CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Needs major reform
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While you are right in a way, I believe that the UK mental health services are not as bad as you make them out to be. When I was in secondary school, I had an awful case of Misophonia/4S (Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome), and I definitely received the treatment I needed. I went to the doctor, and he referred me to a counsellor within a month. There are many cheap services as well, such as Childline: a phone service for depressed/abused children, many free counselling services out there, and if you still can't get treatment, a doctor can usually refer you to a counsellor.
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Have I stumped you?
To be fair, there are times when it can be hard to find the right help, but I had first-hand experience of this, and it wasn't so hard to get the help I needed.
I too sincerely apologize, as I know realize that you are right. I misunderstood the first part of the message and thought you meant EVERY mental health clinic in the UK, but yes, you are right.
Growing up with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Selective Sound Sensitivity (Misophonia) and General Anxiety, I see where you are coming from. My doctor did refer me to that counselor, and I ended up cancelling it because they tried to get a Social Worker instead of someone to deal with sound problems for my Misophonia.
The one thing that REALLY needs fixed are schools. My Misophonia teared my studies apart, and me being the academic student I was, seeing my scores drop made me really upset. And what did the school say? "Just don't concentrate on the noise and it will go away".
Schools also need to actually KNOW all of the disorders, sure they could treat Diabetes, but someone comes in with a mental problem? Oh, there's nothing I can do. I'm just going to make you sit in class with a girl who breathes through her mouth all day while you sit there and have a panic attack.
So yes, I'm sorry for taking up this debate even though I agreed with you, but this should be known by everyone by now. Something needs to be done soon.
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