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    We are in need of a new co-leader for our group. Please see info below. We need someone to encourage, empower, support & be there for other members!

    We are currently looking for a new Co-Leader for the Multiple Health Challenges group. We have grown quite a bit and just passed 1,500 members. In the past co-leaders have been golden, really helpful for me when I got sick or burnt out and had to step away for a few days. I am looking for someone to welcome new members, comment or respond to most posts or other comments, make new posts to the group every once and a while, and preferably someone who has physical and emotional health challenges so they can best relate to and understand where other members are coming from when they post or comment.

    It is important for the group to have two distinctly different voices to support people because people might relate more to one of us. What is a really good situation is if we both respond to the same posts, welcome new members from different perspectives and provide voices for people that are accessible and relatable. There is a commitment needed that you monitor activities on the group regularly and can respond pretty quickly.

    Offering your own posts provides more content for the group…and when posts pose a question they keep things moving forward. I can assist and support by offering to look at your new posts for feedback and editing before you post if you would like it, comment on your posts to get the responses going to best support your efforts, help finding memes or images, and support you if we are dealing with someone struggling …. Like sounding suicidal or being manic…and I will check in to make sure you are happy and comfortable!

    I look at potential leaders' history of posts and/or comments that have helped and supported others in the past. Willingness to be honest and open about your own health challenges is crucial to best support people. A co-leader works together with me for some new posts and drafting new questions and is concerned about the well being of all members and can empathize with their paths.

    You will get access to the Community Leaders group and your name will have a “Group Leader” tab next to it up top on your comments and responses so I think people pay attention especially to your activity and wisdom shared from personal experience. Would you consider joining me on this journey? Let’s have a DM chat to discuss this! Thanks for considering taking on this role!

    #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #ChronicPain #Chronicpainwarrior #Disability #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #Bipolar2Disorder #Bipolar1Disorder
    #Stigma #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Autism #Dementia #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #Cancer #TraumaticBrainInjury #BrainInjury #LossOfAParent #Grief #SuicideSurvivors #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #DistractMe #HIVAIDS #longtermsurvivor #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MightyQuestions #DownSyndrome #IfYouFeelHopeless #Hope #Deafness #neckpain #BackPain #CongestiveHeartFailure #Migraine #COVID19 #PeripheralNeuropathy #LymeDisease #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #Headache #Stroke #help #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Fibromyalgia #Disability #thankful #grateful #EatingDisorders #CocaineDependence #drugaddict #alcoholic #PTSD #EmotionalHealth #physicalhealth PainAcceptance #Acceptance #relief #Selflove #MightyMinute #MentalHealthHero #TheMighty #RareDisease #MightyTogether

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    I’ve had it

    I’m so done, i don’t know what to do. So much is happening, I’m lost, I fell so stupid. I was raped for any other guy giving me attention, then AFTER we got married, he cheated on me, while I was on antidepressants… I have relapsed, I’ve drank so much alcohol in the last 1-2 weeks. I’m drowning. He said that if I feel the need to talk to anyone else other than him that we should separate.

    Someone please find me.

    #ChronicPain #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #alcoholic #helpme #lost #Broken #Endometriosis #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease

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    Depressive thoughts

    When I think, all I seem to see in my head is: who am I?! Why is it one thing after the next. The only way I can really explain my feelings to the people I love are through many drinks and many many blunts. I have my mmj card legally through MD just FYI; my feelings go unsaid because of insecurities and fear of expression due to approval purposes. I seem to get a lot of not so helpful responses from those I look up to and those I trust such as “I’m making up excuses” or “ I’m being a liberal” or “ you rely on your parents too much. You’re an adult now”. These are the kinds of things that cause me not to be able to express myself within a relationship whether it be a significant other or a family member. I feel like it’s always one thing after the next between my health and my dying relatives who mean so much to me on my mom’s side. I’m moving out of my parents house on sept 11th and this wil be the first time ever being on my own (besides summer church camp in middle and early high school with my little and big sister one year after the next …) my funds have gone way down meaning all I can rely on is a journal and depression/anxiety/ mood stabilizer/ADD meds. My temptations are alcohol and MJ, and by far those two have made me become very broke. I feel like it’s one thing after the next all the time. I pull a muscle at work, I make a mistake which gives me anxiety all day during work, I make a mistake in my relationship based upon honesty and trust. My life feels like it’s splitting slowly into pieces. I feel like I’m going to be fired every day, from work and my relationship. My mental health has deteriorated my tooth health and has massively melted away my love life. I’m trying to be honest with everyone but it’s hard when I’m afraid of losing. I don’t know how to get help especially without insurance at this time. I don’t know anymore. At all. I feel hopeless based upon my previous jobs within retail, I feel that the only thing I’m good for is customer service and that’s it. I want so badly to go back to school but fear I can’t based upon learning disabilities and money/work to maintain a life by myself and with my boyfriend who is really love to have earned their trust back based upon my past poor choices. I’ve found myself picking rough hairs out of my head out of anxiety ridden feelings and I caught myself but I’ve been itching to search for more even though I know I can’t because then I’ll definitely look bald. Like my boyfriend knows about this and it’s highly unattractive so I’ve been trying my hardest to stop but I’ve been on the highest point of anxiety I’ve ever been at. I’ve been searching for psych help but everything is out of my budget. I need help but don’t know how to get it. #Anxiety #Depression #ADHD #Addiction #alcoholic #GettingHelp #Therapy #Trichotillomania #LifeLessons #why

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    How do you have a healthy relationship with a toxic parent? Without boundaries, you don’t.

