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Pip assessment question !

jet2007 Member Posts: 11 Listener
I’m sorry to actually post this but it disturbed me greatly. Would like some advice .

what is the justification for asking me (someone who has had suicidal thoughts. ) 
when was the last time I acted on them ? Or attempted to ? 

I’m awaiting my decision . Advice please . I feel this is barbaric. X


  • postmanpat68
    postmanpat68 Member Posts: 31 Connected
    edited October 2021
    I had the exact same question at my assessment yesterday and in the last few months have had suicidal thoughts also but now under the care of my GP.

    @jet2007 I hope you are getting help with this.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,570 Disability Gamechanger
    This question is often asked with those that have mental health problems. It's all part of the assessment process which is for them to get the full picture of exactly how your conditions affect you and to gather more evidence to support your claim. The answer to one question can tell them a lot.
    I realise it's very difficult to talk about how our conditions affect us in such detail like this because we usually just "deal with our conditions the best way we know how."
    I know it's difficult to relax when you are waiting for a decision but try to distract yourself by doing something you like.
    Hopefully you won't be waiting too much longer for a decision.


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