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RainbowsAndSunshineRainbowsAndSunshine Posts: 3 Literally just got here
edited October 2018 in Introduce Yourself
So basically I'm on sertraline, I'm waiting for a community mental health referral 
I self harm but if seems when I drink I go through a weird like it's not like I'm in control 
Im currently 23, I've suffered with depression/anxiety and have had 3 lots of CBT - My mood is ridiculous, I can feel elated and on a hyped up bender, Then I could be so angry that I feel like I explode at the littlest of things, Then I could be severely depressed, or I feel unattached and literally don't care about anything 
- I used to be bad with money never want to spend anything and now it's literally I need to spend the money cause it's in the bank. I worked out after bills (I still live with parents) I am left with 800 for myself but spend it til nothing 
- I become fixated, I currently am with makeup, it's like I need to keep buying it even if I can't afford it. Or reading I could read 7 books in one week sometimes 
- I am overweight, I honestly hate myself I want to change the majority about me 
- My anxiety is mad, I can't go to the shops, pay for things or walk around or make phone calls by myself then other times I feel the best way to describe it is like I can do anything 
- Sleeping is ridiculous, I sometimes sleep all the time then I have like 2/3 hours sleep a night or all the time 
- My concentration can be really bad,I get bored easily of conversations and people. I zone out, sometimes watch tv and won’t remember anything about it

This is a basic summary of things, I'm scared and don't know what to expect. I've have CBT 3 times and never been referred to a community mental health team, what can I expect? I just need advice as my self harm is getting worse, I'm sorry:(x

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  • SiobhanSiobhan Posts: 14,442 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited October 2018
    i hope youre finding it helpful here. Think i remember seeing your other post. But anyway- do you think you have a different/another diagnosis other than depression & anxiety ? sounds like a lot to be dealing with. Did you find cbt helpful in anyway or your meds?

    Have they accepted your referral and now waiting for an assessment now?

    Found this link which says on what happens after referral & what to expect. Hope is helpful


    Basically In the assessment they just see
    how they can help you or if they can help you. What support you have now, how youre feeling, what your needs are, speaking about past stuff ect.  But link goes in more detail. I would tell them everything you have written here and can maybe bring some notes with you so dont miss anything out. And ask lots of questions on stuff youre unsure off

    also may find this link helpful(sorry if not)

    “ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
  • MikeMike Community Manager Posts: 4,099 Community Veteran
    edited October 2018
    Hey @RainbowsAndSunshine, and welcome to the community. :) Cool to have you.

    Just a heads up that I edited this post to remove the dosage. It's not a major thing, just a blanket rule we have here to avoid any potential triggers or inclinations to self-medicate off what someone else has said.

    Adding to @Shaunie's informative response, it sounds like you're dealing with a lot at once right now. There's a lot for us to unpack in one thread here, so it might be best to break things down a little and make specific threads over in the support sections (Health & Wellbeing, Sex & Rels, etc. - that area) around the individual topics you mentioned. :)

    See you around, and welcome again!

    Edit: I just re-read your post and realised your main question was around the community mental health team referral - sorry! Definitely feeling that 5:30pm lag... Shaunie has some good advice on that front. :) 
    Taking a break 🌈
  • Mama_U660Mama_U660 Posts: 11 Confirmed not a robot
    Hey im sorry about everything ur going through and i hope everything gets better soon. Im pretty sure this website will help with alot of things and im here if u need to talk <3
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