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  1. quirkywords
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    26 April 2021 in reply to Chunty

    Chunty

    you are most welcome to be part of the forum and I am sad you have had a bad experience with people not being there for you.

    As you have seen this is a friendly place. I look forward to seeing more of your posts around the forum.

    Take care

    quirky

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  2. Chunty
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    27 April 2021 in reply to quirkywords
    Hello Quirkyword. Thank you so much for your welcoming and encouraging post. It feels good to know that Im being accepted. My first reaction was 'what a sweet person you are" As you must be aware it does,nt take much to bring something positve into a person,s life. I really wish you lots of nice things happen to you Quirkyword, as you come across as a beautiful loving being.Take care of yourself and please do keep in touch, ie if you want to. God Bless You. Chunty😊🍒
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  3. quirkywords
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    27 April 2021 in reply to Chunty

    Chunty ,

    I believe in the forums as a place fir support and acceptance. Many people who post here are sensitive and need support.

    I am glad you and other people who are friendly are part of the forum and help to make it a supportive forum.

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  4. Chunty
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    28 April 2021 in reply to quirkywords
    Thank you Dear Quirkyword for your post. You are so right, the people in the community are very sensitive. I myself am very sensetive and have been told that by others. I am completely lonely and isolated. There is no one I can ring or talk, because of circumstances. I decided to stop reaching out to an old friend. She came out with petty excuses when I asked her to come and visit me. My carer has offered to pick her up and take her home.Her medical issues are nowhere near to what I have to put up with. All my friends have dissapeared since Ive been sick and stopped sending Christmas cards. Sorry for raving on. Just want to let you know how I feel about the world and how hard things are. My only outside contact is the forum and my priest. It really cheers me up when I hear from the community.God Bless You Dear Person, and I wish you lots of happiness. Please do keep in touch when you can.Take Care. Chunty
  5. Sleepy21
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    28 April 2021 in reply to Chunty

    take care chunty and know ur welcome here.

    it takes a while to get used to.... it's a non judgemental space and I know i myself have felt similar to u, that i was too "sick" to post here, or that i'd be rejected if i opened up about my difficulties with mental health. I hope you find some comfort here, and know that your experience is valid and okay. You can post about anything at all. Cheers

  6. Chunty
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    29 April 2021 in reply to Sleepy21
    Hello Sleepy21, Thank u for your post.Great to hear from u. I like your title, it is cute.Im glad to be in the forum. It is my only form of contact with the outside world except for my Dear Priest. I was desperate and crying. I had to ring him.He was so comforting. Ive known him for 16 years and he comes once a week to give me Holy Communion. Sorry to ramble on. You are so right, the people in the forum are so beautiful, non judgemental and accepting. How r u keeping? If u need to discuss anything or need some support,please dont hesitate to post. Im happy to hear u out. I forget about my own hassels. Take care and look after yourself. Lots of happiness😋🙂
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  7. hello1
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    7 May 2021

    hi there, new to this and don't know where to start - have an adult child who is experiencing some issues and cannot get an appointment with psychiatrist at all - have gone through the counselling over a few years but has escalated like a lot of young people in last year

    any helpful advice appreciated

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  8. Sophie_M
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    7 May 2021 in reply to hello1
    Hey hello1,

    Welcome to the Beyond Blue forums. 

    We're sorry to hear you're struggling to find support for your child. We can imagine it would be quite a complex process to book an appointment with a psychiatrist. Our recommendation would be to get in contact with our Support Service. We’re available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 1pm-12am AEDT on our website: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport. One of our professional mental health counsellors at our Support Service will give you support and point you in the right direction for help in your area.

    We'd also encourage you to create a new thread to discuss this issue. The thread you have currently posted on is for frequently asked questions about the forums. On the first page of this thread are instructions on how to create your own thread.  
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  9. Chunty
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    9 May 2021 in reply to hello1
    Hi Hello, just want to give you contact for psychiatrist. Try contacting re RANZCP Website. This website gives you lists of Psyschitrist near your area. I dont want to give you false promises, as it took me 2 years before I got accepted. My first appointment is 17th May. I do advise you to try and dont give up easily. You will get one eventually. Im sorry I cant give you the proper address, but if you google you may get the proper contact address. Do try and I wish you all the best. Those big alphabet letters are Psychiztrist. Take care. Chunty😋
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  10. golden82
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    12 May 2021 in reply to Chunty
    Hi. Been really stuck with agoraphobia worsening and no support. NO i don't want a psych BUT if there are threads on here where how find? Could someone tell me how find these threads or put some links to them. Please. Thanks.
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  11. Sophie_M
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    12 May 2021 in reply to golden82
    Hi golden82,

