I have said it so many times in my career, we can raise all the money we want towards the mental health care spend, but without enough workforce to deliver the care, then this is an approach that is not meeting need.
I can assure you that there are many programs addressing the countries mental health workforce issues but I also understand that this does not help your circumstances today and hear your frustration loud and clear.
It’s quite shocking at how long people need to wait to see mental health professionals in some locations. I am sorry you had a difficult experience with your last psychiatrist. We are listening if you need to vent your frustrations here. It’s such a challenging and confusing system at times.
Croix has mentioned a few pathways to find a psychiatrist already. Sometimes offering to go on a cancellation list can help you get in faster or be available for video conferencing or an online appointment. It is such a hard thing to go through, calling different Psychiatrists to hear the long waitlists.
I hope you track down a psychiatrist soon. Please know that you are not alone.
Sending you strength,