I spoke to an ex-soldier today who has bipolar disorder. He was evicted from his house due to the bedroom tax and is now living 20 miles away from his support group and friends! He had to be sectioned because of the distress caused.
Our society is getting so lost in legislation that people are not getting the help they need. A lot of fools acting like a robot following rules and regulations. The common sense and compassion has gone.
I was helping someone else who can’t leave their house.
Here’s the conversation with the GP (doctor) on the phone:
Me: “My friend can’t come out the house due to severe anxiety issues, and he also had bipolar. How can you help him?”
GP: “He needs to come down to see us”
Me: “He can’t come and see you because he finds it highly traumatic to go out of the house”
GP: “No problem. Just tell him to come down to see us”
Me: “Yes, well that’s the problem. He finds going out the house highly traumatic”
GP: “He’ll have to come down and see us”
Me: “Can you come and see him at all?”
GP: “He needs to come down and see us”
Me: “Sorry, I think you aren’t understanding here. How many times can I repeat myself? HE CAN’T GO OUT THE HOUSE”
GP: “He needs to come and see us”.
This is just one example of the stupid society we live in. Total unemotional automaton on the phone. Fast forward two years… a psychiatrist finally saw him in his house after a LOT of hard work.
Psychiatrist a week ago to my friend: “Yeah, you’ll have to come down and see us”.
My friend starting drinking heavily again after a year of sobriety. I almost felt like joining him and I don’t even drink!
We need to wake up to compassion and common sense!
Copyright MEN HEAL 2014