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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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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 11th Jan 19, 7:30 AM
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    Gitdog looking enthusiastic and well behaved there!
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Jan 19, 9:46 AM
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    Yes, Gitdog looks like he's mastered the Dogagility after all, or does the camera lie?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • elsien
    • By elsien 11th Jan 19, 1:19 PM
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    He's a bull terrier. He does it properly occasionally. If he can be arsed. Otherwise he makes up his own course or has a bit of a relax while pondering whether or not to carry on.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • heartbreak_star
    • By heartbreak_star 11th Jan 19, 2:20 PM
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    Ahh those pics have made my day Elsien

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Jan 19, 8:35 PM
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    .

    Perhaps Gitdog could try singing and playing the piano instead?.............



    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Artytarty
    • By Artytarty 11th Jan 19, 10:09 PM
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    Dandy Candy, your GP or dentist or similar may be happy to do this for you.
    Good luck.
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    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 13th Jan 19, 12:37 AM
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    I'm a bit panicky right now, when I came back at 7pm there was a few junkies congregating outside my flat obviously out of it, after 20 minutes I called police who moved them along but they came back 10 minutes later and shouted outside, and what sounded like my name.


    Then just after midnight had some rough guy walk through my garden and onto veranda and knock on door and window and when I peered out of curtain he saw me and shouted something.
    • Waves and Smiles
    • By Waves and Smiles 15th Jan 19, 1:36 PM
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    It is not encouraging when after your second PIP assessment the assessor says "I hope have done it right so you don't need another!" So do I...
    Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened - Anatole France

    If I knew that the world would end tomorrow, I would still plant apple trees today - Martin Luther King
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Jan 19, 4:18 PM
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    Pyxis
    It is not encouraging when after your second PIP assessment the assessor says "I hope have done it right so you don't need another!" So do I...
    Originally posted by Waves and Smiles
    Has it been done now, WaS?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 15th Jan 19, 10:44 PM
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    OK, it's official that I am in some sort of a time warp. How can it possibly be so long since I've been on this thread?

    deka - that does sound horrid. Keep safe in your lovely home, and don't let the !!!!!!s grind you down!

    elsien - yay for Gitdog! And for his owner, who has shown great perseverance in training him!

    dandy - you've got friends here! Would it help if we put a testimonial together saying how helpful and supportive you are on this thread? Just an idea.....

    And AO - it's lovely to hear from you! Do post occasionally and carry on getting better!
    Last edited by jobbingmusician; 16-01-2019 at 12:04 AM.
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    • Waves and Smiles
    • By Waves and Smiles 16th Jan 19, 1:00 AM
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    Love the Gitdog pics! He looks proud of himself!

    I hope it's all done now, Pyxis. The assessor told me there would be at least a 6 week before I hear the outcome but it seems to be out of my hands now. She seemed to suspect I have Bipolar as that is what all of her questions were pointing towards which was interesting. We shall see what happens next!
    Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened - Anatole France

    If I knew that the world would end tomorrow, I would still plant apple trees today - Martin Luther King
    • xXMessedUpXx
    • By xXMessedUpXx 16th Jan 19, 9:27 PM
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    I'm taking a bit of a break from the forums (and social media-i havent posted for a week on facebook and feel quite liberated )

    To summarise, 2 weeks agoi had a 4hr long panic attack that led to me spending an hour n the walk in center (massive thanks to the staff as they were so kind and understanding), saw doctor, ant depressend has been decreased, don;t feel as manic now...its more a manageable hypomania, if this doesn't work they might be adding another medication, no idea of any of that has sped up my mental health assessment but got a letter saying i was on the waiting list. Hopefully it comes through soon.

    I've realised (especially when im up) that i struggle with communication and boundaries and often say more about myself than i should online. It might partly be paranoia but i feel i need to scale it back a bit and take back some anonymity.

    I'll keeo checking in on you guys, but if im not posting this is why.
    "Life Is Like A Beautiful Melody Only The Lyrics Are Messed Up"
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    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 16th Jan 19, 9:30 PM
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    Well done MU, and welcome to the land of hummingbirds. Sounds like that is the right decision for you at the moment.

    And congratulations - a four hour panic attack must be horrendous, but it sounds as if you were able to use appropriate help very well, and come out the other side. Hopefully your meds will help stablise soon and life will improve xxx
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    • Waves and Smiles
    • By Waves and Smiles 17th Jan 19, 4:20 PM
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    Take care, MU. I will be thinking of you, you know where we are if you need us. xx
    Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened - Anatole France

    If I knew that the world would end tomorrow, I would still plant apple trees today - Martin Luther King
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 18th Jan 19, 10:15 AM
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    Morning My lovelies,


    Hugs and squishes and handshakes all round.


    Not been around much due to having a stinking cold. On the tail end but its still throwing in the odd surprise such as dizziness now. And stairs are my nemesis now. I know I am unfit but walking upstairs is puffing me out



    MU I think that social media is really bad for MH. People touting a perfect life. yeah pull the other one.


    After blocking on my phone the knob who messed up my MH has tracked down my face book profile And sent me a friends request. This man must be beyond stupid!!!!! I have declined and blocked him so my profile should no longer be able to be seen by him. He is the cause of 80% of my MH issues. Why oh why would I let him back in my life. I last saw him in may 2016!!!!!



    My biggest worry is that he will turn up on the door step. So from now on when someone knocks on the door I will look out the up stairs bedroom window to see who it is. And decide if to to answer it.


    Everyone take care


    Yours


    Calley x
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    If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try -Seth Godin
    • Amberkitten5
    • By Amberkitten5 22nd Jan 19, 11:12 PM
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