I admitted to Box Hill hospital with my partner who suffers from Bipolar Disorder, and who had been recommended to be admitted immediately by their doctor due to suicidal thoughts, and had a letter stating this. We were told after triage that there would be a minimum 2 hour wait to be looked at by mental health. This hurt my partner so much as they explained to me that it is so hard to get any help when your illness isn't treatable like a broken leg. It is my understanding that when someone presents with the intention to kill themselves that they are to be admitted immediately. Instead my partner was so discouraged from seeking help and so disappointed that they felt no one there wanted to even help. We simply went home where at least I could keep them safe and away from harm. It really didn't help hearing the people in the waiting room talking about how they (obviously very jaundiced) had been there since mid morning, and we got there early in the evening.
"my partner was so discouraged from seeking help"
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