"Mental Health Emergency"
Posted by annonymous70 (as ),
My sibling presented to ED highly suicidal after already attempting that morning. I believe there was only 1 other person in the waiting room, and my sibling was told to sit and wait. And we waited. And waited. All while my sibling's wrists were still bleeding. I believe they felt betrayed, and as if they didn't care. They decided to leave and I couldn't make them stay. They became violent and threw some chairs, as they finally agreed to reach out and get help and was majorly let down. In my opinion, my sibling was a major risk to themselves, and others.
Fast forward a few hours, they were brought back in by police under the mental health act and was made to see a psychologist. This particular psych decided they were fine and able to go home, by themselves, didn't even examine their wrists, gave them nothing to help them sleep, and then tried to make me feel guilty for saying well no, they are not okay.
I am disgusted at the Bunbury Regional Hospital and their lack of any empathy when it comes to Mental Health. I felt it was disgusting. How are people suffering from mental health and suicidal thoughts supposed to seek help when this is the treatment they receive? They needed a bed. They needed help. And they were turned away and betrayed, not once, but twice!
I am absolutely furious and appalled.