The main idea that came from the discussion was that suicide needs to be talked about. I couldn’t agree more, why in the 21st century is mental illness still such a taboo subject? Is it because it’s just too hard? I think that there is just do little real information about mental illness that some of the public are still stuck in the dark ages when it comes to understanding what mental illness is about. People still see mental illness sufferers as ‘crazy’ people that you should stay away from. Some of the most compassionate, caring people I know suffer from mental illnesses.
My experience with my local after hours team is that they are mostly a bunch of useless twats. Although there is a good proportion of the inpatient unit who are also a bunch of useless twats so maybe my local service is just useless. Everytime I would call them I would hold a little bit of hope that this time it would be different and 9 out of 10 times they lived up to their useless twat status. My most memorable help (I use that term loosely) from them was when calling because I had self harm thoughts and they told me to just go ahead and do it. Yeh like I said helpful.