I met a counselled young man who was struggling with depression and anxiety.
His father was the manager of a nursing home.
The young man was depressed.
It was his mother’s birthday and the family was struggling financially.
The father asked if there was a psychiatrist available, and the young man said, “No, they are not available”.
He said he had been to a mental hospital, but they had no way of seeing him because he was a youth.
The manager of the nursing home, who was very supportive, agreed to help him.
The boy came back a few weeks later.
He had a doctor’s appointment.
“They said, ‘You have a psychiatric condition’.” The young woman, who has no history of mental health problems, had a conversation with him about her own experience with depression.
She said she was still struggling.
“He said, I think we can help you,” she said.
The family agreed to see him.
After that the young woman did a few sessions with him.
Then she asked him what he had done wrong.
“I was really hurt and upset,” he said.
“It was really hard.
It’s not about me, it’s about me.”
“I think I need help,” the young patient told me.
The next day, I called him.
He was in the back of a room, and his father and mother were there.
The psychologist, who had also come to see the young boy, said, there is a psychiatric diagnosis for depression and that he had depression, but he didn’t want to go to see me.
So he told me he was going to give me a referral to a psychiatrist, because he didn´t want me to be alone with him because there was no psychiatrist for me.
I said, can I just talk to the psychiatrist for a bit?
He said, you can see the psychiatrist if you want to, but you can’t call them.
The psychiatrist is very helpful.
But the young doctor had a feeling he needed to hear from a counselor.
He said: “The psychiatrist will not give me counselling.
I am not going to be able to help you.
You have a psychological problem.”
“Do you want counselling?”
He nodded his head.
The doctor said, OK, we will go and see you in a few days.
“He said the young person was really distressed, but said that was OK, he had a psychiatric disorder.
The man was very anxious and very confused, and he was not really looking for help.
But he wanted to see a psychiatrist.
And the next day I called.
The patient had a hard time hearing the question. “
But you have a mental illness,” he asked.
The patient had a hard time hearing the question.
He did not understand the question and asked me again, but I told the doctor that I needed counselling.
He told me the young people was suffering from a mental disorder and that there was not a psychiatrist in town.
The woman in the room said, what do you mean you don’t have a psychiatrist?
“I am not available,” I said.
She asked, do you have any other counsellors who have been through this?
“No,” I replied.
“Are you sure?” she said, and then I asked her what she meant by that.
She did not answer.
Then I told her what the young girl had said to me: “I can’t do this because I have a depression, and I have been seeing a psychiatrist.”
I told them I wanted to go see the doctor.
The couple, who did not know each other, had never met.
The first week in the hospital, I saw the young guy again.
I asked him, what did you want?
He was really upset, he said, because the mental health clinic had not offered any help.
I then told him that he should see a counseyor.
“What are you saying?
I don’t want a counsioner,” he shouted.
“We don’t need a counssioner here.”
“What you have done, you have taken a decision,” I explained.
The lady in the waiting room turned to the young family, and she said to the doctor: “What do you want?”
She said, if you give him counselling he will be better.
I explained that I was talking to the mental hospital to see if they were going to see his father or the mother.
They said that they had to call a psychiatrist to see how he was feeling.
We have a problem, he has a psychiatric problem.
He doesn’t want counselling,” she explained.
She then said to my colleague: “You know, there are a lot of young people in this town who have depression and are not getting the help they need.”
I was thinking of the young men I had spoken to in the local mental health centres who had had no help and were suffering from