"Care and understanding"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult Mental Health Services - Community (County) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Adult Mental Health Services - Community (County) Nottingham NG3 6AA
Posted by madperson (as ),
Unfortunately I have had to use the County Crisis team on and off for quite a few years now. I suffer from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and often have nightmares and flashbacks in the night which lead to disassociative episodes and subsequent self harming. I often get stuck in my bathroom and am frightened and completely overwhelmed.
When I ring the crisis team they calm me down and help to ground me. They talk me through my coping strategies and make sure I am safe. If they weren't there in the night I am not sure I would still be alive. They have saved my life so many times.
There have been times that I have been sat by the river and also feeling very suicidal. The crisis team acknowledge how I am feeling but don't get caught up in the chaos of the situation and they help me to find solutions of how I can get back home, to A&E etc.
I just wanted to thank them for their care and understanding