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Forums / Treatments, health professionals and therapies / Doctors, Therapist - Diagnosis, Help

Topic: Doctors, Therapist - Diagnosis, Help

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  1. HateTheSystem
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    4 posts
    23 June 2020

    Hi currently new to this forum.

    I am currently homeless and couch surfing. I have been to jail and still having issues with drug dependence. I also have many undiagnosed health/mental issues stopping me from doing work that Centrelink wants me to do etc. They told me to find a doctor and therapist so they can try put me in DES.

    I used to see a regular doctor in my area but he has shut up shop and I only found out when I went there this year to find he not longer a doctor.

    I now need to find a new doctor for my case. I am going through hard times atm with pressure from Centrelink.




  2. Emmen
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    23 June 2020 in reply to HateTheSystem

    Dear HateTheSystem,

    Welcome to the forums. It sounds like you are frustrated with everything that has been happening, and the pressure Centrelink has put on you has not helped. I understand you're currently couchsurfing. Are you aware of any GPs near your currently location, whom you can consult? You can use this service finder to locate a GP:

    Take care,

  3. Sophie_M
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    23 June 2020 in reply to HateTheSystem
    Hi HateTheSystem,

    Welcome and thank you for sharing your story. We are so sorry to hear about what you have been going through. We think you are such a strong person to have come through so much and for being so proactive in seeking help. We are really grateful that you were brave enough to reach out to the forums this evening as we know this can be difficult to do for the first time.
    If you would like some help finding mental health support, we would recommend that you get in contact with the Beyond Blue Support Service. They are available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 3pm-12am AEST on our website:  One of our friendly counsellors will be able to talk through these feelings with you and can offer support, advice and referrals.
    Many of our members have also been through a lot in their lives and will be able to talk through these feelings with you.  If you would like to post further, please tell us more about what's on your mind and how we can best help support you.
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  4. blondguy
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    23 June 2020 in reply to HateTheSystem

    Hey HateTheSystem

    The system can sometimes be a pain...yet it can take a long time to heal...

    By posting on the forums you are proactive...Good1

    Only if you wish to....can you let us know a bit more about yourself? Just so we can provide you with more effective support

    we are here and listening

    my kind thoughts....Paul

  5. HateTheSystem
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    28 June 2020 in reply to blondguy


    I am currently couch surfing/homeless

    I am on medication treatment daily.

    I need to see a doctor and get a diagnosis on my depression/anxiety. My other doctor just shut up shop and took off don’t know why. So need to find a new doctor.

    I need to see a doctor about my vertigo that has been occurring for longer than 6 months.

    I am still on drugs.


    All of this has been a hard time for me to goto work or do any job active activities. I have been in DES in the past but I think my assessment that I had before was not assessed properly and didn’t have proper paper work then since my doctor shut up shop.




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