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  1. @Andrea17, welcome to AS. So very sorry for the trauma you endured. There are many supportive people here abouts to listen and support you. I'm glad you found us.
  2. Edgy, Triggery and cloudy-minded; I so want to sleep. Adjusted meds, too much going on and too much stimulus me thinks. :shrugs:

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    2. Painnbroken


      Sitting with you hon and safe hugs to you.  I hope you can get peace over the weekend 

    3. Juniperberry1900


      Thank you @LuthienTinuviel and @Painnbroken. I guess I was due for stuff to catch up with me today. 

    4. Painnbroken


      Understandable hon. Stinks that it does catch up and it leaves you feeling worse than you did before.  I'm sorry. 

  3. sad that someone who claims to care and be a 'friend' does not want to understand what its like to live with cPTSD and just dismisses it and my struggles. I think her discomfort is about her, not me. I think I'm better off not sharing much of me with her. I don't trust her as much as I used to now because of things she's said about how I should 'just get over it' or i 'should have dealt with whatever it is years ago' ... funny thing is, I did deal with it and was okay(-ish) for a long time, it just all came back with a vengeance and now I have to relearn to deal with it again.

    1. LuthienTinuviel


      another survivor said  to me that sometimes you think you dealt with it and it comes back because something may retrigger. this was concerning my ptsd before i was diagnosed with it in the hospital.

    2. Painnbroken


      I'm sorry hon. Sitting with you and safe hugs if okay

    3. limbodante


      It should be legal to respond to people telling you to get over it with breaking their leg and telling them to walk it off. makes my blood boil. sounds like youre a lot better off investing less in this acquaintence person you know slightly.

  4. Hi @Beth, and hi @limetree. So sorry for what brought you here. AS is a wonderfully supportive community. I hope it is helpful to you.
  5. I want my workplace back. I'm tired of feeling uncomfortable there, disassociating and not being able to concentrate. Its wearing me down and its only Monday. 

    1. Painnbroken


      Sitting with you hon and safest hugs to ya.  I'm sorry

  6. Hi Madison, I'm sorry you were raped. This is a wonderfully supportive site. I hope you find it useful. safe huggs. Juniper
  7. Recovering from pneumonia; not fun. Rather tired in multiple ways. Yet, peaceful for a change. 

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    2. Painnbroken


      I hope you feel better dear!  Being peaceful is a wonderful thing. Hugs to you 

    3. Juniperberry1900


      Thank you all. It feels so indulgent to take afternoon naps!

    4. LuthienTinuviel


      you need your rest to help your body get well :)

  8. Hi @Jane1847, welcome to AS. I'm sorry for what has brought you here. Now that you're here, I think you'll find a wonderfully supportive community. Please take care.
  9. Die miserably and horribly mofos.
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  11. 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 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 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.
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  13. Posting current resources - 21April2017 I hope these resources may help someone in my beautiful home province.
  14. I feel so drained. I'm just tired and really need something positive changes in my life. 

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    2. Hawkgirl


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

    3. 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


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

  15. @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.