Our expert says:
Nothing to feel embarassed --- what you are experiencing happens to the best of us at times, and any properly trained hospital staff should appreciate someone with the sense to seek help when they need it, and to prefer to see you when self-harm can be prevented. And consultations must be confidential. As Shaun says, a longish wait is probably inevitable, as casualties are always busy. A govt hospital which is linked to a medical school could be useful ; As C says a private psych clinic may have someone on emergency call, but tey would most probably charge for that service.
Does the psychiatrist with whom you have your appointment later this month, know that you are suicidal at present ? If not, let his office know, as he may be able to fit in an urgent appointment earlier, to help deal with this.
And remember, if you run into anyone crude, nadly trained and stpuid enough to ridicule you or anyone in such a situation, just know that you have run across a fool, and ignore their comments. But that really should not happen.
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