Tuesday, 27 October 2015

A Third Of A Year In

A third of a year is a pretty long time, and yet I feel like everything's moved so quickly this year that it's passed by in no time. Irregardless, this isn't a little look back at the year (I'll save that for the end of December) this is my usual mental health update so; here it goes.

The last month or so has been a lot more difficult than I've ever faced, but most of you know that. I started a new job and then promptly was signed off with severe depression and anxiety as I was allowed some time to just visit with the access team and change over my antidepressants (lucky me). I feel like since my mental health rapidly declined, I was let down a little by the healthcare professionals that I saw - some of whom clearly thought that my illness being mental as opposed to physical made me less of their problem.

Essentially; For the last few weeks I've been passed from pillar to post and not much was done; I wasn't sleeping but nobody offered me a solution, I was suicidal but nobody offered me a solution, I was struggling on my antidepressants but nobody offered me a solution and - as hard as it is to live it - I was completely at a loss as to what I could possibly do to help myself through it. Having said that - my local access team were outstanding; I couldn't fault the help that they have given me since I finally got my referral to see them.

Although this week I feel a lot better, more than anything, the weeks since the last time that I posted about my mental health have only highlighted how important it appears to be that I keep speaking out about my mental health experience - having faced even health professionals that seem to take it less than seriously. 

Here's to onwards and upwards, I suppose!

Sammy xo.

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