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    #1 AkaCareGiver

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    Posted 10 January 2020 - 05:15 PM

    Hi! My name is Aka, and I'm kinda one of the Caregivers in my group of friends with one other CG and two Littles. Well, I'm new to this, as in, only recently last year. My friend, they're a Little, and just found out a couple months ago. Well, they're autistic, and have extreme anxiety and depression, to the point they're on medication for it. They regressed recently and now they've been stuck in Little Space for over 8 days straight now. I've been at work, so I haven't been able to help them, so the only person who could was our other Little, and our friend unintentionally forced him into a CG role, which has caused him extreme anxiety and breakdowns because he can't take it. Our friend's Little Space Cope has gotten to extreme points of unhealthiness, to the point it's causing them anxiety attacks because they don't know how to get out of it. We're all worried for them, and I can't find anything on this topic at all. Has any other Little suffered with this problem? How did you get out of Little Space and handle it afterwards? Bigs or Caregivers, were you able to help your Littles while they were in this space? I don't know what to do and it's causing stress amongst our entire friend group, but especially for the one that's stuck..

    #2 BabyDaisy81

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    Posted 10 January 2020 - 09:49 PM

    it sounds like your friend might need a psychiatrist who specialises in autism.. I’m sorry you’re all going through this xoxo 


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    #3 AkaCareGiver

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    Posted 11 January 2020 - 03:25 AM

    I've told them such, and they used to go to one, but they only ever wanted to put them on medication. Plus, they can't afford it, so they'd have to go through their parent's insurance. And the therapists there don't know how to keep their mouths shut. :(

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    Posted 11 January 2020 - 07:43 AM

    I've told them such, and they used to go to one, but they only ever wanted to put them on medication. Plus, they can't afford it, so they'd have to go through their parent's insurance. And the therapists there don't know how to keep their mouths shut. :(

     

    I’m not American and I always get my psychiatrist visits on Australian universal healthcare.. I do know though that America’s HIPPA laws should be enough for therapists to keep their trap shut!! Unless there’s a free clinic or something I honestly am stumped.. 


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    #5 AkaCareGiver

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    Posted 11 January 2020 - 07:06 PM

    I’m not American and I always get my psychiatrist visits on Australian universal healthcare.. I do know though that America’s HIPPA laws should be enough for therapists to keep their trap shut!! Unless there’s a free clinic or something I honestly am stumped..

    Yeah, It's complete BS, but they would tell everything to their parents and this isn't exactly something they can explain to them.

    Edited by AkaCareGiver, 11 January 2020 - 07:07 PM.


    #6 Little kaiya

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    Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:00 PM

    If the therapist has told ANYTHING to the parents without consent they need to be reported to the APA (American Psychiatric Association) and have their license revoked. NO reputable therapist would do that as it's a major violation.
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    #7 AkaCareGiver

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    Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:11 PM

    If the therapist has told ANYTHING to the parents without consent they need to be reported to the APA (American Psychiatric Association) and have their license revoked. NO reputable therapist would do that as it's a major violation.

    I agree but we can't do anything about it now, this happened years ago and is thus why my friend doesn't want to go back. That's why I came here looking for possible help or advice.

    Edited by AkaCareGiver, 11 January 2020 - 08:12 PM.


    #8 Little kaiya

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    Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:19 PM

    What you've described is going to be far beyond the scope of most people on a web forum. Your friend is dealing with some serious mental illnesses and the best thing is for them to seek professional help, whether that be through medication or therapy.

    If your friend can't get out of littlespace then it sounds like it's going past a coping mechanism and into a pathological state which isn't something lay people are equipped to deal with properly.

    Honestly, the best thing you can do, in perhaps my opinion only, is help support your friend in getting the professional care and support they need before it gets worse.
    Little kaiya 💖🦊💖

    #9 AkaCareGiver

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    Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:22 PM

    What you've described is going to be far beyond the scope of most people on a web forum. Your friend is dealing with some serious mental illnesses and the best thing is for them to seek professional help, whether that be through medication or therapy.

    If your friend can't get out of littlespace then it sounds like it's going past a coping mechanism and into a pathological state which isn't something lay people are equipped to deal with properly.

    Honestly, the best thing you can do, in perhaps my opinion only, is help support your friend in getting the professional care and support they need before it gets worse.

    Alright.. thanks anyways I guess.. I didn't expect to find all the answers, but I was hoping for, you know, something.. I appreciate the help I did receive, though. 💜





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