Our daughter has diagnoses of general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, ocd and depression. This has all been brought on by 8 years of bullying. She has always been different we call her unique but she has never been into clothes, make up boys and has a very sciencey mind. She has a collection of over 400 animal skulls and has been on springwatch. Recently she has been into trail cameras and watching deer and wildlife. She wants a career in conservation. This has not been met by other kids as normal and she is bullied because of her passion for nature. She has been off school for nearly 2 years because of all this. She is under camhs and a psychiatrist and is on 3 lots of drugs. We as parents are struggling with all of this and try to get things right but obviously we aren't perfect! I'm. a disabled mum with Psoriatic and osteo arthritis and fibromyalgia plus other things. My husband is my carer. This situation of us being all at home is like living in a vacuum. I feel desperate at times and just cry over every little thing. She has talked about the very terrifying s word and feels like it would be the best thing at times. We are working towards her going to college in September but I'm not convinced at the moment that this will happen. I'm sorry for the ramble but I do need help at times.
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Hi I'm Lyn to a daughter who is 16 who suffers from anxiety and depression. It is destroying me inside, I don't always get it right and would appreciate hearing other people's ideas as to the right thing to say and do!
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