In 2011, around 1,331 people were discharged from mental health services but it becomes quite shocking and depressing to know that within next 28 days of their life, around 1,300 were again admitted. Why, because they again tried to suicide and were caught either by the police else by the mental health services agencies.
In this regard, as said by the party leader Willie Rennie MSP "This cycle of readmissions is damaging for the well-being of mental health patients and their families and puts further pressure on the NHS".
To improve the situation, it is crucial for the Scottish Government to take such cares and prevention that suits the best to the patients. Once they are discharged, they should be given effective community care. For this, sufficient support not only for the patient, but his family and caretakers should also be provided. There is no doubt to say, that if the mental health of a patients again gets disturbed after being discharged from the hospital, then he has to be readmitted for his own well-being, but if there is enough community support for them in future, then such incidences can be prevented.
Therefore, as a positive drive, it is important for the Scottish Government to encourage customized community mental health care in their forthcoming Mental Health Strategy.
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