"Hear me out! "
About: Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Child and adolescent mental health Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Child and adolescent mental health NN15 7PW Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – Community(County) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – Community(County) Nottingham NG3 6AA
Posted by Fresh123 (as ),
Since May 2012 CAMHS have supported me along with Nottinghamshire Social Services and many more referrals including WHAM, The Sett at Northamptonshire and many more emergency services available.
As some people would disagree, anxiety and depression is a main problem in my family with losing close family members making things worse. Growing up with family members having alcohol problems can be unbearable to cope with as I’m not going into too much detail.
My life was revolving around school and not knowing what to come home to. With my confidence being severely low, 'opening up' to people was difficult, as I thought bottling my thoughts up was the best way at the time. Eventually I turned to self-harm and suicidal attempts. With no support or family to talk to, the resurgents were not there. Being the quite girl that nobody talked to I was slowly digging myself into a black hole that I thought no one understood.
I got proven wrong when I was hospitalised for a suicide attempt. All my family members turned the other cheek but my mum. After a while of treatment, me and my mother’s relationship slowly got better till she realised the damage she has done to me is not going to be easily washed away.
I needed all the support I could get at the time. I was not bothered I only got sectioned in the mental health service on a family bereavement and soon wanted to change. We all discussed medication that I was not sleeping well or even settling down well.
Now I look back without the help of these services, I couldn't have been the person I am today. I have no doubt I can still get help when I need it. However for any others struggling who need these services, they have a long waiting list. It shouldn’t be like this. I know there are many people out there but I do recommend the NHS is needed more by young people and the society itself too. By talking to that one person, I opened a lot of opportunities.