Sunday, 26 August 2012
I went to the doctor a month ago to get a referral to a psychologist and they told me his receptionist would. call me in a week to make an appointment. I waited two weeks then called them to see what was going on. They se was boooked until October. So I asked if I could get a referall to another psychologist and they said they only do it for their in-house guy. I have finally made the huge step to get help and I get slapped by this. Honestly I am okay to wait but the last time this happened to me I was 18 and suicidal. I made the appointment 4 weeks in advance like they told.me then I showed up to be told that the appointment had been double booked and I couldn't see the psychologist for another six weeks. I made another appointment, walked out to the chemist, bought sleeping pills and went home and tried to kill myself. Being told you need to wait is horrible especially if you have tried every other avenue of help. It's rough. If I had succeeded that night in killing myself would the doctors surgery be responsible for refusing me help? It's hard as hospitals only provide emergency care. If you're not suicidal your help is limited as you're poor, depressed and have to wait. It's frustrating.