Lisa’s Mental Health in-patient care

To all our friends out there:

I’m falling and can’t pick myself up. I’ve fallen before and somehow managed to get back up but this time I need help.

I have suffered chronic anxiety and panic attacks for decades. I had experiences in my childhood that were unspeakable and horrific and recently I’ve been finding it too much to cope with. I have dedicated most of my adult life trying to help others who are going through similar tortures. Working constantly in this arena is gratifying and I don’t regret a moment of it, even though it has brought me to where I am today.

A couple of years back I ended up in Neurology ICU with two lesions on my brain from nutritional deficiencies and extreme anxiety. I find it very hard to eat when I’m anxious and so my weight plummeted to a life threatening degree.

Thankfully I made a full recovery. This stress and the sleeplessness that comes with it have persisted since last November, and since then I have only existed. I cannot have a normal life.  I spend 16 hours every day in my car and only go into my house to sleep and wash and hug my family.

I was medically and psychologically assessed and it was decided I need 84 days of inpatient care & Intense therapy. I have private health cover but the Insurance company are refusing to cover the cost because it’s deemed to be a Pre existing condition. I’ve explored every single avenue in an effort to get help, but I’m continuously denied the medical care I so desperately need.

I find it extremely difficult to ask for help, but right now I’m asking for as many hands as possible to help to pull me through.

If you can help, I would be immensely grateful.

Helping people is my prerogative in life, it’s what makes me tick. I’ve never asked anyone to help me personally, but I’ve come to the realization that knowing when to ask for help is a strength and not a weakness.

If I have helped you in any capacity, I would appreciate so much, any support you can  offer.

Inpatient care details from Lois Bridges.


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