Physical and mental health struggles — Scope | Disability forum
New to the community? Remember to read our community guidelines and our community house rules.
Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Find out how to let us know.

Physical and mental health struggles

Treeza
Treeza Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hello and thank you for the invitation.Im trying to stay well mentally but im failing after 2years being on my own starting over solo after 30 years with someone and finding at 51 years of age and feeling totally abandoned with no guide book or safety harness 24st alchohol dependent suffering many health problems and panic attacks,anxiety,self harm and selfhatredred and irrational thoughts combined with finding my husband never been faithfull but controlled me by drink i made homeless as job went with accomodation i no rights i put on streets .its been incredible .scary,frightening,exciting but still no end to my dream of my own place a shelter i want to plant fruit trees and 

Comments

  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Treeza

    Good Morning & Welcome.

    It’s great to meet you today.

    Please please have a good look around.

    If there is anything that I can help/support you with please let me know!!!!
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,799 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Treeza, and a warm welcome to the community! It's great to have you here. 

    I'm so sorry to hear about your current circumstances- things must be really difficult for you at the moment and I hope we can help. 

    If you are having thoughts of suicide, it is important that you discuss them with someone who is qualified to help. Please call the Samaritans on 116 123 (free) or email them at [email protected]. You might also benefit from reading MIND’s information on how you can help yourself.

    If you feel that you may be an immediate danger to yourself, please call 999 or go to your local hospital right away.

    Given your situation, I think it may be best to talk to our friendly helpline team about your circumstances, to see if they can help. You can call them for free at 0808 800 3333 or email [email protected] In the meantime, please do feel free to continue talking to and getting involved with the community, and I really hope today is as kind as possible to you. 
  • Waylay
    Waylay Member Posts: 963 Pioneering
    Could you get a pet? I know some people can't look after one, or can't afford one, but my cats have saved me. I was so isolated, suicidally depressed, etc. Now I have company, distraction, entertainment... And creatures to care for.

Brightness

Do you need advice on your energy costs?


Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.

Fancy a chat in our virtual coffee lounge?

Put the kettle on and have a chat in our coffee lounge with other members. We talk about hobbies, games and anything else you can think of!

Cerebral Palsy (CP) Online Cafe

Here's a new opportunity for people with CP or a similar disability (aged 20+) to get together and chat. The sessions are in partnership with CP Sport so you can find out more and meet people from both organisations.

Are you struggling?

Read our 'Coping with stress, low mood and isolation' support thread for a run-down of ideas on how to banish those blues and feel happier.

What do you think about the community?

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community a better space for you.

Information about COVID-19

If you have questions about the virus, please read our information and support which includes guidance on benefits, getting food and essentials and Cerebral Palsy.

Back to school this September?

Read tips on how to settle back in and handle any worries you or your children might be having this new term.