Online forums

Before you can post or reply in these forums, please complete your profile

Complete your profile

Before you can post or reply in these forums, please join our online community.

Forum membership is open to anyone residing in Australia.

Join the online community Community rules Coping during the Coronavirus outbreak

Forums / Welcome and orientation / Greetings from the Butterfly

Topic: Greetings from the Butterfly

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. Butterfly.Wings.of.Hope
    Butterfly.Wings.of.Hope avatar
    23 posts
    31 July 2019
    Hi, I'm Beckie and I'm new to the forum.

    I have Bipolar and Anxiety and I was diagnosed with these conditions when I was fourteen (I'm turning thirty this year).

    I joined this forum because even though I am quite well today, there are still days when I am not so well and I still have days where I need to reach out and know that I am not alone.

    Even though I was not well last week, I still have a little bit of recovery to share and I hope that I can be a "butterfly of hope" to others when I am well such as today.

    Today, I am trying to do as much self care as I can before I go back to work (work can be extremely stressful) so today is just a chill out day for me. I have found that it is important to have "self care days" if you can manage to have them.

    I've just come out of a crisis recently, (I won't go into detail) and I am so grateful that I had people surrounding me during that time. However I am also aware that there are others out there who are in crisis right now and don't necessarily have people surrounding them. This worries me a little bit, and I hope people in those situations have the awareness to reach out.

    I know it can be hard sometimes, to reach out. But I think it's really important that we know how to reach out when we are feeling isolated and alone because I know that we are never truly alone. We can always ask for help, and go through the right avenues to get help for ourselves.

    I think that's enough from me for now.

    Wishing you all the best in your mental health recovery.




    1 person found this helpful
  2. Summer Rose
    Valued Contributor
    • A special award for members who go above and beyond to support others here on the forums
    • A member of beyondblue's blueVoices community
    Summer Rose avatar
    1727 posts
    31 July 2019 in reply to Butterfly.Wings.of.Hope

    Hi and welcome

    Your post really resonated wirh me, so beautifully written and so full of many important truths. Recovery. Self care. Support.

    Thank you for these important reminders. Thank you for spreading hope.

    Kind thoughts to you

Stay in touch with us

Sign up below for regular emails filled with information, advice and support for you or your loved ones.


Sign me up