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A brave new year

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sensesworkingovertime Mon 31-Dec-12 17:34:03

Thanks all for the words of support. DD is better than she used to be at school for making friends, but doesn't seem to connect with anyone special. She gets on pretty well with her older brother so I guess I should be thankful for that!

I don't think these dark rainy days we've had help anyones mood, I don't mind once it's dark but in the day time a bit of sunshine would be nice!

Hope you all have a very nice evening/night.

natsyloo Sun 30-Dec-12 21:56:38

Thanks for your replies - and joyful, I love the images conjured up by your name.

I too had a pretty awful experience of PND after the arrival of my DS and MN was a crucial part of my support system. I couldn't believe how amazing, heartfelt and empathetic people were and it stopped me feeling like such a loon. Although I still have wibbles here and there with anxiety and depression I am a thousand times better than I was and have since set up a support group for parents with PND which is going from strength to strength.

Senses - really sorry to hear your 10 yo DD feels lonely - I hope it passes and she makes some new friends soon. It's so hard not to constantly worry about our LOs isn't it.

Thanks again and all the best.

blush Thank you! It makes me smile too (not as much as actually jumping in puddles but enough!).

I think anything that worries you or makes you sad can be a problem, especially if you're heading for a blip anyway. Can you arrange some outings with school friends or visits to each other's houses?

sensesworkingovertime Sun 30-Dec-12 18:47:22

Joyful, what a brilliant 'name' you've got, it makes me smile. i just think it's great to hear about all the support people can get on here, it's really uplifting. I was feeling upset earlier when my 10 year DD said she felt lonely (there are no children around where we live for her to play with) and it this is a constant cause of saddness to me but I know I can come on MN and find some support. It might seem like a minor problem to some that are on here, sorry, but it does really affect my state of mind.

What a lovely post! I've had so much help and support from Mumsnet over the past few years - I wouldn't have survived my first bout of PND if it hadn't been for MNers. It is such a help to be able to be honest about how I'm feeling and know that others will understand and empathise.

One of my New Year resolutions is to be more open and honest with people about my MH issues, to try not to be ashamed of them. I wouldn't be able to even consider that if it wasn't for the support I have here.

Thank you all, you're wonderful. thanks

sensesworkingovertime Sun 30-Dec-12 18:36:42

I'm glad you find comfort and help here Natsy, that's what it should be about. I hope 2013 is a good year for you. Take care friend.

natsyloo Sun 30-Dec-12 08:07:12

When you're heading to the end of one year and the beginning of another it can get a bit overwhelming. It's hard to think about time in 'year long' chunks.

I know everyone has a different story to tell on here but there are things we share. Mostly we all experience some degree of fear and loneliness...I guess it's what draws us to share our innermost thoughts and feelings.

I also think there is real comfort in knowing that the fact we share these things means we're not alone. No matter how debilitating our situation, there is always someone to reach out to.

In my consideration of the new year, I am going to face 2013 bravely, conscious that there probably will be ups and downs (many of us are familiar with blipville right?) but there are also things that can really help. Like remembering it will pass when you're in the thick of the storm, knowing that there is a powerful network of supportive, reassuring help at hand and trying to be a little kinder to myself.

On that note I just wanted to send a little note of gratitude in return for all the times I've asked for help and never failed to be reassured by lovely, restorative messages. I can't tell you how much it helps and how wonderful you all are. Go bravely into 2013 and remember we're in this together.

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