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Topic: Coping mechanisms

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. Nettyp
    Nettyp avatar
    1 posts
    7 April 2021
    Im at a stand still and breaking.

    My kids 8 and 4 are the love of my life.
    They are with docs due to my incarceration caused by mental health.
    If raised them on my own since birth. Its breaking me, im crying all the time as not seeing them as often as i should be.
    Phone call time also disrupted.

    Iv made contact with my daughters father after 4 years, to me he is my soul mate hence why stayed single. With the docs involvement and incarceration and a lot of emotions iv caused issues with him, now things are rocky.
    Every time someone asks how i am i break.

    A mother today whent to her daughters wedding i heard on the train. I broke as i want to marry my soul mate but fear iv ruined things

    Im a mess
  2. Sophie_M
    Sophie_M avatar
    5893 posts
    7 April 2021 in reply to Nettyp
    Hi Nettyp,

    Welcome to our online community. It sounds like you've been having a really difficult time. We're so sorry to hear that you aren't able to be with your kids all the time right now - we understand how heartbreaking this must be. Please know that you're not alone in this.

    You mentioned that you were recently incarcerated due to mental health issues. Can we ask if you are receiving mental health support following this?

    Please know that there is always support available. If you need to talk to someone tonight, Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. You can call them 24/7 on 13 11 14, or chat with them online 7pm-midnight AEDT - https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat/

    Please also feel free to keep the community updated here on how you're going. This is a safe, non-judgemental space and we hope that this brings you some comfort.

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