My friends daughter is eighteen years old and as been self harming and threatening suicide since being 15 years old. When she is really bad she gets taken into hospital,according to her mum they really aren't helping her as all they do is put her meds up. I don't know anything about the meds she is on but her mum wants to know if a good hypnotist could help.
The thing is she is having counselling but it is not helping,she is eighteen years old classed as an adult so mum is not allowed into the sessions.And her mum is worried about the increase in meds,as they just seem to be upping them instead of trying to cure her.
Hi there, I've had experience of hypnotism and have done lots of work on 'alternative' therapies. With hypnotism it will only work if the subject believes and wants it too. Slightest bit of doubt or 'I don't want to really' it's a waste of time. Self harming is usually a cry for help or a protection, how to decide which I'm sorry I don't really know, if the young girl is in a very dark place I would guess she doesn't know either....... Could just be hormonal/emotional/event triggered?? Horrible, Horrible situation there are some charities that could maybe help, am thinking MIND specifically but I am sure there are others. Sending blessings and positive thoughts to all involved
What other help can she have? Meds and counselling are the main ways to help with mental illness, and she is having both. Increase in meds during a bad period is A GOOD THING - it will get her through the worst. Mental health funding is woefully inadequate round here, I'm recovering from Post Natal Depression and luckily the meds are all I need. I had a huge hormone shift after having my son, and things just weren't regulating themselves back to normal, so I need drugs to help things get back on an even keel. I wasn't keen on drugs but the GP said they would be more effective than counselling got me, as depression isn't something I normally suffer from.
There is no magic wand sadly, if she's already having drugs, counselling and hospital stays then it does sound like they are trying to help. I've had hypnosis in the past for a phobia and it was very good, haven't heard of it being used for serious depression though. Has she tried CBT?
Have only just seen this try and get her some CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) sessions you might have to fight to get them but keep hammering at them to sort them out for her............I speak as one who has been there and done that and they have saved my life believe me! Its a form of reprogramming your thinking to help find the things that trigger the suicidal stressors and then giving you the coping mechanisms to deal with whatever is stressing you out............the therapy isn't easy to go through it can be quite an emotional journey and she may have to face things she would rather bottle up but believe me its worth having