@DruidChild mentioned that this experience proves you can have a safe place. I 100% agree with this and I really encourage you to reflect on what has made ReachOut that safe space in order for you to be able to create your own safe space in your life. There are people in your life who care about you. Hold on to those people and use them to help you build your support network.
It can be hard to see the positives and the people that care when we are clouded with the distress that you have now, but please let me assure you they are there and I hope that you can recognise that.
Good points @mrmusic It is hard to see positives in the moment...with reflection they will appear.
@j95 I guess that it's hard to feel misunderstood; we don't have your experience and don't know exactly what you're feeling. We are here to listen though, and I am happy to listen to everything that you're feeling right now
I don't know @j95. Perhaps there's more listening going on behind the scenes and those conversations just haven't been made available to you? Not being listened to can cause so much distress, I really feel for you
What would help you to feel listened to or understood right now, if we accept that staff may not be the best people to turn to for you tonight?
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