I'm new to this group as well...I am here seeking support to help with my daughter, 16, who has depression. She is also battling self-harm. I am starting to understand *why and how it makes her feel. Like her self-harm is a temporary relief from the mental anguish she is dealing with.
You are doing very well by reaching out. Any form of communication about your feelings is a good thing. It's very brave of you, and a good choice! MoodPanda.com has an online diary & mood tracking feature...you can reach out to others or keep private.
If you have any in-person access to a counsellor, via a drop-in centre or or even a call-in phone line...it honestly is very helpful. Especially if you need someone to talk to asap that has the resources to a mobile crisis team. You should be able to find direct crisis phone #'s from your area's health or mental health department. And of course there is 911. If you ever feel suicidal...even just once...please call.
Hello, I'm new to this particular board, and have rejoined one other community that I was a part of for a number of yrs. I have been looking for online support, for help *coping with my daughter, 16.
She has major depression, borderline personality, PTSD, anorexia and panic disorder. She was admitted involuntarily in December, and taken back via Form 4 (Canadian terms) with police escort for reassessment last month.
I just totally lost my post...hit a wrong button after a few paragraphs. I will try to recap...
Thank you for your kind wishes. I also feel for you having to deal with your granddaughter and the legal battles that ensued. But also grateful she had family to stand by her side!
Yes, my daughter is on five medications for these illnesses. They have been increased since December and her anti-depressant is at the max. She has two anxiety meds, and one that army veterans are treated with for PTSD. The other is for sleep but has an anti-depressant effect as well.
The rationalization...She plays scenarios over and over in her mind to the point that she ends up believing "what ifs", and twists the truth/reality into something completely different.
She also replays previous conversations in her mind when she has an attack. These could be from say yesterday to even a conversation from 6 years ago. These conversations she hears are apparently not of concern to the three psych doctors she has seen, because she is *replaying them and not *creating them.
However my brother was dx'd schizophrenic in the psych ER with me in the room. My brother does the exact same thing by replaying conversations and twisting reality into something different. I was told schizophrenia can be hereditary, so my concern is that my daughters doctors are missing this. All her docs told me she is "too young" to have adolescent schizophrenia. Although they agree she is having conversations with her memories of conversations. She even had voices that didn't like cats...my daughter loves cats...yet when she had these voices appear when she saw my parent's cats, she freaked out, started pulling her hair and the skin on her neck and was curled up in a ball on a kitchen barstool.
Everyday is different. I am afraid to leave her alone at times. I cannot get her into the adolescent psych hospital again because she basically isn't manic. I even had her taken back on a physician signed Form 4 (Canadian terms)- mandatory psych assessment via police escort, and got nowhere.
Thanks for your reply! My brother was very recently dx'd schizophrenic, so I thought that she may have some adolescent form of that as well. 2 psych doctors told me she is too young for adolescent schizophrenia. I am not so sure. It feels like these doctors are missing something? Or maybe that I don't fully understand these conditions yet and how they interact together. One of the bigger issues is rationalization, what is real and not.
We now have a social worker for 90 days, to help the two of us learn to interact a little better. This is in place until our more permanent family therapy and her personal therapy sessions start late summer.
Is borderline personality something that she'll grow out of?View Thread
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