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by upwards-is-the-aim
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Boyfriend needs space, I'm lost
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Re: Boyfriend needs space, I'm lost

Maybe start by saying that you are going to be sending him one message a day and is that okay That in itself is asking for a reply and is no pressure Then if he replies - you can say I have broken my rules already because this is message two - but you are pleased with a lol - and then leave it at th...
by upwards-is-the-aim
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Boyfriend needs space, I'm lost
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Re: Boyfriend needs space, I'm lost

All sounds very real to me If he gets low moods this is what he will be like What I would do is try to keep the contact and use messages for that Ask him to do it for both of you Tell him what you have been doing - ask him what he has been doing - or what do you think about subject ABC etc Keep the ...
by upwards-is-the-aim
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: newbie

Hi and welcome

Do you have any idea what has/is causing you to feel like this
by upwards-is-the-aim
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Depressed at university
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: Depressed at university

Pick up the phone and chat with your mum about how you are feeling is the first stage and see where that goes

You will not last at university if you are depressed and have to study - there is no point you being there
by upwards-is-the-aim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: How to help a friend with depression.
Replies: 1
Views: 1387

Re: How to help a friend with depression.

Your care and concern speaks highly of you -impressed I would say get into it a lot "deeper" Are you okay - er yes - (but you know that is not the case) Start asking specific questions - what is your mood like today on a scale of 1 - 100 with 100 as good This stops the okay type answer Ask...
by upwards-is-the-aim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: I need help
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: I need help

Welcome Firstly get reading others posts and you will learn a lot It probably is just acute stress that has built up over time And you may or may not be doing the things to look after yourself that you should be doing - and on an ongoing basis It comes over time and it goes over time and then you ke...
by upwards-is-the-aim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Completely lost!
Replies: 1
Views: 1359

Re: Completely lost!

Get organised first - keep a record of what when - start a file So that when you have a discussion with any support stuff in future - you have a record of what when and can be very specific back to / with them They will get more serious There are also online things that you can try - this one is not...
by upwards-is-the-aim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: new here, need advice- feel like im going crazy!!
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: new here, need advice- feel like im going crazy!!

I listen to podcasts to keep my mind occupied when not sleeping Sometimes subject material - sometimes "Tracks To Relax" designed to send you to sleeep Also if your sleep patterns get thrown out consider using some over the counter nytol - the proper stuff not the herbal for a night or two...
by upwards-is-the-aim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: new here, need advice- feel like im going crazy!!
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: new here, need advice- feel like im going crazy!!

Most likely thing is stress - so then what to do

Well go read - no point me reposting it all here - plus ..

But if you have some down time coming up - really use it and sleep as much as you can/want

It is a chance to reset your system
by upwards-is-the-aim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: new
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: new

Or a podcast app on your tablet or phone

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