Hi there These stories so resonated with me! I have a 16 almost 17 yo, school can’t daughter. She has anxiety, depression, ASD, ADHD & PTSD and most days doesn’t leave the comfort of “her spot” on the couch. She’s been in and out of hospital for suicidality & regularly self harms. We have sought help for her from the age of 8, but she’s reluctant to take on any strategies or long term changes. It is a constant source of stress, conflict within our household, parenting & with her siblings. She’s completely isolated. Has no friends or contact with the outside world, apart from us. She’s super reliant on us for all her needs. I am her full time carer, to the point it gets hard to leave the house as you worry she can be unsafe or her mood dips so much it’s not worth it. We have no family around & very limited support. I am exhausted & so concerned & confused for my daughters future. We have tried lots… psychologists, psychiatrists, peer worker, mental health OT, school hospital program, inpatient care…. I see a counsellor, we see the psychiatrist for parent sessions …. I feel so alone. So judged by family & friends, like I am a failure as a mother, like I should be doing better. I worry for her future, will she have one when she struggles every day to see one & every day us battling to stay alive. Not sure my point … but just really felt a connection to these posts.
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