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Banishing the winter blues, warming each other up in The Village

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LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Fri 20-Dec-13 21:52:55

Err, we need a new thread guys - I know this is Vicar's job so i hope you like the name.

This thread is a support group for those with mental health issues and generally feeling crap, some of us are on medication, some of us have help.

So come on in, grab a stool at the pub, the fires warm and the welcome is warmer - stay a while or move right on in!

All welcome

Ha! im not very good at this!

Yay!

I'm first in and closest to the log fire...even though I feel like an imposter and stranger these days.

But I've finished teaching practice. Just got my essay to do...but that will wait until the kids go back to school.

LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Fri 20-Dec-13 23:43:15

Enjoy the break Ed you deserve it! Am starting my annual christmas panic - not got enough presents for DD (i have) not got the right food (well we have no food but have ordered three bird roast that my mum will pay for - which is just as well - obscene!). DP still not finished work, he is on his knees and i feel so sorry for him.

I've put in a couple of job applications this evening - go me smile One would be ideal for me while I do my training courses. 3 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Allows lots of time for placements and college.

Still a bit gutted I'm missing seeing Vicky Ogden at our ice rink though sad

DumDum32 Sat 21-Dec-13 09:08:10

Just a quickie for Marking my place....waves to all fwink

hoochymama1 Sat 21-Dec-13 10:51:42

Thanks Lem for starting another thread fsmile, <puts another log on the fire>

Trying not to panic about Christmas, good enough is good enough fhmm

Hope the tablets are ok for you Snowy, give them a chance, they might be good. I took yr advice re chores, much better!
Daughters future in laws are coming round to meet us at 12 fshock
Sooo encouraging to read about your stuff Ed, you too Lollipop fgrin
(((everyone)))

wetwetwetfan Sat 21-Dec-13 11:15:59

Bags the comfy chair near the window.... smile

Well done Ed... for not giving up.

Christmas? Already? Oh dear... better go shopping. sad

DumDum32 Sat 21-Dec-13 12:02:24

Good luck Hoochy & snowy

Oh forget Christmas this year we ain't doing anything!

ed & lollipop inspiring stuff guys keep it up fsmile (my only offering for Xmas this year)

Today had been ok. Had a much needed shower with the carer & meds seem to be working. One day at a time for me & many put there I'm sure so (((big hugs))) to all xxx

Good thing I didn't go and see Dancing on Ice lady - my hairdresser will be here at 1pm.

2 hours early. I'm glad - if she'd been late, meaning I could've gone, I'd have been so annoyed!

DumDum32 Sat 21-Dec-13 12:28:34

Hmmm lollipop - hairdressers sounds fab idea fsmile
I'm Sure ur looking fabulous!!!

SnowyMouse England Sat 21-Dec-13 13:27:25

Thanks LEM I'm not liking the citalopram.

LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Sat 21-Dec-13 13:31:54

It is rubbish when you start on it Snowy, can you ask for some diazepam? they gave me it for a week when i first started or i would have been on the ceiling.

Queenofknickers Sat 21-Dec-13 13:32:09

Hello everyone please can I come back to the village? I've been struggling in denial for a few months with "if I just try harder I will not be ill" hmm So that didn't work and walked into GP who was v nice and called my psychiatrist who has sent me to bed with diazepam 6 times a day to keep me out of hospital for Xmas. DH being wonderful so I am v lucky. Love and light to all of you x

SnowyMouse England Sat 21-Dec-13 13:53:36

Everyone is welcome Queenofknickers It's making me very sleepy LEM I might take it at night instead. I can't have a lie down until after my carers have been sad

I'm glad that you are getting support Queenofknickers, sounds lovely.

VampireRabbit Sat 21-Dec-13 13:58:20

Hi, I'm new. I have GAD and depression.

I have a new counsellor who I really don't get on with and I end up worrying about and dreading the sessions. I'm not sure how I can ask for a different counsellor? She's lovely but it is just making my life a whole lot worse (five sessions so far with her).

SnowyMouse England Sat 21-Dec-13 14:21:45

Welcome VampireRabbit I'm not sure who you would ask, would it be too awkward to ask your current one?

LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Sat 21-Dec-13 14:31:37

Vampire - welcome, don't worry you can ask for a new counsellor, some work some don't ive had a few now blush two were brilliant, two not so much. They wont take it personally. Sometimes counselling can be tough though so it could just be you are visiting areas that cause you stress - have a chat with her, im sure she will be fine wiht it.

hoochymama1 Sat 21-Dec-13 15:30:07

Hello VampireRabbit yes, ask, sometimes for whatever reason, we don't hit it off with counsellors, nothing personal, just change..?

QueenofKnickers welcome, you were on another thread, exam one I think, and your posts helped me through a tough time...fsmile take it easy, sleep lots, and post how you feel, you'll get through.

Hope your ok, snowy((())) bloody meds fhmm

Dd's future PiL were fine, I got through it, feel sad and a bit lonely now, don't know why..Dh gone to work fsad

Queenofknickers Sat 21-Dec-13 15:59:16

Thanks for making me feel welcome everyone smile
Sending you all big hugs

SnowyMouse England Sat 21-Dec-13 16:48:59

Thanks hoochy I do feel rough sad

DumDum32 Sat 21-Dec-13 16:59:13

Hi all,

Welcome to new comers queenofknickers & vampire rabbit

hoochy don't feel lonely were all here fgrin

I've manage to catch a nasty cold so am feeling rough now fsad

snowy meds will settle down - can sometime take weeks as u already know I'm sure. But these weeks can b tough sp take it a day at a time fsmile

Looks like I'm gonna b sneezing a lot tonight fsad

DumDum32 Sat 21-Dec-13 17:00:55

Oh cake & brew for all just because I'm having some fgrin fgrin fgrin

VampireRabbit Sat 21-Dec-13 17:31:49

thanks for the advice.

NancysGarden Sat 21-Dec-13 17:41:26

Hello ladies xx

SnowyMouse England Sat 21-Dec-13 18:31:16

Thanks DumDum32, I will try to. I'm thinking of putting it off until after Christmas.

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