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by lol76
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Emotionally protecting myself from depressed boyfriend? (TW:Drugs)
Replies: 3
Views: 4167

Re: Emotionally protecting myself from depressed boyfriend? (TW:Drugs)

I certainly dont have all the answers but im glad it helped a bit...take care x
by lol76
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: New to this
Replies: 7
Views: 7039

Re: New to this

Hiya, I can relate to you both. Im lucky I have good family and friends but sometimes its hard to open up everytime Im struggling. I think you have to have suffered depression and anxiety to truly understand. I think peet support is an excellent coping mechanism :)
by lol76
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Thought I would give this forum a go
Replies: 9
Views: 7934

Re: Thought I would give this forum a go

I very much agree its finding what works for you. Sometimes walking and getting outside helps me but like Flossy said sometimes I just need to go to bed too. Whatever gets you through those dark, scary feelings can change depending on.the situation. Things that have helped me include quite a mix: wa...
by lol76
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Newbies Room
Topic: Looking for someone to talk to
Replies: 15
Views: 8192

Re: Looking for someone to talk to

Welcome to all newbies I hope you find some help and comfort on here. Sounds like we all suffer with pretty much same things depression and anxiety. I too have suffered since my teen years mainly but like some of you have posted mine too has got more severe in last couple of years. Lets all help and...
by lol76
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Family, Friends and Carers
Topic: Emotionally protecting myself from depressed boyfriend? (TW:Drugs)
Replies: 3
Views: 4167

Re: Emotionally protecting myself from depressed boyfriend? (TW:Drugs)

Hi Sorry to hear you are having such a tough time. I have to say you sound like a lovely, supportive partner and seem to talk a lot of sense, he is lucky to have you. Im afraid I dont have any experience of drugs but I do understand crippling depression and from that point I can understand the need ...
by lol76
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Safe Room
Topic: they say ask for help
Replies: 13
Views: 15116

Re: they say ask for help

Wow this is a fantastic idea! For quite some time now I have said I would benefit from somekind of support group where people can just drop in (a little bit like AA). I totally agree with you and think its a great way to heal and help each.other. When people can really empathise and support others I...
by lol76
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Mutual Support Group
Topic: Xmas disappointment
Replies: 16
Views: 14354

Re: Xmas disappointment

Hi Padmabell, good to hear from you. Im still kind of okay, up and down with this lockdown like every body else but not too bad thankfully. Although I do get panicky sometimes about where Im gonna end up job wise and if ill ever make it back into employment...its proving extremely challenging. Im so...
by lol76
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Safe Room
Topic: I am lonely
Replies: 3
Views: 5346

Re: I am lonely

I totally agree epitaph. Like you say its everybodies personal preference but sometimes its nice to hear how things are.
by lol76
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Safe Room
Topic: they say ask for help
Replies: 13
Views: 15116

Re: they say ask for help

Yeah you are right. Just coz people pay doesnt mean to say the therapy is any better, but it gets instant help rather than having to join the waiting game. I certainly cant afford to pay but thankfully my family are helping me out. Who knows if im doing the right thing but at least its keeping me sa...
by lol76
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Safe Room
Topic: they say ask for help
Replies: 13
Views: 15116

Re: they say ask for help

Hi verytired, I too have been asked that question after agreeing to partake in 2 years of intense psychoanalytical therapy. I was part of a group and I stuck it for about 15 months. During one session when I got extremely distressed and I was trying to question what exactly I was missing as I wasnt ...

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