I received support from the Crisis Resolution Team after being admitted to hospital after a suicide attempt. The team offers a service where they visit you in your home every day after you are discharged, to make sure you do not attempt suicide again, and to provide tools to help you work through the initial days. They are a mix of health care professionals, social workers and therapists. The service is effective in that it is daily, so there is a sense of constant support. It also means you do not have to stay in hospital in this time. Given the overcrowding and lack of beds, it is much more comfortable to be at home.
Some downsides:- It can be a different team member every day or second day, meaning that you are often repeating your story. It also means that you don't feel you are getting much information across.
- Some of the team members were more sensitive than others.- There is no set time that a team member will visit. They say they will call after 8am in the morning to see when it suits to visit around their schedule and yours. As I was quite anxious at the time, I was waiting a lot of the morning to the afternoon for a call. This made me very on edge and nervous.
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