Hi Mitzi Thank you for your reply. We are in Perth WA. Unfortunately we have used our 10 subsidised visits with a psychologist who not only scared my daughter but they too seemed "distressed" after our visits. I have given the Headspace info to my daughter, and have tried calling them myself buy never been able to actually get through to talk to anybody. We have used the school's chaplain/psych services as well...its trying to find the "right fit" for her, if that makes any sense, is really a challenge. Thank you for your comments and advice, truly appreciated. Never ashamed to ask and am continually asking, just not getting anywhere with that at the moment. :-(
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Hi everybody. My 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with ADD, depression and anxiety approx 2-3 years ago. She also self harms. She was prescribed medication and attended a number of sessions with a Psychiatrist . She gave treatment a go for a short time but then refused all help. Things seemed to have been going "better" for a while but now, entering Year 11, she has actually reached out and asked for help - which is fantastic. Got a referral to a Psychiatrist but on attempting to book the appointment, was advised that it was going to cost just under $900 for the first session and then $195 each session thereafter charged on an hourly basis. As single parent on low income, there is no way I can come up with that kind of money. Even if you receive some back on Medicare, I don't even have it up front to begin with. Sorry for the long story, basically I am looking for advice on where I can turn to get help for my daughter. Have approached the GP who referred us but now 2 weeks on, still haven't received a reply. Don't know what/where or who to turn to to get the help she needs. Any advice is appreciated. Sorry again for the long story.
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