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    Visualization

    Here's a cute visualization of how we see our thoughts flying around in our heads. Does this help externalize thoughts from you so that they hurt less?

    ~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

    Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Suicide #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #OCD #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #POTS #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Schizophrenia

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    My Best Friend Passed

    My best friend passed away yesterday evening. We visited by phone, text or in person most everyday for over 20 years. She completed her Cancer treatment and before doing so she got Pulmonary Fibrosis. I did get to see her one last time on Friday in the hospital but I didn’t know this was going to be it. Some of it was taken up with time with her doctor present. It has helped that she didn’t have to try explaining what the doctor said and I’m thankful for that understanding. I just wished I had looked more at my friend during this visit. I didn’t hug her because I didn’t want to make things worse for her. I just didn’t know this would be it. She went down hill very quickly. Three weeks ago she was playing piano at Church and now she’s gone. Maybe I didn’t understand as much as I thought. I had “summoned” some of my deceased to be ready to give her big hugs and “you made it” from me, I just didn’t think it would come so soon. #Grief

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    Stay soft

    It is an unfortunate truth that there will always be people who seem to trespass against us. This happens to the best of us. It's easy to let this ruin our spirit and convince us to not be a light in the world. How about being good without asking for anything back, sharing without wanting anything in return, and love your heart out every second you can even if you are alone? Do these words sound crazy or is there truth in them for you?

    ~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

    Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Suicide #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #OCD #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #POTS #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Schizophrenia

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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is bereniche. I'm here because I was recently diagnosed with cancer

    #MightyTogether

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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is Paladin___. I'm here because I've become a shut in.
    #MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #Cancer

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    Be the right person for yourself

    It’s so easy to place the opinions of others higher than those we have of ourselves. This brings us so much pain. How can we prioritize self-love first?

    ~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

    Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Suicide #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #OCD #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #POTS #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Schizophrenia #ComplexRegionalPainSyndrome

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    What's a win or milestone you've had recently?

    Today's a good day to cheer each other on 🙌. Share a milestone or win (big or small) that you've had recently 🌟.

    I'll go first!

    I finally feel more motivated and have a bit more energy to work on my personal projects and goals. It's taken the whole month of January, but better now than never 💃.

    🎉 Let's also cheer on Hannah R. in her new Mighty article here:
    themighty.com/topic/postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrom...

    #CheerMeOn #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #MentalHealth #Disability #Caregiving #RareDisease #Migraine #Stroke #CardiovascularDisease #AutonomicDysfunction #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #Spoonie #Lupus #Endometriosis #Hospital #Cancer #Anxiety #PTSD #CheckInWithMe

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    Overcoming.

    How many people here believe in the power of themselves?

    ~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

    Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Suicide #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #OCD #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #POTS #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Schizophrenia #ComplexRegionalPainSyndrome

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    Ambiguous Loss/Ambiguous Grief..

    My oldest daughter died this month..She died in my mind, because she acts as though we were dead to her. I don’t wish her harm. I’ll still pray for her..but I don’t like living with the deep hurt.

    “She died,”might be easier to accept? She has Stage 4 Metastatic Cancer and is now on year 4 and in a NED for a year. I tried to reconcile with her, but apparently there is no give with her and she can not meet me halfway. She never said why she alienated us. We were friends, we were her parents.

    I know that she isn’t good for my mental health. It will take some time to move on from this figurative death. I’ve been grieving for sometime at the thought of losing her to actual death..To an anticipatory death, instead of an ambiguous loss or grief. I wonder if it’s that far from actually accepting that she’s gone? Most likely, we’ll never talk again, and that I might not see her again in this life.

    Some people might not accept or understand this as grief. It’s very lonely, because those around me can make me feel isolated. They don’t give me permission to grieve because they don’t wish to acknowledge it. I give myself permission to grieve the loss..#ComplicatedGrief #Grief #PTSD #Depression #MentalHealth #movingon

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    dealing with Cancer

    My husband of 41 years was just diagnosed with lymphoma and we are both dealing with the treatment and the ups and downs of cancer. Depression, dealing with insurance and hospitalization are taking it's toll ! We need support and help