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Old 23rd May 2019, 18:38
Ethel Ethel is offline
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Default Re: RIP Natasha Abrahart

If we are using the cake analogy, I pay you money for the ingredients and you then decide to cut corners and miss out the key ingredients and then give me something that sort of resembles a cake but can hardly be called that and I'm expected to be grateful and not feel cheated? I think not.

Anyway water is a better comparison as you 'need it' its not something you can just take or leave and I wouldn't be deciding to create poor quality sub-standard water to give to the sick, if you cared one iota you would want to find ways to give people the best possible chance of getting well.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 18:40
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^ Very nicely put.
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Old 24th May 2019, 06:41
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Very sad but doesn't surprise me. Back when my SA kicked off in 99 I went to my docs they threw antidepressants at me which I was too scared to take for the exact reason as has happened here, I was referred to CBT I'm still waiting 20 years later. Luckily I am 90% better and this stage thanks to self-help books and time, time really is a great healer. But yeah that's the quality of service you get on the NHS
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Old 24th May 2019, 07:41
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It has to be said the quality varies across the UK. Here in Wiltshire it took one appointment with a pdoc in October 2018 for a referral for an autism assessment to be made. By mid May 2019 I had a diagnosis.

That contrasts with the incompetents in Essex who never took me seriously when I raised the subject. They also had no idea of how badly I was coping . I get much more support here than I ever got in Essex.

Yes a lot of it is due to being near my stepdaughter and having her in my corner. Having said that good mental health care shouldn't be dependant on having family/stepfamily in your corner . For some that is not possible, and as a result they get substandard help and treatment.
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Old 24th May 2019, 16:12
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^ its good you managed to get some support, but it really shouldn't be a situation where its a postcode lottery with people's health. I also think theres a vast difference between diagnosing but then not following it up with adequate treatment, as often there simply is none available or its a case of one approach fits all.
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