    How do you have a healthy relationship with a toxic parent? Without boundaries, you don’t. At least that’s the case in my situation. My parent has been sober for a couple of years now, but the toxic, manipulative personality traits are still there. I now realize that the alcohol only manifested their traits louder and made them more persistent. The parent blames me for not letting them back in and they swear they’ve changed, but when they’ve spent 30 years of my life being an alcoholic jerk abandoning me over and over again, it’s hard to ever let those walls down. And truth be told a lot of those personality traits are still prevalent and are/were worse than the alcoholism. I don’t like who they are as a human. I don’t want them around my children. They manipulate, guilt trip, victimize themselves, lie, and never really show up when it matters. But society and everyone with an opinion repeats the phrase, “well they’re your mother”, when did being a “mother” give someone a free pass to be in your life when they are the reason behind all your trauma, abandonment issues, anxiety, etc? I use to long for a relationship and gave chance after chance after chance, but that ship sailed once I accepted that this is the way they are and quit blaming myself for my abandonment. So for now I put up big boundaries because it’s not just me I want to protect, but my babies too. This seems to make the relationship less stressful and in a sense “healthy”, but the only way these boundaries work is with consistency and lots and lots of therapy to constantly remind me that her actions are not my fault. #toxicparent #MentalHealth #Anxiety #alcoholic #Relationships #Therapy #boundaries #Trauma

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    Livening up the place.

    I've been learning about plants and how to develop a green thumb with my mother's help (even at 41 I'm still a proud mother's boy) of course. Living on my own I find it very peaceful having several plants around my place and now I added one outside that'll last all year round. It brings me peace and solace. It's joyful to look at and gives me something else to be responsible for. When I moved back out of my mother's again several people in my life closest to me worried about me living on my own due to my mental health and my drug/alcohol recovery which can be rocky at times. This is just one of the many things that helps me and puts a smile on my face.
    #GreenThumb #Planting #Plants #MentalHealth #MentalIllness #Bipolar #BipolarDisorder #Mania #Depression #ADHD #Anxiety #OCD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Recovery #DrugRecovery #AlcoholRecovery #drugaddict #alcoholic

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    Struggling

    I'm really struggling with cravings for alcohol lately. I feel so much guilt and shame around it. Like it should be easy to quit. But it's not. I feel like I'm drowning. Just surviving barely playing pretend to be an adult but I just can't do it.
    #alcoholic #Cravings #Depression #struggling

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    Keep myself busy.

    I've learned over time how important hobbies are to me. Even after learning that I then had to learn how to work on one thing at a time. I'm not perfect at it but I try. I recently made this "Steal Your Face" with my 3D pen. Classic Grateful Dead artwork. I did it in 2 days which for me is quite an accomplishment. It's not the level of skill but rather that I put all my focus into accomplishing one thing at a time. Keep your eye on the prize.
    #AdultADHD #ADHD #Bipolar #Anxiety #Manic #depressive #Mania #Depression #Recovery #drugaddict #alcoholic #focus

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    Anxious/avoidant mess

    I need some support. Can anyone with avoidant attachment type clue me in a bit? My husband is that way (and also an alcoholic...) and I’m anxious attachment which is just a recipe for hurt feelings. We had an argument last night—I need more attention, he needs more space. But somehow he’s always the one that gets what he wants and I’m left in emotional pain so intense I feel it physically in my stomach. I sat in the shower having dark thoughts about how this reinforces my complex that I’m not worth loving or caring about, that I’m stupid for having feelings, and then my brain spirals and starts saying that I’m fat and ugly and hysterical so no wonder he doesn’t ever want to spend time with me....last night was the second time I ever considered harming myself but I’m too chicken to do that either.
    #Anxiousattachment #avoidantattachment #alcoholic #codependant #narcissisticfather #imsuchatrainwrecklol

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    The dark rabbit hole.

    After my mother decided to take her own life, I desperately wanted to understand.
    Like a detective, I pieced together all of her final moments. Restlessly obsessing night after night over questions without answers.
    As I became aware I was slipping into a dark place, I embraced it for my desire to understand my mother’s suicide was greater than any other desire I had.

    Finally one day, I got it.
    I completely understood why a person would choose to take their own life, because I was now at that point.
    An alcoholic, a gambling addict, depressed, anxious, alone and on the verge of a mental breakdown, I was drowning in my own misery.
    I had to spend the years retracing my steps to find peace once again.

    Until you’re engulfed by the darkness, you will never understand.
    If you don’t understand, be grateful that you don’t. Make your peace, let it go.
    Don’t chase your loved one down the dark rabbit hole!

    #Suicide #SuicidalThoughts #Depression #mentalhealthawareness #Depression #Anxiety #alcoholic #Addict

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