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Topic: Numb

5 posts, 0 answered
  1. Guest_2350
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    589 posts
    14 July 2021


    I’m struggling with the new restrictions and not knowing how long this is going on for and if it will ever get different. I’ve worked really hard to see a future and now it’s all different again. I’d just got to a point where I actually had something to look forward to and see family I love that I haven’t seen for 3 years and now when I think about what I see in the future, there’s nothing. If I let myself get attached or look to the future, life happens and I get hurt. I try not to get attached but that doesn’t really work out either. There’s so much happening around and there are other trauma anniversaries coming up and then it’s non binary day today. I’m just a bit overloaded. Sorry for the rant.

  2. Sophie_M
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    6838 posts
    14 July 2021 in reply to Guest_2350
    Hi Guest_2350,

    We are so sorry to hear that you are struggling at the moment and that you're feeling unsure of the future. We understand that this must be so overwhelming for you, especially not being able to see your family. Please know that you never have to go through this alone, and support is always here for you.

    If you would like to talk to someone we would recommend that you get in contact with the Beyond Blue Support Service. They are available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 1pm-12am AEST on our website:  One of our friendly counsellors will be able to talk through these feelings with you and can offer support, advice and referrals.

    We also strongly urge that in overwhelming moments you get in touch with our friends at Lifeline (13 11 14) or the Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467).

    Please feel free to keep reaching out here on your thread whenever you feel up to it.
  3. Giraffe
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    44 posts
    14 July 2021 in reply to Guest_2350
    I’m sorry you are in lockdown. I truly hope it’s not too much longer for you guys. I’m also sorry you are suffering trauma and have anniversaries coming up. Please keep reaching out. X
  4. Guest_2350
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    589 posts
    15 July 2021 in reply to Giraffe

    Hi Sophie and Giraffe

    thank you for your post. I talked to a helpline last night, but it makes me feel so stupid because I should be able to get myself sorted by now.

  5. Guest9337
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    1001 posts
    15 July 2021 in reply to Guest_2350

    G'day Guest_2350,

    I like seeing kids splash around in puddles too, like your profile pic.

    Great job calling a help line, you are highly intelligent for doing so!

    Share the load. Can you connect with your family through phone calls, or skype or ____?

    Just hearing their voices will help, I am sure.

    kind regards, dng.

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