23-06-2019 04:26 PM
Hi. I am here to support my son through bouts of severe depression without getting overwhelmed my self.
I sing in a choir, I obsessively check facebook to see if my son is logged on and therefore alive. I crack inappropriate jokes with my best friends.
23-06-2019 09:38 PM
Just trying to figure out this forum atm. How do I create a post?
24-06-2019 07:57 PM
Hey @ComplexityQueen, looks like you've got the hang of posting! If you want to tag people into a post just use the @ symbol and start typing their name.
27-06-2019 02:29 PM
Hi I’ve just been on a wild ride with a daughter who was admitted involuntary under the MHA and diagnosed with psychosis. I joined this forum as I got the leaflet for arafmi from the hospital and rang today on the 24 hr line which was helpful. I’m taking one day at a time, but am realising what’s important in life and how as a mum you never stop being one even when you have adult children. I’m looking forward to hearing how others cope and what they have found helpful as I don’t live in the same town as my children and feel very anxious as I’ll need to leave soon. I’m still working part time have a wonderful caring husband love crafts and play music.
04-07-2019 05:03 PM
I’m wishing and hoping to connect with people travelling the same journey as me.
I am supporting my sister through her journey of anxiety and depression.
3 things about me, I love the outdoors, I love the ocean and I love travelling.
04-07-2019 05:51 PM
@Stefee if you have not seen it, there is a thread where others who care for their adult children chat.
@Anne5 whilst I primarily care for my husband, my sister has depression and at present support her "long distance" as she lives interstate.
There are some social threads where we chat with those who understand about various interest that we have, which helps us in the "self care" department so that we do not get overwhelmed with what is happening with our loved ones.
04-07-2019 09:21 PM
Thanks Darcy for the welcome.
Your situation with your sister is the same as mine. I’m up north of the country and she is down south, I’m supporting her from afar.
However, I am heading down to her soon to help her try and settle back into some sort of normal life as she has been in a program for 3 weeks.
She had an attempt, which is why she is in this program. Dealing with this from so far away was awfully tricky..I learnt a lot in a very short space of time..CAT assessments..fast track at hospital etc
I’m super concerned with what this will look like for her after I leave to rejoin my family.
This is a whole new world for me..as her attempt and consequence diagnosis came unexpectedly.
Im hoping that speaking with other people that are going through a similar situation will give me some guidance.
Thanks for the welcome. I’m so happy I found this forum and very glad to be here.
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