I'm new here and just thought I would jump on and see if anyone else out there is having similar problems. My 10 year old daughter has Sensory processing disorder which is not a recognized disorder here in Australia so shegets no help for that, unspecified anxiety disorder and also now possibly depression.
I am not surprised by this given what she has to deal with on a daily basis. She is medicated for her Anxiety which was the hardest decision I ever made, she was on them for 6 months before we weaned her off them to see how she would go. Within a month I could see her mood change and she became withdrawn, I suggested she go back on her medication which she declined. A few weeks ago she broke down and told me she thinks about killing herself and also has thoughts of self harm. She was carrying around something to self-harm with and her brother took it off her because he was scared for her! I had no idea and I feel like shit about it.
I forced her back on her medication in hope that it would help, she has been back on them for almost 4 weeks and she is still thinking this way. Our GP has referred us back to the child and adolescent mental health clinic but I don't know how much help she will get there, we have been there before for her Anxiety but they basically told me there is nothing they can do and we were on our own, we are a single income family and seeing private psychologists is really expensive, she needs help and so far we've seen so many people for her other thing's and nobody seems to be able to help her. It just breaks my heart, I hope they can help this time because she desperately needs it. I don't want her to do something silly because that would destroy me and I wouldn't come out the other side.
If anyone else has a child in a similar situation and can give me some guidance that would be amazing, I just feel so hopeless.
I hope you all have a lovely day!