In 2001, I met a wonderful psychiatric nurse with whom I continued to work with till 2010. She helped me to lose the guilt I was bearing because of having bi poplar disorder. She established where my interests where, and led me to the fulfilling of my life's plans....without her influence, and loving kindness, I don't know where I would be - indeed, without her, i don't know if I would be here at all!
Ah DavidYoung, that's great. I'm finding i'm opening up about things that I have buried for decades, It's a great relief and sometimes very scary.
@A MyDepressionTeam Member, Please, please,please tell your new counselor what has happened otherwise all you'll be doing is bottling it up until it comes at you again and you might not be able to control yourself next time. We all have these dark times and its because we can share these thoughts with others that we can (mostly) get through it, so don't keep it to yourself, share it even if its not your counselor. Sending hugs your way x
I had a fantastic psych nurse counsellor who worked with me for 6 years till i moved away. I miss her tremendously as we talked almost every day when at the low low's. Learning to live without her and without support since i moved to a new town is scary and lonely. That counsellor just sent me a postcard from Europe as she was home visiting her family. I am touched she thought of me and had my address...
I think she was really frightened when i told her i tried overdosing and failed. We still talk very occasionally because its her job and i am no longer in her duresdiction. She told me i must tell my new counsellor about the suicide attempt so i can get the help i need but i don't want them here to know as i'm afraid they will put me in hospital in a flash if they were worried and i could always be at a time or place that is depressive. I am just ranting on, afraid, its been a very hard day for me
I had a wonderful therapist for a short time who would begin each session with updates on bands that we were both fans of or debate which horror movies were the best. She made an effort to find common interests with me and use those to talk to me in ways that resonated long after the session. She transferred to another district, but she had more of an impact than a decade of other therapists and shrinks combined.
I had an amazing Psychiatrist who actually did therapy as well. He was wonderful and I was doing so well and was very stable. Then we moved to another state and I basically crashed...it has been 14 years and I still miss him desperately. There was a 10 month period when I saw a wonderful 4th year Psychiatric Resident, he too was so amazing and I was very stable, but had to stop seeing him as well, to this day he is not taking new patients, or at least says he isn't...I wish I could be of some help. Have seen a couple of Psychcooigists, but we just didn't click. I know I need therapy, but haven't done anything about it.....
Take care all