    We're so sorry to hear that your agoraphobia is worsening, but we are so grateful that you decided to reach out to the community for support. To find threads on this topic, you can type keywords such as "agoraphobia" into the search bar at the top of the beyond blue online forums page (just below the banner for the Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service) and it will supply you with some relevant threads to look into. You may also be interested in reading some of the threads linked below:

    Agoraphobia- feeling absolutely helpless

    New here - Agoraphobic- Help

    Partner with health anxiety/panic disorder, agoraphobia

    Please also know that you are also welcome to create your own personal thread on this topic so that our community can offer support and advice to help you through this difficult time. Our Support Service is also always here for you, 24/7 on 1300 22 4636, as well as our friends at Lifeline on 13 11 14, whenever you need any extra support to talk these thoughts and feelings through. You never have to go through this on your own golden82, and please know that you deserve support through this.

     
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  12. golden82
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    12 May 2021 in reply to Sophie_M
    Thanks as always Sophie :) I will have a look at this bit by bit. Thanks very much.
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  13. Chunty
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    15 May 2021 in reply to golden82
    Hi golden82, Im so sorry to hear you have been struggling on your own with agrophobia . Its great that you have reached out. Do follow Sophia,s advice, and you will find you will get a good response. The people in the forum are very caring, understanding and very supportive. I was amazed how lovely they are, as like you I have no support from anyone apart from the Psychologist. I had no choice, I had to do something to sort things out.Having to cope with Mental Health issues is a very difficult situation to be in. Alot of people dont realize what it feels like and usually abandon you. I know that from experience. That is why I find the people in the forum so understanding, accepting and supportive. Most of them know what it feels like to be alone and helpless and struggling by yourself. I am pleased you reached out.You did the right thing. I will talk to you anytime, that is if you want to. There is no pressure. Do take care. Im here anytime.God Bless. Chunty😊
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  14. golden82
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    15 May 2021 in reply to Chunty

    Hi Chunty :)

    Thank you for your kind message. That's nice to know you are about on here for us all - thanks a lot. Yes, really struggling with the agoraphobia - but then being trapped in the flat with noise from neighbour is terrible too. So trapped any which way you look at it. Life is just too much - ppl are too much. Take care of yourself too.

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  15. WaterFront
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    18 June 2021

    Hi All,

    Am I allowed to post a reference on the forums to an online reputable self-help program that I think would be helpful to someone looking for advice?

    WaterFront

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  16. Sophie_M
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    18 June 2021 in reply to WaterFront
    Hey Waterfront,

    Thank you for your question,

    You may do so as long as the service is not connected to a specific location. If it online then this should not be an issue. Feel free to post the service details and we can always double-check whether it's appropriate. 




     
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  17. CaringAngel
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    6 July 2021 in reply to Chunty

    Hi Chunty

    I am so sorry that you had to go through all of that, from reading your post I can tell that you are a strong person and I am so happy to see that you did not let everything that you went through ( People leaving you ) you still have decided to reach out and take care of yourself that's a really big step an important step it shows that you care about your wellbeing and that you are a strong person, I really do hope that you are proud of yourself, because you have reasons to be.

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  18. quirkywords
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    7 July 2021 in reply to CaringAngel

    Caring Angel

    welcome to the forum.
    Thanks for your using your first post to support another person.

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  19. Apfel
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    17 July 2021
    Hi, I’m just wondering if it’s possible to delete a post? Thank you!
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  20. Sleepy21
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    18 July 2021 in reply to Apfel

    hi apfel, it isn't possible, but if you have a reason that you want the post deleted related to ur mental health or sharing info that is excessively private, the moderators might be able to help u if u email them

    modsupport@beyondblue.org.au

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  21. Dah
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    31 July 2021 in reply to Sophie_M
    Hi sophie ..I'm suffering anxiety with depression and my work got affected..my work is not easy and very hard for my age..
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  22. Sophie_M
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    31 July 2021 in reply to Dah
    Welcome to the forums, Dah, and thank you so much for reaching out here and sharing your experiences with us. It sounds like you're going through a really tough time at the moment with your anxiety and depression, but please know that you've taken a really great step in posting here to our safe and non-judgemental forums, and our community are here to help you through this.

