Out of the Frying Pan

By the time I got through the Counselling waiting list, I would already have moved back to London.  So, I said I couldn’t do counselling.

The Mood Clinic is for people who are underinformed about bipolar and/ or do not see the point in taking medication.  So, I said I didn’t need to go to the Mood Clinic.

Crisis are for people in crisis.  So, I said I didn’t need to be under a crisis team.

So?  I am soon to be discharged.  I can do “some work around stress management” if I want to.  To be honest, I don’t think there is much in the way of distraction techniques, etc, that I haven’t learned for myself in one way or another, along the way.

It’s “not possible” to stay under services just to check in monthly and make sure you’re OK.  So, basically, I’m out.

Unspoken: until the next crisis.

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2 thoughts on “Out of the Frying Pan

  1. It’s like that here. There needs to be a service for people who just want to talk for a little while. It shouldn’t have to wait until we’re in a crisis. Some sort of ongoing non-acute care would be very beneficial.

    • Exactly… crisis-prevention, rather than crisis treatment, would save the Health Service money, and the lives of actual patients. It seems a bit ludicrous.

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