So I’ve just come out of the GP surgery and it’s fair to say that the stigma is still there. The GP didn’t listen to my problems at all. I’m feeling really disheartened.
I don’t know what to say. Other than that’s what I expected to happen really. They said “I’ll help you” but didn’t offer anything. They want me to go back with a letter from my therapist that I had years ago and want me to see the psychiatry team. I’m experiencing symptoms now but they didn’t understand.
In all honesty I felt stupid sitting in that room. Pouring my heart out to get an outcome like the one I’ve just received. I don’t speak to the therapist anymore. It’s so unfair.
It looks like I’ll have to see another doctor and try again. Or do I give him the letter and see what happens? I’ll decide later. I hate this stigma that surrounds mental health. The GP’s face changed as soon as I said why I was there. I felt judged from that moment onwards.
So I’m no further forward at all. But I will keep trying.
It’s off to university for me now. I have deadlines coming up so ciao for now!