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Sarah

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My boyfriend of two years just joined this forum and I am unspeakably proud of him for taking such a positive and proactive step in his recovery. I am sarah, his carer and am just here hoping get some advice on how I can try to support and help him when he is down. I thinking that for us both (but mainly him) this forum might mean we just feel less isolated and alone which is sometimes the scariest thing of all.

He doesn't have a formal diagnosis yet but thinks that all the signs are pointing to schizophrenia - if it turns out to be that, I'll learn how to spell it properly then - or PTSD. He is, as of this weekend, having severe desires to hurt himself but is controlling them as best he can, and this forum seems to have done the trick for which I am truly greatful.

I hope to be back soon and speak to all of you.
Best Wishes,
Sarah
 
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Welcome Sarah and if you want our opinions or help all you have to do is ask and you'll get it. I'm glad you both got here. This place has a little bit of a magical feel, it's very special and you're more than welcome to join us.
 
Libra1

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Hi Sarah and :welcome: to MHF :) Hope you soon make many new friends here :hug:
 
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Hi Sarah and welcome to the forum. Im sure there will be plenty of people to give advice to you.

xx
 
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My boyfriend of two years just joined this forum and I am unspeakably proud of him for taking such a positive and proactive step in his recovery. I am sarah, his carer and am just here hoping get some advice on how I can try to support and help him when he is down. I thinking that for us both (but mainly him) this forum might mean we just feel less isolated and alone which is sometimes the scariest thing of all.

He doesn't have a formal diagnosis yet but thinks that all the signs are pointing to schizophrenia - if it turns out to be that, I'll learn how to spell it properly then - or PTSD. He is, as of this weekend, having severe desires to hurt himself but is controlling them as best he can, and this forum seems to have done the trick for which I am truly greatful.

I hope to be back soon and speak to all of you.
Best Wishes,
Sarah

Hello and :welcome: Sarah :flowers:
 
Sarah

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Thanks guys, we're having a pretty bad weekend, I have been violently ill and am just getting better and now have managed to give it to Drew which is very considerate of me. I think I'll have to pop over to Tesco and get some medicine so will have to check out the rest of the forum later on!
 
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Hello Sarah, and :welcome:
 
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Well done you...

Well done for your support and welcome. I'm sure you'll find the friendship and support that you need.

Just a thought - with your significant other and his desire to self harm - I have a history of SH - I do it/ did it to relieve emotional pain. I was given a top tip in the past couple of months - When I feel the desire to SH I get myself a handful of ice cubes - the 'hit' isn't as quick but it seems to do the job for me.

Cheers

Chris
 
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Hi Sarah and welcome to the forum. Just to say that I've got a lot out of the forum in the short time that I've been a member and hope that you and your boyfriend also benefit - it is realy useful to have somewhere you can come to - even if it's just for a browse of the latest posts but of course it's also great to get feedback on posts from people who share similar issues. Good luck and if you can enjoy - we can be fun here too!
 
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