3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your story with us. Firstly, I am really sorry to hear about just how difficult things have been for you and your family. It seems like your son's experience of OCD is really debiltating and distressing which is having a really significant impact on everyone in your family. It must be so hard to really want to support your son but not having the money or capacity to do so, due to the waiting lists in your area. Understandably, this is causing a lot of stress and low mood for you and your family. I can hear that this situation is really wearing you down as parent. Supporting someone with a mental health issue can be really challenging but it sounds like you're doing the absolute best that you can. You have had to give up a lot of things in life due to your situation. Seeing as accessing treatment is a barrier for you right now, I have found a website that includes resources for OCD. This isn't to replace treatment but it might be beneficial while you're waiting for support.
I have also sent you through an email, if you don't mind having a look at that when you've got the chance.