Mental health patient's 'spiral' waiting for care
Dave was 17 when he realised something was not right with his mental health but struggled to get help in time.
He turned to illegal drugs while he was frustrated having to wait months for counselling.
Here he describes his mental state as things got worse for him.
The Welsh government said 92% of substance misuse patients were assessed within 20 working days.
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