Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Comments by DangerousNellie

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  • Hi from Canada.

    Obviously we have a different ‘funding’ model, but we face common problems.

    I have been assigned many labels and only learned of them through access to information requests. None were ever discussed with me.

    I had 4 appointments with 4 different psychiatrists in less than one year. They all had access to the previous notes and all had different diagnosis. Some very mild, some plain scary – so scary I consulted a private counsellor to find out what it all meant.

    I can, after a long wait, get free access to mental health care, but it is rushed, impersonal, and with no continuity of care. I also cannot shake my record. Every provider (mental health or physical health) gets to have access to these notes. I have no control. I cannot remove the scary diagnosis and am carrying it around like a stain.

    It may interest you to know that even with publicly funded care and meds that our psychiatrists are just as prescription happy as yours 🙂