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9. What is one thing about illness you have learnt from tonight? 
You aren't alone, there are people on reach out you can talk to about illness.

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YAY @cat12345 one of the most important messages of all Smiley Happy

lanejane

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9. What is one thing about illness you have learnt from tonight? 

 

That illnesses are generalised and that there are many different ways to deal with having an illness yourself and supporting people with an illness.

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9. What is one thing about illness you have learnt from tonight? 

Something cool I learnt (other than info of a few illnesses i'd never heard of before) is that despite what we are each going through individually, we can all come together as a group.

 

It was awesome that we each could relate to each other tonight, even though we all have different experiences with illness or caring for someone with an illness.

lanejane

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I have also learnt that I should use pintrest for motivation Smiley Happy

lanejane
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AND WITH THAT LAST QUESTION COMING TO AN END... I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR COMING TONIGHT Heart

 

Tonight we have spoken about dealing with illness and positive ways you can manage unexpected diagnosis. We have discussed what some negative coping mechanisms might look like such as withdrawing from friends or family, smoking, substance misuse (etc) and where you can get support such as from friends, family, doctors, peer support groups or even carer helplines!

 

There’s no doubt about the fact that dealing with a chronic illness can SUCK, but we also know now that there are some things we can do to make ourselves feel better. Self-care is SUPER important! And sometimes talking through your experiences or feelings with those around you can make you feel like some weight has been lifted off your shoulders.

 

Remember:

 

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We really appreciate everyones involvement tonight and thank you for sharing some of your personal experiences with us.

 

We’d love everyone to share some more ideas on our new coping strategy and distraction thread! Let’s count to a million… and one! http://forums.au.reachout.com/t5/Everyday-life-stuff/1000001-COPING-STRATEGIES/m-p/142899#U142899

(woo hoo!)

 

For anyone who would like further reading on illness or chronic illness check out the below links from RO:

 

http://au.reachout.com/living-with-chronic-illness

http://au.reachout.com/what-is-coping

http://au.reachout.com/building-better-coping-skills

http://au.reachout.com/emergency-help

 

 

And remember medical information is also available at www.healthdirect.org.au  or you can seek medical information using the following phone numbers:

 

  • NSW Call - 1800 022 222
  • Victoria call - 1300 60 60 24
  • QLD - 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
lanejane

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@FootyFan26 it's a website and app for pictures basically.

 

you post photos of things you like and can pin other things you like.

 

I THINK.

 

i've only used it once and need to use it again!

lanejane

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Thanks guys!

Have a good night and stay safe.

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Thanks @lanejane ! Robot LOL