PureFrustr8d wrote:I sometimes feel so involved that I get really upset reading posts, I know that is never the intention of the person writing. I always get to a point where I want to do more but just can't seem to match my wishes with my actions because of my own struggle. I come on because I need to write in a safe place or I'm in need of support and usually disappear without notice when I hit a wall.
I've been trying to find a balance over the years but I find it hard. I'm sensitive and I care deeply about those struggling, when someone talks about ending their life it's particularly difficult for me because I just want to be on the other side of the screen stopping them from acting on such thoughts but I can't be there physically.
Then I have the other issue of triggers. I doubt I'm the only one that feels like this?
I see a psychiatrist once in a while and a psychologist fortnightly. I always feel exhausted after meetings. I don't want to take meds which goes down like a lead balloon. I want to stop seeing these people, it's not helping. I've gone through a fair few in the past 5 years (since moving here) and went without too which didn't go too well. I've tried meds, antidepressants induce mania and antipsychotics caused all sorts of undesirable side-effects. In my mind I can't afford to cut ties but at the same time the meetings are wiping me out...tricky huh.
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