I just wanted to say how grateful I am for all the support, care, patience and understanding you have given to me over the last 2 years and recently for getting me help from John Niblo (Welfare Officer). When the Befriending Worker first visited me I was so close to doing something stupid leaving everything behind giving up and letting these feelings of doom and fear beat me, but through time with support from FDAMH slowly I’ve improved and recently as you know I tried to get myself back to work, but failed miserably – this was a big setback but I’m trying to look at it from the positive side. I’m trying hard not to lock myself away in this house and become isolated again. I can cope better with my problems but I now need to understand and ACCEPT that this is me, this is the way I am instead of trying to turn myself into someone I’m not. We are all different and I should not try to hide my illness and let the stigma dictate affect how I live my life and deal with it without embarrassment as its no different from any other illness. I will continue to try hard, my aim in the next few months is to try and find some suitable volunteer work that I will enjoy and regain some confidence and self esteem, thanks again, I am so grateful.
Provided June 2014