Mental health records

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Has anyone read their mental health notes and been relieved? or was it a big mistake asking for access to see them? are there any negatives to asking to see your mental health notes? I'm fairly recently discharged from cmht. thank you

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    Hi Rachel,

    I accessed my notes this year. My mental health has been bad for over 7 years during this time Ive had sessions with 3 different nurses in my CMHT. I felt I had better support from the first two nurses, (females) they seemed to grasp my difficulties their notes confirmed this. I wasn't feeling supported by the 3rd. His notes confirmed he wasn't understanding my difficulties. I didn't feel any relief reading them. I've had one more appointment with the 3rd and I hope this time I've been able to explain to him so he can offer me the right support...I'm glad I got them as I stopped attending appointments and my MH worsened. Some of the notes did hurt a bit reading them....but overall it was a good decision

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