I go to the Clubhouse in Sligo town. It's a place for people who don't have jobs like me. It gets me out of bed and I get a dinner, I like that bit, but I don't get paid for going anymore and now I want a real job, not just sitting around, but it feels like no one here even wants me to have a better life. I'm sick of being treated like a two year-old.
I can read the paper or use the computer, but most of the time we just sit around until after dinner when we can leave.
We are only allowed to watch the news on the TV and although we're asked about what we want on the menu, I don’t think there is enough attention paid to our views. . It's always the same things to eat. When myself and my friend asked if we could go to play football with some lads in town but we were told we can't because we'll annoy people, so stay in the Clubhouse. It's rubbish, worse than being in school but my nurse said I have to go. My nurse is really nice so I can't tell them that sitting around in the club makes me feel depressed or I might end up in hospital.
My friend told me about this website, he said someone who reads this might be able to help. I think that lots of people in the club feel the same way as I do. I've felt this way for years but I had a bit more money before. I know I can do lots of things, but it's like no one believes in me or thinks I can have a better life.
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