A STEVENSTON mum suffering from severe depression and anxiety feels let down by North Ayrshire’s mental health services.

The young woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that there is little support for people who are feeling suicidal and has accused the local mental health services of “not listening” to her.

The young mum has been struggling with her mental health after suffering a double tragedy of losing a baby and then her partner.

Just months after giving birth to a stillborn tot, her partner was killed in a road accident.

But despite several suicide attempts and threats to harm herself, the woman feels that she is not being taken seriously by professionals and is at a loss over how to get the help she desperately needs.

She told the Herald: “I’ve talked to my GP, community psychiatric nurses, crisis team – I’ve tried everything basically and they all just fling me to the side. They don’t do anything.

“They [authorities] should be more for people that feel suicidal. There’s so many people take their own life because they aren’t listening. You’re telling them the way you feel but nothing happens.

“I’m feeling like that every day. I want help. Other people feel the way I feel, and I don’t want them to. Some people can deal with stuff and some can’t. I don’t know what to do any more.”

Stephen Brown, director of Health and Social Care for North Ayrshire, said: “NHS Ayrshire and Arran has a duty to uphold patient confidentiality and therefore we are unable to go into detail about the treatment of individual patients.

“We apologise to [name withheld] that she feels let down by our mental health services and would urge her to contact us directly so that we can discuss her concerns. This allows us to investigate and provide feedback.”

If you are having thoughts of suicide or are feeling depressed and don’t know where to turn to, please call the Samaritans free on 116123.