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by motherofrage
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: contact ended
Replies: 9
Views: 1560

contact ended

This morning I emailed parents to tell them that I no longer want them to call me, that I will not visit them and do not want them to visit me. They failed to protect me from abuse and failed to support me afterwards. I spent about forty years being too frightened to try and talk to them about what ...
by motherofrage
Fri May 29, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Diversity Room
Topic: God
Replies: 48
Views: 28272

Re: God

I've considered myself to be an atheist for most of my life, and I wouldn't go anywhere near any evangelicals or other fundamentalists. However lately I've become really interested in the Quakers, or Friends. I've not yet summoned up the courage to attend a meeting, but I think I will, one day. What...
by motherofrage
Sat May 09, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: I think I need to keep my black dog
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: I think I need to keep my black dog

Hi Mark, and thank you so much for taking the time to write! I agree that breathing and relaxation are really, really helpful - the techniques you describe are similar to some of my favourite qui gong routines. I've thought about CBT, and I've talked to people who have tried it, and I'm very sure it...
by motherofrage
Fri May 08, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: I think I need to keep my black dog
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: I think I need to keep my black dog

Hi thank you so much for your responses! It's good to feel that I'm not alone, and not a freak for feeling the way I do. I think - hope, really - that I'm beginning to get better, I've been on citalopram for a couple of months now, and I'm going back to work full-time next week. I'm not feeling so o...
by motherofrage
Thu May 07, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: I think I need to keep my black dog
Replies: 8
Views: 968

I think I need to keep my black dog

Hi, Sane regularly posts messages on facebook about getting rid of your black dog, and somehow that never feels quite right to me. I don't mean that I enjoy being I'll, but I'm trying to get used to the idea that my anxiety and depression are part of who I am, and that there are strong (if not exact...
by motherofrage
Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: should I fight or take time out?
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: should I fight or take time out?

Hi acorn, thank you for your response. My GP has signed me off until Easter (anxiety with depression, stress and exhaustion - I was a bit shocked by that list, but actually that is pretty much how I feel), to be extended as necessay, and prescribed citalopram. My boss was fine about it, very kind, a...
by motherofrage
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: should I fight or take time out?
Replies: 3
Views: 356

should I fight or take time out?

I'm struggling with a lot of family crap at the moment, feeling in turn very angry, betrayed, abandonned, angry, confused, lonely - oh, and did I mention angry? I'm particularly anxious about a forthcoming family holiday, where I'll be expected to keep all those feelings under wraps to protect the o...
by motherofrage
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Information Exchange
Topic: Coming under psychiatry at a younger age-good or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Coming under psychiatry at a younger age-good or not?

Hi all, I've just read this thread because I've been thinking about this question a lot. I was abused when I was 8 or so, I was told to forget about it and not to talk about what happened, and certainly nobody seemed to care how I actually felt. I recently told my mother that they'd just left me com...
by motherofrage
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: not sure if I belong here
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: not sure if I belong here

You're right, acorn, I know you're right, it's just that I'm scared. I'm not sure why, in truth there isn't anything left for me to lose there, but somehow the the thought of all of them turning on me is really frightening!
by motherofrage
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: not sure if I belong here
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: not sure if I belong here

I think it might be going that way for me too. Because my parents didn't want me to talk about what had happened to me (because they couldn't cope with my distress), it became my dirty secret. Apart from my husband, only one friend knew about it, and she still lives in my home country, so I only see...

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