Psycho-Babble 2000 Thread 837361

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I'm back

Posted by Noa on June 30, 2008, at 16:41:55

Hi. I've been away for a long time. Things have been good. But I just lost my job and I'm devastated. I can't stop crying. I am having suicidal thoughts for the first time in ages. I don't want to act on them, but it alarms me just that they are occurring.

Noa

 

Re: I'm back

Posted by Noa on June 30, 2008, at 17:32:54

In reply to I'm back, posted by Noa on June 30, 2008, at 16:41:55

I'm just posting again to use the feature that notifies when follow-ups are posted--I'm not sure I checked that the first time.

 

Re: I'm back--check follow up on Social board (nm)

Posted by noa on July 1, 2008, at 16:13:36

In reply to I'm back, posted by Noa on June 30, 2008, at 16:41:55

 

Re: I'm back

Posted by coral on July 8, 2008, at 8:13:11

In reply to Re: I'm back, posted by Noa on June 30, 2008, at 17:32:54

Oh,Noa, I'm so sorry to hear about your job. Are you or can you see a therapist to help you through this?
Coral

 

Re: I'm back coral

Posted by Noa on July 8, 2008, at 8:45:17

In reply to Re: I'm back, posted by coral on July 8, 2008, at 8:13:11

Hi Coral,

Thank you. Yes, I've continued my therapy all these years, and it's a great help now.

I'm doing better than I was last week when I first posted. Some "healthy" dissociation finally kicked in to protect me from the raw shock and panic and all that. I'm trying to get out and do something every day--nothing big, just something to have a goal outside my home no matter how small the goal is. And the past 3 days, I've managed to have daily social outings with supportive friends. Two meals out, and one silly, funny movie (Get Smart) which I enjoyed a lot.

Yesterday, my social "event" was dinner with a friend with whom I used to work (she still works for the same organization but had transferred worksites a few years ago) whom I hadn't spent time with in a long time, although we both had good intentions to get together. I really like her and we worked so well together, plus we have a past connection from when we were much younger. And she shared some sad personal news that got me out of my own worries for a bit. But it wasn't like a total misery-fest or anything. Thankfully, despite what she's going through she is doing pretty well--I think she seemed like a good role model for me in that she seems to have good perspective, is coping well--but genuinely so, not a fake kind of "I'm fine" kind of thing--honest about it being hard, etc. but still keeping things in perspective.

 

Re: I'm back Noa

Posted by Cass on September 26, 2008, at 18:52:26

In reply to Re: I'm back coral, posted by Noa on July 8, 2008, at 8:45:17

Welcome back, Noa. I'm back, too, after many years. I'm sorry about your job, and I'm glad you're feeling better, and getting out there and doing things. I remember you from way back. Good to see you.

 

Re: I'm back

Posted by Shar on April 10, 2009, at 20:53:01

In reply to I'm back, posted by Noa on June 30, 2008, at 16:41:55

Noa,
I hope you are doing lots better now that time's gone by a bit; that can be really helpful in and of itself.

Take good care,
Shar


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