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"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'm not going to go into too much depth but it's another day and I feel no different to how I was yesterday.Today (after calling 111) I was asked to come into hospital but I chose not to because I knew how it would end. so, I compromised with a call from a doctor(I'm not sure which one).


    I was wondering if anyone has been in a similar position and had any ideas on what would happen next?
    Last edited by Salix alba; 08-04-2017, 02:15 PM. Reason: I'd like to clarify that I am physically fine, I'm home and I'm safe.

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    I started to feel better as the day progressed and after I saw my grade for my latest assignment I actually felt pleased with myself which was a first. Something minor like misspelling has shifted my mood again and I don't know why I've been so unstable, this is the worst that it's ever been.

    I've had no call so far (6 hours) but it's only just occurred to me that I might have given the nurse the wrong number, I was too distressed (bordering dissociative) to notice until now.
    Last edited by Salix alba; 11-08-2017, 02:54 PM.

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    • #3
      I hope you're feeling better today.? And it's nice to read you felt better! And that you actively rang someone when you felt like that
      Did you ever get that call?
      The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are

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      • #4
        Hey Notagain,

        Just wanted to check in with you to see how you were getting on. It sounds like the last few days have been particularly challenging, I'm really sorry to hear that.

        How are you doing today?

        - Mica

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Shaunie View Post
          I hope you're feeling better today.? And it's nice to read you felt better! And that you actively rang someone when you felt like that
          Did you ever get that call?

          Thank you I still haven't heard anything. I faintly remember her saying a number and asking if that was mine and I agreed because I could barely formulate a sentence let alone recite my own number to correct her because I was in hysterics.

          I doubt I'll hear anything, I don't even have a 5 in my number and a day has already passed which kinda sucks but since i'm feeling better it's not so bad.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by mica View Post
            Hey Notagain,

            Just wanted to check in with you to see how you were getting on. It sounds like the last few days have been particularly challenging, I'm really sorry to hear that.

            How are you doing today?

            - Mica


            I feel okay today, I feel like I'm holding it together to keep family from worrying.

            Underneath the feelings are still there.
            Last edited by Salix alba; 10-04-2017, 06:19 PM. Reason: Something just triggered me and I'm back to square one.

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            • #7
              I can't switch it off and I can't sleep because of it. I feel like things are crawling on me and I want to cut myself so bad. This time Is when I usually break and give into urges . I don't care anymore, I don't .

              I feel like such a failure and a bad daughter. I've broken out in spots and mums hiding food again and I'm gaining AGAIN. And every time food comes up I get defensive and we argue. She's worried that I'm putting so much toxins in my body and it was hard to hear.

              It feels intense and I've cried so much already . I don't care anymore I need a release. I've tried my absolute fucking hardest and I can't anymore. I can't .
              Last edited by Salix alba; 11-08-2017, 02:56 PM.

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              • #8
                Hey notagain,

                Can you ring them back if you are struggling and explain what happened? It sounds really difficult to feel that way. Did you manage to get through your urges last night? It sounds like you feel things are going downhill again, I remember you wrote that really positive thread about recovery and moving forwards, can you read your words again to try to regain some hope and motivation for recovery? I'm sure you already know the list of distractions but I'll post them again here just incase

                Thinking of you x

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                • #9
                  Thank you Jellyelephant

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                  • #10
                    I called again and It was suggested that I go to hospital, the last time I went to A&E nothing was done, they sent me home and I overdosed the next day.

                    I just don know what to do, I don't wan't to go to hospital and I don't wan't to go to the GP because I know how it goes. They send you home regardless and I'm not paying for transport just to come home again.

                    I feel like hurting myself and the urge to binge is intense.

                    I've tired to call F but she's not picking up, she hasn't picked up my calls in a long time.
                    I called NHS 111, they said to go to the GP or go to hospital.
                    I tried call Beat but it was out of hours.
                    I called the GP but now I'm unregistered because of Uni so the receptionist told me to come at 5 to fill in to a form or something

                    I'm so torn between reaching out and not, it's making impossible to do anything. I can't concentrate and my exams are soon and I've done nothing for almost an entire month.

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                    • #11
                      Hey notagain,

                      I understand what you mean - sometimes services that are supposed to help are just useless. You can see your home doctor if you fill in a temporary resident form - which I assume is what the receptionist was talking about. It sounds like you do want help deep down - its just hard feeling like you might be let down. If you go to hospital you can see the mental health team there too. Perhaps the doctors can put you in touch with crisis services? Or it may just help having someone to talk to about how low you are feeling?

                      I hope you can manage to reach out to someone as it sounds like you are really struggling.

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                      • #12
                        Also there is obviously helplines such as samaritans if you feel like it might help just to talk to someone

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                        • #13
                          They referred me to the mental health team. I didn't have a choice, it was either that or I get forced to be on medication with immediate effect in order to "stabilise my mood". I don't have bipolar, I'm not depressed and my apparent personality disorder isn't real and I know it isn't real and I've worked it all out.

                          Shit, I've just realised today exactly on this day a year ago I was discharged from the mental health services.


                          Jellyelephant Thank you, I needed to hear that today .
                          Last edited by Salix alba; 11-04-2017, 08:04 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Hey Notagain.

                            Just wanted to check in with your today to see how you're doing? Sending you positive vibes (and hugs if you'd like them )

                            - Mica

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                            • #15
                              I really hope you're feeling better today!
                              It sounds like you're really struggling
                              And it's so frustrating and upsetting to read how dissapioning the NHS can be but I hope that doesn't stop you from going to hospital or calling someone again. Even if it's just a place to go for safety. I hope the mental health team help you soon.
                              The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are

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