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Hostile Mental Health Care!

ClydeBuilt Member Posts: 40 Connected
edited October 2017 in Mental health and wellbeing
Sitting at home dreading the knock at the door from police to section me again!

I had a run-in at the local Care Center(LOL)
Missed apointment so  my wife drove in to expland perhaps rebook, she was told that it would have to be me in person, so off I went. Only to be told I am now removed from the list and would have to be re-referred by my GP now!

Slightly miffed I asked why they did not say this at first the receptionist piped up with " its my policy" My Policy? As far as I know a receptionist does not dictate NHS Scotland Mental Health policy and said so, by now certainly upset. My voice WAS raised but not shouting as such.
Asking for a supervisor etc she then phones reinforcements, who run out looking for something kicking off as reported. All the while smug grins from behind the glass.

Quite willing to discuss things myself and two staff adjourned to a room where things rapidly cooled off to normal levels, I may even say amicable terms. New appointment was made, although I stressed that was not my intention, so off I trot.

Appeared this morning and was met bt two staff, one of whom was of the pair from yesterdays chatty-chat lets all be friends. Immediatley things were of a more serious tone.

Apparent;ly now I was 'obstreporous' and aggressive appeared threatening and they were only trying to get me of the premises and that I was within a hairsbreadth of that now!
They could not point out where this Werewolf had entered the debacle and by the time they were done I felt threatened and intimidated. And would I like them to do my assesment now?
Long story short and we're all out in the public area where I informed my wife of the health nurses opinion that should a patient leave under such circumstances and commit suicide, she felt that she would feel no responsibilty at all.....except she now flatly denied it!
Turning to her sparring partner I asked his comment on that blatant lie. At which he said nothing, pulled a few 'oh well back luck faces' and scuttled back into the paintwork.

So Ive just spent the afternoon bricking it, terrrified of this 'nurses' revenge of having me committed because I had the audacity to speak up for myself.

Rant Over
My Apologies & Thank You.


  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi ClydeBuilt

    No need to apologise, sometimes it is good to have a rant and here is the best place to do so :)

    How have you left things now ? do you have another apointment or do you need to see your GP ?

    Please come back any time you need to let off steam

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • ClydeBuilt
    ClydeBuilt Member Posts: 40 Connected
    Wifeys up there now at Surgery for my latest consignment of DRUGS, be surprised if he doesnt say anything. He's not the problem, would you let someone who stands there and lies inside your head Cockney?
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    I hate liars but I learnt a long time ago to walk away and fight another day

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • ClydeBuilt
    ClydeBuilt Member Posts: 40 Connected
    Im struggling as it is....
    Been disabled for about 25yrs now and some new arrivals aint helping. 60 in December so I know theres more behind than in front.
    So Im considering all these ailments etc and its then that demon appears at my back telling me, why bother! Is it worth all the aggro! No more pain and sometimes it makes sense and THATS the scary part.

  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    It is always worth it mate, even if it is just to p*** off the DWP

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Katykins202
    Katykins202 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Having the same trouble with Nhs Sheffield despite a psyc assessment GP and A& E think I'm manic! I am Bi -Polar but my Lithium levels are fine ! I have Aspergers Syndrome!! 
    It's pure bloody ignorance . After being wrongly sectioned in 2115 and immediately discharged I took it upon my self to contact South Yorkshire Police Chief Superiintendant about ignorance of Aspergers 
    Needless to say police personnel in my immediate area had mantdotory Aspergers Awareness.    Training and also the community mental health team . 
    Next formal complaint in the pipeline is my GP surgery and NGH Sheffield A & E ! 
    Most of them think Aspergers is an alternative to McDonolds !
  • ClydeBuilt
    ClydeBuilt Member Posts: 40 Connected
    Had a good chat with GP this afternoon, he knows me pretty well, how I talk and the way my mind works.
    He was abusive / he was aggresive/ he was threatening/ he was angry! These are all descriptive terms, but are meaningless unless used with an item being described?

