So finally, after 12 years using this site, 24 years on and off self harming, 8 hospital admissions and multiple Mental health act assessments...I am in my final year of my nursing degree! And this week I had a phone call offering me a job as a CPN!
I’m still under services and still struggle at times but despite that, finally, at the grand old age of 31, I’m nearly in my dream job!
Wannabe CPN : -)
"He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life." - Homer Simpson "I hear those voices that will not be drowned" Sanity is a nasty disease. The world would be a happier place without it. - Rilic
RIP Kat 4th July 1987- 11th June 2013
Please do not pm me without permission as I find getting PMs very stressful.
Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted.
I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside. I tried groups, didn't work out just made my depression a lot worse.
"I know you're sad, so I won't tell you to have a good day. Instead, I advise you to simply have a day.
Stay alive, feed yourself well, wear comfortable clothes, and don't give up on yourself just yet.
It'll get better. Until then, have a day."
Thank you so much everybody! I genuinely appreciate your responses. I finish my CAMHS placement tomorrow before going somewhere else. I keep being told to be more confident lol but that’s not natural for me
Oh wow!!! I'm so happy to read this =D
Well done for everything you have overcome in order to reach this point and for everything you've achieved along the way. You're going to make a brilliant CPN and I'm delighted for all the people you'll be working with that they'll have you fighting their corner and helping them on the path to recovery.
We may not see eye to eye, but we can respect each other's opinions and find the truth in them.
Perhaps in those honest conversations, instead of demonising each other,
we might see each other as imperfect humans, doing our best. ~ Jodi Picoult