02-25-2023 01:00 AM - edited 02-25-2023 01:03 AM
02-27-2023 05:23 PM
Hi @Drawingblack ,
Firstly I want to welcome you to the ReachOut parents and carers community. I am really glad you found your way to this space to share what you, your daughter and family are experiencing.
I am sorry to read that your daughter was denied the support she advocated for. That must have been extremely hard for you all to witness those doors close on your daughter at such an important juncture of her recovery. It sounds like she has incredible courage and self determination in identifying what she needs in order to manage a difficult diagnosis.
It is also clear that you have played an essential role in supporting your daughter navigate OCD. Mental illness can certainly be a family affair when it impacts someone you love, but it's clear from your post that your daughter is surrounded by love and support which plays such an important role in someone's recovery. It is also understandable to have doubts at times around whether that support is helping or hindering, especially after a distressing event such as a service denying care. I wonder if you have anyone in your life that you can lean on and talk to about things when they get tough?
I am also curious about your daughter's stance on not allowing you to pay for private therapy. Have you been able to talk with your daughter about this and why there is resistance around the offer?
Whilst therapy with the right provider is essential to recovery for a varied and complex condition like OCD, there are some digital resources which may assist you until the best therapy arrangement can be found:
International OCD Foundation - Family support
OCD recovery journey
UK support groups
As we are an Australian service, we don't have access to the full range of resources for you and your daughter, but we do hope these can introduce what viral recovery options can look like. We also have some information here on OCD, signs, symptoms and professional support.
Take care and wishing you and your family all the best.
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