Far be it from me –

no, no #DWP in my #GP surgery – #MentalHealth

on March 4, 2016

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It’s tough to turn up at a GP surgery and say that you feel you are going a “little crazy”. You sit in front of this person, someone who has 10 minutes to evaluate you and you try not to talk about how you need to drop a few pounds; have noticed a little freckle on your arm and just say “I’m having some troubles, I think I’d like to throw my TV through a window because it’s so noisy and I swear it’s yelling at me!”

Those conversations happen very slowly. First time I saw one GP I waited until I wanted to catapult the TV. Until I’d spent an entire week talking and not sleeping, my mind leaping from what to cook for dinner, to who was standing in that bus stop watching me and my house.  I’d laughed until my jaw ached and my stomach was in…

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