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Mental Health Support Society XXI

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Original post by PandaWho
Yep, it feels like if you have mild to moderate depression or anxiety theyll do everything they can, anything worse they hold you at arms length like your a rabid dog!

Its just so soul destroying and when you think your getting somewhere they put a 10ft hurdle in there to stop you :lol:


Yeah, completely agree. idk, tired of MH services and their ****ery.
Original post by Pathway
Yeah, completely agree. idk, tired of MH services and their ****ery.


Yep, a year ago i was so naive thinking a psych would give me a diagnosis and put me on meds and id be nearly "fixed" or more stable atleast.

Still only a working diagnosis, been ****ed around by the psych and im still not stable :lol:
Certainly not stable enough to begin to open my brain up and process whats inside of it.
Original post by ^_^/
ik you weren't jewish :confused:
oh you mean you not half jewish
darnit goldie tricked me again lmao

who easier to trick you or chop lol:biggrin:
Original post by heldbygrace
No I wouldn’t say so generally some people and some churches may but that’s because we’re not perfect. From my point of view, no we should just love you not criticise. :yep:

yes i agree we should let people do what they want:biggrin:
Original post by heldbygrace
No I wouldn’t say so generally some people and some churches may but that’s because we’re not perfect. From my point of view, no we should just love you not criticise. :yep:

do you go to church every sunday?
Original post by goldie_2021
do you go to church every sunday?

I’m not sure if I’m out of place saying this, but there’s the ultimate chat thread or just generally the chat forum if you’re wanting a natter rather than on here :smile:
Original post by laurawatt
I’m not sure if I’m out of place saying this, but there’s the ultimate chat thread or just generally the chat forum if you’re wanting a natter rather than on here :smile:

my fault im an idiot sorry laura:frown:
Original post by PandaWho
Yep, it feels like if you have mild to moderate depression or anxiety theyll do everything they can

Can assure you this is not the case - getting a GP interested with mild-moderate symptoms can be extremely difficult :redface:
Original post by goldie_2021
my fault im an idiot sorry laura:frown:

ahh I didn’t mean to make you feel bad! sorry :redface:

P.s. you’re not an idiot :nah:
Original post by laurawatt
ahh I didn’t mean to make you feel bad! sorry :redface:

P.s. you’re not an idiot :nah:

sorry @Chopinnocturne31 i forgot honest:colondollar:
Original post by Pathway
Oh interesting! Glad it went so well! How are you doing generally?


I'm doing really great. I feel kind of bad posting here because I don't want people to think I'm trying to rub it in. :colondollar: But yeah, I'm working, studying, and thinking possibly of having a baby with my spouse. We're talking about it a lot. I've been stable for quite a few months now, it's really awesome.
Original post by Sabertooth
I'm doing really great. I feel kind of bad posting here because I don't want people to think I'm trying to rub it in. :colondollar: But yeah, I'm working, studying, and thinking possibly of having a baby with my spouse. We're talking about it a lot. I've been stable for quite a few months now, it's really awesome.


What! no you're not! I'm so glad for you. :console: I'm really glad things are stable too and the talks of the baby is wonderful. :hugs:
Original post by Pathway
What! no you're not! I'm so glad for you. :console: I'm really glad things are stable too and the talks of the baby is wonderful. :hugs:

Thanks, Pathway. :smile: We've been married for 8 years, both have stable jobs, a place to live etc and now I'm doing so well it just seems like a good time. I know a lot of people despise it, but clozapine has really given me my life back.
Original post by Sabertooth
Thanks, Pathway. :smile: We've been married for 8 years, both have stable jobs, a place to live etc and now I'm doing so well it just seems like a good time. I know a lot of people despise it, but clozapine has really given me my life back.

I'm glad it has, I hope things continue to get better for you, you very much deserve it. :redface:
Original post by Sabertooth
Ime the NHS isn't great at that either....:unsure:





Just wanted to share with you guys that I got 89% on my first exam. :biggrin: I'm so ****ing proud of myself.


Wooo Saber!
Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd
Argh, that's the worst! I get a little anxious waiting for GP calls too. Though worse is me having to phone the GP surgery, have to usually psyche myself up for a good few days or so to just dial the number :redface:

Annoying too that your surgery doesn't give a rough timeframe. My surgery always says "the doctor will call you in the morning/afternoon" and stipulate what rough hours they mean by that...

:console:

Ik, I wish they would give me an estimated time frame rather than saying "a GP will call you before 7pm" (and sometimes they don't even call on that day).

I just need to speak to a GP about possibly changing the AD I am on. I have been taking Mirtazapine for over 2 years, but it isn't helping with my depression. I have been so depressed recently, that i've had to take a lot of time off work. I hope they will agree to let me change. I have already decided on 3 medications that I would be willing to try, the rest I don't want to take because they would likely irritate my stomach.

The sad thing is, I bet if I had requested a telephone consultation about a physical health problem instead of a mental health problem, they most likely would have rang me by now, probably even yesterday. All I want is a med review, is that too much to ask?

Sorry for the rant haha.
Original post by Anonymous
Can assure you this is not the case - getting a GP interested with mild-moderate symptoms can be extremely difficult :redface:


Iv had a completely different experience.

Iv been seen at 5 or 6 different surgeries over 3 different NHS trusts and had more support and medication ideas for more "milder" /less complex mh conditions than i have with the more complex stuff
Hate the fact that I’m not getting paid as much as I would like from work cuz of furlough :frown: have also signed up to universal credit, but literally not getting anything because of how the system works, so not getting anything extra to tide me over - though the last time I received anything from them was back in November and that was like £50. Eurgh fed up of being on furlough :frown:
I received a text message from my GP surgery saying "Hi, I have booked an appointment with our community psychiatry nurse to review your mental health tomorrow at xpm - please do your best to try and ensure you are available around this time".

What does this mean???

I only requested a GP consultation so I can have a meds review, and now they're making me see a psychiatric nurse instead. Why?
Original post by xBeautifulMind
I received a text message from my GP surgery saying "Hi, I have booked an appointment with our community psychiatry nurse to review your mental health tomorrow at xpm - please do your best to try and ensure you are available around this time".

What does this mean???

I only requested a GP consultation so I can have a meds review, and now they're making me see a psychiatric nurse instead. Why?


They likely will have a mh nurse linked to the surgery who is able to med reviews (as well as deal with other mh related issues) they often do this for 2 reasons
1) to relieve a bit of preassure from GPs
2) they often have much more training on mental illness so are often more knowledgable
Original post by PandaWho
They likely will have a mh nurse linked to the surgery who is able to med reviews (as well as deal with other mh related issues) they often do this for 2 reasons
1) to relieve a bit of preassure from GPs
2) they often have much more training on mental illness so are often more knowledgable

Ohhhh okay, so they'll be able to prescribe and/or recommened different medications to me as well?

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