Do you ever come from a doctor’s office with way too little information about your condition and you feel like you’re too much on your own?
There are several things you can do and one you cannot. You can’t force your doctor or anybody else in a position to do this, to give you all of the information you need or want. Complaining won’t get you far, but looking for help in other places you can turn to, can.
Things you can do:
- Go back to the doctor (or other therapist) to ask some more questions.
- Turn to other doctors and health care workers.
- Talk to other people you know who went through the same condition you’re dealing with. Support and self-help groups could be a great source if you don’t know anybody on your own. You might not always get all of the information you seek, but you can get some support, which is very important too.
- Read some books and turn to the internet – this can be a bit sensitive area, because you need to be very critical about the sources of information. Internet is full of great resources, but not all of them are good. You can be much on your own here. Do you have any tips of your own, about how to filter things a bit?
- Write a journal about things that already helped you. You can use it any time in the future for self-help purposes.
Even when you’re left completely on your own, you still have some life experience on your own to begin with. Remember, use and reuse that knowledge. Mindfulness might come handy here.
Another video worth sharing. Its message applies to the whole mental health field, far beyond ADHD.
I’m really grateful for all of the people who are helping to spread the word and knowledge to others. From doctors, nurses to individuals on YouTube, blogs and elsewhere. Thank you.
What are your strategies like, when you’re left on your own?
Do you know any good source of mental health information that helped you? Please share it in the comments bellow.