Really need some support

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kezkel101

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Really need some support
« on: August 20, 2018, 09:15:59 PM »
Long post but need to just get it all out sorry

Ok so a bit of background. I was taken into care aged 4 due to neglect, abuse and domestic violence. The abuse was emotional according to my file but I have suspicion for a number of reasons that there was other types of abuse as well. Once I was taken into care I stopped having any contact with my family. I was with one foster career for 4 years and then another for 8 years. Both were emotionally and physically abusive however no one really helped. I was made to go to a number of therapists during this time as my behaviour was out of control but none of them lasted more then about 6 weeks so didnít help. I was then moved to a residential childrenís home which was at least safe however I didnít get any real support there.

During that time however I went to an amazing boarding school 5 days a week. I had a teacher who if im honest saved my life. For the first time I had someone who I knew was on my side no matter. He made me feel safe, cared for and he really got me. He was the closest thing to a dad I have ever had. (please see my post letter to an old teacher for more background). I really didnít make the most of it, I trusted him but didnít let him in as I didnít trust myself that I was trusting the right person. It scared me that someone was so close so I spent the whole two years trying to push him away (not that he let me) and now I hate myself for wasting the chance to get better.

After my gcseís I decided not to go back to school. At the time I really let I was making the right decision as I felt that I wouldnít cope with sixth form and that I was better of jumping before I was pushed. Looking back know however I see I was stupid and scared so ran away and I think part of me wanted to see if school would fight for me which they didnít. Shortly after this I tried to kill myself which I got into loads of trouble for and kicked out of the childrenís home and moved into a supported living. Things were mainly ok there until another resident attempted to sa me and I lost control leading to me getting thrown out of there. I was then homeless for around 6 months.

With the support of a mental health nurse I got settled in a flat and sorted my life out. Im at uni and quite settled. I stopped seeing the mh nurse about two years ago and have seen a therapist for a year since then however it just wasnít a good fit.

To the outside world im doing fantastic but in private Iím a mess. Iím sad, keep crying, feel lost and cant control the thoughts in my head. I have no friends, no one who cares about me and if Iím not out I just lay in bed. I havenít tided my flat in two years and itís a health hazard to be honest. I just eat junk food and have put on a lot of weight.

The whole time since leaving school I feel like I have been grieving. I lost the closest thing to a father I have ever had. I just want him back but its been so long Iím not even sure if I want him or the him in my head if that makes sense? All I know for definite is that I have never felt so alone and isolated in my life. I need someone who gets it, gets me knows how to reach out when it gets too much and can help me feel safe. I need a rest I need the world to slow down for a bit. I want a family I want someone to hold me tight, to net let go and just let my cry it out. I want someone to hold my hand when Iím sad and tell me they are proud of me when something goes wrong.

Today has been a really bad day. Im seriously battling with sh thoughts for the first time in years and donít understand what has triggered the downward spiral. I need help I need to work through the grief, but I also need support. I need someone by my side. I just donít know how to do it I canít see a way forward (Iím not suicidal though), Iím scared, alone and need someone to love me and fight with me.

Any advice or support is greatly appreciated.
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Contessa

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Re: Really need some support
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 08:43:52 AM »
I don't think I can offer much in the way of advice Kezkel, but I can offer empathy for how you are feeling.

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Here is a hug for you. You've been through too much, and i'm here by your side. We can find a way forward together.

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Blueberry

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Re: Really need some support
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 06:56:15 PM »
 :hug: :hug: from me too.

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Re: Really need some support
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 09:46:29 AM »
On here we do get it. I realise we're not physically present, we can't give you the real comforting hugs you need so much. But  we are here and we care about you.

Is there any kind of support at uni where you can reach out to (again)?  It's not unusual to not need help for a couple of years and then to need to go back for some support. I've been in therapy / counselling / self-help groups on and off for years.

Maybe you are grieving rn? It's quite OK to grieve, it's often a necessary (even if painful) step in healing. It's quite OK to cry too. I can empathise with feeling lonely while you're in that phase. We're sitting with you here!

I often don't know or understand what triggered a really bad spell until I'm back out of it again. Maybe for now you could try and find the next easiest tiny tiny step of self-care and/or grounding? This post was your first step! You reached out :applause:

Please let us know how you're doing.

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Re: Really need some support
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 12:28:00 PM »
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I often don't know or understand what triggered a really bad spell until I'm back out of it again.

Good point Blueberry. Me neither.
Although this time I consolidated understanding of my paeticular cycle of trigger and flashback.

You're in the right place Kezkel, and BB is right. You've taken the first affirmative step. Keep taking them
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