James has experienced very different crisis care depending on where he has been living. After attempting suicide in Bristol in 2011, he was helped by an excellent, well-structured crisis team, but after moving to Cardiff, he became ineligible for the same services because his prime diagnosis, an eating disorder, did not fit the team's criteria.
Over the years James has often struggled to access the specialist services he needed for his eating disorder - only after six years did he manage to access specialist psychological therapy. The many years he went without support have had a profound impact on his life, including forcing him to give up his medical degree.
It is a false economy not to invest in psychological therapies at an early stage. Early intervention would prevent so many problems in the long-run which have a great financial and personal cost.
Read James's blog about visiting Parliament.
Watch James discuss talking therapies.
Watch James discuss wellbeing and prevention.