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by emloja
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Relapse and difficulties accepting this
Replies: 14
Views: 4130

Re: Relapse and difficulties accepting this

Thanks Deb for your reassurance and kind words ;) if everyone can help each other on this crazy journey called life then that is a bonus!
by emloja
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Rant Room
Topic: Can't cope anymore
Replies: 5
Views: 3714

Re: Can't cope anymore

Hi I am a bit older than you and recently went through the same thing- regular thoughts were - I am not worthy as I don't have a partner and family, I don't belong etc. I would have nights where I would ruminate and go over and over negative unhelpful thoughts - just wondering how my life was as it ...
by emloja
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Relapse and difficulties accepting this
Replies: 14
Views: 4130

Re: Relapse and difficulties accepting this

Thank you guys so much! Isap I will listen to the clip you gave the link for. Deb- that was really helpful and exactly what i needed to hear. I think my problem has been that i have fought against this for so long and have been so in denial about it. I often convince myself either that Iife is so ba...
by emloja
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Relapse and difficulties accepting this
Replies: 14
Views: 4130

Re: Relapse and difficulties accepting this

Thanks. Very helpful words. I appreciate your comments. Help me to feel like this is all quite 'normal' and so it is very reassuring. I'm not good at talking about any of this and i am really good at presenting that strong face to the world. But sometimes it is exhausting- so it is good to know ther...
by emloja
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Sleep
Replies: 10
Views: 3977

Re: Sleep

I had chronic insomnia for five months which was stopping me from functioning. It turned out to be related to depression and the anxiety I felt when I couldn't sleep- then worrying about the impact on my day and not being able to work etc. I had a few sick days which is unheard of for me as without ...
by emloja
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Relapse and difficulties accepting this
Replies: 14
Views: 4130

Re: Relapse and difficulties accepting this

Thanks. That is helpful. Any advice with how not to panic when in a bad place- I find that I panic as I am now so scared of going back to how I was. And then I have nights where my mind is ping ponging- I try the strategies that normally work- remind myself thoughts are just words and reassure mysel...
by emloja
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Relapse and difficulties accepting this
Replies: 14
Views: 4130

Relapse and difficulties accepting this

Hi-never done this type of thing before but feel very confused and quite isolated so hope some people can help.long story short-i became very depressed in September last which resorted in really bad insomnia and complete lack of appetite. I was in denial about the depression but ended up going to th...

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