The patient had planned his suicide. But the crisis team was busy

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'Dr Levick said the overwhelmed CAT service would do their best to “fob off” patients, including those with psychotic symptoms such as delusions, because they were so overworked.' Not all regions even have CAT Teams.This costs lives and places an intolerable burden on families

We have to stop using the harmful, outdated medical model to respond to emotional distress. The more funding to psychiatry the more deaths. Whereas peer support, counselling & support groups that support people with trauma & loss save lives. MentalHealth

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