiequeen dixiequeen
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    It definitely needs a lot of improvement.

    The people I have seen about my anxiety over the years seem to have very little clue and tend to just chuck pills at me/offer me "quick fixes" that aren't going to work in real life
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2014

    6% rise in the amount of suicide in the country.

    Like I said the mental health service on th NHS is shocking
    0815Jade 0815Jade
    22-25, F
    Jan 19, 2015

    I have a lot of experience of the clumsy

    ineptitude that so called psychiatrists claim to have a thorough understanding of. The study of the sheer complexity and integrity of the brain, hormones and nervous system per se is even now in the 21st century, still in its infancy! It's akin to standard physiological...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    Jun 12, 2015

    Ects should be illegal.

    theyve ruin lives, including mine. too many people are on antidepressants now, people if your depressed invest your time into a physcologist.
    Ang012685 Ang012685
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 19, 2015

    It Has Improved But I Still Do Not Like Psychiatrists.

    I have yet do find a psychiatrist that i actually get on with. Its all about the medication with psychiatrists and so is mine in fact the meds i have been taking have affected me so much i have taken to cutting myself to get the emotion out which the meds surpress. I explained...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Dec 1, 2009

    While I've been studying this,

    I have came across some very unpleasant things. I am looking forward to not working in mental health facilities my whole career. I do not agree with over half the things that go on. I want to be on my own so I can actually do people justice and help!!
    Izy96 Izy96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2014

    My Struggle With Borderline And The Stigma Attached

    the only way I can describe how I have been treat by the local services is copying/pasting my blogs from last year. This is what I went through. "I am now homeless. The local housing authorities Erimus have discharged me, said they cannot work with me anymore because of my...
    Daisypie Daisypie
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Aug 3, 2012

    My Shrink Lied

    My therapist slipped and told me that my psychiatrist was using prior medical history against me after they swore up and down that they wouldn't. I was having a hard time trusting them in the first place bc I've had issues with doctors in the past. They knew that, and for 6...
    niqueie niqueie
    1 Response Nov 16, 2013

    My story with the counsellor quitting half way!

    Jeez this was years ago… Must’ve been 4 years ago! That year was awful I was really suffering… but i really didn’t think i had depression i thought i was just really tired and hated college along with life disaster events… Took me a lot of courage to finally say I...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    Jul 14, 2015

    I thought this said "i am disgusted with mental

    health ISSUES" I was about to say "You sick FÙCKS those people can't help it!" something along those lines all. ahaha
    MyMindHurts01 MyMindHurts01
    Oct 14, 2015

    Deaf Ears

    I have been going through a type of mental overload for the past few years. I've asked for some mental health support and people look @ me like I'm an alien from outer space. Either they don't have anything useful to offer or they're not interested unless I'm going to kill...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

    My mother gets social security

    for some bullshit emotional disability and now my little brother has been dragged into the system and mislabeled because the mental health system doesn't give a ****. He's just an innocent kid that was born into a ****** up situation.
    sahmmama sahmmama
    26-30, F
    Apr 23, 2015

    Psychiatric hospitals can be the worst.

    Of the two I went to, the staff (non doctors) were generally horrible, they were under supplied, and they grouped dangerous individuals along with those with more benign mental illnesses (i.e. Depression). One time while I was admitted, I saw a staff member bullying a mentally...
    MermaidCurry MermaidCurry
    18-21, F
    Oct 13, 2015

    I am 24 and All my life I have had depression,

    which seems to be easily confused with 'social anxiety'. I hate how not just the mental health service but most healthcare professionals are quick to say what they can't do without listening to see if there's anything they can do. I struggle to listen to anyone seriously when...
    Hachikoniyon Hachikoniyon
    Jun 12, 2015

    Especially since so many people with

    even minor mental dis adjustments end up being fed like pigs to the slaughter known as the political prison complex.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 19, 2014

    You Can't Be Any More Disgusted With Mental Health Services Than I Am

    I posted this recently in another group, but it's more relevant here. I sought help for depression, was involuntarily committed, and charged $20,000 for it. I was being treated for depression by my own doctor and psychiatrist, and went to a local mental health clinic in Essex...
    RG1945 RG1945
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Jul 31, 2010

    Someone Understands

    If you don't find someone who can help you, don't give up.  It took me a long time to find someone who could actually help me daughter with her severe depression and ocd.  Someone close to me created a fabulous website called Beetle Med that supports people like us...
    coffeecorner coffeecorner
    46-50, F
    Apr 27, 2009

    i haven't been treated well

    or helped in the last 13 years of my life and that really bothers me.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    The mental Health Service is shocking.

    Beyond shocking. Today I received a letter saying I had been referred to some therapist.....3 months after my attempted suicide. You know when I needed help and support?! Three months ago. I have been left this whole time with no help, putting myself back together. So no. I don...
    0815Jade 0815Jade
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2014

    The mental health service has let me down.

    I took an overdose and spent 11 days in hospital because I had damaged my liver with the amount of tablets I had taken. The crisis team came to see me once for about 10mins I expressed my thoughts and told them honestly that I was still suicidal. As soon as my liver was all...
    0815Jade 0815Jade
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2014

    What Mental Health Services?

    they're pretty non-existent in the US we have the facade of a system - but that's all it is, a facade propagated by pharmaceutical companies to them, we're nothing but sheepish consumers
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 11, 2007

    In a Huge Way

    I went in for help, June 2008, for therapy... I needed help with my depression and Social Anxiety disorder. Well, my therapist knew how to help the depression. I have been depression-free since August 2008, whoo-hoo! But I didn't allow myself to officially announce it, until Fall...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 19, 2009

    I'm angry because if someone would have just

    helped me then I wouldn't have to vent online to a whole bunch of strangers that don't care.I've also had bad experiences and no one cares people only want to hear the good stories.mental health services are not what society makes them appear to be the whole system is so flawed...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 17, 2015

    I am so disgusted with emergency hospitals not

    listening to me because of mental issues. Just because I have a few problems doesn't mean it isn't life threatening. When I overdosed the first time they told me to just come to emergency instead. Bullsh*t. When I did that I was treated like crap.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 19, 2015

    I feel like I have to get this off my chest

    as it is making me increasingly ill. My life in general is making me increasingly ill. I am 21 year old with Borderline personality disorder. It is hard to explain the permanent struggles I face daily suffering with my mental illness. I used to restrain myself from "complaining...
    Daisypie Daisypie
    18-21, F
    Jul 25, 2014

    Services, What Services?

    Yes, the mental health services are bad, but I think it has a lot to do with the fact that mental health issues don't win votes, and isn't a popular topic to discuss. It seems to be like the dust on your lounge room floor, better off swept under the couch. Like the dust however...
    wombatism wombatism
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2008

    Stupid Hmos

    I had a friend who was bipolar, and in her down swing. She attempted suicide, twice in one day. She was completely freaking out because she didn't actually want to die. She was rational enough to take herself to a hospital, where she told them she was suicidal. She didn't have...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Dec 21, 2007

    Last Monday I was in A&E (Accident

    and Emergency) there were 2 young guys both in their early 20’s (separate cases) one sat in front of me crying uncontrollably just really crying showing his face to the world didn’t hide it at all it was really devastating to see! But he was being made to wait more than 5...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    A "whole" So Deep.

    I began therapy for my many disorders only a few months ago without much hope or even consideration for ever breaking ground for a new life. I ached to be well again but also feared the prospect of the responsibility that would again fall onto my shoulders. I am a mother, wife...
    ShadeofLoud ShadeofLoud
    26-30, F
    Aug 20, 2012
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