Dad doesn’t trust iMessage on the iPad. He prefers emails. I tell him emails are a lot easier to hack into than iMessage.
I get very desperate in the community. Due to shortcomings in my meds I am often in distress. I reach out for help. My community mental health team can take days to return a call. I have no other professional services to turn to. I have no friends.
So I call my folks. But this upsets them and me. They hate phone calls. But I am so distraught I need to speak to someone. I live alone.
So out of compassion towards my parents I threw away my phones. This way I can’t disturb them. I would prefer to phone them but this isn’t an option. All I ask of them is a route of communication.
They say they are only comfortable with email. I hate email. Emails get hacked all the time. Plus it is so fractured and stutters. Messaging apps are better. But their mobile is ancient and they can’t handle texts.
I have given them two iPads and asked they use the inbuilt messaging app in the operating system. But no they don’t trust this. So I am left unable to communicate with people