My doctor refuses to help me with my mental health problems | The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: WHEN I told my doctor I needed some mental health support, he said: “Well, you sound alright to me.”

I couldn’t believe it. I’m a 57-year-old woman and I’ve had bipolar disorder for 25 years.

In my old town I had a fantastic mental health team but we had to move to a village because my husband got a new job in a different area.

It’s a lovely village but I don’t go out of the house. I can’t work. I can’t go to the shops alone.

I have lost out on my benefits because I’ve had to go through new assessments on the phone.

When I broke down, the lady said she’d get my doctor to phone – he did but clearly doesn’t believe I am ill.

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DEIDRE SAYS: Ask the practice if you can see a different doctor, if there is one, and explain how things have been for you.

Mind, the mental health charity, will be able to provide emotional support (, 0300 123 3393).

Ensure you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to by contacting Turn2us (, 0808 802 2000).


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