Sure, I have my support team
who deserts me when I need them
I am told to surrender myself to the emergency ward
to be detained until they decide what to do with me
I am shamed for driving myself in for help
why should I travel by ambulance when I have a car?
I visited my therapist
I called for support
I spoke to a friend
I lost my freedom
because I asked for help
Treat the patient
not the disease
I was a depression case
not a person in crisis.
Do statistics show that a person
asking for help will kill themselves
after they receive crisis therapy?
Why create a system of helping
that traumatizes the person in need
of assistance? I understand why
people don’t ask for help. The treatment
you receive while waiting is inhumane.
The mental health business should
be ashamed of itself.
Am I a glutton for punishment?