There is a saying in Tibetan: ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength’. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)
Just want to express some anger at the Australian mental health system.. I’ve been actively seeking help from psychologists, recovery programs, everything I can find. And as of yet, after months of this, I have received little to no help because I have no “official” records.
I have been told by several doctors that I have severe depression and anxiety, OCD in various forms, mild schizophrenia, addiction problems, suicidal tendencies.. but there is no paper trail because I was too fucked up to show up to any appointments. This is my own fault.. but can somebody help me understand why this, according to the system, means I have no problems? Yeah, a lot of people probably try to screw the system. But I have legitimate mental illness that impedes my ability to live.
Yesterday I went to my GP to get a referral for an official diagnosis, as directed by a recovery program I am trying to become a client of that refuses to help me without official hospital records of my illness. My GP refused to refer me, telling me instead to wait for the free medicare local psychologist that I was put on a waiting list to see about two months ago. I have no idea how much longer this waiting list will be, and until then I can’t get any assistance from the other program either.
So what? I essentially have to just deal with it until the system is ready to help, which could be a long time away. And to be honest, at this point I’m almost ready to give up looking for help, despite needing it so badly for so many things. Feel like nobody will help me, not even the professionals who claim this is their only concern.
A: It wasn’t right.
B: Underoath, still.. but MIW and Owl City are up there too.
D: Wow. Okay. I found my mother collapsed, she was taken to hospital and later died there. Probably that.
E: My best friend is Lorelle. But there are a few people who are definitely some of the most incredible I’ve met, and they know who they are. :)
L: I’m very insecure about my music.
N: MerchNow.. I think