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I think I'm finally depressed 😰

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Ledkr Tue 04-Apr-17 07:31:56

I'm fifty and have had a pretty nice life so far but it's been peppered with bigife events.
Dv prem baby, cancer, ds kidney transplant,divorce etc etc I seem to be able to ride things out. I have a lovely family and my dh is amazing and very supportive.
However, recently my dd15 has been bullied relentlessly and I've finally taken her out of the school.
I have an idea of what I'm doing and we have a meeting later to discuss options for home ed and pre 16 college but we are so sad that this has happened. Dd is isolated, anxious and depressed. She is with me constantly and it's very draining.
So I think finally I've found my breaking point.
I'm so low, can barely function. I'm just going through the day and sinking into bed at night but then not sleeping terribly well.
I have a stressful pt job but I'm quite enjoying the distraction of work.
I know I need to get some help but not sure what.
Not even sure what I'm posting for, just needed to admit it I guess.

BlessThisMess Tue 04-Apr-17 07:53:21

I think we hurt more for our kids than for ourselves. It's so painful to see them suffering.

Your daughter will be fine - she has a great family, and HE is good for developing independent thought and maturity once she has recovered. Give her some time off just to heal. I HE my 15yo following anxiety and school refusal and it is just right for her.

Try and do everything you can to get a good night's sleep. That is key to withstanding stress. Essential oils, relaxation apps, gentle soothing music on all night, or whatever it is that will help your mind not start churning things over once you wake. Mindfulness meditation is very helpful.

I hope you see signs of recovery for both of you soon.

NolongerAnxiousCarer Tue 04-Apr-17 17:55:27

flowers that sounds tough. Supporting people with their mental health is very tough. Make some time just for you even if its as simple as a relaxing bath. If you need to, then see your GP too. Sometimes we need some extra support ourselves when we are supporting others.

Ledkr Tue 04-Apr-17 22:20:45

Thank you all x

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