Do you trust your mental health workers?

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I don't mean trust as in whether or not they really want you to get better, but trust as in do they really tell you everythingthat you, as a patient, should know?

They say they don't like giving people labels but surely, as an individual with a mental health qualification, they must be thinking "ah, she's showing signs of depression" or "hmmm I think she might have schizophrenia".
Obviously, it would be rude of them to try and diagnose you with things, especially if they are not doctors, but it would be nice of them to maybe talk about your condition and how to deal with it rather thanjust asking you questions all of the time. And they can never give you a straight answer! Not even an opinion sometimes. It always "depends".

Furthermore, they don't seem to be very concerned when you express that you think you might be a danger to yourself or others. They just tell you to call the crisis number.
Now, the crisis team are just a bunch of random people with no insight into mental illness who probably just have a sheet of paper titled "50 things to do when you feel sad" bluetacked up above their desk.

The CPN I had seemed like she didn't know what to say to help me often. I was talking to her about the signals I am receiving from space, possibly from aliens or maybe from a transmitter on Earth run by a covert organisation, and she was just looking at me with sad, sorrowful eyes like she felt sorry for me. She didn't actually say much about the aliens/organisation. I dread to think what the follow-up notes she wrote afterwards say. Why can't they just say it to my face?
Or why can't they consider the possibility of life beyond Earth and telepathy?

Now, don't even get me started on the psychiatrists at A&E. They just want you out the door so they can return to the staffroom to drink cups of tea and avoid having to phone the snappy crisis team to try and refer you to them.

So, do your trust YOUR mental health workers?
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First of all, funding is dire in the NHS. I was fortunate enough to have a relatively quick diagnostic process for my ADHD, but I was also fortunate to not suffer from bipolar, major depression or major anxiety. My specialist prescribed Concerta and that was that, however I know people who have had lengthy battles with receiving clear and consistent diagnoses, I guess that it differs from person to person because you may show traits of multiple illnesses.

As for your alien telepathy worries, can you possibly message me with more information? Only if you feel comfortable, of course.
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(Original post by Durhamgirl96)
First of all, funding is dire in the NHS. I was fortunate enough to have a relatively quick diagnostic process for my ADHD, but I was also fortunate to not suffer from bipolar, major depression or major anxiety. My specialist prescribed Concerta and that was that, however I know people who have had lengthy battles with receiving clear and consistent diagnoses, I guess that it differs from person to person because you may show traits of multiple illnesses.

As for your alien telepathy worries, can you possibly message me with more information? Only if you feel comfortable, of course.
Would you like more information because you are interested and have had similar experiences or because you want to offer advice/support?
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Would you like more information because you are interested and have had similar experiences or because you want to offer advice/support?
I'm interested, but I also want to be supportive.
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