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Re: Welcome!

Postby gsb » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:40 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm new and don't know if anyone will see this ...

I'm feeling lonely and depressed. I have gad and depression since my mum died a couple of years ago. I live alone although I have a large family they're mostly not local, those that are are descended from a sister who hates me and has turned them against me, so they don't visit.

I used to have mostly female friends until my last relationship and my now ex made me cease contact with them. So I socialised with her friends who, thanks to her sister, dropped me when we split. My only friend now is currently 800 miles away...

I'm amazed I'm not still suicidal. So if you're reading this please say hi...
"There's no wreckage that's too broken to rebuild"

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Re: Welcome!

Postby andthistoomustpass » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:14 am


Sorry to hear how things are for you right now. Loneliness is a real burden and GAD and Depression don't exactly make it easy to get out and meet people do they? My first step into changing things was plucking up the courage to visit local self help support groups. I really recommend it.

Feel free to post as much as you like here and join in on any thread you choose. As you have discovered, answers can be slow in coming. We have a lovely but small group of regulars here and you are most welcome to join us. I'd recommend replying by starting a thread in the Newbie or Mutual Support rooms. I like these welcome threads but posts here are often missed.

Take care and well done for reaching out.

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Re: Welcome!

Postby nessinoo » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:28 pm

Hi everyone! I joined SANE as I've suffered with mental health issues for a while. At present I wouldn't say I'm feeling low, just that I can't cope.... I haven't been at work all week. I had open heart surgery 2 years ago from which I didn't recover well. I then had more tests and found I had another issue with my heart. Anyway, cut a long story short I had symptoms similar to those felt then. I've seen the GP who did blood tests and has booked me in for an echocardiogram (end of June).
I just feel like I'm letting everyone down... I'm not at work which is the biggest issue. At work I'm quite heavily relied upon to run the ward though im not paid as a manager - but also feel guilty for not doing the role I'm paid for (Occupational therapist). I don't feel I'm a good OT and am a little better at managing. Although no-one has said it to my face (in this job) I get the impression the management think I'm not good at my job (OT) . I'm just feeling rubbish at everything. I don't feel I'm a good wife or mother, I have no friends, and don't know how to be a friend. All I want to do at the moment is shut myself away and not deal with anything...

Sorry, not a very nice way of introducing myself. I just don't know how to overcome these feelings. Thank you.

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