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Greetings from the scrapheap (being long-term unemployed and unemployable)

One of the reasons for wanting to die that I listed yesterday is ‘long-term unemployment’.  Granted, it’s not in the top 5, but it’s a valid and legitimate reason for wanting out and many suicides have been attributed to long-term … Continue reading

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Still no help or support to be found….

I had an online assessment with someone from the Scope charity today about help they might be able to give me with getting back to work, but it proved to be a waste of time. They don’t provide advocacy, nor … Continue reading

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Hitting brick walls

TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide . . . . I found out yesterday via email that Mind, one of the biggest mental health charities doesn’t cover Lincolnshire anymore. Mind helped me a lot when I was briefly living in Hertfordshire in 2015 … Continue reading

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Not trying hard enough?

When I give up, I wonder how many people will say that I didn’t try hard enough or that I somehow had other options and just gave up on some sort of whim borne out of temporary despair?   I do … Continue reading

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Reopened wounds, present failure

If you exclude the 3 week period that I had to return to the US to get the rest of my stuff and tie up loose ends, I’ve been here 4 months now.  In that time, I’ve applied for a … Continue reading

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Working and volunteering both seem daunting and out of reach

One of the issues I’m facing that really worries me is employment, or lack thereof.  I haven’t worked since January 2015 and due to my mental state and inability to perform, I most likely would have been fired from my … Continue reading

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Mental Health Assessment

I had a (brief) mental health assessment yesterday, which has resulted in a referral to a psychiatric team at a hospital for an in-depth psychiatric assessment.  I don’t expect this will happen anytime soon, but I couldn’t stress enough that … Continue reading

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