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Re: TW: Overwhelmed and not getting the help I need

@Tiny_leaf It's nice to know writing helps - it's been my number one coping mechanism for the past decade! That's why I think it's so brave that you shared the poem with us. You're a good writer - I hope we get to see more of your stuff Smiley Happy 

Re: TW: Overwhelmed and not getting the help I need

@Tiny_leaf  I'm sorry that you've been struggling so much with getting what you need from the NDIS. Smiley Sad We are still waiting for my sister's application to be processed. They now want reports from her neurologist and all her other specialists even though some of them only saw her once and we already supplied them with heaps of reports. In my experience, the NDIS people just seem to want to cover the bare minimum or try to get out of paying for things as much as possible.

I really hope you can get into the youth psychosis program and that you don't have to wait too long to get an assessment. It can take a really long time to get into things available through the public health system, unfortunately. Smiley Sad

I think writing is a really great strategy! Writing and telling stories helps my sister a lot. I really love your poem. Smiley Happy

Do you have any other strategies that help when you have hallucinations?

Re: TW: Overwhelmed and not getting the help I need

Thank you @Bre-RO and @WheresMySquishy.

 

@WheresMySquishy urgh that sounds about right for the NDIS...

My parents have literally every report written about my disability, and take the whole lot to every NDIS meeting.

It can be really useful to double check everything that they do before they have a chance to submit it, because the NDIS makes a lot of mistakes. (and "mistakes" as well actually)

We only recently found out that my original assessor actually twisted the words of both the questionnaire and my mum's answers to the questions to make it seem like I was doing better than I was. 😠

I'm pretty sure she was closer to a creative accountant than a disability specialist...

 

I might have had other coping strategies at one point, I try not to think about it though... the memories are too much and I don't like remembering...

Re: TW: Overwhelmed and not getting the help I need

@WheresMySquishy I found this. I have no idea what it is but it seems to like the toothbrush Smiley Happy

Image result for funny gifs animals

Re: TW: Overwhelmed and not getting the help I need

Oh!! It's an aye-aye!!!

Re: TW: Overwhelmed and not getting the help I need

Thanks for the tip @Tiny_leaf! I'm sorry you had to go through that experience though. Smiley Sad It's so frustrating when professionals write reports that aren't accurate.

Awww! That gif is adorable! It looks like it's enjoying itself. I wish I had one as a pet.

Re: TW: Overwhelmed and not getting the help I need

@WheresMySquishy no problem!

I didn't want to flood you with un-asked for advice, but at the same time I thought that was worth mentioning...

 

And I know!!! I love his ears, they're huge!!

Re: TW: Overwhelmed and not getting the help I need

Welp I went to khl to ask if there were any services for psychosis that might work for me.

I ended up spending about 20 minutes explaining to the person:

a) why I don't want to end up in the middle of full on psychosis without professional supports

b) that my ability to communicate with and trust people will be impaired during a psychotic episode

c) why during an episode where I am scared for my life and wondering if the universe is some sort of conspiracy my priorities would not be learning how to trust people

 

So yeah now I'm feeling kinda suicidal (I'm safe. I don't like the idea of being alive rn but I am safe.) and have literally no new options.

Re: TW: Overwhelmed and not getting the help I need

Anyyway...

 

Does anyone here know of any somewhat intensive treatment programs that don't involve being an inpatient?

Most of the psych wards in my area seem to be slightly crap, even though hospitalization is probably what I actually need, I kinda can't afford it making anything worse.

Re: TW: Overwhelmed and not getting the help I need

Wow @Tiny_leaf I am so sorry that khl was so unhelpful Smiley Sad

Well done for contacting them though, and for taking action when you knew you needed help Heart

 

Unfortunately, I don't know of any such programs, but others on the forums might. I'll tag them Smiley Happy

@Bre-RO @lokifish @Taylor-RO  

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