I have a lot to say about this, but my brain refuses to work at this moment, except to comment that if mental health care sucks hind tit in America, what must the situation be like in less “developed” nations?
To: Supervisor Shirlee Zane
Supervisor District 3
Dear Supervisor Zane,
Thank you for considering my story for your listening session to hear public comment about parity and mental healthcare.
And, thank you for your advocacy for people with serious life threatening mental illnesses.
For many of us the Behavioral Health System simply does not work.
To some of us it looks as if it does not want to.
In 2009, I was diagnosed with a severe dissociative disorder.
I see a psychotherapist twice a week and I realize that this is an achievement and yet I want to state that this should be the norm.
The idea that I should be grateful for receiving the only treatment that is known to work for this illness is absurd and places me in a beggarly role.
My problem is that my illness now requires a more intensive structure…
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