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Post of The Month (August)

Meggles is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"my recent post and a comment from another user has made me realise that self care is so important.

I wanted to start a thread in the Health and Wellbeing section of the boards about self care.

Self care is provided by you, for you

I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment with different aspects of our own lives, and sometimes we get so lost in these we forget to take time for ourselves. This tread is, a Reminder to you to take time out for yourself during the difficult times.

down in the comments I would really love for people to share ideas and tips about self- care. to remind ourselves and others in the community.

My way of self care when i recognise ( or someone recognises i have neglected myself) is:

Take a walk and admire whats around me ( take as long as needed)
treat myself to a bath with a bathbomb and bubbles ( bubbles are important)
make a hot drink and just sit down with a film.

Please feel free to share your ideas!

The Mix have a guide to self-care which you can find here."
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  • I want to stay asleep. I want shock/ ECT therapy. I want to be sedated. I want to learn how to love myself
    I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future


    • I'm scared to leave hospital.
      [CENTER][COLOR="red"]Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.[/COLOR][/CENTER]

      [SIZE="2"]This smiley ":yum:" Is adorable, and now My smiley named George.


      • I've been here before.

        I don't know why my urges are being so pervasive. The only reason I have not self harmed is for everyone but myself and I wont get away with it here, M will get angry that I'm covering up and will piece 2 and 2 together. I so desperately want to cut myself it's draining having to say no.

        It's been months already and I don't want to go back onto medication again and I'm scared I will have to.


        • I honestly don't know what to do with myself.

          I feel overwhelmed and like a massive failure. No one is helping. services are not helping they are just making things worse and need to stop telling me to go to hospital because that's a waste of time in it's self either way and being sectioned wont do shit but keep you over medicated and imprisoned. Everything that's wrong with the system they treat the symptom and not the cause. No one listens.

          Don't tell me to go to hospital or use my skill. First listen to me and ask me whats wrong.


          • Sending hugs to everyone xx
            "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)


            • *hugs recieved*

              *also gives out hugs*

              "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so"- Hamlet


              • I can never seem to do or say anything right. Causing people to hate me and I don't know why. This time next week is my birthday, I feel like I'm going to be gone by then.. because in my mind that and drinking is all I can do right


                • Someone I went to school with has taken his own life... I just don't know what to say 😭


                  • I hate it here. Shouldn't be here Want to go home already 😭happened so fast wtf😭😭
                    I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future


                    • "Take drugs, will help" lol wtf fuck off with peer pressuring shit. All does is help me get in horrible situation s 😒😒😒
                      I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future


                      • Hugs to all who need them. You're doing brilliantly.

                        "Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed." - Mason Cooley


                        • I feel ashamed and embarrassed after seeing how shocked/upset my mum was when she saw me today.I want to get on top of things but it's hard.

                          I don't feel proud of at all because I don't want anyone to worry yet it's exactly what I've caused. I want to sleep but all I can think about is when I'm next going to engage in behaviours.
                          Last edited by Salix alba; 10-08-2017, 06:35 PM.


                          • My Auntie has just died
                            'Why are you trying to fit in be born to stand out'


                            • It's mid day and I can't even bring myself to get out of bed... Self harmed last night, I feel so hated and worthless.. I'm sorry


                              • Tired, irritable and a bit wobbly.

                                Today hasn't been too great and my moods not great either. I had a window just briefly where I was relatively good/happy and now I'm a little run down.I'm also worried because for a while now my counsellor has been peering more into my moods and how up and down I can be, that's just part of being borderline. I've only just accepted the my current diagnosis and I DO NOT want more. I'm scared that she might thinks that I have a mood disorder and I'm scared that it might be right.

                                I'm sorry if It feels like I've been posting a lot, I generally try to keep things to myself but It's a lot to deal with at the moment.
                                Last edited by Salix alba; 23-08-2017, 10:46 PM.


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