How Honest Should I Be?

10 Feb

The answer to this question might seem an obvious one, but after recent events I’m not sure it’s as simple as it used to be.

99% of the time I told my care co-ordinator (cc) how I was feeling. I was honest with her about my suicidal thoughts, about how I struggled to see a future and spoke about if I even wanted to be alive when my view of the world is such a bad one.

Obviously being so honest led to me being sectioned and spending the last 2 weeks in hospital. And that now leaves me with my current dilemma.

If I am honest like I was before then I am likely to end up back in that place and under no circumstances is that happening again!! Which then leaves me with the option of not being honest about the way I feel. Do you think it is possible to get help whilst missing out such a huge chunk of info?

I’m actually feeling close to asking to be discharged from the service as a whole because looking at my options I think I’ll be wasting their time!

My cc left a voicemail this morning saying she is coming to see me on monday and so I want to have it sorted in my head before then!!


Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “How Honest Should I Be?

  1. acarerseyes

    February 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    While i completely understand why you feel this way, I still think you need to remain honest with them. People will be able to give you the help you need alot easier than if you hide things from them. I know being sectioned isnt something anybody wants but how about looking at the alternatives at the time. Perhaps although awful it was alot better than what could have happened. I cant answer those things for you. Im pleased your home and I hope that things go more smoothly for you now. Take care x

  2. hormonesandme

    February 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Do you have advanced statements in your area? This gives you the opprtunity to set out what is/isnt acceptable treatment. And there should be a crisis team in your area that can support you through this difficult time whilst remaining at home-if you have a social worker you can request a community care assessment-and then receive input frrom a specialist support agency that can supprrt you. Also-have a look into WRAP-it is a. Wonderful tool that allows you to plan for wellness and crisis.

    • femaleptsd

      February 13, 2012 at 2:06 am

      Sorry I have only just seen this comment. Thanks so much for the advice. I have had the crisis team involved twice and hated them both times (I just get really frustrated by them!!!)

      I am seeing my care co-ordinator (or key worker) tomorrow so I will see what her plan of action is for moving forward. Someone else has mentioned WRAP to me so will definitely take a look. Thanks again x


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