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Sole parents raising teens with depression/anxiety

Hi everyone. I’m really struggling with the demands of raising a teen diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Depression when she was 8 years old. I feel the years of stress are taking their toll on me and although I practice self care, I would love to connect with other sole parents dealing with a similar situation. I have good friends but nobody who really understands the strain I am under. I would even like to find a support group if possible. 


Re: Sole parents raising teens with depression/anxiety

Hey @JessT,


I'm one of the moderators on the forums. That sounds so challenging raising a teenager who has been struggling with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Depression for some time, particularly as a sole parent. It's really understandable that stress would take it's toll, so it's great you're reaching out for support. 

Welcome to the forums I hope you find them really helpful. Here are a few discussions/areas of the forums you might be interested in:

Introduce yourself here 
Social spaces on the carers forums. 

Looking after ourselves, where there are lots of self-care discussions. 


If you are looking for a face to face support group as well Carers Australia on 1800 242 636 can help you connect with local carer supports including support groups. 

Take care Smiley Happy


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