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Im not talking about the Police, Ambulance or fire service a charity based organisation like the RNLI, to deal with mental health issues, watching 999 whats ur emergency its heart breaking to watch, the police sympathies with the people but im thinking that a charity based emergency service might be a better option a group of local volunteers or something to help when someone is in a crisis so the police can deal with crime and not go and talk to a man who is in a bad place and has no family.

I am a mental health patient and have had the police turn out to me on 3 occasions i didnt call them friends had who where worried about my mindset, i felt awful for wasting there time and seriously do wonder if a charity based organisation could be set up.
 

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YES!!

I have had an ambulance called on me atleast 4-5 times, resulting in me having to go to hospital or they'll call the police.. its a waste of time, a waste of time sat in A+E.

There is numbers such as samaritains, but sometimes you just need somewhere safe to go.
 

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I've never rang them, i have anxiety issues with using the phone... I have been told by my pdoc i am to ring the 'duty worker' if i am crisis as i am not allowed ot attend A+E anymore... i cant ring them -.-
 

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I think more specialised mental health services need to be made available 24/7. Waiting 3 months for an appointment is unacceptable when you can't face another day.
 

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My issue with samaritains is there only allowed to listen there not allowed to give advice. Might aswell talk to the wall i felt.
When I was suicidal they actually made it worse for me because I wanted advice and I felt like I was going round in circles just making me more frustrated.
 

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btw, there is actually a charity in London who runs a 'safe house' for respite... You can only stay for up to 4 days and can only visit once in your life..
its called the Maytree.

I constantly find myself in crisis thinking about giving them a call... but then how do i know one day i wont feel worse and then regret i used that chance :/
 

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My issue with samaritains is there only allowed to listen there not allowed to give advice. Might aswell talk to the wall i felt.
You need to understand why this is though, it's dangerous for anyone who isn't a qualified therapist of some sort to actually advise. I think we are lucky to have the Samaritans and general mental health services ought to be improved. Plus it's a phone call to the Samaritans they don't know your history.

There is always someone to talk to even if its at A&E I've seen many folk walk in saying they need someone to talk to now they aren't coping and they've always got someone there asap.
 
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