Mental health Watch
I would read the letter and arrange an appointment with the mental health services. Just be careful however.
Although it is unlikely, since you are seeking treatment, you could end up detained in a mental health hospital. If asked any questions about suicidality deny being suicidal. You can admit to being low in mood, or even severely depressed. But never suggest that you would like to or even think about taking your own life. As soon as you do that opens up the ability of the psychiatrist to section you (which means have you detained on a psychiatrist ward.
Any. Seek treatment. Most mental illness’ can be treated quite successfully. If you have a mild to moderate mood or anxiety disorder, with medication, you can easily achieve normalcy. Even if severe, with maximum doses you can reduce symptoms dramatically and live a somewhat normal life. That’s why is psychiatrists are in medicine. Because we can literally be the people to completely turn a life around. It is a very important relationship, the one with a psychiatrist.
- Community Assistant
i wouldn't worry about the 'test' you filled in. it doesn't test you for anxiety or depression (i've filled out at few in my life). it's just something for the doctor to have on file as a reference to how you're feeling.
long story short, make an appointment with your GP so you can talk about the counselling and the medication. don't worry too much about the letter. no one's going to force you to do anything you don't wanna do (speaking as something with long-term GAD).
So a few months ago I went to my gp as I felt really down and highly anxious. She have me two tests to fill in. One for depression and one for gad ( generalised anxiety disorder) I filled them in and have them in at reception. A few weeks later I got a letter from a mental health service, which is what I told my gp I didn't want to do. I did however tell her that I would like to go on medication. I also didn't hear back from my gp about the results of the test so I am confused and don't know what to do. Any advice?