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    • Waves and Smiles
    • By Waves and Smiles 17th Mar 16, 5:23 PM
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    Waves and Smiles
    Here we can all be heard for a little while. Part 3
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    • 17th Mar 16, 5:23 PM
    Here we can all be heard for a little while. Part 3 17th Mar 16 at 5:23 PM
    This thread is a continuation of The Mental Health thread “Here we can all be heard for a little while Part 2”. The previous thread can be found here-

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5320917&page=501

    I started the original thread when I was lonely and suffering with mental health issues and was lucky to find a wonderful group of amazing new friends who now mean the world to me. My name was Worried and Scared back then but with the help of everyone here I became Waves and Smiles. This thread is no longer just about me, it is about all of us and for anyone who needs mental health support, their carers and anyone who is interested in learning more. Sometimes we speak seriously, sometimes we offer gentle advice and a lot of the time we laugh together. Sometimes I write mini-novels about my experiences of living with complex mental illness. What is important is everyone here is there for each other. New posters are welcome to join in, or just lurk (we call them humming birds because they hover!) if they would prefer. This is a place without judgement or pressure, and a safe place for everyone. We try to keep abbreviations to a minimum but if there are some that you do not understand please ask.

    Sir Pugliet is our Good Mental Health pug! You may notice that he is mentioned from time to time, he is a little cuddly pug toy that was sent to me by a friend on the thread. He is something of a celebrity now!


    Hugs and warm handshakes, or finger squishes, whichever you prefer.

    Also, please take a look at the following links which offer great advice written by the lovely people at MSE!

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/family/2016/03/martin-lewis-launches-new-money--mental-health-policy-institute

    http://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2016/05/16/the-money-and-mental-health-policy-institute-whatll-it-really-do

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/mental-health-guide
    Last edited by Waves and Smiles; 17-05-2016 at 10:29 AM.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Oct 17, 8:53 PM
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    Pyxis
    Gingernutty..... don't forget that it can take several tweaks to get to the right dosage level, or even the right meds.

    I think I told you that it took a year-ish before we found the right meds-dosage for me.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 12-10-2017 at 4:30 PM.
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    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Alias_Omega
    • By Alias_Omega 11th Oct 17, 8:54 PM
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    Alias_Omega
    Hi all,

    Been "Up" now for 2 weeks, had a few "dips" which soon bounced back. Things starting to feel normal, not feeling stressed too much which much be a good thing.

    Kinda still waiting for the emotional fall again...but i guess with time this will fade and confidence will increase and all this hopefully a distant memory...

    • Gingernutty
    • By Gingernutty 12th Oct 17, 12:06 PM
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    Gingernutty
    Penguin

    I'm awake. I've eating almost 1lb of grapes, high protein quark and porridge. I want to eat more.

    I had all morning to do something, a list of stuff to do and now I've got no time to do much before taking over an hour to get to work for more training.

    I need to make a few phone calls, book some computer time at the library, pick up a prescription, I wanted to see inside a new department store that had it's grand opening today and get rid of some old medicine containers.

    No time. I really need to get on top of the procrastination.....
    Don't know what I'm doing, but doing it anyway...
    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 12th Oct 17, 12:25 PM
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    Izadora
    Penguin reply Try not to beat yourself up over what you've eaten. If nothing else you can try to focus on the fact that they're all things which give you nutrients - I've mostly eaten crisps and chocolate today...

    Don't beat yourself up about the procrastination either. You need to give yourself time to do nothing and anything which isn't an absolute must to get done now will happen as and when you get to it. I would've thought visiting the department store would actually be better left for a while, just the thought of the crowds of people likely to be there makes me feel a bit

    Good luck with today's training and try to be kind to yourself
    End penguin
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Oct 17, 4:32 PM
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    Pyxis
    I really need to get on top of the procrastination.....
    Originally posted by Gingernutty
    Plenty of time for that tomorrow.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 12th Oct 17, 4:57 PM
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    Oakdene
    Time to give up hoping for a miracle, ignore my heart & move on.
    Hiraeth
    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 13th Oct 17, 8:20 AM
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    dandy-candy
    Hugs to all who need them at the moment xx

    I know this might sound daft but I have become very aware of how much shorter the daylight is getting and although I love Halloween, Christmas, candles and bonfires; I am feeling quite a dread of the darkness this year.

    We have a funeral to go to today. It's my DH cousin who was a sort of hermit so I didn't know him well, but DH spent a lot of his youth with him. After the cremation they are going to a pub, apparently there will be lots of people there and they are a boozy crowd so I'm wondering if I can duck out of it. I'm hoping DH won't mind as he will know them all, and I just can't do socialising right now.
    • Gingernutty
    • By Gingernutty 13th Oct 17, 12:37 PM
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    Gingernutty
    Was supposed to go to Grand Designs Live, but have rearranged everything after a call from a London based employment agency about a job.

    I've had to arrange private blood tests to fulfil the proof of immunizations they've requested.

    Hundreds of pounds and travel for hundreds of miles for an agency job.
    Don't know what I'm doing, but doing it anyway...
    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 13th Oct 17, 2:45 PM
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    Izadora
    Dandy - I hope that the funeral goes well and that DH's okay with you making a swift exit before the wake.

    GN - good luck with the agency job. I can't believe they expect you to jump through those kind of hoops!!
    • Gingernutty
    • By Gingernutty 13th Oct 17, 7:25 PM
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    Gingernutty
    I worked out the finances and it just isn't feasible.

    I've got a part time/as and when job which I'll stick with for now. £100 a month for travel!!?

    I wrote an email explaining that if it was for a permanent job I'd take their arm off, but as it isn't, I'll just hsve to withdraw my application.

    Grand Designs Live was pretty good and I popped over to see the new Resorts World as well.

    There are lots of sequin spangled tweenagers queuing up for everything. Little Mix (and their cardboard cutouts) are here!!
    Don't know what I'm doing, but doing it anyway...
    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 14th Oct 17, 2:02 PM
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    dandy-candy
    Hi all,

    Went to the funeral and afterwards I did go to the pub because DH was a bit upset and I didn't want to leave him to it. I had a chat with one his cousins who is nice and we didn't stay late. We had a quiet evening and tbh still feel pretty washed out, not helped by DS1 crashing in from a club at 4.20 am

    DD is asked last night if she could have a friend over today, which i don't mind at all but it did mean i had to tidy up. only managed the tidying and a damp cloth, cant face dragging the hoover around but it looks presentable at least!

    Completely agree with you gingernutty about the job, its just not worth doing. I hope something better comes along soon.

    Hugs to all x
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