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Topic: I need more help

7 posts, 0 answered
  1. JaneC76
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    19 March 2020

    I have a psychiatrist, psychotherapist & a GP but I still need more help.

    Im not sure if there is anything more available to me?

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  2. geoff
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    20 March 2020 in reply to JaneC76

    Hello JaneC, please let me give you a warm welcome to the forums and absolutely understand the position you are in, because being in the same situation yourself, the solution or the end result just can't happen quick enough, even though you're jumping up and down for attention and doing your best to finalise a result.

    It would be great if we could know a little more about your situation so we could direct you to the appropriate direction.

    Consulting with a psychologist may be a better option and may have a better way of communicating with you, but hope to hear back from you.

    Geoff.

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  3. romantic_thi3f
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    20 March 2020 in reply to JaneC76

    Hi JaneC76,

    I can see that Geoff has already given you some helpful advice and suggestions - if you ask your psychiatrist, GP or psychotherapist they might be able to give you some ideas.

    What do you think you are looking for or what might be helpful?

    Sometimes other people use things such as support groups or online programs such as MindSpot. Here's a website you can have a look at that might have some extra resources - https://headtohealth.gov.au/

    I hope you can find ways to get some extra help.

    rt

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  4. Guest_201
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    20 March 2020 in reply to JaneC76

    Hello Jane C76, welcome to the forums, good on you for joining and sharing your story here, it takes a lot of courage.

    I'm glad that you have a Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist (I'm not too sure what that is sorry, so please excuse my ignorance, I haven't heard much about Psychotherapy), & a GP.

    What exactly were you looking for, support on places like these forums, someone to talk to about anything, another professional? I can try to give you some options if you clarify, although I understand that you're probably unsure at the moment and that's fine.

    Let me know and I'll try to see if I can find you some stuff. I hope you find support on here and enjoy your time here, it's a safe, friendly, supportive, caring, non-judgemental place, so you're fine here. It's available 24/7 and moderated for peace of mind.

    Tayla

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  5. JaneC76
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    20 March 2020

    Thanks for your responses

    I’m a married woman with two primary school aged children.

    All my family is in another state, no support here.

    I’ve been unable to work for 6 years due to debilitating complex PTSD.

    I see my therapist once a week, psychiatrist once a month, GP as needed.

    Ive been hospitalised 3 times in the past.

    I can not cope with my mental illness, being a housewife, mum.

    One child has ADHD, the other a disability.

    I can’t manage it. I’m constantly failing, falling behind.

    I don’t know what help I could get. Someone to check in on me? I feel my behaviour is at times unpredictable. Someone to help me manage all the things I need to manage.

    Recently I was put on a medication to stop me from drinking because I was using alcohol to cope. I want to stay on the medication because I really don’t want to drink but now I feel I have any less support available to me.

    Not sleeping or eating properly.

  6. Sleepy21
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    24 March 2020 in reply to JaneC76
    i can hear that you're scared and struggling to find support. Really sorry you are suffering so much and in pain. I do read people on the forums in the same situation, looking for that extra help, extra holding, extra kindness in rough times. I hope you can find some good ideas here. Or at least just find a nice space to share what you are going through. Sometimes it can feel good to just get it all out in a post, and feel less alone.
  7. Guest_9043
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    24 March 2020 in reply to JaneC76
    Hi there,

    If I may ask, have you sat down and spoken to your husband about everything you are going through? Is that possible? Is he supportive or will he be supportive if you sit down and talk with him?

    Another thing I would like for your to consider is, actually you are working every single day. Raising kids is hard work, never mind two with disabilities which adds a different kind of stress and pressure. If you are able to, you could recognise that in yourself and your achievements as well as areas you are struggling in. Another achievement is your own commitment to therapy once a week, to a psychiatrist once a month and keeping up with your GP when you need it. Also a big congratulations for giving away alcohol, even though it is aided help, you still had to make the decision to stop so very well done. Is there a possibility to have respite for the two kids at times to give you a break? Is there a possibility of talking to your husband about relocating closer to family so you can get more support and help? Do the children have NDIS packages? It is something to look into so that there is funding to have more stuff done for you and them including some respite.

    Is it a possibility for your husband to take the kids out by himself for one day a week by himself so you get some of your own personal down time and rest?

    None of these ideas may or may not be suitable depending on your personal circumstances. I hope that at least one of them may be able to be done. Keep up the amazing work you are doing and don't forget to be proud of you for all your are achieving.

    2quik.



    I totally empathise with C-PTSD. I have it as well and it can literally be very debilitating to deal with.

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