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Strawberry1
Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,648 Disability Gamechanger
I'm actually unsure if I will stick around because it is only mental health after all .

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  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 764 Pioneering
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    I don't think ... only mental health applies.  Don't put yourself down.  When it's got a grip of you it's debilitating

    Fibromyalgia and all the other bodily ailments I cope with ... the mental health side not so easy.  It's a constant battle to keep on top of it.  That lil' inner demon has sharp teeth to keep gnawing away

    I hope you stick around
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 10,884 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Strawberry1 How's your Sunday going?

    Do you mean you're unsure whether you will stick around on the community? If so, that's a shame but we understand people have to do what is best for them. 

    Maybe have a little think about it? And if you've changed your mind, we'd love to get to know you some more  :)

    Wishing you a lovely day.
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,648 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Cher_Scope , I have very low self esteem and so I always believe I'm a burden. 
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,648 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @WelshBlue , pleased to meet you . Sending a Great Big Thank you 😊. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    We certainly don't see you as a burden @Strawberry1. We think you are really valuable and are glad you are around on Scope's community.

    I can hear how that's not always easy for you to see and believe though, particularly as you have very low self-esteem. Is there anything that usually helps you when you are feeling this way?

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Strawberry1 Ah no  :( I'm sorry. That must be difficult to manage some days. To reassure you, you aren't a burden here, nor anywhere else I suspect. We value you, just as you are. 

    I'm sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere, but are you receiving support with your mental health? 
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,648 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Cher_Scope , I'm on a waiting list for help . Thanks again. 
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,648 Disability Gamechanger
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    @L , thank you for the welcome . I certainly need to work on my self esteem.  Thanks again. 
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Strawberry1

    It's good you are on a waiting list for help. I hope that list whittles down soon and you can be seen. If you feel your mood is worsening and impacting your quality of daily living in the meantime, please try to get an appointment to speak with your GP. You might also find the following resources helpful: 
    Do you have much planned for today?  :)
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,648 Disability Gamechanger
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,648 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Cher_Scope , no I've no plans for today. 
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 15,206 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Strawberry1 please stay MH is just as challenging as physically ill health. I live with both. I’ve had to live with MH illnesses since I was a tot and worsening as I aged.
     I was in my 40s before I finally had the meds that helped me
     I have had to live with Asparagus but you don’t have to have that to have MH illness. It’s a huge nightmare to manage and live with on a daily basis. 

    This site will help you so much. When you need support and empathy or just need to be heard.
    And if need some light relief come join in the very easy games in our lounge have a cuppa and a smile. 

    I really hope to see you. 
    Sending hugs 

  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,648 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Ada , I am so sorry 🙏 you have the difficulties you have . My heart goes out to you.  Thank you so much for the warm welcome.  Sending hugs..
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    I can hear you feel you need to work on your self-esteem @Strawberry1. Is there anything, in particular, that might help you with this?  :)
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,648 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @L , I've never been confident so I don't know how to fix it .
  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 764 Pioneering
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    Hello @WelshBlue , pleased to meet you . Sending a Great Big Thank you 😊. 
    Nice to meet you too.

    I should practice what I preach here ... but being kind to yourself helps.  I list down one thing a day that makes me happy, and one thing a day where I've been kind to myself.  It may be only a thought you have about yourself ... but it's all a start to gaining a positivity in your life.  One thing I've learned with the help of the professionals, negativity grows and embeds itself a lot quicker than personal positivity.

    I'm new here myself, but I'm sure there will always be someone here to hold your hand when everything gets tough ... take care


  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,648 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @WelshBlue , you have written a lovely piece there . You sound a kind caring person.  Thanks so much for your help . I will try but I'm pretty rubbish at looking at myself as any good . Thank you again.  
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