Right now I am trying to reach out but there is nobody to reach out too, I even tried a crisis line and one didn’t answer and the other one ended the conversation, so if a person can’t reach out to a crisis line where do ya go?
Further my earlier post this year (2019) I have moved location to be nearer my son and Grandchildren, I have been put on new medication.
As an introvert person I find it difficult to make friends and liaise with others for counselling and seeking help for depression.
So important is sharing my situation with those who understand it, ideally those who have coped with it before.
I am a Carer of two adult sons, both of whom suffer with paranoid schizophrenia. For the last 30 years approximately, I have had to cope with a lot of emotions (both theirs and mine) and numerous occasions when they had tried to take their lives.
I'm wondering if any other older age group on here is in the same situation? I also work towards taking away the stigma of having a serious mental health condition. I've been involved with the mental health system for most of these years and have seen it deteriorate, due to so many people now with these conditions. Strangely enough, the Carers can't seem to be reached to offer the support they could potentially get (in my area anyway).
We all hear about Carer's Rights now and every organisation seem to offer groups to support us - but I'm beginning to think it amounts to 'too many cooks in the kitchen'. If anyone needs emotional support, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. kind regards, P