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Is there anywhere you can talk to someone online?

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MaybeAnOverthinker Mon 28-Dec-15 13:54:07

I just wondered if there is anywhere online where you can talk through something with a councillor etc. would really appreciate a professional opinion but can't ask the GP as it's about my sister and and the Samaritans doesn't seem right as I just want to know if some events that occurred many years ago could have triggered some MH issues in my now adult sister?

Anywhere I can go online?

NanaNina Mon 28-Dec-15 14:52:57

Yes here! Or Samaritans or if you look at the top of the page MNHQ have a mental health web guide and if you click on there it will take you to organisations that might be helpful. You won't be able to talk to a counsellor though as they charge for their services and wouldn't talk to you about someone else.

Do be aware that you might not find a definitive answer to your questions. The interplay between our life experiences and our physical and mental health are complex issues, and it isn't usually possible to pinpoint something as a trigger.

MaybeAnOverthinker Mon 28-Dec-15 15:20:29

Thanks! I don't want to post it publically as it would make her very identifiable.
Maybe I could pm someone who's happy to talk things through?

Would Samaritans or someone discuss it if I said it was about me?

NanaNina Mon 28-Dec-15 16:42:59

Yes I think Samaritans would listen to you if you said it was about you. Bear in m mind they are a "listening service" and are very non directive. But you could give it a go. I don't think you're going to get a professional opinion to be honest even if you said it was about you. From the little you've said, I don't think any professional is going to give you a definitive answer.

There is so little known about brain disorder which is tough for those of us struggling with MH issues.

Wouldn't your sister seek help from a GP/MH nurse/Psychiatrist?

MaybeAnOverthinker Mon 28-Dec-15 18:50:01

No... I've offered to go with her but she's not interested at all!

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