Juniperberry1900

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  1. I want to find motivation, Churchill's famous speech comes to mind. So, I will try it:

    I shall go on to the end. I shall fight in [the here and now], I shall fight on the seas and oceans, I shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, I  shall defend [myself], whatever the cost may be. I shall fight on the beaches, I shall fight on the landing grounds, I shall fight in the fields and in the streets, I shall fight in the hills; I shall never surrender,

    The bits in [ ] were replaced with words the fit for my use and I replaced 'we' with 'I'. 

    I will learn to fight for my life and never surrender to any abuser ever again. 

  2. COMMUNITY-BASED COUNSELLING AGENCIES- Sliding-scale fees The organizations below are non-profit. Counselling fees are geared to income / sliding scale. This means that the fees are adjusted based on the client’s income level – the less you make, the less you pay per session. Usually there is a waiting period to get in for the first appointment. On average, it can take one to two months for first session. Please call each organization to ask about fees and wait times – they often vary from one organization to the next. FAMILY LIFE BUREAU PASTORAL CENTRE 200 MILITARY ROAD P.O. BOX 1363 ST. JOHN'S, NL , A1C 5N5 (709) 579-0168 http://rcsj.org Counselling Professional Counselling Services: individual, couple, family and group counselling. services are rooted in "pastoral counselling", which is healing the mind, spirit and relationships through the wisdom of behavioural sciences and spiritual values. PRIVATE COUNSELLING / SOCIAL WORKER ASSOCIATIONS - NEWFOUNDLAND Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association http://www.ccpa-accp.ca/en/ Search for a counselor using “Find a Canadian Certified Counsellor” on website.
  3. SUPPORT GROUP Consumers’ Health Awareness Network Newfoundland And Labrador (CHANNAL) 284 Lemarchant Rd St. John’s, NL A1E 1R2 (709) 753-2560 Toll Free 1-855- 753-2560 http://channal.ca/ Consumers’ Health Awareness Network Newfoundland and Labrador (CHANNAL) is the only consumer-led mental health organization in the province. They are a provincial non-profit organization that exists to build and strengthen a self-help network among individuals who live with mental health issues. CHANNAL’s aim is to combat isolation for those living with mental illness, to provide a forum for mental health consumers’ concerns, to educate the public on issues relevant to mental health consumers and to offer advocacy, social and emotional support to mental health consumers. Offer peer support groups at this location and provides peer support services across Newfoundland. Eligibility: open for anyone Fees: Free Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Main Office 18A-18B UB Waterford Hospital Waterford Bridge Road St. John’s A1B 1X0 (709) 777-3335 http://www.ssnl.org/ Offer a variety of programs including consumer and family supports. Strengthening Families Together program: The program covers various topics such as, What is Mental Illness, causes, diagnosis, treatments and addiction issues, understanding the mental Health System. This program is offered as a 10 session service. The Iris Group is a monthly support group for consumers and family members. Meetings are usually scheduled once a month, and normally have a guest speaker chosen by the participants. If you would like more information on an existing support group contact the office.
  4. MENTAL HEALTH – ST. JOHN’S 24 hour Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line (709)-737-4668 1-888-737-4668 If you are in distress, please call the 24-hour Crisis Distress Line: Provides emotional support to individuals struggling with life’s challenges and crisis situations 24 hours per day. This is a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental service to those in crisis. EASTERN HEALTH REGIONAL AUTHORITY – MENTAL HEALTH Health Sciences Centre - General Hospital 300 Prince Phillip Drive St. John's, NL A1B 3V6 (709) 777-6300 or Waterford Hospital 306 Waterford Bridge Road St. John's, NL A1E 4J8 (709) 777-3300 http://www.easternhealth.ca/Default.aspx Services include: Acute Inpatient Services Community Mental Health Support Services Seniors Mental Health Case Management Early Psychosis Programs Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) Trauma Program (This program offers a range of individual and group therapies to male and female survivors of child sexual abuse and to males who have a history of violent behaviour in their family who have a mental illness or addiction) Mental Health Promotion/Prevention Supportive Housing Eligibility: for adult is 18 years old and up with mental health concerns. Children and youth from 0-18 years old canadian mental health association Newfoundland and Labrador Division 70 The Boulevard, 1st Floor St. John's, NL A1A 1K2 (709) 753-8550 1-877-753-8550 Toll Free http://cmhanl.ca/ The Canadian Mental Health Association, Newfoundland and Labrador Division (CMHA-NL), is a voluntary, non-profit, charitable organization established to promote a better understanding of mental health and mental illness in the province. Provides access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.
  5. Posting current resources - 21April2017 I hope these resources may help someone in my beautiful home province.
  6. I feel so drained. I'm just tired and really need something positive changes in my life. 

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    2. Hawkgirl

      Hawkgirl

      Sending safe hugs and sitting with you :hug::candle:

    3. Juniperberry1900

      Juniperberry1900

      Thank you all so very much. The weight I've been carrying on my chest and mind is simply too much for me right now. 

      I really appreciate your support. People here have helped me in ways I cannot explain, or have not. You get it, what it's like to live under this ugly cloud.   Kind regards. 

    4. Ian37

      Ian37

      Sometimes, the most is said with what's least. Please take care of yourself during this trying time.

  7. @Rebs so glad you found AS, its is a wonderfully supportive community and site. You are not alone, and people here just 'get it'. Its wonderful. Take care.
  8. ...wishing you a steady path on your healing journey.
  9. Hi Speedy, I'm sorry for what brought you here to AS, but glad you found it. Its a wonderfully supportive community. You can explore the forums, post questions or thoughts, read other's posts and comments, tell your story, swing by the chat, just do whatever you need to find the support you need and know you are not alone. juniperberry
  10. hi I''m not sure yet, welcome to AS, its a great, supportive place.....sorry you have reason to find this place though ! take care....
  11. Hi Jennmatters, Welcome. You've come to a safe place. I'm sorry you're dealing with severe PTSD. You did good in your first post. Feel free to share as much or as little as makes you comfortable. Juniperberrry
  12. I am so sorry this happened to you. you did NOT deserve this, nobody did. You did nothing wrong; you were just a little girl who had creeps for family members. Please do not blame yourself. I cannot see the face of the abuser. I'm not strong enough. I too hope he is suffering in some way (and sometimes feel bad about that, just sometimes). take care, berry
  13. Hi empty, So sorry to hear you're struggling. It hurts to feel invisible or that your pain is invisible to others. Though home may present challenges, it often feels comfortably familiar - the people, the place, the routines. It can he hard to enter these familiar spaces but with a new/different role or perspective. I know I find it challenging. You posted initially on Sunday and it is Wednesday, so I'm not sure if you've been there and back yet. Regardless, I hope it goes well. Please take care of yourself. Betty
  14. Hi thosekittenstho, welcome. this is a very supportive environment. sometimes a post can be as much as 'I hear you'. ...it does get easier over time.
  15. Hi rag doll, you've come to a safe, supportive place. Sorry for whatever it is that brings you here. JuniperBerry