A week after being discharged….

So 1 week ago I was discharged from the mental health system after 16 years. Reason why – not because I have suddenly got better or discharged myself but because the system has no money to keep me on and doesn’t believe I have a ‘long term’ mental health condition!
I suffer from bi-polar disorder and whilst I am well at present I find it staggering that when I next relapse I will have to start at the beginning of the system again with strangers!
How do I feel now? Actually as I am well I am feeling very positive about things and meeting with mental health senior managers next week to continue my fight for better care for all. I worry that people with similar conditions to myself that don’t have the support I do outside of the system will be discharged and this will lead to many more problems.
Keep fighting!

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