Any quick ways to get therapy?

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So I've had my health anxiety for 7/8 months. I've been to my doctor so many times I can't count them! She is trying to organize therapy, but said it could take months! ( p.s I'm from Ireland so don't have as much options as other countries). Anyways, does anyone know if there is anything I can do to sipped things up, my doc said there's no way. Or does anyone know any other way of getting help? .

Thanks, Jack

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    It's not ideal but here in America you can go to an Emergency room and tell them youre.having a mental health crisis. You may have to go to an inpatient program but this is the fastest way to receive care.

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    I gather you are in the Irish Republic.

    We are in the Uk so we do not know what the situation is on your side of the border.

    All I can say is keep on at your Doctor

    Keep a hold

    BOB

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      Yep, I'm in the Republic..the Government here don't care about mental health and have cut funding etc...Anyways,I will keep at my doctor and see if she can speed things up. Also may be able to go private ( really expensive, possibly too expensive for me ) but will look into it

      Thanks

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    Don't they have antidepressants in Ireland. Therapy for what? No amount of therapy is going to get rid of it. Save your money. You need medication for the love of all that's holy. I don't understand your doc, Duh!!!

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    Hi guys,don't know if anyone will see this, but I have got in contact with the hospital my dad was in before he died, and they have said they are organising the counselling for me, it should take a few days. The only downside is I have to walk through the hospital to get there, which I may not be able to do...so don't know what to do

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      It's wonderful news that you have managed to organse counselling, Jack! Please don't look ahead to the appointment wih fear of being in the same hospital. See it as a step towards recovery. See it as a place of healing and don't dwell on bad memories of your Dad. he wouldn't want that for you. Be positive.

      As far as walking through, have you one of those phones where it plays music? One with headphones? If you had you could use music to distract you, along with walking straight ahead, looking neither right nor left, seeing it as a pathway where you will soon reach the end of. Keeping your eyes straight ahead will focus you upon your destination.

      You could always listen to Kaiser Chiefs!!! smile

      Much love Helen

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      Yes, I do have a smartphone, and I do listen to music on it, but not the Kaiser Chiefs lol! My mother knows someone who works in counselling, but he deals with teenagers who are vulnerable, not bereavement, however he will look into it and see if he can find somewhere closer to me.
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      Not the Kaiser Chiefs! You Phillistine!

      I hope you manage to find counselling nearby, where you feel comfortable, Jack, as opposed to the thought of going to the hospital which is stressing you out.

      Fingers crossed. Let us all know how it goes, please,

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