As I write this, I am appalled and severely pissed off by the ACT Mental Health Crisis and Assessment Team.
A friend has just called me to inform me that when she rang them – as she was self harming – the person’s response on the other end of the phone was basically “your psychologist is taking your money, he doesn’t care”.
Nice to know huh?
Last week my friend was told (during another crisis) by another CAT team member that she “had to go now”, minutes later my friend OD’d.
WTF is going on with this damn system? Do people seriously have to take their own lives before the system is checked?
So, as I sit here now, awaiting another phone call…..mind you it’s now 12:20am….I ponder the reason why we even have a CAT team in the first place. Apparently there is a team called “mit” (sp?) and they are a hell of a lot better but on the ACT Health website, they don’t even get a mention. Anyone know who they are or have a contact number?
People are always bagging out teachers for their apparent “lack of duty of care” so why in the hell aren’t CAT being crucified? Surely the money being spent on CAT could be put to better use by hiring people who actually give a shit?
Ok….I’m off my soap box now.