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amillionyears Thu 11-Oct-12 19:18:23

I have ok'd this thread with MNHQ, and they are happy about it.
They suggested it is set up here, and link to it from the MH topic so this is what I am doing.

I am thinking it would be a nice thing to do,that if any persons on the MH board would like a prayer or prayers said for them,that they ask for a prayer to be said for them, either on the MH thread that they are on,or post directly onto the thread I am about to start on the Mental Health board.

amillionyears Wed 05-Dec-12 20:08:26

Catree, your post has been bothering me a lot since you wrote it.
I will pray for you.
When you say that other people have said that ss might be informed, is that because of stuff you have read on MN?

You clearly love your boys very much.
I pray that you get healing and the help that you need.

Catree Wed 05-Dec-12 21:41:03

Thank you amillion.

I have decided to go to the GP when I next have the car (Monday or Tuesday). I think I owe it to my boys to face the outcome whatever it is.

Yes, I read that SS have been informed by GPs of depression from other people on here. But I guess it depends on each situation.

Thank you for your prayers, I am finding prayer is the only thing that is keeping me going at the moment. It isn't helping yet, but He is the only one I can be honest with. And now you too, so thank you.

Hoophopes Wed 05-Dec-12 22:58:46

Hi - I know this is a prayer request and not a discussion board, but just want to say Catree that I have pnd (and other mental health issues) and my gp didn't contact social care due to that, nor the health visitor. Being honest and reaching out for help - if help is there - is seen as pro-active and that isn't an issue for social care I was told, when I was concerned about that. (sorry to but in just wanted to offer some encouragement if at all )

amillionyears Thu 06-Dec-12 10:19:34

I think that is a great post Hoophopes.

keekeeblue Fri 07-Dec-12 14:31:13

Praying for all anxiety sufferers that we have the strength to get through the difficult times and to accept the good times for what they are. It is OK to be happy, it is OK when things are going well.

thinking of my Nan especially today x

Catree Mon 10-Dec-12 12:35:21

I couldn't do it. I phoned GP but they said they would get a Dr to call me back as so busy, and if she thought it warranted an appt I would get one today.
And when she phoned I just chickened out. I couldn't bring myself to say it out loud and made up some rubbish about wanting to go on the pill and she just made me an appt with family planning nurse.
Please pray that I will have the courage to call again one day! I feel like that was my chance and I blew it. Been in tears for most of the day since. Too embarrassed to call back and say its something else.

Please pray. Feel desperate now, and scared. (dont know why scared, just am)

Kaykat Mon 10-Dec-12 14:19:11

So sorry to hear you are feeling sad. You were brave and took the first step, it doesn't matter what you said, you shouldn't have to explain anything to the receptionist.
You said you have the car tomorrow, why not have another go? Just ask for an appointment and say that you would rather not discuss the reason on the phone.
I myself have sat in front of the GP crying and unable to get any words out, they are used to it and sympathetic. I heard of someone in a similar situation who wrote a note in advance and passed it to the GP because she was too upset to speak the words.
I will continue to pray for courage for you.

amillionyears Mon 10-Dec-12 20:16:59

You are not the only one with this fear.
Yesterday I started a thread on this subject, because others on MN have been thinking the same.


Catree Mon 10-Dec-12 21:13:58

amillionyears, thanks a million! That has been like a breath of fresh air to read through. I know you didn't do that just for me, but the thought that my post might have in some way contributed to you starting that thread shows more care than I would ever imagine to receive on a webchat.

Thank you amillionyears. I feel like a small weight has been lifted!

amillionyears Mon 10-Dec-12 21:17:41

You are very welcome. smile

amillionyears Wed 19-Dec-12 12:14:34

Is there anyone who wants prayers, at what is a more than usual difficult time of year for some people to cope with.

amillionyears Wed 19-Dec-12 12:15:50

For those who might, but dont want to ask or post, I pray for peace for you.

jingleallthespringy Thu 20-Dec-12 17:26:55

I'll be brave then! I have a very shocking family situation and although I have tried every avenue to get professional support I have so far drawn a blank. The result is that I haven't been able to work for a year and have recently started ADs. Please pray that I have the courage to find work (I heard today that my benefits are being stopped as of 10 Dec. terrified!) and that I survive in the workplace. Please pray for a miracle in my family situation - because that's what it's going to take. Very serious situation. Thanks.

I'm praying for yous with anxiety/PND. I've had PND so know what you are facing.

jingleallthespringy Thu 20-Dec-12 17:37:58

re suggested it is set up here, and link to it from the MH topic

Can't find the link to the MH board (or vice versa)??

Great idea btw. I often read things I pray about and great to know we can all pray together smile

amillionyears Thu 20-Dec-12 20:32:57

Hi springy.
The link that I talked about was set up on the 25 November. But about 3 posters objected to it being on the MH board.
Not sure whether to put the link here. MNHQ and I had discussed it before and after. They said, that as it is now on the MH board, to leave it as it all stands. So there is just this bit on here now, which the 3 posters didnt have a problem with. If you are the posts from the thread on the MH board, on the 25th and 26th November, it will make what I have said a bit clearer. hth

I will pray for all the things you have mentioned. I am sorry that you have ongoing difficulties with your family, and those other problems too.
Sending flowers

jingleallthespringy Fri 21-Dec-12 19:05:20

I am here to report a rather quick answer to your prayers. The benefit agency have decided they made a mistake and all is reinstated - certainly later than expected, so it'll be a lean Christmas, but a huge relief (I barely slept last night with the fear of it) . Some very good things have come of it, one way and another: I'm a step closer to finding employment, for one.

Plus! my dad just appeared on my doorstep and I gave him/initiated a hug. This is huge in one way, not so huge in another - he is not the source of the terrible family thing but, shall we say, has hardly helped [understatement]. But all good, a small step.

Thank you for your prayers. It is great to give some positive feedback so quickly smile

amillionyears Fri 21-Dec-12 23:22:52

Brilliant. Wonderful!
Thank you God, and you have a Happy Christmas smile

Catree55 Mon 21-Jan-13 19:55:19

amillion I thought you might like an update.

I have been brave and saw a GP before Christmas, am now on antidepressants and seeing a counsellor. Everyone has been really supportive and understanding, and I am starting to feel a bit more like I can cope again.

Thank you for your prayers, I feel so strong now that I have admitted it. And I want you to know that your quiet support has helped as well. I will keep an eye on this thread and others, and be sure to pray for anyone who asks for it, as I have seen that it can be a help as it was to me. Thank you.

Hoophopes Mon 21-Jan-13 21:05:24

Hi - an update from me, also if that is ok amillion. I have deteriorated, which is not so good. After much debate not involving me, "someone" has been found to work with me. But isn't available for me to meet for 2 months. And then I don't know anything other than she only works one day a week, a short day at that, and it is a day I have to be in work. I cannot change my days of work due to the work I do. I work part-time, well will be going back after maternity leave in February. The only way I can see her, and not sure if I can see her yet as she not met with anyone to confirm it, is if I take half a day a week off work (due to where would have to go to her, the time of the appointment and then time to work. I think the only way to have this time off is to ask for a fit note from gp - which would then trigger Occupational Health, then gossip at work (that is what happened in my last job, sigh). She isn't able to see me until March anyway.

So - can only have counselling if I admit to work what is going on in personal life. Then when have next round of redundancies (due in May due to financial reasons) I will top target - I was targetted last year as on maternity leave, had email from top person asking me to consider reducing my hours more than I wanted to.

I cannot have medication yet, until seen a doctor who cannot fit me in until March, again a day I work - and no, dr will not see me any other day.

Really struggling to see any answers to prayer - am losing hope. Am struggling at being able to return to work, but can't cope being signed off either.

Sorry, mememe post. Haven't managed church for many weeks now, have no energy to get out of bed, dress, brush teeth - so trying to pretend am ok at church is one step too far.

Catree55 Mon 21-Jan-13 22:03:45

Hoophopes I am so sorry to hear that. I know I don't have as much faith as the others on this board, and am quite new to this praying thing, but I will pray for you.

Specifically that you will find someone who will help you, and that the days of counselling will be ones you are able to make.

Is there another Dr's surgery you can try? One that might see you sooner, and prescribe something in the meantime until you can talk with someone? It sounds like a horrible situation at work, of course you wouldn't want them to know about all this.

I have no advice, I'm sorry, but I hope and pray it all works out somehow for you. Take care of yourself.

Hoophopes Tue 22-Jan-13 09:13:05

I cannot even get a Dr's appointment - due to snow right now. My appointment was cancelled, as Dr's only seeing emergencies, which is not me. Interestingly all schools were open.

I have given up really now.

Twosugarsplease Thu 31-Jan-13 20:55:53

Yes please, this is a lovely gesture.
Waiting for dh's results (as are many on cancer support threads)
Thankyou x

luckywinner Mon 04-Feb-13 17:42:10

I am not sure I want to ask for a prayer but I think is a lovely idea, whether you have faith or not. Too many people don't think of others and their suffering and just by starting this thread you have done that already.

I suffer from severe depression and am also bipolar. I struggle to find people I feel comfortable to confide in. You are a lovely lot by starting this thread.

amillionyears Thu 21-Feb-13 14:12:53

Not exactly sure what to write here right now.
How are people doing?

amillionyears Thu 21-Feb-13 14:19:03

For those of you not wanting to read all of the thread, we are not just praying for those with Mental Health issues.

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