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tonty3324
tonty3324 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
Hi, 

my name is Tony, i am 48 years old and  suffer from severe depression and anxiety disorder with suicidal tendencies and have spent the last 18 years battling to get the right help and support. 
I have been admitted to hospital on a number of occasions due to attempted overdose's.
It is only in the last couple of years that i have found the courage to stand up for myself and get the support i need instead of just being fobbed of by the local mental health services.

im hoping my experiences can help someone.

thank you


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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @tonty3324 :) Welcome to the community! It's great to have you with us. 

    Thank you for sharing a little bit about your experiences. It sounds as though things have been quite tough for you, so thanks for being so open and honest with us. I know that's not always easy to do. 

    I'm sorry to hear that you've had such a battle getting the right level of support. Do you now feel as though you're getting the right level of support? 

    I'm going to send you an email from community@scope.org.uk today, so please do keep an eye out for that. 

    I'm sure our other members would value your support and advice. You're welcome to take a look around the community and get stuck in at your own pace. You might be particularly interested in visiting the following: 
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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,707 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good for you finding the fight to stand up for yourself @tonty3324 it's the first step of realising your worth as a person and knowing how strong and worthwhile you are!! <3 
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    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Really powerful words there @Biblioklept. Thank you from me too  :)
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