Well with my life seriously sucking right now I went to ask for help. Over the past 6 months I’ve fronted up at the hospital to ask for mental health help. Each time I’ve been interviewed, assessed, asked lots of questions, and sent home then not called back again till weeks later. This time I am in a deep dark hole and thinking of how much I just can’t cope with anything any more. I figure it is time to quit uni and head off back home to the town I came from.
Why is it that when you feel your whole life is falling apart that the lousy mental health teams here don’t seem to give a s***? What the heck is the idea behind not bothering to contact people who by their own admission are talking about suicide? In this city where so many country kids come in to attend the universities and are left isolated with no support, why is the mental health services here so bad? When people ask for help it takes a lot of guts to make that first step, so they’re in a pretty desperate situation. So why must they be forced to endure for weeks at wits end?
Anyone know of a good, bulk billing mental health service in this city?