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    I have no idea if I have personality disorder. I do know I have major depressive disorder, anxiety, bulimia, drug addiction and have had several panic/suicidal episodes lately. I feel like not even trying now I'm embarrassed.

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    Nah. Don't be embarrassed. I used to be embarrassed but with my healing I've realised there's nothing to be embarrassed about. I'd say your prob just feeling overwhelmed by all the responses? There are many of us that have battled mental health and those of us that visited these facilities all found them to be helpful.

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    I had a friend who got PHI and whilst waiting the 2 month waiting period to go to a private rehab unit went to a public one. If PHI is an option for you. The private rehab unit was amazing and she learnt so many coping techniques and she really faced her problems and was helped to see that yes she did have an addiction etc. Good luck x

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    I have also been following your posts as you know & I was hoping there was something like inpatient treatment that could help you. I hope you can find something. Maybe get the PHI in the meantime in case you need it.

    Can I just say this highlights how incredibly difficult it is to get help!!! (Thinking of the people who made comments in the other thread 'why didn't she get help?' 'There are so many services available' well clearly there isn't?!?!?

    I really feel for you French, you have been so honest & I hope you can get the help you need to enjoy life, your children & your DH.

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    You could just present to ED at the base hospital and telling the triage nurse that basically you need help because you are wanting to harm yourself. They'd arrange for a psychiatric consult who would determine if you needed admission.


    That's probably the easiest way in my opinion.

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    Frenchie. I have no advice. I wanted to tell you are a total inspiration to me. Your inner strength is bound less, your empathy and compassion is beyond compare. You have made me a better person for your friendship.

    I am sending you all my love, hugs, support and prayers. Please let me know if there is something i can do for your or your beautiful family.

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    Frenchie, I am not great at giving advice in these circumstances, not because if a lack of experience, but a little too much.
    Public care in Australia is not great. Presenting at the ED in crisis is about the only way to get inpatient care. Even then you may have to wait in the ED for a day or so before they can find you a place. Some of the public units are great, some not so great. You will stay a minimum amount if time (7-10 days average at our local) for stabilization and then be discharged into some kind of planned community care. They just don't have the money or resources to do anything more than take in and stabilize the sickest people.
    Private care is a bit better. Usually you still be admitted through an ED in crisis, or through your Psychiatrist in crisis or for a planned stay. Time frames are a longer (my last stay was 6 weeks). You can pay without insurance, but it is very expensive. My last admission was in the 10's of thousands.
    Options wise, if I was in your position, I would take out and maintain a level of private cover that would allow you to use private psychiatric care. I have top hospital cover for this. It is quite expensive, so we just cover me as a single at that level and then everyone else has family cover at a lower level. It unfortunately sounds like you are struggling with some long term problems which would make this cover worthwhile in the long run.
    As for now, pursue your options with GP, Psychologist, Psychiatrist and if you get to where you were the other night, present at an ED or contact a community crisis team to get the help you need now.
    I hope that is a little helpful.

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    I really admire you for seeking out help even though it is nervewracking. That is a sign you have real balls. Hang in there, you are strong and will get through this.

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    How are things tonight?

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    Good luck F - I know this is really difficult for you, but it is so good that you are wanting to get help. I agree with the others - present at ER and tell them the truth. Good luck

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