We are so sorry to hear about what you have gone through, it sounds so hard. It is great that you are reaching out here and calling Beyond Blue. It takes a lot of courage and strength to reach out for support. The community will be here to listen and chat with you.
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Hello Janthina, it's good to hear what you have decided to do, and I think many people would agree with you but are unfortunately forced into having to do what others expect of you, but if you find peace and tranquillity with the support you can contact when needed, that's part of recovering in your own way.
A very warm and caring welcome to the forums..
Im so sorry about all the losses in your life..my heart goes out to you...
I don’t think you are selfish at all by wanting and being self aware of your needs and putting yourself first...After years of depression, loss and hurt you are so very deserving to look after your needs first....thats called self care and it’s so much needed for us to be able to do that...
My veranda is my quiet place, wher I sit on my old lounge and watch the bird life around me, as well as the cows grazing opposite my home....something in nature just soothes our souls and replenishes our bodies...
Thank you for your inspirational post about self caring for ourselves....
Hope to see you around the forums..
Kind thoughts with my care and a warm hug..