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Hello. I have a daughter who is 21 as battery diagnosed with ADHD depression and anxiety for sometime now it’s been very hard to communicate she had two very big moments in her life which has exacerbated the depression and anxiety we can’t seem to communicate she lives seven hours away from us and I need strategies to be able to stay close to her
Thank you for reaching out and sharing this with us.
It is understandable how concerning it would be to not be able to communicate with your daughter and having her live far away from you, especially when her depression and anxiety has exacerbated.
Is your daughter receiving any support for her ADHD, depression and anxiety from either a GP or mental health professional?
I was also wondering if you've tried speaking to your daughter about your concerns and if you've tried to talk about the communication with her?
I wanted to share this article we have on effective communication which may be helpful, it includes a list of things to try. Do you think any of these might be helpful to try? We also have a coaching service for parents, where you can speak to a family professional one on one and get some support. You can find more about it here.
As your daughter lives far away from you, I was wondering whether your daughter has any other family or friends for support that live near her?
Thank you so much for sharing your support for another parent, it always helps to know others understand and you're not the only one going through something
I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling heartbroken for your daughter, it must've been really tough for you to support her from such a young age. How old is your daughter now? Were you able to find supports to help you both?
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