Today I arranged for an assessment with a therapist. I was originally assessed last October. Eight months to get to this stage.
I have had to fight against a system that doesn’t help the people who need it the most. I ask the question why?
The answer lies at the door of the government, a government that ignores those who need help the most. I’m not I’m one of those but I’ve had to fight a broken system.
We need to see a change in how mental health is seen in this country.
I work full time, I contribute to society through taxes and national insurance. I’m one of the lucky ones. But it could have been so different. I was suicidal and started to plan to kill myself. My job gave me a reason to live.
It feels like a hollow victory as it has taken its toll on my health.