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Offline sarah_m

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your identity and mental health services
« on: Jul 13, 2018, 12:44:44 PM »
I wanted to know how others cope with their mental health service with being lesbian and/or feminist.
I've recently come out of a mental health unit after a voluntary admission for 3 weeks and was very quiet and fearful, compared to the last time, last year, when I did not understand my section.
There was no point saying anything looking back. I'd get an injection.

What are your experiences with mental health services where you are?
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Re: your identity and mental health services
« Reply #1 on: Jul 13, 2018, 04:50:30 PM »
Atrocious.

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Re: your identity and mental health services
« Reply #2 on: Jul 28, 2018, 12:19:33 AM »
I am new to accessing mental health services. I don't, so far, feel any added stress regarding my sexuality. Oh, teeny bit: the doctor responsible for meds referred to my wife as my girlfriend. That was a bit annoying. My actual therapist, however, is brilliant and doesn't create problems where there aren't any.

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Re: your identity and mental health services
« Reply #3 on: Sep 18, 2018, 11:55:24 PM »
I have felt, at times, that my sexual identity is pathologised, that (nonexistent) connections are made between my childhood and my choice of sexual expression. Obviously we all know that if everyone with a shitty childhood *turned gay* in response, the world would be awash with rainbows...
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Re: your identity and mental health services
« Reply #4 on: Sep 19, 2018, 08:33:18 AM »
I have heard of that kind of thinking, Medusa, and am sure it exists. I appreciate my therapist even more now!