Hey all. Not trying to preach or anything but today is/was R U OK Day. A day to reflect on your and those around you who may be struggling with mental health.
Has hit pretty hard with my local vehicle enthusiast club as a well loved member recently took his life, his funeral is being held tomorrow.
Don’t be too tough to speak up, life can all of a sudden be too short. Talk to those around you or whoever you may feel comfortable with and get the stuff off your chest. If you feel someone is having a rough trot give them a nudge and say g’day, start a chat and see where it takes them.
Take care, Urchy87
Adventure before Dementia.
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I find it interesting that depression does not exist in 3rd world countries
I have asked a lot of people that have immigrated to Australia from extreme poverty or war torn countries amd they all pretty much say the same thing
It just doesn't exist, they just cant understand why anyone would suffer from these problems in a place like Australia
I dont have any answers to this, as no doubt no one here does either
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
If as Men's Shed is not available or not quite right for you, consider volunteering at an Op Shop. (Charity shop if they are not called Opportunity shops around your area)
Seriously think about it. Most op shops just pile all the hardware and handyman donations in one box and call it "Men's Stuff" and ignore it. they are also usually in need of someone who can put things together or do minor repairs. My Daughter volunteered there one half-day a week. The old ladies said "Miranda is wonderful, she can make anything electrical work" Miranda told us that all she had to do with most electrical things, table lamps, radios, etc., was plug them in and switch them on. If you can do electrical testing, that will allow the shop to sell many items they would not otherwise be allowed to.
The shops usually also need somebody to sort out and take away cardboard and other unsaleable stuff.
Ever since I retired, I have planned to volunteer at one but it will have to wait until I have time!
Another thing to consider is that most of the other volunteers there will be women in your age bracket.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,
Another thing to consider is that most of the other volunteers there will be women in your age bracket. And this is a plus??????
But on this serious subject I think "blokes talking to blokes" is a far more effective way to try to get on top of this problem. Mens Sheds or clubs such as bowls or volunteering at a "blokes" type heritage, machinery, car, aircraft museum and actually doing something in company with other men has proven a life saver.
Quite frankly when I visit my wife's volunteering place at the local council Nature centre and hear 5 women all talking at the same time it makes me want to top myself after 10 minutes.
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