I am 48yrs old and having suffered depression and anxieties since i can remember. I have a long history of self harm and suicide attempts/ and was diagnosed with bipolar and bpd in 2004. Since my discharge I have had no further help with anything apart from having my perscription repeated monthly. I actually feel worse than before. Every1 has referred me and finally my advocate suggested I put in a complaint. I complained to the MHD, then to NHS had no joy there so went to the Ombudsman. After a yr the Ombudsman sided with MHT and closed my file. I had a solicitor who was willing to take my case on as he stated I had been treated terribly but then the legal aid law changed and he said he unfortunately could n't help me anymore. I submitted over a 100 documents that proved the mental health team had lied to aid my discharge.
I have now received an ESA form to be completed, I have no one that is helping me anymore and even though I receive incapacity benefit and high rate of DLA I dont think I will have a chance of receiving this and these entitlements will stop.
I have worked since the age of 13yrs old and was signed off sick in 2002 with severe depression and a breakdown and have not been signed back.
Has anyone experienced this, if so, how did you deal with it, who helped you?
I would appreciate ANY advise please I realy would.
Thank you so much