"Brisbane MIND has helped me believe in myself."

About: Brisbane MIND (Brisbane North PHN)

(as the patient),

Well a couple years ago my mother got extremely ill, and my siblings and I got taken away from my mother for 2 years. Our carers both badly abused us verbal and physical. On and off we both would cry and want our mother, and we lost contact with our father for two years. Later while my mother was getting better we would talk to her. When my mother got well enough to handle us she took us: ) which was a massive relief to get away from the carers. Not talking to our father was really hard, but getting in contact with him again was really good. Until I was on the phone to him and he Told me I was worthless, and I was nothing back when I was young and will always be a disappointment to him and other hurtful things. I was in tears for weeks and that was extremely bad. He hurt me and broke my heart.

I haven't talked to him in years now and am going and talking to My councilor. She has done so much for me, she has made me believe in my self and made me think of things to think about other than my father and all the other problems I have in my life. I have been bullied a lot over the years and it made my self esteem Lower every time someone would call me names or spread rumors about me. Thanks to her I have gotten over that and ignored them. I think about my education and my amazing friends and not about the people who waste there time on me! : ) Through her support she has helped me from self harming my self as well as my siblings and I growing in loving and caring for each other, were not 100% perfect but we are getting there we are on the ladder to a great family.

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Responses

Response from Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local

Dear Better Self Esteem,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about the Brisbane MIND program. It is wonderful to hear how much the counselling you have received has helped you move towards a happier and more fulfilling life.

It’s important for us to understand the impact our program is having on the lives of community members, and we wish you the best in your ongoing journey.

Kind Regards,

Brisbane MIND Program Manager.

Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local.

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