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A&E letter

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apples
apples Community member Posts: 249 Courageous
Hi everyone 

last week I had to attend A&E again as I wasn’t coping, not eating getting no sleep feel unsafe in my home

after speaking to the psychiatric liaison dr he discharged me and told me he would email my local council

i received the discharge letter today and he has put that my current presentation is not indicative of acute mental illness nor being in a mental health crisis

reading this has made me angry as I wouldn’t have attended A&E if I wasn’t suffering 

I can only put this down to talking calm to them when they ask me questions as I don’t want to get high rate 

but this letter has made me want to go back and start shouting swearing at them….im angry 

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  • letitbe
    letitbe Community member Posts: 359 Pioneering
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    apples said:
    Hi everyone 

    last week I had to attend A&E again as I wasn’t coping, not eating getting no sleep feel unsafe in my home

    after speaking to the psychiatric liaison dr he discharged me and told me he would email my local council

    i received the discharge letter today and he has put that my current presentation is not indicative of acute mental illness nor being in a mental health crisis

    reading this has made me angry as I wouldn’t have attended A&E if I wasn’t suffering 

    I can only put this down to talking calm to them when they ask me questions as I don’t want to get high rate 

    but this letter has made me want to go back and start shouting swearing at them….im angry 
    It’s really frustrating when these Drs think they can understand your distress in a brief chat.

     I’ve had A&E discharge reports that have had quite a lot of misinformation on them, I had one psychologist tell me that unfortunately psychiatrists don’t take you seriously unless you’re psychotic or schizophrenic, that is wrong is every level possible. 


  • Colin_33
    Colin_33 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    I suffer, badly, from psychiatric break downs. Can I ask, were you in anyway intoxicated?


  • apples
    apples Community member Posts: 249 Courageous
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    Colin_33 said:
    I suffer, badly, from psychiatric break downs. Can I ask, were you in anyway intoxicated?


    Sorry to hear about your break downs

    no I wasn’t intoxicated as I don’t drink nor take drugs (I don’t even like taking prescribed meds)
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