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Re: Can you imprint MISERY on my forehead? » rjlockhart

Posted by Lindenblüte on October 30, 2006, at 7:30:27

In reply to Can you imprint MISERY on my forehead?, posted by rjlockhart on October 29, 2006, at 20:42:27

Hi Matt,
it must be so frustrating that your mother has control over your medication and therefore she gets to impact your mental health EVEN MORE than the typical mother does. ugh.

You guys ever go to counselling together? You say she's crazy, well- would she agree to a handful of meetings with a family therapist?

It sounds like she's having a really hard time letting you prove that you can be independent, and that you are ready to take on more adult responsibilities.

I'm impressed that you've been able to work so hard. It sucks to make a lot of mistakes, though. Try not to overdose on caffeine, it might make you feel more anxious than well.

So, it sounds like you've got some tough choices to make.

1) are your scores good enough to go to a college or university that has dormitories? It's Fall, and if you want to apply to college, now's the time!

I used college as an excuse to "run away" from my family. I went out of state. Far away. It was really good for me. BUT! it was also really difficult. Most kids can count on support from their families. I knew I couldn't. I had to apply for scholarships and take out a LOT of loans. I knew that when I got the flu, I probably wouldn't be able to count on my mom driving out and taking care of me (like a lot of my friends). I talked to my parents about once a month, and saw them twice a year. It was hard.

2) If you are enrolled in college, you can get student insurance, which is usually less than $1,000 a year, and often you can get free mental health services on campus too.

3) Could you go to college full-time while living at home, maybe working 10 hours a week for your spending money? Do you think your mom would let you be more independent then?

I don't know what to say. It sounds SO hard. I hope you can contact your pdoc and tell him the situation.





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