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Mental health not listening or helping me

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Chocolatethief Mon 30-Jan-17 00:58:25

I have a diagnosis of BPD, depression and anxiety. I have been under mental health for 3 years and had a few hospital admissions but for the past 4 months it has been really bad. I've not been keeping myself safe however when i have tried speaking to my care coordinator she doesn't reply to me or answer her phone and when I do manage to talk to her she doesn't help me at all and when I have spoke to mental health at hospital they have either ignored me when I ask for help or tell me I don't really feel that way. It's at the point where it is just getting harder and harder to cope and I no longer know what to do because talking to them is not helping. Sorry if it makes no sense but I need some advice on what to do please.

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Mon 30-Jan-17 10:45:23

Been there ,,
Worn the T shirt ,, (though never quite ended up in hospital)

You are making perfect sense.. That doesn't take it away, but to let you know others have felt the same.

endofthelinefinally Mon 30-Jan-17 10:50:11

So sorry to read this.
Mental health support is so hard to access and extremely variable even when you do.
Could you see your gp?
Talk to a charity like MIND?
flowers

CotswoldStrife Mon 30-Jan-17 10:51:15

Sorry to hear that you feel so bad at the moment. When you ring them, is it because you have an action in mind that you think they (the mental health team) should take or should be doing? What do you mean by not keeping yourself safe?

Chocolatethief Mon 30-Jan-17 17:23:51

Thank you, I have thought about going to my GP but there is not actually anything that they can do and I don't know what mental health can actually do to help, I wish I did know what would help because if I did I would do it myself. I have found out there is a meeting on Wednesday that I'm going to with mental health but I have no idea what it's about or who is going to be there because it was my support worker that told me and she doesn't know what it's about either. I just feel so confused about it all I hate not knowing what I can do. By not keeping myself safe I mean I have made lots of attempts on my life on the past 4 months. I think they are fed up of me and I just sound really pathetic. I have thought about Samaritans or something like that but i find it hard to get out how i feel over the phone.

endofthelinefinally Mon 30-Jan-17 17:32:20

I understand what you mean about the phone. I called samaritans when my son died and it was very stilted.
I am waiting for bereavement counselling but that is over the phone too and sometimes you just need a person to sit with and talk to.

Chocolatethief Mon 30-Jan-17 17:42:23

I'm so sorry about your son flowers. I have tried the crisis team but last time they just said what do you expect us to do were just the night staff so I haven't contacted them since.

endofthelinefinally Mon 30-Jan-17 18:31:40

Yes - that is what they said when we tried to get help for my son. sad

I wish I could suggest something useful, but I do wonder whether a charity might be more sympathetic? I do feel that support groups can be a lot kinder than professionals sometimes.

AnxiousCarer Mon 30-Jan-17 20:27:38

You can email samaritans jo@samaritans.org I think there is a text option too but can't find the number.

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