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Christmas Post!

Updated: Dec 20, 2019

A Christmas Post

To remind you you’re not alone.

Hi, everyone thank you for joining me so close to Christmas, I know this is a busy time of year for a lot of people, it’s the time of year for giving and receiving gifts and spending time with family and friends.

But it’s also a time of year where there are lots of people who are alone at Christmas, who don’t have family and friends to talk to.

Its also the time of year where if you are suffering with a disability or mental health illness it doesn’t care what time of year it is, it doesn’t have a holiday and doesn’t give you a brake. It’s also important to remember if you have an illness, disability or mental health illness not to try and get to stressed out, if you haven’t got something done it doesn’t matter, don’t feel you need to agree to things that you wouldn’t normally do, just because it’s Christmas. If you know in your heart your going to struggle with something say so, don’t feel like you need to hide it away because it might upset someone or you feel you should pull your weight because its Christmas, learn to say NO put yourself first! It’s your Christmas too and it’s important to remember that.

The people around you, loved one’s family and friends will understand! If they know you then they know you are doing your best and your best is good enough!

Don’t start beating yourself up, your worth more than that! Your important! If your happy your loved ones around you will be happy too!

For some people this can be the hardest time of year, suffering with mental illness, PTSD, depression, anxiety and so on, but I wanted to make people aware that if your struggling to cope or you just don’t know what to do, anytime of the day or night there are people who can help.

If your someone who doesn’t like to call you can just text, there is a Crisis text line now known as the just shout!

They usually take about 5 minutes to respond unless there is high traffic then it may take a little longer, but they will text back. They are trained volunteers not of medical profession so they can’t give medical advice, but they can provide support and help you get to a calm safe place. They will text you for 15 to 45 minutes but won’t leave you if you’re not ready.

You can text them on 85258

Or you can go on the website which is

crisistextline.org

You also have the Samaritans who you can call, email, 24/7 365days of the year or you can look on the website to see where your closet branch is to visit.

There contacts information is:

Telephone number: 116123

Email:

jo@samaritans.org

Website: Samaritans.org/branches/

I hope this information helps you or someone you know.

Remember your important to! If you are alone this Christmas and you have a neighbour, you know who might be alone why not knock on their door have a cup of tea together!

I wish you all a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I’ll see you next year with more Rarars adventures.

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