‘I feel mentally done in’: how the NHS fails people with depression and spinal injuries – The Guardian

Ruth Hunt near her home in Burscough, Lancashire. ‘My spinal cord injuries, which have deteriorated over time, isolated me at home. This then impacted on my already fragile mood, which in turn made the situation worse.’ Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

When I was 18, a long period of depression led me to jump from a height in a suicide attempt. In doing so, I sustained life-changing spinal cord injuries that to this day mean I have little mobility or sensation below my waist and my bowel and bladder do not work.

Yet only a few years after that first attempt, I tried to take my life again. One of the main reasons was due to the lack of practical and psychological help I was receiving to cope with my new disability.

Click here to read full article https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/sep/16/nhs-fails-people-depression-and-spinal-injuries


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