    Using abusive or insulting language = what did he say?
    Acting aggresively = what did he do that was aggressive? Physical or verbal?
    Threatening= How? What did he threaten to do? To whom?
    All three may well be lumped under single label of 'shouting or raised voice, if that was the case, from when? If he arrived like that, you would not be allowed in, if it was soon after contact, what was said to upset the patient to that level?

    I mentioned how simple it looked to lift a bottle of Jack Daniels and any pills handy and have a nice seat in the park. it was asked if I had jack Daniels, well I have thate and more! Also Glenmorangie, vodka, gin, some wines, rum and some piza beer we call it as thats usualy whenI may drink that.
    He couldnt understand that I could have all this and was not an alcoholic. It escaped him that we understood alcohol in our house in a social/hospitality setting, but were not compelled to neck the lot!!!

    NB My last drink was probably a single chilled Guiness and a large bag of salty crisps.Better get that posthole dug and some wood to burn me at the stake then eh?
  • Topkitten
    Topkitten Member Posts: 1,285 Pioneering
    I'm sorry you have had these problems but tbh I am not surprised at all by anything these people get up to, especially receptionists.

    I have fallen foul in much the same manner. Up until a year or so ago I was allowed assistance at home. However, Social Care persistently refused to let me have the assessed amount of care. Even when I did get help it was at ridiculous times or even non-attendances. Whenever I complained the problem was made out to be my fault. The care companies would agree to things up front then send whoever they wanted whenever they wanted to and Social Care never once managed it properly.

    Finally it came to a head when a carer argued with me and I raised my voice asking her to leave. Despite her attending later in the day with no problem at all the following day the company suddenly decided that it was no longer safe to send single carers as they were ALL too frightened of me. I had been given a new contact within Social Care a few months before and she had no idea what to do and what her job responsibilities were. She then made some atrocious decisions and reduced my care for no reason so that 2 carers would arrive together. My MH was bad at the time and I simply couldn't handle 2 in the house so made them leave asap.

    Social Care then circled the wagons. Did a new assessment of me without telling me they were doing so. Lied about me being happy with it and then, when I tried to complain, withdrew ALL care on the grounds that I was abusive, threatening and even sexually harassing the carers. All this just to save the Social workers job!

    Tbh I am far better off without the help even if it means I don't look after myself or feed myself properly but does give me a problem if/when I finally get the surgery I need. For the first couple of weeks I will be unable to do anything for myself but am blacklisted for help. I guess I will have to prove a point and break my neck trying to make a cup of coffee before anyone will listen.

    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • chefdave
    chefdave Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Well i had similar experiance with my 2 yes 2 shrinks. Am suffering from complex ptsd one from fatal accident where i had to watch person die. Which triggered second ptsd of sexual abuse at school.when shrinks said they where going to send me to inverness i thought of psyicatric hospital them imformed me drug combination that has been prescribed could kill me also need to see a neueologist then see you next time. No explaination of anything so kicked off threating to kill local pedofiles. Next thing is police turn up and arrest me. When i got to police station they went through everything. Desk sargent was also at accident. So got coffee and they explained that i needed mental help and not a cell. Also told me about seratonin symdrome which is what meds could give me. Talked about alot of things from accident and sexual abuse. They read my thought book and ask questions. They actually took pity on me. Explained i needed to go in cell as other people where coming into be detained. Had to wait for doctor to declear me medically fit for interview. All the doctor checked was my heart lungs and blood pressure no mental assessment. Since the i have been assigned cpn and a ptsd/emdr specialist have cleared their desks am at top of all lists for help. Now likely to have a crimial record to get help that i need. 7 months of 4 different antidepresents and sleeping tablets have not helped. Now an nhs junkie these meds im on should not be taken for more than 4 weeks. 28 weeks on them is way too long. Why does it have to happen. Now helping police with historic sexual abuse crimes with a speicalist officer and an advocat from rasash to help me through this. Still have to make more statements and produce a list of pupils names from school most are dead from suicide. Makes me so sad.


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