Thanks merryn. Can I ask what lead to you ending up there.
I keep saying I need to go somewhere but I feel like I'm not crazy enough. Dh says clients have gone in for much less though and he reminded me that I have major depression, an eating disorder, substance addiction, anxiety, self harm and suicidal episodes. I look normal tho, and the kids are looked after well, they want for nothing (except a sane mother.). This wouldn't put me on the radar for docs would it seeing as I am involved with atods too? We don't have anything to worry about, I don't even yell at my kids and they are always clean and well dressed (im wuite obsessed actually ugh) and educated and loved I just don't need the added stress of worrying about docs
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17-08-2013 08:57 #11
17-08-2013 08:58 #12
I just feel so bad leaving my kids again. I spent two weeks away in may and it was so so hard on them and me ;and dh.)
17-08-2013 09:02 #13
I'm no expert on docs but even if they did come and visit the house, I'm sure they would just find a mum who needs some help for herself but is very high functioning, happy healthy kids and a supportive father. I don't think you have any reason to fear that your children would be removed.
17-08-2013 09:03 #14
Thanks, yeah I don't either, one things I've never done is neglected or harmed the kids in anyway. Just stressful and a horrible thought.
17-08-2013 09:07 #15Senior Member
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I was like that too, high functioning in some ways, still held down a job, still did everything normally but I too was NOT functioning inside, I wanted to go to a mental health facility and my doctor wanted to put me in, I can't remember now why I didn't...
I wouldn't be embarrassed, if you needed a gallbladder out you would go to hospital. Just go and get the rest and treatment you need....
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17-08-2013 09:12 #16
Sometimes the hardest step is the best step forward xx
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17-08-2013 09:13 #17
Hi French. Couldn't read and not reply. Please try not to feel embarrassed. A pp is right - if you needed surgery it would have to happen and your family would step in and be supportive. This is no different. I recently had hip surgery and needed support. Please get the help you need. Xx
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17-08-2013 09:15 #18
17-08-2013 09:22 #19
I know someone who went into a mental health unit not that long ago, she was depressed, manic, not sleeping and needed that time to focus on just her. It was important to have that 24hr medical management to get the medication side of it right, to get her sleeping and now she is back at home with her kids and back at work. She still needs to make sure she is aware of any signs she is regressing and I imagine that is quite stressful but she has a case manager now that she can call and get immediate answers.
She is a single mum but has great support networks and people who were there to look after the kids, I don't think DoCS was ever an issue. You need to focus on you hun, it's not selfish, it's sensible
17-08-2013 09:26 #20
I haven't but I have an experience. I'm pming you
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