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    Getting out and meeting others

    We have a mental health resource centre in town which hosts various groups; one which I attended until mid January was the social drop in which takes place each Friday evening. At that point I was very fragile and a couple of people there got too much for me and found unable to return. I wanted to get back but often I did not have the strength to do so.

    I also hold my anxiety support groups there twice a month and felt I had to attend these as I'd letting people down, but these became difficult as no doubt the venue became emotionally 'unsafe'.

    Recently I have becoming all too aware that all this isolation was too much for my own good, as I'm in great need of company and emotional support.

    The breakthrough came when I was able to get a co-facilitator to share the running of my own group which met this Wednesday, and so I had extra motivation to get there. As it turned out, it all went very well - she being a young psychologist rather than a sufferer which gives a bit of positivity to things.

    I should say at this point that I have been struggling for the past 10 days and this last Tuesday I felt really depressed all day with a total lack of energy. As luck would have it, the depression support group meets each Tuesday so went along to that, and again I found this very comforting. I did know two of the people there, but again this was run by a psychology postgraduate which was good.

    Last night was rather different though, as I went to the social drop in. We don't discuss issues there and people attending suffer from all sorts of mental problems. Horror of horrors, they have changed the format since I last went and now have more themed events. Last night, they showed a video (a psycho movie) which certainly didn't go down well with me as I found it rather unsocial with little chance to chat - and I watch very few films anyway.

    So, I have been out three evenings this week, which is as much as I've done over the past 2 or 3 months!
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    Re: Getting out and meeting others

    A very big well done there my old potato cake!

    I think to go out and do all that when you feel like poo deserves a big fat squeeze!

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    Re: Getting out and meeting others

    Hi Ray !


    Im so pleased to read about the success you have achieved this week! I know how hard it can be for you to attend the Social Groups, but you have realy worked hard this week to make the effort to go ! WELL DONE mate !

    Ray you have been such a great support to me, and you are a true friend, im real proud of you hun ! .



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    Smile Re: Getting out and meeting others

    Ray, that's a very inspirational post.

    Thank you and

    Very Well Done !!




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    Re: Getting out and meeting others

    Well done honey ..................... so proud of you

    keep up the good positive work

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    Re: Getting out and meeting others

    Ray,

    Good for you for going out when you didn't want to. I'm also amazed at the strength it must have taken to have stayed and watched a psycho movie as you don't like movies anyway and I can't imagine that type would have been enjoyable at all. A great success week for you indeed!!! So glad you are getting out.

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    Re: Getting out and meeting others

    Woohooo Ray good on ya so proud of you a big well done to you. xxx
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    Re: Getting out and meeting others

    Well done Ray - big acheivement.

    Stick at mate and you will get there.
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