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Old 02-26-2010, 04:19 PM
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my mom is mentally ill and i need some guidance/advice/someone to vent to I dont know ..... anyone BTDT

shes only in her mid 40s (Im 25)
she has DID, deperesson, MPD, a couple other things
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:27 PM
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This is the place to vent. I don't have any experience with a "diagnosed" mentally ill person. I can listen and pray. I hope we can encourage you.
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:35 PM
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This is the place to vent. I don't have any experience with a "diagnosed" mentally ill person. I can listen and pray. I hope we can encourage you.
I can pray too!!
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:14 PM
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so sorry that you have to deal with this issue.

that's very difficult. i have a friend who was diagnosed with depression and MPD. but since she was saved, she no long suffers from these afflictions. she told me one day that she just knows that she has been healed through the blood of Jesus!

other than that, i really don't have any experience in that area. i will be praying for you and your mom!
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You can vent here and we can help you pray
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You're courageous and insightful to reach out for support!

One suggestion is to build up a support network for yourself in several places, in person, online, in community groups, at church.... that way, you can be covered by prayer and practical support. Maybe not 24/7, but more than if you're facing things solo. Being in a group with other people who experience mental illness in their family can be really helpful.

If you are able to communicate with your mother's health care team (if she has one), that could be helpful. For example, if you notice a change in mood or behaviour, you could advise them before a scheduled appointment (or participate in a couple family sessions) so her condition and medications can be better monitored.

Blessings to you!
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:26 PM
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You're courageous and insightful to reach out for support!

One suggestion is to build up a support network for yourself in several places, in person, online, in community groups, at church.... that way, you can be covered by prayer and practical support. Maybe not 24/7, but more than if you're facing things solo. Being in a group with other people who experience mental illness in their family can be really helpful.

If you are able to communicate with your mother's health care team (if she has one), that could be helpful. For example, if you notice a change in mood or behaviour, you could advise them before a scheduled appointment (or participate in a couple family sessions) so her condition and medications can be better monitored.

Blessings to you!
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I will pray and feel free to vent
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I have a close friend who has an adult child who has been diagnosed with mental illness. You need to acknowledge how hard it is and that it is a physical illness and not something your mother controls. Pray like you would for any other ailment. As was said above, a support network is so important there needs to be a treatment team both of you know and trust. My friend said that agreeing to open communication across the treatment team and the sufferer is important and make sure to have the necessary waivers signed.



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I'm stuck in a similar situation. I'll keep you in my prayers!
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