By Anonymous - 27/4/2021 22:59 - Australia

Hang in there

Today, after growing up in abusive homes most of my life until last year, I'm finally the happiest I could be and I'm getting all the help I need and achieving my dreams. I feel genuinely happy, yet I still want to end it. I've asked doctors for meds but they want me to see a psychiatrist first. The waiting list is more than a year. FML
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By  1known  |  29

Hang on. You’re on the right path. Continue to achieve your dreams, join a group such a ngo, meet people, do some sport and the year will pass without you noticing it. And I’m sure that you’ll get an appointment sooner than a year. All the people don’t show up at their appointment.

By  kfchicken_fml  |  31

do what the top comment says. as someone in psych it's not that the doc won't give you meds it's that he's not qualified to, and it wouldn't be a good idea even if they could. psych meds are very tricky to prescribe even for psychiatrists, also they probably won't be as helpful as you might think. there tends to be a lot of side effects, and while they can be helpful you definitely won't fix anything by just taking them, they don't work like that. it sucks that the waiting time is so long but try to find groups you like and feel comfortable in. a lot of the literature supports talk therapy and group therapy.

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By  1known  |  29

Hang on. You’re on the right path. Continue to achieve your dreams, join a group such a ngo, meet people, do some sport and the year will pass without you noticing it. And I’m sure that you’ll get an appointment sooner than a year. All the people don’t show up at their appointment.

By  kfchicken_fml  |  31

do what the top comment says. as someone in psych it's not that the doc won't give you meds it's that he's not qualified to, and it wouldn't be a good idea even if they could. psych meds are very tricky to prescribe even for psychiatrists, also they probably won't be as helpful as you might think. there tends to be a lot of side effects, and while they can be helpful you definitely won't fix anything by just taking them, they don't work like that. it sucks that the waiting time is so long but try to find groups you like and feel comfortable in. a lot of the literature supports talk therapy and group therapy.

By  Bill Carrier  |  4

Welcome to socialized medicine. Had something similar happened to me in Canada. Luckily I could afford to go to a private doctor and pay to get treatment. I was shocked to learn of the lengthy waiting lists for many pretty common procedures. I don’t know what the solution is or how to fix it.