"Seeking help but turned down"
About: Bunbury Mental Health Bunbury Mental Health Bunbury 6230
Posted by Sapphirevirgo1 (as ),
My fiance' had referred me to the Mental Health Clinic due to my mood shifts, episodes and break downs. I spoke to the person on call over the phone and I was told to come in to talk to one of the mental health nurses. She seemed very persistent about offering support and told me that she will organise the Psychiatrist to consult with me. I insisted I wanted an appointment face to face but was instead given a phone call. I got told I was to be administered medication to help with the intensive mood shifts and that an appointment will be made. But my fiance' got a call from the Mental Health Clinic saying that I am not a high risk and that there was nothing they could help me with. Over the weeks I had been high and low constantly which has been going for a while since I was 14. I had Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services assisting me with therapy who raised a red alarm that I was having depressive episodes. They decided to refer me back to the GP for 1 year of medication while in care of child protection. That wasn't continuing as long as I required because my GP wasn't supporting that or taking consideration. So after backwards and forwards I am pretty frustrated and losing hope that I will get any better because I am pretty sure something is wrong if I am having constant thoughts of suicidal ideations while 20 weeks pregnant. I am very disappointed when I had complained about the outcome to the Bunbury Mental Health and the Shadow Minister for Mental Health, it had not been resolved as it should be. Numerous referrals from Headspace, Waratah and Bunbury Regional Council to the Mental Health Clinic had been ignored during the three week period. This is just not good enough.