    Please also know that our Support Service is always here for you, 24/7 if you'd like to talk these feelings through on 1300 22 4636, or also through our webchat (1pm-midnight) at our website here: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport

    If you'd feel comfortable, you might also like to create your own new thread so that you can continue opening up about what's been happening for you at the moment, and our community can offer you their kind support, advice and conversation. If you go to page 1 of this thread, we also have some tips and visuals to help you navigate the forums, as we understand it can be really tricky at first!

    We're so glad that you've decided to join us here, and we hope that being part of our community helps you to feel a little less alone, and a little more supported through this.
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  23. quirkywords
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    31 July 2021 in reply to Dah

    I too welcome you the forum.

    It can be hard to reach so am glad you have.

    We are listening to you.

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  24. Chunty
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    27 August 2021
    Hello, Glad I found this section. I was just browsing thru and found some 💕 lovely and comforting words from the community to .I was in hospital, but struggling with physical issues. I did not contribute due to health problems. I want to thank you lovely people for being non judgemental, understanding and accepting. After browsing thru your comments it made me realize that there are lovely people around. I don't know what thread to put myself in. I just feel I no longer trust humans or reach out to anyone. I feel I have.lost my identity and independence because of total reliance on others..I 💕 my 😺 Merryweather and trust Jesus to look after me and give me peace.🙏💐. I have lost faith in humans, they wear me out.I hope I could stay in this section,as I would very much like to be in contact with you lovely beings 😇. I wish you all the best and God Bless You 🙏🌷💥💖 all.
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  25. Sophie_M
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    27 August 2021 in reply to Chunty
    Hi Chunty,

    Welcome back, we’re glad you’re finding your way around the forums.

    We’re really sorry to hear you’ve been unwell and are struggling with your independence, and your trust in people.  As you say, this is a really supportive and safe environment, filled with incredibly kind, open people, who are glad to have you here. We hope it’s a helpful space for you to talk these things through.

    We'd also encourage you to create a new thread to discuss this issue. This thread is for frequently asked questions about the forums, so it might not be easy for other community members to spot your posts. On the first page of this thread are instructions on how to create your own thread if that’s helpful. 

    Please remember to reach out to the Beyond Blue helpline at any point you feel like talking things through, on 1300 22 4636.

    Kind regards,

    Sophie M
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  26. Summer Rose
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    27 August 2021 in reply to Chunty

    Hi Chutney

    Your post was so beautiful that I really wanted to reply and say thank you for your kind words (hope that's okay Sophie). I also care very much that you are struggling, so I will look for your new thread and hopefully we can carry on talking.

    I felt really nervous starting my first thread and unsure about what I was doing. If you feel that way you're not alone but try to push through because I know there are many people that would love to chat with you.

    Kind thoughts to you

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  27. Sophie_M
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    27 August 2021 in reply to Summer Rose
    Hi Summer Rose,

    Of course that's ok. We very much appreciate your lovely words here, and we're sure Chunty will too.  😊

    Kind regards,

    Sophie M
     
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  28. Chunty
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    28 August 2021 in reply to Summer Rose

    Hello Summer Rose, Thank you for your lovely, kind post. I sure love your title as Roses are my favourite flower and I love Summer too. Sure Id love to commuicate with you and Ive emailed BB to give me a suggestion for a thread. Its nice to be back. I still cant grasp that there are some beautiful people in this world.

    You take care and Jesus be with you and protect you.

    Chunty😊😻

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  29. Chunty
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    29 August 2021 in reply to CaringAngel
    Hi Caring Angel. Thank you for your encouraging post. I dont know if Im strong anymore. I have tried reaching out to people, but all I seem to get is excuses, sarcasm, strong language giving unrealistic advice and even rejection. I cant handle that anymore and have withdrawn. I was browsing thru the forum and it hit me that there are people who are caring, non judgemental with no ulterior motives or in 🍒want of rewards. Im glad to be back. Was away due to health issues. I just have to organize a thread. You take care Angel and God Bless You. Chunty🐩😊🍎
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  30. Rasha a
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    12 September 2021

    Hi,

    I want someone to talk with. I have been going through a tough time. I lost my country, and nowI am a refugee living in Australia,I also lost my boyfriend. There are many things to talk about and just not feeling well. :(

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