I'm going to have an assessment by my local mental health team tomorrow and I'm very anxious and nervous. I've got bipolar and a history of 3 psychotic episodes. Only one of them was serious with me being sectioned and in hospital for 3 months. The other times were not as serious but still impacted on my normal life. My previous care team discharged me Dec last year only because I had been under them for the maximum amount of time as they only help people for 3-4 years. I'm 10 weeks pregnant and need to be monitored by a mother and baby mental health team however for that to happen I first have to be under the care of a mental health team which at the moment I'm not. This is why I'm having the assessment done tomorrow. I'm really scared of being turned away even though in my head I know that I have a need to be under the care of the team but at the same time I can't stop thinking about the worrse case scenario which is that they will send me away back under the care of my gp. I guess I'm worried about what to say in case it might seem like I don't actually need to be with a M.H. team as I think I have a tendency to appear to be coping well even when the truth is that I'm not. Nobody knew when I had pnd because I put on a brave face and soldiered on. If anyone has any advice for me about how to approach this assessment I'd be interested to hear from them.
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