22-04-2019 11:10 AM
Discovered SANE via SUSi online program. Australian who was diagnosed with Aspergers later in my adult life (did get support and was suppose to get more specific needs but they introduced NDIS and I failed to qualify including a post-review. So I ended up back to square one). Finally got unexpected help for depression and anxiety before my AS diagnoses. I recently passed 250 days alcohol and drug free, and I don't ever want to even smell alcohol again (online free course Alcohol Experiment I'll recommend). I only had friends in year 12 back in the 1990's. I have never been in a relationship, dated, kiss, etc (I don't believe I am ugly just that I have difficulty connecting to humans. Re: experiences I am still 13yo). I have won a lot of art prizes and included in some public collections. I have worked where I was my own boss in a way, but it has been the only job I had (for 5 years part time and another similar role 2 years then made redundant). I have completed many many degrees and I do courses for the fun of it. I have done an entry into PhD but couldn't go further as I live in regional Queensland and I care for my elderly father. I have no close family (just us two, and no he won't move as we live in his life-long hometown).
As I said, I have no one. Never had friends or close family etc. It hurts alot. I can't even volunteer because they want references which I don't have (first job I had I told my boss of my lonliness and she freak. The second job I burnt my bridges when I was made redundant). I am no good at communicating and a vulcan. Any club of interest is usually mostly elderly people (i.e. arts and crafts, museums, etc).
Thank goodness today is the last day of Easter. It hurts! alike Christmas and NYE. I went onto BB but as usual, I got no proper reply/ actual help. A few years ago before I found help in the oddest situation, I had doors closed in my face by services. At the start of the year, I thought I try again, but again got doors slammed in my face.
So I am here introducing myself. Seeing if this service is anything helpful. Asking to see if there is any help rather than usual resources. Some of what I posted may come across negative but I am positive. And I have come a long way to get here.
22-04-2019 12:41 PM
@GeminiLion Hi GeminiLion and welcome to the forum Sane forum is a very welcoming group of individuals from all different backgrounds and mental illnesses but what brings us all together is our caring for everyone here. You will never be judged or ostracised on these boards. Have a look around the various threads and when you feel comfortable you might like to introduce yourself there.
A couple of good ones to start with are the Good Morning thread (which goes on all day lol) and the Friday night Feast thread which is held on every Friday at about 7.00pm. Anyway I hope to see you around the forum. greenpea
22-04-2019 01:33 PM - edited 22-04-2019 01:44 PM
Hi @GeminiLion and welcome 🙂
Congratulations on 250 days alcohol and drug free! That's huge!
You're not alone in feeling the pain of holidays like Easter. There are many others who find times like this difficult for a number of reasons. Lots of people find company, comfort and understanding here on the forum. It's something I've found really helpful about being here.
What kind of art do you enjoy? We have a thread here where you'll be able to meet others who enjoy art if you'd like. Do you have any hobbies or particular interests?
One tip I was given when I joined the forum was to use the @ symbol to tag people. It can help us see posts and replies around the forum.
Hope you find it helpful to be here 🙂
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