Seven minutes? That is just not right. I wish you had more options in your area. Where I live there are notorious bad PDoc groups that have the reputation for herding people in and out. I am lucky enough to have found a great PDoc and it was in complete desperation one day when I was at the end of my rope, could not even get the bad ones to see me within a reasonable amount of time, that I just kept calling and going through the phone book. I left a message on this PDoc's answering machine, he called me back in 20 minutes(i am sure he heard the distress in my voice) and saw me that same day even though I was penniless and had no insurance at the moment. He trusted me to pay him at the end of the month and I did! I was and still am so grateful for his help. I feel mental health resources need a big overhaul. Even in the city i live which is not hugh but fairly large, our local mental health department would not see me for 6 weeks even though it was very obvious that I was in trouble, physically and mentally. I just don't understand........
I often wonder what I can do to change this problem for people. I am sure there are alot of people that need help and can not get it due to economics and in no way can wait 4-6 weeks for a visit.
I hope you feel well today.