Over the last few weeks I have been doing a lot of reflecting about things that have happened in the last two years. Mostly around this time of year. I have been thinking about one thing that the more I think about it the more angry I am about it. I probably shouldn’t write about it but as I have said before writing it down in this blog and sharing it really helps to get it out of my head. For the first year after my cardiac arrest I got amazing support from a service who help with brain injury. The support I got from them through the rehabilitation period was amazing. But as I moved on and started to realise that life would be different now, that support came to a sudden end. They couldn’t help someone with a mental health problem and passed me on to the mental health system. Well that was a year ago and when I think about it now what help have they given me. I have seen a psychiatrist once who did nothing and just put me on a list to see a psychologist who has seen me once. Now that is terrible. You see TV programmes looking at mental health problems and afterwards give you a support number to use if you want to talk to someone. Well in my experience this is stupid, they can’t help you. You just get put on a list and you sit and wait and hopefully you don’t do anything stupid. I am angry at this but I am also angry at the service who just cut me off and passed me onto the mental health service. How could they have been so helpful to me in the rehab stage and they just push me to the side when I needed them the most. Do they realise they are doing this and that now instead of thanking them for the help they gave me, I hate them for doing what they did to me. I know this is a bit of a long rant but I just have to say what I am thinking. I just hope that someone who mattered to me reads this and realises that they have let me down.
Published by A Recovering Brain
I have a brain injury, a hypoxic one. It has been life changing to me and I don't seem to want to stop talking about it. I think people are getting bored of me so a blog will hopefully help. Oh yeah, it has caused me to have mental health problems too...great. View all posts by A Recovering Brain