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by robin71
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 50
Views: 13254

Re: Looking for advice

Asking for gp help, because you feel a bit sad, thousands have struggled with that before and will continue to do so. It will be a bit impersonal, but the gp is only the gatekeeper for mh services, the first gp conversation will most likely be an anticlimax, also a relief, but if you feel you should...
by robin71
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 50
Views: 13254

Re: Looking for advice

First step, errm there is an elephant in this chat room? Also my wife has ocd, so there is a phrase about doing things that you are scared of, it's a blunt instrument so I apologise for using it on you. Feel the fear and do it any way. Your wife has asked you to do it, get something booked. Then tel...
by robin71
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 50
Views: 13254

Re: Looking for advice

I admit I have no way to answer that. Her previous job; stress lead to depression this is common with or with out mh problems. Once released from that she is more positive and active. My point of view was that mental health is hard to diagnose and treat, but failure to communicate is always high on ...
by robin71
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 50
Views: 13254

Re: Looking for advice

She has committed to work things theough with you that is not being completely cold. Remember you are somewhat shocked by recent events so may not be feeling as much empathy with her emotions. So try to communicate how you feel, talk, write, phone. But also give each other space, yet still maintain ...
by robin71
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Denial
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

Re: Denial

Grief, is a very natural process, feeling anger, denial, depression. Logically overanalysing his past and future could be also going on. These are hard to deal with, but certainly normal, crying is absolutely fine. However the depth of dispair? A breakdown where the stress is too much and he becomes...
by robin71
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: I think I just need some support, help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3339

Re: I think I just need some support, help!

Hello, sometimes just a pause can be effective, 'dust on the skirting board' pause, I know it doesn't matter, noone would bother, he's anxious though, breath relax... All people live in cycles let's leave it to the pros to formally diagnose. But notice how you recover in these cycles. You may actual...
by robin71
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: I think I just need some support, help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3339

Re: I think I just need some support, help!

Hi, I can't remember precisely, but I think I grabbed something at the library, you could see if you can get ebooks at yours, then you can browse. You may feel like the ideas about fear and worry resonate, but your partner may not have the same reaction to your new found amateur psychiatrist status....
by robin71
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: I think I just need some support, help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3339

Re: I think I just need some support, help!

I'm glad you sound more positive, help is very important with ocd because how thw carer needs to react to the compulsions is counter intuitive so you need to learn or be taught how to do it. You need to be supportive but you don't want to reinforce the ocd. It's hard work even when you both know wha...
by robin71
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: I think I just need some support, help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3339

Re: I think I just need some support, help!

Hello, he probably hasn't admitted to himself he has a problem with ocd, the idea it can be managed is wrong, it wil spiral if you try and ignore it, it needs treatment. Depression can easily come if you can't function properly, again it needs treatment. My wfe has these, and slowly we face them dow...
by robin71
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Too many blows
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Re: Too many blows

Hello, so sorry to hear about your losses. So quickly together you will not have grieved fully for any of them, it could be worth reading about the grieving process to understand about what is happening to you. It is not really something you should fight, it is totaly natural. That said healthy acti...

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