I don’t know how to trust taking about something serious when it comes to my mental health with anybody including family or my significant other. And I don’t really have any friend so....idk. How do I trust to talk to them when the time comes that I need to or if I can’t get myself to trust talking to them about it who do I talk to? I’m okay right now but I’m talking about when things get bad or serious so I know what to do because I don’t know what I should do in that situation (if it ever comes - hopefully not). I believe in crisis prevention so that’s why I’m being the topic up.
Therapists help so so much
I agree. Therapists should help a lot.
Writing things down! While you have a peaceful, calm mind, write down what you believe someone would need to know in a moment of crisis. That way, it's more clear and you don't feel the same stress. You don't need to send it/give it to the right after you write it, you determine when you think is the right time if ever. My husband tried to talk me through a meltdown and it went horribly. A few weeks later, he brought it up and it was easier to talk about and I could more clearly tell him what he should/shouldn't do.
I have therapists and they only talk to me once every three months for ten to fifteen to maybe twenty minutes
I wish I had more availability to talk to other therapists but every time I try they say I have to stick with this one fir now
It makes it feel more isolating. Also I used to write but it’s hard to now Bc I feel like I’ll never be able to go back to writing the way I used to
Hey is your age accurate on your prof or are you a minor?
I ask because if your a minor that can be really hard when you don't have say over your doctors.
Does the therapist you see provide you medication? If not, they probably aren't a therapist they are some kind of mental health medication management specialist and that would make sense why you only go every 3 months.
If you are an adult, you can Google "therapists near me." If your in the US, your insurance should have a website with information about what they cover and therapists in their network and near you.
I see my therapist 1-2x a week. So it seems strange to me that you'd only see them once every 3 months if they are a therapist.
My counselor is from a methadone maintenance clinic and about to finally graduate and get fully off of it. Would it make sense I’m that example? Because no therapist wants to see me Bc they’re afraid of taking on a patient on methadone so I’m stuff with my methadone maintenance counselor until I get fully off of it which hopefully will be in two more weeks....though the withdrawals are not helping. And yes my age is accurate I am 26
There has to be someone that can help. I know therapists can be weird about who they take on because of certain reasons
That’s what I’ve been tryna figure out and look for because I need more than this especially in such a hard time in my life with withdrawal, my mom dying, urges, having to go back to work again soon when I’m still severely depressed (I’m on FMLA currently) idk what to do
I have a behavioral health nurse that prescribes me medication and a therapist just to talk to. I see the nurse practitioner every 2-3 months depending on if I’m getting a medication change and I see my therapist every two weeks. They are both under the same company so they can review things with each other but I really like keeping the meds and the counseling separate. It helps me so much. I hope that you have something like this available to you!
Also, keep on keeping in! Two weeks left means that you are kicking butt. Trying to seek someone to talk to means that you care and you are gonna take care of yourself. Congratulations and I’m proud of you! I’ve been sober for about a year now and it’s not easy but it’s worth it!
I tried to found a place that originally insurance wise was willing to take me to give me a psychiatrist and psychologist but, although the psychiatrist cab still see me, the psychologist after a session and a half stopped immediately to say “oh ur on methadone even though ur almost about to be off I can’t see you till them sorry” and just made me feel even more hopeless. The mental health system in my area sucks personally
It’s like once ur an addict everything is complicated even if ur technically in recovery. Doesn’t matter. Now everything is complicated somehow
I get that. Mental health really does suck. Have you tried seeing a counselor or someone that can’t prescribe medications? Maybe you would be able to do something more like that?
Thank you I appreciate it though my tearing eyes restless less and runny nose and insomnia and moodiness don’t feel grateful but I’m trying push through these last few mg’s
As for ur last comment just mow that is LITERALLY what I’m looking for since I already have a psychiatrist. I don’t know why the rules are less strict with MD’s than PHD’s
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