I am new in this forum and yes… And so I did see posts where people ask for help and guidance and so I thought I could do the same.
My Problem is that I am not mentally stable. I have very broken thoughts, blasphemous, I would say, and they just come to me, and I don’t want them and I don’t want to ever agree with them. It’s bad.
I just get them, like when someone just gets a idea at some point, a idea of which he never thought before.
And then… I can’t see secular things when they make references to the church, and I get really anxious about it.
I think it is because I really love the church, and it’s not as if I was sheltered from arguments against my faith or so. In fact, only a bare minimum of my family are practicing Catholics. Everyone else is just Mormon, Protestant or atheist.
I think I’m just tired from never seeing or hearing from other Catholics.
Well… There is more to my mind, I mean I have more problems and so… but I don’t want to overload the information.
And I pray daily, with prayer in the morning and in the evening.
So… my question is: what can I do if I don’t have someone like a psychiatrist? I don’t have access, for two reasons:
I don’t think our family has enough money
I don’t think I would find a Catholic one, and someone without wage ways of healing.
I would be happy if someone replied.
Thank you for your time!
So, first if you cannot afford one talk to your county social services to ask about sliding scale fees or contact Catholic Charities to inquire. Catholic Charities has counseling services in many places and referrals in places they don’t do it themselves.
You can also call 211 for referrals to services.
Also, if you are covered by a health insurance plan many of them include mental health services as covered services. Check your medical policy.
As far as it being a Catholic therapist, that is not necessary but you can also get spiritual direction from your pastor too so that you are getting help in both areas.
I don’t have any medical qualifications, but the symptoms you mentioned are quite similar to mine. I suffer from what’s known as psychosis. I hear voices that tell me to do evil things. The voices tell me to do things like murder, but I know in my heart that murder is wrong. It’s never in my best interest to do that.
What I sometimes do during my psychotic episodes is recite a Bible verse and keep meditating on it. James 4:7 is a good one, as well as Hebrews 4:15 and Philippians 4:13. Go memorize a passage of scripture that you find compelling. Next time you get attacked by blasphemous thoughts, recite that passage out loud. It goes a long way, in my experience. Give it a shot; you’ve got nothing to lose.
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