I have just got out of the psychiatric hospital after yet another relapse of my mental health. I thought my husband had sent me there so he could have an affair with the next door neighbour. I thought the nursing staff were trying to kill me. I was really out of it yet again It is coming up to Christmas again and I always get ill at this time of year. It is usually at religious times I get ill and I don't understand it. I have seen my son today which left me teary after he left. When he walked in he said to me, "you have lost a lot of weight mother." I have no interest in anything anymore and I am constantly looking back to the past and having constant nightmares and getting flashbacks. I am looking at my baby photos and trying to remember the god times at Christmas and birthdays with my children. Any tips would help please
Christmas for many can be very problematic. All I can suggest is consider the positive and try and relax over the Christmas period. Enjoy the interaction between family members.
Many people with faith and negative expectations can feel low at this time of year. Also some become more Religious at this time of year especially if their expectations are not met.
If you are with Husband and Family at this time, bridges can be repaired and expectations can also be met. Hopefully you will be able to talk and move on especially if you can be more trusting in your outlook.
Remember Christmas is a time of trust and goodwill. Be open and trust, Enjoy the festive season, it is a celebration of a young birth.