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Psychotic Depression been sectioned

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Kat shaw

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Firstly hi again.
My husband was diagnosed four years ago with psychotic depression. Last week he was sectioned again, he's down in Stevenage at some private hospital (we live in derby).
He says the place is like a prison (yes he's done time). My question is is there any support out there for those family's of who's been sectioned I've just broken down again and feel like I've got no one to talk to. I've got my family who
Love 20 miles away, his family so my in laws just don't seem to give a s:**tabout me or our two young children.
Any advice would be grateful
 
Fairy Lucretia

Fairy Lucretia

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hi welcome to the forum
you could google carers support in your area and we will listen and support you as much as we can
im sorry you have little family support ,i am the same
make sure you look after yourself too throughout this difficult time
you are very welcome here
love Lu x
 
Cazcat

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Hello and welcome to the forum,

I support my husband who suffers with episodes of psychosis, so I understand just how difficult it can be. I think that when our loved ones are unwell it affects us as much as it does them. Lu's suggestion of googling for carer support in your area is a good one. I have recently discovered that we have a service in our area specifically set up to support carers of people with mental health problems and the support that I have got from them both one to one and through support groups and activities has been amazing and a real life line for me. Have you had a carers assessment by social services? I'm in the process of this too, having finally realised/accepted that I'm a carer and have found the process helpful. They would also be able to signpost you to carer support organisations in your area, although googling and self referal will probably be faster.

There's a good book called 'My lovely Wife' by Mark Lukash, which is about his journey supporting his wife through psychosis which you may find useful.

I am also aware of a couple of pieces of research that are currently underway into online support for carers/relatives of people with psychosis. I have found participating in these helpful for me too. I believe one is still recruiting carers and relatives, if you would like me to I can PM you further details.

Make sure that you have support from your own GP too, my mental health has been poor the last couple of years and I have found that antidepressants and councelling/therapy have helped me a lot getting through this.

Feel free to chat here, or PM me if you prefer a more private chat.

Cazcat
 
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