It was really good to have a listening ear, someone who I knew wouldn't judge me or go and tell everyone. My counsellor seemed sympathetic and a very good listener. She helped my feelings feel valid and substantial. She also offered some possible solutions that I could try and helped me understand that the things I was going through as a parent to an adult child with these problems was very normal.
A few times I wondered why I was there, as I had managed to navigate my way through some very tough times with the aid of both my faith and family, however toward the end of my visits I could see the value in the visits even if just for the talking aspect of it. It felt good to just let it all pour out to someone tentatively listening.
"Coping with my older child who has mental health issues"
About: Wagga Wagga Base Hospital Wagga Wagga Base Hospital Wagga Wagga 2650
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