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This is so sad!

Post by Caryll on Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:46 am

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/tragic-mum-killed-family-over-vampire-fears/ar-BBmfUci?ocid=spartandhp

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Re: This is so sad!

Post by LyndaW on Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:44 pm

Oh that's terrible.

So much went wrong here - the mother is patently mentally ill and even went for help, but as usual the "services" moved at a speed that makes a snail look like Usain Bolt in comparison, with tragic results.


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Re: This is so sad!

Post by Caryll on Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:07 am

I can't imagine what she (and the rest of the family) are going through.

Why is it that mental illness is so rarely taken seriously?

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Re: This is so sad!

Post by LyndaW on Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:16 pm

Caryll wrote:Why is it that mental illness is so rarely taken seriously?

I suspect that financial considerations come into it, especially when so many people are given to hysteria and over-exaggeration.

My own GP, who I do respect in general, said when my son told her about a panic attack "well, we all feel worried sometimes". One day, when she has 2 seconds to spare (which is rare) I will spell out to her what a panic attack really is - it should be called a "terror attack".


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Post by Caryll on Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:00 am

Exactly. Even doctors aren't as clued up about it as they should be. Does your son get many panic attacks? They must, indeed, be terrifying!

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Re: This is so sad!

Post by Lorraine on Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:25 pm

My GP is very good, but unfortunately the rest of the services around here are not so good. A lack of money, and a lack of imagination don't help. sad

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Re: This is so sad!

Post by LyndaW on Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:07 pm

All doctors are only human (even if some of them think that they are superior beings - we've all come across those!), and as such have their own prejudices, ideas and hobby-horses just like us ordinary humans.

In my long working life I spent some 9 or so months in a GP practice, and it was quite an eye-opener!

And yes, panic attacks (or terror attacks as I will try to remember to call them if I ever have to again) are absolutely dreadful (I've had them myself), and I suspect more common than people (including doctors) realise.

I would further speculate that a good proportion of the people who are "threatening" to jump off a bridge are suffering from a terror attack and it is a cry for help.

And I hope that this particular girl is getting the help she needs.

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Re: This is so sad!

Post by Caryll on Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:27 am

Suicide attempts are often a cry for help, but even if they are not, that person is suffering terribly and NEEDS help whether they realise it or not.

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Re: This is so sad!

Post by Eleanor on Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:48 pm

That really is sad. sad

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