"I was hoping for help, but I just feel angry and upset"
About: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health LS15 8ZB
Posted by purplehatter (as ),
I was referred by my GP to have an initial assessment here as she felt my mental health needed urgent attention from something more stable than the crisis phone lines.
During my assessment I felt that because I was a student, the assessor had already decided that my studies were the cause of my problems and that I was just suffering "mid-degree blues". This was 'decided' after a five minute rant from her on how she felt when studying for a degree and then I asked if I thought that's what I had which I thought was a bit too much of a leading question and I felt uncomfortable to disagree with her. I felt extremely patronised when she said "you know university is supposed to be hard right? " as if I did not understand what getting a degree entailed.
I also ended up in a debate about terminology with her as she was trying to get me to say which of the two terms applied to me. She did not explain the difference and when I finally worked out which one applied to me she said it was the other one.
I was hoping to gain a better idea of what could be put in place to help me in the future but instead I just feel angry and upset.