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Topic: Hello y’all. Fab 40 with PTSD

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  1. BlueSkittle
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    28 September 2020

    Hi 👋

    I have started to realise recently (prompted by Covid) that I need to put my mental health first. My children are a big motivation for this and the fact I am now single. They rely on me being at my best. Having suffered with PTSD for 20years, I have never sought help or support. I never spoken at length or in full, about the repeated trauma I have experienced. I am now 40, and since ‘life begins at 40’, I thought I should have a go at starting to live my best live because the last 20 have been, at times, tragic.
    I am hoping to connect with anyone that might have had similar experiences of tragedy and trauma, as well as those who are further down the road to recovery.

  2. james1
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    29 September 2020 in reply to BlueSkittle

    Hello BlueSkittle,

    Welcome! It's lovely to meet you here, and I am glad to hear that you are hoping to connect with some more people here to perhaps get some help generally. I am also sad to hear about the PTSD you have lived with for 20 decades - it's a long time to suffer without adequate help.

    I personally have not had PTSD, but there are many who have. I find one of the best ways of using these forums is to speak to others on their own posts, and sharing bits of your own story. I imagine there's a lot you've been through which others could also hear and recognise elements from their own experiences. We have a dedicated section here, but there are also other sections on other mental health topics more generally: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/ptsd-trauma

    Anyway, I just wanted to pop by and give you a little welcome!

    James

  3. mocha delight
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    341 posts
    29 September 2020 in reply to BlueSkittle
    First welcome to the forums blueskittle and second I’m not sure what I have & nor have I been diagnosed with anything yet but I’m on medication and have my second appointment with my psychologist tomorrow (first appointment was on the 9th).

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