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Topic: Some nonsense

6 posts, 0 answered
  1. SleepDrifter
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    21 July 2020
    Living life on the edge
    Oblivion below
    To back myself take one step back
    When cold winds start to blow
  2. P0L0
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    21 July 2020 in reply to SleepDrifter

    Hello SleepDrifter,

    I don't think your poem is nonsense. I found it very understandable.

    Just know that here are people around you who love and care for you; these are people who can help you take step back when those cold winds blow.

    And if you need anyone to talk to or if you need support, please contact Beyond Blue Support Service on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 3pm-12am AEST at www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport . There is also Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Lifeline crisis chat 7pm - 12am at https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat/ .

    P0L0

  3. Tay100
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    21 July 2020 in reply to SleepDrifter

    Hi SleepDrifter

    Thanks for posting, we appreciate you being here- no post (or poem) is nonsense as P0L0 said!

    I just wanted to reach out and check on how you were feeling- please feel free to use this thread if you'd like to elaborate on your situation or just find some online community or company. If you feel you need it, please check out the resources P0L0 posted- we can also guide you through this process if you like. We are here to listen.

    Sending kindness,

    Tay100

  4. SleepDrifter
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    21 July 2020 in reply to Tay100
    Thanks guys. I appreciate your support.

    I've been stressed and depressed lately. Mainly because of my crushing career situation (or lack thereof). And two very young children (3, & 9months) adds another layer of stress.

    I got stoned for the first time in over a year and wrote that in a dream. Then I just wrote it down when I woke up. Now I'm taking a mental health day away from the kids and work to gather my thoughts in my own space.
  5. P0L0
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    21 July 2020 in reply to SleepDrifter

    It is okay to feel those feelings of stress and depression as a parent and someone who wants to provide for their kids. Do not feel discouraged that you are less than; you are not.

    Also, it is very good that you are understanding what you are feeling and acting accordingly by taking a break for a bit. You should feel a sense of pride knowing that you are addressing your emotions.

    You can get through it, and you are not alone.

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  6. Tay100
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    24 July 2020 in reply to SleepDrifter
    It's perfectly ok to take a step back SleepDrifter if you have many areas on your life that stress you out. Taking a step back and recharging can help us be our best selves. I love the idea of the dream journal too- a great way to gain some self awareness and would make for an interesting thing to look back on, I imagine?

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