17-06-2019 03:17 PM
hi @Angels333 I'm really glad I was able to give you support through your difficult time, if only a little. I think your expression of gratitude is really lovely.
That's wonderful that you've turned a corner with your psychologist. I know all about taking responsibility for mental illness. It is a huge burden but an importnat adjustment to make. I always felt like the victim (of past trauma) so taking responsibility for my own feelings and mental health and actions was confronting and hard but a good lesson.
Your 16 year old daughter is very young and still undergoing brain development so you have the opportunity to be a positive role model. I have a 20 year old nephew who is experiencing MI and I am trying my hardest to be a positive impact in his life as I believe personality (and therefore chronic mental health issues) is still forming in the brain right into the late 20's.
18-06-2019 05:42 PM
Hi @BryanaCamp thanks for what you said about taking responsibility and for not being the victim it is hard but I know it's possible. Yes my daughter is very young and impressionable and hopefully I can stay well and show her that wellness is possible.
18-06-2019 06:36 PM - edited 18-06-2019 06:38 PM
Hi @Zoe7 sorry I didn't reply when you asked how my day was yesterday. I've been a bit overwhelmed by life on and off the forums the last few days. The gradual increase in external pressures over the last few weeks has finally knocked me down. I am managing by finding off-line things to do quietly when at home because when I'm online I'm acutely aware of a friend I seem to have lost. Hoping to participate in Topic Tuesday tonight if I last that long (just mean I'm tired). How are you going? Good to hear your swelling has reduced. I imagine you've had plenty of soup the last few days!
Hi @Angels333 you are sounding strong in your resolve and well-supported irl. I'm very reassured that you felt my support was helpful. You've been on my mind. Keep up the good work! Sometimes being a good role model for our kids is the impetus we need for big change. I wish you well.
18-06-2019 07:11 AM
I have my psychologist and psychiatrist ap't today, which I will go to with a support worker. And in between do some grocery shopping. We're going to use the bus to and from the first ap't which will be another practice run. She gets off the bus 3 stops before me and meets me at the destination. I hope eventually to walk around to the bus stop and catch the bus by myself, but I'm not sure of the steps between here and there. It's a big challenge for me as a lot of PTSD triggers potentially (stuff that happened on the bus when I was 13ish). I still find it really hard to convince myself I'm safe enough to do things like this alone.
18-06-2019 09:29 AM
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