18-06-2020 01:42 PM
From the 29th of June - Friday 3rd of July we will be running a 5 Day Carer Discussion Thread 💜
When someone close to you has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide, it can be hard to respond to their needs whilst also looking after yourself. If you're affected by caring for loved ones in crisis - SANE will soon be releasing an incredible resource designed for you. You Are Not Alone is an upcoming online info hub created with the help of people who have been carers and know how tough it can be.
On the week we launch 'You Are Not Alone', we will be running a five day discussion for anyone who would like to be involved, unpacking the ins and outs of supporting loved ones with complex mental health, discussing access to community support as well as ongoing self-care strategies specifically for carers.
@nashy Will be online during business hours to post discussion points alongside our soon to be announced Community Guide co-hosts
How do I get involved
You Are Not Alone - Crisis Advice for Family, Friends & Carers will be text based, so no software needed. Refresh the page to keep up with the latest posts right here in this thread from the 29th of June. Bookmark this page to easily navigate back here from the 29th!
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29-06-2020 09:32 AM - edited 29-06-2020 09:35 AM
Welcome everyone to a new style of event, a 5-day conversation for carers about caring for loved ones who are regularly in crisis, and a very extra special warm welcome to those members who wanted a reminder of this week long thread
Welcome to @Clover2020 @Pilpa123 @Rachelsparks @Antics55 @kpreen @Winter3 @Hope12 @Lll @angela4 @Shaz51 @Louisek @Former-Member @kjm @Nong1990 💖💖💖
Over the coming days myself and @NatureLover and a couple of our other wonderful guides will be hanging around this thread to discuss ideas and discussion points around how to manage when someone close to you has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide, it can be hard to respond to their needs while also looking after yourself. If you are a carer who has ever experienced this - this conversation is for you. Throughout the event we will be referring to a new SANE resource which is available to Carers – You Are Not Alone
You are not alone was made with the help of people who have been carers and know how tough it is. Check out the link here. Explore the wheel for information and support. There’s no set order: click what you most need now.
Before I kick off my first discussion point today, I’d like to introduce my wonderful co-host @NatureLover and extend a special welcome to our other community guides who are dropping by such as @outlander @frog and @Shaz51 Our Community Guides role model our community values and support members regularly, we're so happy the crew are keen to support and check in on this thread across the week in addition to their usual CG Tasks. For any guides that are are around, please feel free to introduce yourself as we get the YANA Thread rolling!
29-06-2020 09:37 AM
My name's NatureLover, and I have lived experience of 3 suicide attempts when much younger, plus a lot of suicidal ideation throughout my life. Thankfully I haven't had any for about 12 years now. Since joining the SANE Forums earlier this year, I have found myself drawn to trying to support people who are struggling with suicidal ideation, and it's not easy.
The YANA resource provides an excellent reference point for finding support as a carer. When I was at my worst, I had no idea what support was out there, and now that I find myself in somewhat of a caring role, I am grateful for this resource. It's a realistic tool outlining what you can expect when going through this traumatic, exhausting and difficult experience. It has useful information about what to do in an emergency, at the hospital, when the person comes home again, and finding support after that.
I am enjoying being a new Community Guide, and I think the thing I like most is making connections with people.
29-06-2020 10:15 AM
@NatureLover it is very realistic i especially enjoy the wheel function as well
29-06-2020 10:24 AM
thank you @nashy
my husband has had 2 attempts and also a breakdown which all ended up time in hospital
I have been a member at SANE Australia Forums now for Five years
And have been a Community Guide for 4 years
(you may have seen me on the SANE Forums across this time).
My favourite thing about being a guide is helping and encouraging others as the Sane Forum members have helped me so much over the years
During my free time,--- I love relaxing with a nice big cup of coffee , Playing word games with friends on the computer
An interesting fact about me is I used do Line Dancing
29-06-2020 10:25 AM
Glad you like the wheel function, @Nong1990 . The information is laid out pretty clearly, isn't it...
That's good that it sounds like you've accepted your own self care isn't selfish but necessary
29-06-2020 10:39 AM
@NatureLover you wrote ;
The YANA resource provides an excellent reference point for finding support as a carer. When I was at my worst, I had no idea what support was out there, and now that I find myself in somewhat of a caring role, I am grateful for this resource.
I had no idea what support was out there
and with my experience, I don`t drive
so I had to find where they took my husband
found him the next morning 70km away in a bigger hospital
to read this resources is really good
29-06-2020 10:40 AM
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