Yes, there is a great deal of hope for you. I know you’ve been to many professionals, but it’s a matter of finding the right help. Professionals vary in their ability to help people. Some are better than others.
I often recommend calling five to 10 therapists. Be specific about the problems you would like help with and ask them how they would help you. What treatments would they use? Have they treated other people with similar problems and what were the outcomes of those cases? Those types of questions will help you to determine who would be best for you. Choose the therapist with whom you have the strongest connection and then meet with them in person. They will likely be the person who can help you the most.
Leaving your home will be necessary in order to get better. It may be something you have to force yourself to do. Mental health professionals typically do not provide treatment in the home. They require that you come to their office. Perhaps your medications could be adjusted so that you could leave your home.
Finding better treatment is possible. I believe it’s a matter of finding the right professionals. Following the aforementioned advice is a good place to start. In the meantime, start keeping a journal. Having this documentation will be a great source of insight for both you and your treating professionals. There have been a number of research studies supporting the power of writing and its ability to positively impact mental health and stability. It’s not a cure but it is psychologically clarifying, cathartic and a great stress reliever. Don’t give up trying to find help. New treatment professionals could make all the difference. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle