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Charoite

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does anyone feel like getting away from it all by taking some kind of drug or another...i certainly do. I need a break from my head evry now and then to experience what its like to feel normal...if your like minded then add to this thread.

Jeni
 
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Dollit

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By taking some sort of drug I presume you don't mean medication. Perhaps we do need to escape from our heads now and then but taking substances that are not legal is not recommended and won't be condoned by this forum. If you want to talk about taking illegal substances as a means of escape I'm sure there are other forums that won't mind you talking about it but not here.
 
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waveydavey

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Hi Charlotte-forums and boundaries-whats needed is a mainly(has to be some minimal structure cos otherwise it won't work) unmoderated forum where it is entirely possible to discuss pretty much anything-and maybe whats needed is something that we can create between ourselves-don't spose the guys on this site would like that much cos it removes it from thier control-be interesting to see if they permit those who wish to take responsibitity for themselves to do so tho. You can mail me direct at xxxxxxxxx
 
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maudikie

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Escape

I think we ll would like to escape at some time inour lives. But taking illicit pills or alcohol does not constitue escape. The best way is t talk to someon about your difficulties or troubles, . Share them with us on the forum.:)
 
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greenman

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getting away

does anyone feel like getting away from it all by taking some kind of drug or another...i certainly do. I need a break from my head evry now and then to experience what its like to feel normal...if your like minded then add to this thread.

Jeni
Hi Charlotte

I dont know what your circumstances are but do you have a life and do you have hobbies? I know I suffer with mental health problems and it is easy to take the wide road and do what others do like drink and take drugs and involve themselves in porn, or whatever people do. But what about where you live? Do you have a big of ground, somewhere that you can turn into a garden? I took up gardening and it is very, very relaxing. It helps you get right back to nature. Just working with soil and seeds and planting give new life to a depressed mind. If you have a garden or an opportunity to work in a garden or patch of land why dont you give it a try. I know I did a few years ago and it has been of great benefit to me.
 
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greenman

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Hi Charlotte

I dont know what your circumstances are but do you have a life and do you have hobbies? I know I suffer with mental health problems and it is easy to take the wide road and do what others do like drink and take drugs and involve themselves in porn, or whatever people do. But what about where you live? Do you have a big of ground, somewhere that you can turn into a garden? I took up gardening and it is very, very relaxing. It helps you get right back to nature. Just working with soil and seeds and planting give new life to a depressed mind. If you have a garden or an opportunity to work in a garden or patch of land why dont you give it a try. I know I did a few years ago and it has been of great benefit to me.
Hi Charoite I got your name wrong - I didnt read it properly I thought it read Charlotte.
 
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maudikie

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Greenman.

I am a carer, but my son loves gardening and has plenty to do on a voluntary basis with family and friends who understand his condition. I think you got the name wrong, but it doesn't matter.:clap:
 
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Dollit

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We have a strong Parks network in Bristol - I'm a member of the parks forum (who lobby the Council about green space) and was at a parks group conference recently. Even though I'm not a member of a park group I'm lucky enough to be one of those people whose voice is respected and heard so I get to hear of some glorious ideas.

I recently took part in a tree planting day in a local which was the most amazing experience of my life. People came from 25 miles away to be there. I planted 3 trees out of the 50 that were done that day. We worked in groups and the groups just sort of happened. Fantastic day. I went home absolutely filthy but feeling glorious.

I think just being outside with a group of people all doing the same thing is a really unifying experience. No matter how you feel when you turn up you rapidly become part of the group and just for a few hours there is total peace and commitment. :)
 
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maudikie

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Dollit

Any chance of approaching the mental Health people and asking if some of the patients could joinin the tree planting. It would be most beneficial for them. Many are very isolated, and although they may not be able to do a full time job they do need occupation, and to be brought out of isolation. :)
 
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Dollit

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Tree planting doesn't happen very often - maybe once a year. They are public events - one of them was mentioned on BBC1 - so anyone can turn up and join in. Whilst no one from the community is excluded there is no policy of ensuring that certain groups to be included. The planting events are organised by the parks groups in conjunction with the City Council and tend to be publicised within the area that the park in particular serves.
 
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maudikie

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Dollit

If you have contacts, is ther a chance of getting a group going for ptients to occupy themselves. In Cornwall there was Pentreath Industries, never subscribed to by NHS or S,S. but funded by money willed. I closed for lack of funnds after the minimum wage was brought in. They taught a variety of things including I.T. and an art group who did their work at home was given access to the Tate St.Ives, for a weekly session in the education room, and had an exhibition of work. Sorry I can't do more myself but am now too ancient and decrepit!!
 
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Dollit

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I don't know what you think I do Maudikie but I'm not in a position to organize activities for patients. I think you've got the wrong end of the stick about me somehow!
 
singingdollydaydream

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Going back to the beginning of the thread, yes I like to get out of my head sometimes and I do that by sleeping alot. It`s not the best stategy but is certainly less harmful to myself and those around me than drink or drugs.

A member of my family has chosen to escape her problems through drugs and it has wrecked her life, her 2 beautiful daughters and has caused heart ache to all the family.

This has has happened in the last 2 years and is a current problem in my life now. Drugs and drink really do wreck lives, they are never a solution. I feel really angry now and you would too if you hasd just spent the last 2 years watching a loved family member turn from a beautiful , caring young woman into a skeletal, lying thief who puts her need for drugs ( escape ) before the needs of her 2 beautiful children. I am hurting so much over this.

I`m feeling tearful now so try and turn this into a positive. Can anyone relate to my experience and offer any help. I am a problem solver but this one`s got me beat. I love them girls so much but I don`t know what to do. Social services are not an option.:mad:
 
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Dollit

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I replied to your pm before I saw this. I'll send you a message in a minute. :hug:
 
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greenman

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choosing drugs!

Going back to the beginning of the thread, yes I like to get out of my head sometimes and I do that by sleeping alot. It`s not the best stategy but is certainly less harmful to myself and those around me than drink or drugs.

A member of my family has chosen to escape her problems through drugs and it has wrecked her life, her 2 beautiful daughters and has caused heart ache to all the family.

This has has happened in the last 2 years and is a current problem in my life now. Drugs and drink really do wreck lives, they are never a solution. I feel really angry now and you would too if you hasd just spent the last 2 years watching a loved family member turn from a beautiful , caring young woman into a skeletal, lying thief who puts her need for drugs ( escape ) before the needs of her 2 beautiful children. I am hurting so much over this.


I`m feeling tearful now so try and turn this into a positive. Can anyone relate to my experience and offer any help. I am a problem solver but this one`s got me beat. I love them girls so much but I don`t know what to do. Social services are not an option.:mad:
I think all you can do is pray and be there for your family member and her children. I have seen a family member get involved in drugs but IO have also seen that person turn her life around. She doesnt have her children but is now fighting for access to see them. Dont give up hope. Dont support the drug habit but like I said support the person and especially be there for those children, if you can. They need to know that somebody loves them.
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