Contacting the VA, you get constant messages about suicide, both on the websites and on the phone lines. I approve.
At the start of today, contacting the VA, and becoming frustrated doing anything online, I called in person. After five minutes on hold, I was transferred, then spent thirty four minutes on hold.
The young lady who came on the line was pleasant, professional, and was able to get me a phone appointment for tomorrow. Hopefully that will get me an updated referral to the physician I was referred to (he has requested an update).
The clinic closest to me was closed, COVID excuse. The next nearest one requires an appointment just to enter the premises.
If I wasn’t harboring thoughts of harming others before starting the process, I soon was harboring thoughts of harming others.
The worst part of military service, for me, was “hurry up and wait”.
My sister will tell you I’m not impatient. She claims you must have some patience to begin with. Alas, she is correct.