British MPs have their own taxpayer funded shrink…as is usual with people living in the trough they expect someone else to pay:
STRESSED MPs are being treated in Westminster by their own on-site shrink, The Sun can reveal.
The taxpayer-funded psychiatrist holds regular surgeries as an increasing number of politicians admit to having mental health problems.
The therapist — part of Parliament’s occupational health service — is available to both MPs and peers. The revelation comes after several MPs admitted their battles with mental illness in a moving Commons debate this year.
Labour’s Kevan Jones was close to tears as he revealed his fight with depression.
Tory backbencher Sarah Wollaston, a former GP, told how she had felt suicidal after the birth of her baby and suffered panic attacks on the Tube. And another Tory, Charles Walker, spoke of his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which makes him repeat everything he does four times.
Mr Walker, 45, said last night: “MPs are not super-human. Part of the problem is for too long politicians have tried to pretend that they are not vulnerable to a variety of health problems that affect the general population when in reality they are.”
I get that MPs lives are tough, what I don;t get is that taxpayers have to pay for their mental health professionals. Is there literally nothing that they pay from their own pockets?