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Life's tough

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:12 am
by deb1960
I'm not looking for replies really.

I have been very lucky. Three months of being well. Monday things turned bad again and although that's not long it is still an 'Oh God here I go again'.

What's going to make this tougher is the fact that in the next few weeks I will lose my job of 8 hours a week and it really does help me.

Ths drop in for mental health that I attend is chucking people out thick and fast. It was available 3 days a week.

I do have other things but these were both important parts of my getting through the day
I think everyone's illness is their particular demon. My anxiety is mild compared to many. Others aren't as bad but feel it's wrecking their life. It's all relative.

I tend to see the treatment of mental illness as something that is evolving. 40 years ago and it would all have been much worse. In years to come the stigma could well be gone and I would have recognised many years earlier that there was something wrong with my thinking and gone to a sympathetic doctor for medication and CBT. My damaging thought patterns would have been dampened down and my mind would have been able to deal with life. Like everything we are captives of evolution.

Deb x

Re: Life's tough

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:57 am
by so sad
Hi Deb

I'm sorry you're losing something that you find helps you manage your mental health. I totally get how some structure and socialisation makes such a difference.
Are you in a position to look for something else? Not sure I could do it though.

You're so right about how mental health has been, is currently, and will be treated. I'm thankful I wasn't around in the days of cruel mental institutes but would like to see a lot of progress being made.

Maybe one day there will be the magic pill that works for everyone, with no side effects - wishful thinking I know.

You're so strong - I always read your posts and I get so much inspiration and strength from you.

M x

Re: Life's tough

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:24 pm
by andthistoomustpass
Hi Deb

Thinking of you.

hugs

Re: Life's tough

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:39 am
by Isap
Hi Debs

You'll deal with this successfully just as you have dealt successfully with all the other setbacks

God bless

Isap xx

Re: Life's tough

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:43 am
by lonelybrokenheart
You're telling me. I had to pack it sons stuff away today to get ready to send to him. Most heart breaking thing ever living in a country that push dads from a babies life. Do children services ever stop to think 'he's harmless'? No. Which means they're in fact the ones harming the baby. We should form our own government and go crazy. :)

Re: Life's tough

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:55 pm
by deb1960
Hi so sad, andthistoo, Isap

Thanks for your support and belief in me. I've had a couple of better days and you're right Isap, I will get through this.

Support given here helps and I think it's easy to underestimate that.

Deb x

Re: Life's tough

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:01 am
by andthistoomustpass
Deb

You give so much support to all of us. We care.
x

Re: Life's tough

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:56 pm
by lonelybrokenheart
smiler33 wrote:‘Lonely...’- this is not a pointed question at all ... but after reading another post of yours can I ask how old your ex’s daughter is?


Ex's daughter? My son is 6 months old. :P

Re: Life's tough

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:29 am
by teamn
Hi we dontbconnect often, but just read this, and hoping your having a better day today and feeling stronger than few weeks ago. Such a shame that you'll not be working, definitely having something to do is such help if postive Emontiobsl health and well being.

Are you based in London.

I used tin work for a excellent service called First Steps Trust, I set up and coordinated work suppprt for 16-25 with MH issues and care plans..

They often looked for volunteers and and also accept people on their books who have MH care plans to engage in placement.

Re: Life's tough

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:35 am
by teamn
Hi we dontbconnect often, but just read this, and hoping your having a better day today and feeling stronger than few weeks ago. Such a shame that you'll not be working, definitely having something to do is such help if postive Emontiobsl health and well being.

Are you based in London.

I used tin work for a excellent service called First Steps Trust, I set up and coordinated work suppprt for 16-25 with MH issues and care plans..

They often looked for volunteers and and also accept people on their books who have MH care plans to engage in placement.