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Something’s not right

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Hi, my step daughter has had ongoing mental health concerns and crises. I also have bipolar & am in recovery from PTSD. She has taken a turn for the worse with severe depressive symptoms. We think she has been coping by disguising her symptoms. It’s so complicated. (And triggering for me). I tend to feel very unsafe with her chronic lying. Things are not good now, my partner is lost with what to do next. She is nearly 16 now, and it feels like we can’t change things for her, she has to do it herself, with support of course. I feel like we’ve done everything wrong!!! Feeling very worried and sad and losing hope. So many years of caring and no new strategies being implemented... I’m so powerless as a step parent. 

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