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My dad, alcohol and mental health

Hi everyone,

I watched my dad slowly kill himself with alcohol plus having diabetes. It was a horrendous time.

It’s only just over a year since his death. I was sick of my head filled with my own thoughts so I decided to document them all in a blog. It’s helped me in such a short space of time.

I talk about all sorts of emotions I went through during and after. I also talk about struggles at work, over thinking, anxiety, weight issues, socialising struggles and many other topics. My take on my counselling experience post will be on shortly.

If anyone out there has had a similar experience it my help someone not feel so alone relating to my story. alternatively you yourself may be able to make sense of my emotions too and help me process them? It may even inspire others to start one too?

My story starts by mentioning I was diagnosed dyslexic in university. I feel it’s relevant to the story based on my extreme empathy for other people’s feelings.

If anyone is interested my tumblr blog name is : themindofcass

It also needs to be read from the last post up (to follow if you wish)

Have a good day everyone x

replying to Cass1932

Hi Cass :)

Thank you for writing your blog, I have read your posts and your situation is extremely similar to how my life has been over the past few years. You sound like a really incredible daughter, your dad was extremely lucky to have you :)

I wish you all the best x

replying to Cass1932

That’s a lovely thing to say thanks so much. I hope my story made you feel less alone as I know how that feels.

I wish you all the best too!

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