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Crisis Team crisis visits

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by lowlowlow, Mar 18, 2010.

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  1. lowlowlow

    lowlowlow Guest

    Just looked for people who have had the crisis team visit them in their home.

    Is it normal for them to tell you that they have no idea what to do for me because I wont accept their idea of long term treatment and completely ignore the fact I am in immediate and very dangerous crisis, and show no interest in the actual crisis, the risks and what I'm saying I need from them (i.e. to be kept safe?)?
  2. lowlowlow

    lowlowlow Guest

    I'm talking about home visits in a really high crisis situation, not after a crisis or whatever.
  3. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    if they felt you were in a high crisis situation they should phone ambulance for you they can't force you to go though you have to want the help. It is in hospital the doctors can put you on form to stay You need to except the help they are willing to give you be in short term or long term take it okay try
  4. KittyGirl

    KittyGirl Well-Known Member

    ...I guess there are many things that they legally aren't allowed to do.

    Legality gets in the way of alot of things; but there are some jerks out there who would end up suing someone for saving their life against their will; I am sure of it.
  5. lowlowlow

    lowlowlow Guest

    Please don't make assumptions about anything.

    I was trying to guage others experiences with the Crisis Team. Not sure where legalities came into it.
  6. If you're based in the UK then yeah in my experience they aren't all that great. More often than not they ask you to go to ED or wait till you can see your own cpn, gp or psych.

    Although I'm curious as to what is a high crisis situation?
  7. Pebble

    Pebble Well-Known Member

    I've never had very many good experiences with crisis team in the UK, they all were very patronising and when I phoned them in a crisis they just told me to get a hot chocolate and try to sleep thoughts off. Its hard I suppose for them though as when we feel our worst we're not always going to be truthful to them but will still expect them to work some miracle cure to make us feel better - well I have anyways - but unless we are completely honest with them and except that if we ask for help then we want to get better, we'l never be happy with their response. I understand what your saying though, I got angry with my CPN the other day, I felt awful and hadn't told her anything or answered any of her questions and when I was honest and told her truthfully about my actions and thoughts etc she just said 'try to keep safe' and then went on holiday for a week withouth saying I wouldn't have any support. It can be very hard sometimes. What sort of treatment and help have they offered you?x
  8. betteroffunknown

    betteroffunknown Well-Known Member

    here in the usa they don't usually leave too much to chance. if you are saying you're in crisis it's been my experience they will try to calm you down, and if this doesn't help and one refuses to go in then they will call the cops to take you in.
  9. Wastingecho

    Wastingecho Well-Known Member

    yep - that's what happens - if they even bother to talk to you first
  10. Pebble

    Pebble Well-Known Member

    That doesn't seem very fair, you'd think after all the training they have to do and stuff that they'd find a happy medium. I've been in hospital after taking an OD at my lowest points and still felt suicidal afterwards but have just gone home. As long as you tell them the right things they dont worry. Even if you tell them your thoughts sometimes it doesn't make any difference x
  11. alle_vite

    alle_vite Well-Known Member

    i have had bad past expierience with them in the uk! i was nieve to how the system worked and thought they were called just as an outlet someone else for me to talk to ect, so i talked to them told them what was going on in my head and they understood i had a plan ect and they basically said you need to go into hospital i refused and told them i didnt want to so they asked me to and talk to someone there that was all, i went down to a & e and sat in a room for 2 hours waiting to talk to someone and they didnt show up so i walked out and went home, an hour or so later there was a knock at the door and it was 2 police they asked to come in to i obviously let them, they had a look round the house and asked why i had left the hospital so i explained i had voices in my head and had been left in a room on my own for two hours, they then asked me to go back with them so i refused i was getting pretty anoyed by this point that they ket sending me back to the same place were i was to sit on my own for ages again so they put handcuffs on me detained me under section 2 of the mental health act and took me back to the hospital were they put be back in the same room except they stood outside , teh crisis team turned back up and told me i either went with them to the phyciatric ward off my own accord or i would be forcefully escorted there! In the uk if you are deemed a danger to yourself or anyone else the docters or police or anyone of that nature can datain you under the mental helath act, the first one being 72 hours for assemsent the second being 28 days for further assemsent and treatment and the 3rd being 6 months for intense treatment! that is my expeirience with the crisis team in the uk and i can guarantee you i will never tell the truth to another docter/nurse or phyciatrist again in my life!
  12. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Banned Member

    the crisis team with me told me, in the height of my depression, that they were going to step back because i was improving. they told me i didn't need them anymore. i then attempted that night and they still said i was in no danger.

    since then, i have been told they are utterly useless. this works for me. :D
  13. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    I was sectioned once for threatening to do something. When I actually attempted to do it crisis team told me to bog off and I got kept in the cells for a day by very confused police. So crisis teams can go f*ck themselves... at all costs I'll succeed before I ever end up in front of them again. Though as a rider I do think that half my problems are due to their attitude to my diagnosis of bpd.
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