Today is the beginning of #MentalHealthAwareness month, however the consultation I just had with my local GP shows there is still a long way for the NHS to go. It was my first meeting with this counsellor who was condescending, patronising, rolled his eyes constantly and even alluded to the fact he does not believe depression is a real thing. He proceeded to give me examples of disorders I might have, and told me I would need to just figure it out - that he was no expert in fact. It’s meetings like this, so hard for people like myself to even be present for, that are so incredibly damaging. I am so grateful that I am in a better space and have managed to not be overly triggered by this clumsy and inappropriate meeting - but I am back on the bottom of the waiting list for the NHS mental health services all over again - I guess I am writing this to to vent mostly, and also to say I have the upmost respect and support for anyone else trying to get help for mental illness via the NHS currently. Keep fighting, keep making a nuisance of yourself. The more of us that do, the more they will have to listen to us and help. #MentalHealthAwareness #Talk #anixetyawareness #depressionawareness #depressionhelp #keepfighting #BeStrong