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Ensure all mentally Ill people have a designated contact to help them

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My name is Ross Ogilvie, I was diagnosed with aspergers at 11, I am now 36.
I have spent my life battling crippling anxiety, worsening depression, and an increasingly shrinking world, battles made significantly harder because I have received no support, no help knowing what is available, no guidance or encouragement. I had for a span a support worker, but I fell though the cracks when she changed jobs. When I tried to reconnect, I was asked without knowing, what help I could get, what I wanted... this quickly fell apart.

I am asking you to sign this petition in order to ask that the Scottish government ensure each mentally ill person in Scotland has a designated contact there to help them navigate the benefits system, engage with mental health services, and manage their condition so that they can live better, more fulfilling lives. While some of us are fortunate enough to have families, its rare for those families to have a proficient grasp of all these issues.

Living with a mental illness and on disability benefits is isolating enough, we need help to participate in society fully but in ways with which we can cope.

I am asking you to sign this petition in order to ask that the Scottish government ensure each mentally ill person in Scotland has a designated contact there to help them navigate the benefits system, engage with mental health services, and manage their condition so that they can live better, more fulfilling lives. While some of us are fortunate enough to have families, its rare for those families to have a proficient grasp of all these issues.

Living with a mental illness and on disability benefits is isolating enough, we need help to participate in society fully but in ways with which we can cope.



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