Hi, Ive posted only a few times in my troubled last 5 years. I found invisible friends in being able to talk on here briefly. I'm not a social person. I was resistant to counseling yet I spent wasted time sobbing relentlessly on my own and having panic attacks.
The magic as I call it, is in being able to vent to "invisible" people on this forum, but I knew I still needed help.
Finding the right counselor is almost like finding the right friend. If you are like me and don't believe a counselor can help you, then please look again!
You need to be able to "click" with that trusted person and suddenly you will find they "get YOU". The same thing happened to my adolescent son.
He found someone at Headspace he finally opened up to! After 1 year.
Please use the resources available to you in mental health. You can switch who you want to talk to. Like with GP's, some you love, some you don't.
Dont compromise or delay your recovery because you don't feel comfortable like I did.
I also found an incredible person at Primary Care Connect who guided me to where I am today.
I was homeless when I had my first appointment. They helped me set goals.
They ensure you have a trusted GP who is onboard. It was never how I imagined. Take a chance and discover what it feels like to be listened to please. For adolescents and adults alike, there is someone out there who "gets you". That feeling is also like magic, because you will find your way again.
Thankyou Beyon Blue and everyone of my invisible friends