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Severely Depressed in UK-What do I do?

Posted by Tom Twilight on April 16, 2006, at 16:37:32

What can you do if I'm feeling suicidal in the UK?

I really feel to ill to work, I hate my work anyway (I'm a hospital porter).

Unfortunatly I'm living with my parent who a not very sympathetic.
Last week my dad told me that I'd be Sectioned if I tried to go into a psych hospital.

(Sectioned means "locked up" for those who don't aren't familiar with UK terminology)

Please what can I do?

I really need time away from my parents and work were I can recover a bit.

Don't know how I'm going to manage this :(

 

Re: Severely Depressed in UK-What do I do? Tom Twilight

Posted by ed_uk on April 16, 2006, at 18:16:20

In reply to Severely Depressed in UK-What do I do?, posted by Tom Twilight on April 16, 2006, at 16:37:32

Tom,

Will you call me tomorrow? You have my phone number.

You won't be sectioned unless you are seen to be very suicidal. People are often sectioned after a suicide attempt, for example. I was once in a psych hospital but I wasn't sectioned. About half of the people on my ward had been sectioned. Most people who have been sectioned are not locked up, but they are not allowed to leave. Violent patients are likely to be locked up.

You might find this site helpful.......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/mental_health/yourrights_index.shtml

Take good care of yourself Tom

Ed

 

Re: Severely Depressed in UK-What do I do? ed_uk

Posted by Crazy Horse on April 16, 2006, at 23:28:26

In reply to Re: Severely Depressed in UK-What do I do? Tom Twilight, posted by ed_uk on April 16, 2006, at 18:16:20

> Tom,
>
> Will you call me tomorrow? You have my phone number.
>
> You won't be sectioned unless you are seen to be very suicidal. People are often sectioned after a suicide attempt, for example. I was once in a psych hospital but I wasn't sectioned. About half of the people on my ward had been sectioned. Most people who have been sectioned are not locked up, but they are not allowed to leave. Violent patients are likely to be locked up.
>
> You might find this site helpful.......
>
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/mental_health/yourrights_index.shtml
>
> Take good care of yourself Tom
>
> Ed

Tom,
Please call Ed. He will help you. I won't interfer except to just say I'm sorry, and you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there Tom..YOU WILL GET BETTER!

_Crazy Horse

 

Re: Severely Depressed in UK-What do I do?

Posted by Meri-Tuuli on April 17, 2006, at 8:02:35

In reply to Severely Depressed in UK-What do I do?, posted by Tom Twilight on April 16, 2006, at 16:37:32

Hey Tom, I'm sorry to hear that you are not feeling well at the moment. :(

I hope you rang Ed. Are you stopping the marplan and starting up on the parnate?

Perhaps you could take some time off work as annual leave? Or even as unpaid? You could get a sick note from your GP.

very very warm regards

Meri
xx

 

Severely Depressed in UK-Thanks Everyone!

Posted by Tom Twilight on April 17, 2006, at 16:17:52

In reply to Re: Severely Depressed in UK-What do I do?, posted by Meri-Tuuli on April 17, 2006, at 8:02:35

Thank you all

Your responses mean a lot to me!

Why is it that people who experience mental health problems are generally much kinder than others?

Take care anyway
I will call Ed tommorow if he still wants to speak to me

 

Re: Severely Depressed in UK-Thanks Everyone! Tom Twilight

Posted by Crazy Horse on April 17, 2006, at 17:22:36

In reply to Severely Depressed in UK-Thanks Everyone!, posted by Tom Twilight on April 17, 2006, at 16:17:52

> Thank you all
>
> Your responses mean a lot to me!
>
> Why is it that people who experience mental health problems are generally much kinder than others?
>
> Take care anyway
> I will call Ed tommorow if he still wants to speak to me
>
>

I'm sure Ed still want's to talk to you Tom. Please let us know how you are doing as many of us are worried about you. Whatever it takes man, we will figure out something to help you! This will pass Tom, remember that.

-Crazy Horse/Monte

 

Re: Severely Depressed in UK-Thanks Everyone!

Posted by Phillipa on April 17, 2006, at 23:59:15

In reply to Severely Depressed in UK-Thanks Everyone!, posted by Tom Twilight on April 17, 2006, at 16:17:52

Tom did you ring Ed up I'm sure he will have a lot of alternatives for you. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Severely Depressed in UK-Thanks Everyone!

Posted by Violetskyye on April 18, 2006, at 21:05:27

In reply to Re: Severely Depressed in UK-Thanks Everyone!, posted by Phillipa on April 17, 2006, at 23:59:15

Hi from across the Pond. I don't know you, but please hang in there, and remember depression is an illness, and is treatable. There's always hope, and someday, you'll look back on this time and see that you've survived it.

Two and a half years ago, I was just sitting in my house, crying and crying and unable to do anything, and not wanting to meet anyone new. I even had to close my successful business, because I couldn't attend to it.

I went through a series of medications and talk therapy, and while I never found the perfect med or the perfect doctor, I am sufficiently improved to be able to look back at that time the same way I recall feeling really bad with a flu I've gotten over, and say, "Boy, I felt like crap, but I'm better now."

Hope that helps.

 

Re: Violetskyye, tell me more about your story

Posted by UgottaHaveHOPE on April 19, 2006, at 0:10:34

In reply to Re: Severely Depressed in UK-Thanks Everyone!, posted by Violetskyye on April 18, 2006, at 21:05:27

If you didnt find the perfect meds or perfect doc, how did you do it? recover?


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