"anxiety depression and repeated overdoses"

About: Airedale General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Meridian House / Adult mental health service

(as the patient),

Dispute 8 overdoses this year this team sent me home with intensive home team who point blank refused my pleas for help to be admitted to a mental health ward to reduce my alcohol intake and help me with my anxiety which is why I overdose after alcohol because I can't go out and literate and life seems hopeless. This last time I have only seen home team twice in a week and they never showed up to last visit and next visit to discharge me not for 6 days. That's intensive home treatment? ? I doubt I will last much longer and I feel they have a large part to play in that with their constant refusal to admit me. They know me better than I do apparently.

I don't have male workers coming yet my new care coordinator they assigned me is a male. Home team agreed to a joint first visit but never showed or told me so was left with a male at my door alone. Did wonders for my anxiety. . not! I am not surprised so many people die from suicide. My sister did too and I feel that I will be next thanks to the mental health teams lack of concern. I think that unless your schizophrenic or bipolar then forget any decent help. 

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Response from Bradford District Care Foundation Trust

We are sorry to hear about your difficult experience but thank you for taking the time to comment on our service.

Our Intensive Home Treatment Team offer community care in the home to help to empower service users to develop coping for the future and we encourage you to fully engage with the community treatment plan.

If you would like to talk to someone about your experience in more detail, we encourage you to contact our Patient Advice & Complaints Department on 01274 251440, so we can discuss your concerns in person. Alternatively you can e-mail: advice.complaints@bdct.nhs.uk or contact the Intensive Home Treatment Team on 01535 678106.