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    Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:30 am

    New member - hi

    Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:36 am

    I lost my dad months ago due to a rare brain disease. The day he died my sisters beat me up for no reason . I'm struggling to cope. I was then made redundant

    I drink only on a night but i drink too much. It helps me sleep and blocks out the pain I fee but Ip no it makes it worse
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    Joined: Tue May 28, 2019 1:46 pm

    Re: New member - hi

    Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:38 am

    Hi Lisado,

    Welcome to the forums, I hope you find it helpful to speak to others here!

    It sounds like you are going through a tough time, please take care of yourself and reach out again if need be. I have emailed you to check in:)

    Kind regards,

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    Junior Member
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    Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:18 pm

    Re: New member - hi

    Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:33 am

    Hi Lisado!

    I just read your post. I'm sorry to hear that, you must have gone through a tough time.

    How are you doing at the moment?
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    Peer Worker
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    Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:06 am

    Re: New member - hi

    Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:34 pm

    It sounds really hard carrying all of that @Lisado. Thank you for having the courage to come on here and share your struggle with us.

    For me, for so long, when any adversity happened in life. Whether it was somebody close to me passing, losing a job, being mistreated, losing a relationship or anything the only way I knew how to cope was by using something to squash the feelings down. I was too afraid to feel them so I really relate to where you were at when you wrote this.

    I think it's important to not be hard on ourselves when we're self medicating because until we find a new way to deal with life we have to get through somehow.

    It wasn't until I reached out for help and got support from people who had lived through similar things as me but who had found a new way to live that things started changing. I got into recovery and have found new ways to cope.

    I know it's been a while since you posted this but just wondering how you are and if you'd like to share where you're at with us or if you would like any more support?
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