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Old 14th May 2022, 20:22
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Can anyone help?

I was part way through my cabin crew training with Virgin Atlantic but ended up in hospital for mental health (admitted for observation because of symptoms from tablets I took to try and kill myself). Iím out of hospital now but donít know how to get better as I have no one Iím my life to support me or to talk too. Sorry I donít really know what I want to achieve here but I just needed a rant about everything
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Old 14th May 2022, 23:11
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Google Samaritans RIGHT NOW !!! and TALK !
They will listen, they will help, they won't judge.!
Don't wait, don't hesitate, DO IT NOW.
Help IS there - use it, and get that weight off your shoulders.
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Old 14th May 2022, 23:39
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Old 15th May 2022, 00:17
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As said contact. The Samaritans, they will help, but if you need to get it out of your system please feel free to rant here. We will listen and talk to you.

but please, please pick up the phone and talk to the Samaritans, they will help. They will help 24 hrs a day, the number is

116 123

and it’s free.

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Old 15th May 2022, 03:40
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In the meantime, if you want to ask about aspects of your cabin crew job, or flying, I am sure we can try to help.

Hope you get through it
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Old 15th May 2022, 04:35
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As has already been said...call The Samaritans..now !

Whatever the form of mental illness that resulted in your admission, were you subsequently offered ongoing consultations and referral to mental health professionals ?
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Old 15th May 2022, 06:40
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
As said contact. The Samaritans, they will help, but if you need to get it out of your system please feel free to rant here. We will listen and talk to you.

but please, please pick up the phone and talk to the Samaritans, they will help. They will help 24 hrs a day, the number is

116 123

and it’s free.

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Samaritans also offer support via email (or snail mail) if you find the prospect of phoning them is daunting.

Before the pandemic (but sadly not at present), you could also visit your local branch (without an appointment needed) and talk face-to-face with a volunteer over a cup of tea.
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Old 15th May 2022, 06:40
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Old 15th May 2022, 08:53
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Samaritans also offer support via email (or snail mail) if you find the prospect of phoning them is daunting.

Before the pandemic (but sadly not at present), you could also visit your local branch (without an appointment needed) and talk face-to-face with a volunteer over a cup of tea.
Yes Dave, the link to that was put up in the post before mine, I just put up the phone number for him, I do hope he has contacted them and is receiving help. Or if he prefers he joins in here for a chat.
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Old 15th May 2022, 09:10
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Millions of years of Evolution made humans what we are but now some of us climb into small metal tubes at midnight when everyone else is asleep, drive around in a rarefied atmosphere, eating fatty food and breathing toxic air. Not ideal. Aviation seems perfectly designed to destroy humans, physically and mentally.

I now have a 9-5 job working with great people and am finally happy. I have a friend who gave up a lucrative career and now counts trees for the Forestry Commission. I guess I am saying that aviation might not be healthy for you and is not likely to improve.
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Old 15th May 2022, 10:35
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Please realise that you have made a great positive step here and that is posting on here to us and asking for help. Well done! That is a great start. Most of us are not professionals in this field but you have been given some fantastic advice on how to contact those who are. We are now all really behind you and wish you well for the future. I really hope that you do manage to sort this problem out soon.

Best wishes. L
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Old 15th May 2022, 11:21
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https://www.mind.org.uk/
Mind is also a great source of information. How to get help, how to help.
Best wishes to you. I hope this helps.
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Old 15th May 2022, 19:39
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I've twice had to deal with friends who tried to take their own lives. I said to them both that life wasn't as bad as they thought and that they should concentrate on the positives in their lives.

Depression is terrible and there is lots of support out there you can and should utilise, but the person who will drag you out of this situatoin is yourself with a lot of positive attitude.
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Old 16th May 2022, 01:15
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A friend of mine committed suicide and I and many, many of his friends missed him terribly. We wished he talked to us before made his final decision.

I think he got so caught up in his worries that he had no idea how many friends he had that cared about him a great deal.

I’ve had periods of depression myself, and it makes you lose sight of all the good things in life.

If what yor’e doing is driving you crazy, reach out to others and think seriouasly about changing what your doing, or at least change your mindset about what bothers you most.

Best wishes.
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Old 16th May 2022, 03:14
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Originally Posted by Flap Track 6 View Post
I've twice had to deal with friends who tried to take their own lives. I said to them both that life wasn't as bad as they thought and that they should concentrate on the positives in their lives.

Depression is terrible and there is lots of support out there you can and should utilise, but the person who will drag you out of this situatoin is yourself with a lot of positive attitude.
As somebody who has suffered from periods of depression, ranging from mild to intense, but fortunately not requiring hospitalisation, just, with one episode, I have to say you are only 50% correct...a positive attitude will help but, in conjunction with professional support.

It took the skill of a mental health professional to find the causal factor, and it wasn't life, it was more specific, and thereafter came my part.

For the OP. first, you are as you will have gathered, NOT alone, Second, there is NO stigma when you are diagnosed with depression . The condition is not in the least bit bothered as to whom you are, or what you do, for a living. A friend of mine was a Biz jet Capt for example...he gave up driving as a result, but, he's now back to his former self. A certain Mr Churchill referred to "black dog " at times...and please read the link .

I can identify with everything he says...you really do not want to get out of bed at times and certainly the term "nutter" was used by those who felt their own insecurities and lack of understanding could best be expressed using this term.

Huw Edwards: colleague told me BBC Ďdoesnít want a nutter reading the newsí | Mental health | The Guardian
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Old 29th Jun 2022, 07:23
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"he had no idea how many friends he had that cared about him a great deal."

I think this is a very very important point. You may not believe it but the people you know, the people who work you are almost all there to help if only you tell them or ask them.

The hard part is verbalising it to someone to start with
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