Looking after a lady who suffered abuse in her childhood, almost 40 years ago now but still suffering the effects of it.
Has been in and out of mental health services most of her adult life, but just isn’t getting the help she
needs to move on with her life.
Went to A&E almost 2 years ago, not much help, I just don’t think they understand the implications of childhood abuse.
Simply told to contact the local councelling agency but they don’t deal with PTSD or BPD.
Was diagnosed with Borderline personality disorder in her twentys.
She gave up with mental health services, mental health services gave up with her.
Useless NHS lady “we can’t do anything about personality disorder”
So has been left with little help for years, was getting therapy but that is very off and on at the moment.
I have looked and very little in her town, nearest help 20 miles away and their office is closed due to Corona.
How can I help this lady and where do I get support myself?
Has been mentioned in carers assessments but no help supplied.
The ladys GP knows about the abuse but again hasn’t done much.
I am just being there for her, shoulder to cry on, helping her shopping etc when too scared to go out the house.
I will be emailing a few places but any one got experience about this, what to do, how to help.
Just been told to ring the Samaritans when things get bad, clearly she needs a lot more help than that.