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by lobster
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Safe Room
Topic: Sleeping as a coping mechanism
Replies: 3
Views: 3323

Sleeping as a coping mechanism

Hello When everything gets too much for me I sleep. It helps me cope. My family has excluded me from a family break. They know I am unable to have a break on my own due to my MH. I don’t have anyone I can go away with. I don’t think it unreasonable to feel shut out and not listened to by them. Atm I...
by lobster
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: On the edge
Replies: 5
Views: 2866

Re: On the edge

Hello there
by lobster
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Think I need to get this sorted
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Think I need to get this sorted

Um, ok, I have been living with the effects of an invisible brain injury for many decades now. I had a brain haemorrhage in my teens, then surgery. I woke up with a massive headache one morning, my Mum went out shopping, and I collapsed while she was out. The only person in was my sister who found m...
by lobster
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Alone - support appreciated
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Alone - support appreciated

Hi Lu

Thanks for your reply.
I know it is logical for me to have a support worker but atm I just feel sad about it which is a bit stupid as I can't change my situation.

It's nice to know some-one else has had one.


Lobster :(
by lobster
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Alone - support appreciated
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Alone - support appreciated

Hi, I have a support worker because of circumstances. I am the only person I know who has a support worker. This can really get me down and confused. I have an acquired brain injury and depression. The effects of my brain injury are invisible - ie to do with mood and complex brain stuff. I know a fe...
by lobster
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Having difficulty counting my blessings
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Re: Having difficulty counting my blessings

Thanks both for your replies, it means alot to me. Am feeling more positive now. I hope you are doing ok. January is a difficult month.

I went to the gym to get the endorphins going and did two classes which really helped.
by lobster
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Having difficulty counting my blessings
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Having difficulty counting my blessings

I know I am lucky in many respects, ie there is a roof over my head and I have food on the table and clothes to wear. But I also feel empty. Alot of stuff I have is stuff I don't want. I am on anti-depressants and am unable to hold down a job as I have an acquired brain injury which, on a bad day, m...
by lobster
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Upset
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Re: Upset

Hi Chris, Thanks for your words of encouragement. It was very kind of you. Sorry to hear about your experience with your brothers response to your granddaughters name. I'm sure it's a lovely name. I am feeling a bit stronger now and was able to spend time with family last night. (They have travelled...
by lobster
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Upset
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Upset

I have depression. I also have a support worker. My support worker drove me to the family house as we had family visiting who I hadn't seen in years. My sister had bought X flowers, cooked lunch and then cooked supper. This is because the family member is in a wheelchair and going out for meals woul...
by lobster
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Melt down
Replies: 0
Views: 772

Melt down

Not good. Have depression, plus brain injury. Live alone. Few friends. One support worker. Find it hard being with married couples who have kids, pets, careers and are planning holidays abroad. Was with married couple (normal, healthy i.e. alien) today. Managed to go for a walk this evening. Asked a...

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