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....as we are mostly all stuck at home recently.

It's not nice being stuck indoors, some of us have a garage at home where we can escape to but not everyone.
I've made no secret of my mental health problems, but of late I've been ok, I'm still working, albeit half days, I get on with my Zephyr where I can, I come on here (a lot),
I post complete shit (too much) :lol:

So, is everyone ok ? Keeping their chin up, still smiling, still feeling good ?

I'm not expecting this thread to go anywhere (ref: shit posts)
But if you're on a downer i know there is people on this very site that can make you smile, and they may well post on this for you

Stay safe and stay smiley :wave:
 

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I think many suffer from mental health issues possibly without even realising it.

Tends to go with a creative / artistic personality .

Yup, I suffer , quite heavily for the last 4 or 5 years but am mostly at a level I can cope with though I need B12 injections to keep it so .

I'm still waiting to hear back from the doctores how they are going to achieve that as I'm under a 12 week lockdown with 6 weekly shots ;)
 

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I'm OK as I'm still getting out to work, I'm not alone at home and I have beer, but my brother is finding it tough. He lost his wife of 50 years not long before this kicked in, so the days are hard:(
 

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I think many suffer from mental health issues possibly without even realising it.

Tends to go with a creative / artistic personality . ;)
I'll agree with this Kev :tup:

Hopefully the quack can get the jabs issue sorted for you.
Keep your pecker up mate ;)
 

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I'm OK as I'm still getting out to work, I'm not alone at home and I have beer, but my brother is finding it tough. He lost his wife of 50 years not long before this kicked in, so the days are hard:(
Sorry to hear about your family loss, 50 years is a long time, I've been married 32 years and that girl is my rock.... But don't tell her that.
 

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I am one of boris,s shielded gang , it is not much fun got twat next door every weekend is like a building site , put up with this for 15yrs , so every day he is up to something it is gone 7pm can hear him hitting something with a hammer :wanker:in process of selling house then we get this virus !!come along, well things could be worse at least still here to rant on , but god it would be good to get out into the real world again seems a long time already
 

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another 12 weeker with a 20 plus year history of mental illness, not easy but amazing how my mates have called and asked how I am, really helps , just off phone with another car nut (mk1 mini, old 6 series, chimera, 911, e30 conv, 2.0 nova track day plus moderns and his beloved van) telling me tales of building mini and painting his 6 series after being let down by 3 dif painters, just nice having a bit of car chat.
then theres highlight of the day 9pm is beer o'clock for a bit of self medication and relaxation.
SWMBO still at work so that's more conversation when she gets home also means cant fully isolate totally as place is too small but staying apart as much as possible.
 

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Days are getting bright again for longer
That makes such an unbelievable difference to mental health and general wellbeing even if you don't suffer with any issues of the mind.

I'm on furlough at the moment and it couldn't have come at a better time personally as the docs changed my mental health meds back in March and got it slightly wrong. They didn't check the compatibility with my pain killers and after three days on the new meds I had a full blown tonic-clonic seizure for the first time in my life and that is something I wouldn't wish on anybody!

A month on and things are much better, it even appears to have helped me to control the nonsense that goes on in my head......almost like a reset button has been hit.
I can't get to my workshop, it's too far away, but my garden is looking magnificent and it's also given me time to enjoy my other hobby of baking. Well it would except there appears to now be a world shortage of flour at the moment so the cakes will have to wait :shake:

If the lockdown is starting to affect you then reach out as soon as possible, don't leave it until it's too late. The longer you leave it the harder it is to get back.
If you don't have someone you can talk to or if it's too difficult to start that conversation please feel free to drop me a p.m, I will happily be the person on the other end that you can chat to about this or anything else. :tup:
 

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Its good to talk something us guys are not good at unless its got 2 or 4 wheels....
Also its the other people in your life that also need a call friends and family just checking in to see how they are.
Good post....
 

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To be honest for me it couldn't have come at a better time, being stuck in a job i no longer enjoy i think ive been on a slippery slope for longer than i thought so when i was furloughed just over 4 weeks ago i could have jumped for joy.
fortunately my garage is at home so im lucky to be able to crack on with my car, although some key parts are still with the power coaters, i'm managing to keep the parts slowly flowing in, i think the post offiice are getting pissed off cos they only come twice a week now, but its like christmas when they do, lol, at least ive managed to stay busy.
Cant say its been easy, my dad died the same day my wifes Horse had to be put down, then a week later my daughters guinea pig had to be put down, a right mixture of emotions, and not being able to hug my mum due to this f*cking situation, attending the funeral with only family, such a bizarre situation. not even a cup of tea afterwards.
Keeping a close eye on wifey and grown kids who still llive at home, think were all managing ok.
 

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Guys and Girls...

There is an organisation run with the NHS called Healthy Minds. They run various types of support services mostly depending on your needs and help you might need. Its free and they offer very good advice -counselling -support etc.
Just google the title and find the local one in your area. Numbers email address etc on there website.
 

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Guys and Girls...

There is an organisation run with the NHS called Healthy Minds. They run various types of support services mostly depending on your needs and help you might need. Its free and they offer very good advice -counselling -support etc.
Just google the title and find the local one in your area. Numbers email address etc on there website.
And they're brilliant. :yeahthat:
 
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