"Mental health service didn't react"
About: Shawpark Resource Centre Shawpark Resource Centre Glasgow G20 9DR
Posted by ThanksForNothing (as ),
I knew I was becoming psychotic, saw the early signs and asked to get antipsychotics. I was told there was no appointment for the next N weeks and had to wait, couldn’t be helped without seeing a psychiatrist. T
hen, as predicted I became psychotic and consequently missed my appointment. There was no support or even curiosity as to why I had missed this appointment. Then the next available appointment was another N weeks away.
I was then told I can present myself at the centre anytime with the 24h service to get treatment. ? If I was well enough to bounce out of my bed and walk through crowds of people (whilst hearing psychobabble and being deeply paranoid), I wouldn't be needing help in the first place.
Used alcohol to sedate myself instead and became quite ill, had a full meltdown. You really were no help whatsoever. As usual, massive delays, a non-responsive service, ignoring the voice of the patient, no timely access to treatment or medication.