Saving Lives. Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.
13-01-2019 06:13 PM
@outlander, it's wearing. It doesn't matter how much you love the person you care for, there's still times when it gets too much.
I've ended up on DSP for persistent depression, which is the logical end result of repeatedly dealing with problems that don't go away. This is despite supportive family, friends, GP and a psychologist (plus forum...) giving me back-up. And I'm not someone who easily gives in to negative thoughts. (You may have noticed my tendency to find the funny side to things. That's me- I like a laugh. "Persistent Depressive Disorder" sounds like a totally out of character diagnosis. )
So never ever feel bad about getting support, and don't feel like a failure at the times when it gets on top of you. Much more likely that you're a strong person who's been working at their limits for too long. You and (very proabably) all the rest of us here too. xx
13-01-2019 06:33 PM - edited 13-01-2019 06:48 PM
im just going to move this over to the other thread @Smc
14-01-2019 04:15 PM
Hey @outlander definitely Carers Aus have a pretty good help centre however it is 9-5 I believe, can check them out state by state here. There's also Carer Gateway, they have that really cool function where you can request a callback as well Although I am unsure if either service have a webchat option. Have you had experiences with either of these services?
14-01-2019 08:10 PM
14-01-2019 08:12 PM
31-01-2019 10:24 AM
Have a look at GROW.org
They have some virtual-online carer support groups (as well as recovery groups)
Best of Luck
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