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blackdog

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Just to introduce myself let me say that I have sufferred from depression for around 13 years at present I am taking 225mg of Venlafaxine per day and started group psychotherapy five weeks ago. I still get very low and find some aspects of day-to-day life difficult to cope with at times. I work for the NHS and my biggest worry is losing my job because of sick time, I have only had about 35 days off sick in the past year, mostly certificated, but the sickness management policy is quite confrontational and draconian which linked to a lack of understanding of depression makes life difficult.

Anyway thats the bad stuff. The good stuff is that I have a supportive, but long sufferring wife and two good sons.

Also I'm glad to find this site where, hopefully, I can swap information and support.
 
rollinat

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:welcome: Blackdog - I think this forum is great and hope you will enjoy it too.

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Welcome Blackdog, glad to have you here. :):welcome:
 
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:welcome: to MH forum blackdog. I hope you enjoy making friends here, it's a great place and there's a great crowd of lovely people here :hug::D
 
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Hi Blackdog - you couldn't have found a better place, this is the most magical place :welcome:
 
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Hi blackdog and :welcome: to MHF, do join in the forums when you are ready and have some light hearted fun too. :hug:
 
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Just to introduce myself let me say that I have sufferred from depression for around 13 years at present I am taking 225mg of Venlafaxine per day and started group psychotherapy five weeks ago. I still get very low and find some aspects of day-to-day life difficult to cope with at times. I work for the NHS and my biggest worry is losing my job because of sick time, I have only had about 35 days off sick in the past year, mostly certificated, but the sickness management policy is quite confrontational and draconian which linked to a lack of understanding of depression makes life difficult.

Anyway thats the bad stuff. The good stuff is that I have a supportive, but long sufferring wife and two good sons.

Also I'm glad to find this site where, hopefully, I can swap information and support.

Hello and :welcome:
 
nickh

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Hi and :welcome: blackdog.

How sad (and appalling) it is to hear that the NHS is such a bad employer in this respect.

Nick.
 
blackdog

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Thanks for the welcome guys.(y)
 
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