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Victory (of sorts)

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.

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One response to “Victory (of sorts)

  1. Hope

    Wow, and “national insurance” is what people across the pond voted for. I often complain about my private insurance, but the day I decided I wanted a therapist, I was able to get in. I wish you well on this journey and send positive thoughts your way.

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