• Welcome! It’s great to see you. Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life.

    If you'd like to talk with people who know what it's like

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WritingMan

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Hi,

I've been in the mental health services in Milton Keynes for 2 years, I find the experience a revelation from being so isolated to actually being around other humans in a 'safe space'.

I find what I've gained the most is to actually be able to socialise with people, listening to what people say about mental health issues and about society, making comments, even a basic thing like this in the past I couldn't do in the past.

I would like to continue my writing articles for mental health services in Milton Keynes and gain something from that by being on the forum and listening, eventually write books and the rest !

:) :) :p :) :)
 
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:welcome: to the forum writingman - hope it helps you out

KS
 
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WritingMan

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Yes

Just relaxing thinking about tomorrow.

Am in contact with your voice, the rethink magazine, they said their interested in my experiences of being a artist, well I ve done some psychedelic pieces which I've actually toned down a bit now with darker colours and will write about the state I was in when I was doing these and say what I feel.


I've been given some advice by a community mental health worker, that I should mix general days up rather than concentrating to much on one thing and I want to focus on my hopes ... and dreams ...

:) :p :)
 
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Hi Writingman,

Welcome to the forum. I really hope you find it a friendly and supportive place. There are such a good group of members who are willing to offer help and advice.

Take care and keep posting.

J X
 
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Hi Writingman

I am new here too and I am enjoying it. Theres lots of experience and info and people who can empathise with how you feel.

Hope to see more posts soon

Spaceman:welcome:
 
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Welcome to you also Spaceman. I am glad you have found it a positive place so far. You're right there are some really supportive members who give great advice. I hope you find it helpful.

Take care of yourself.

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Thanks JO1760 for the welcome

Finding it good so far, still finding my feet.

Hoping to make some good friends, nice to have others who know a bit about what i am going through.


Speak soon no doubt

Spaceman
 
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prettywoman

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Im new too, and hoping to find friends who understand!! Ive shut myself off from alot of friends, just cant cope with their constant texting etc when Im down, and then telling me im stressing them out cos I havnt text back. Person who invented texting needs shooting...(i am joking-but you know what I mean.

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Welcome to you all. It's great to have you here.

I'm sure you will soon get to know your way around and get to know some of the people here. As has been said, there's a good bunch of people that offer loads of support and friendship.

Keep posting!
 
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Im new too, and hoping to find friends who understand!! :(
Hope your keeping good, well I'm wondering about myself, sometimes I can be so reserved and other times I'm outgoing, just trying to understand me !

I will be ok.
 
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:welcome: To all of you, this is like a safe haven.
 
Spaceman

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Im new too, and hoping to find friends who understand!! Ive shut myself off from alot of friends, just cant cope with their constant texting etc when Im down, and then telling me im stressing them out cos I havnt text back. Person who invented texting needs shooting...(i am joking-but you know what I mean.

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I know what you mean, I had a circle of friends from a course I did but not keen on having to tell them I am not coping well at the moment, I don't know they would understand and if I did tell them I am worried that they will treat me different or treat me like an invalid. I am depressed not dying. That is probably my stuff but easier to keep my distance.

You take care

Spaceman
 
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prettywoman

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I know what you mean, I had a circle of friends from a course I did but not keen on having to tell them I am not coping well at the moment, I don't know they would understand and if I did tell them I am worried that they will treat me different or treat me like an invalid. I am depressed not dying. That is probably my stuff but easier to keep my distance.

You take care

Spaceman

I often find it easier to be around people who dont know me so well, I guess Im able to put on a front that they are not able to read differently, good friends can, and for some strange reason that makes it harder to be with them. On a positive note, ive been to the gym and booked a one to one session sunday to set my own aims/goals....exercise is supposed to be good!!! I'll keep you posted....if i can walk to the pc after!!! ;)
 
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Hope your keeping good, well I'm wondering about myself, sometimes I can be so reserved and other times I'm outgoing, just trying to understand me !

I will be ok.
Yes you will be ok, we have to be ok! Whats the alternative? Ive nearly been there, and its not a great place to be. I think we can be too hard on ourselves sometimes, expect too much from ourselves...

Im the same as you, at times Im funny, loud then other times I cant bring myself to answer the telephone. I shut myself away from family/friends when I probably need them even more.

Nothing more difficult to understand than the human brain, so complex and so cruel at times...guess we have to love ourselves for who we are, not what others want us to conform to. I just want to start to enjoy life.....heading towards the big 40!!! and life is to short.

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I often find it easier to be around people who dont know me so well, I guess Im able to put on a front that they are not able to read differently, good friends can, and for some strange reason that makes it harder to be with them. On a positive note, ive been to the gym and booked a one to one session sunday to set my own aims/goals....exercise is supposed to be good!!! I'll keep you posted....if i can walk to the pc after!!! ;)

Good luck with the Gym
 
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