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#Family is BULLSHIT

I'll never forget when my aunt Linda told me #Autism is a choice you and your babies made. When my mom, her sister was diagnosed with #Cancer she said,"99% percent of people with #Cancer have a death wish, and are asking for it"

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How does your body respond to trauma anniversaries?

There is a clinical term in psychology called “the anniversary effect.” It’s the physiological and psychological manifestation of trauma anniversaries (e.g., the date your parent died, the date of an accident, or the date you went no-contact with someone close to you). Symptoms can include: GI upset, rapid breathing, panic attacks, sweat, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, chronic pain flare-ups, etc.

Have you ever experienced the anniversary effect? What symptoms did you have?

💡 P.S. This Mighty story explains the concept so well, and has some great tips about how to cope: 7 Tips to Help You Deal With the 'Anniversary Effect'

#MightyMinute #Trauma #PTSD #CPTSD #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #CheckInWithMe #Grief #Cancer #ADHD #Autism #Caregiving

7 Tips to Help You Deal With the 'Anniversary Effect'

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Let it be

How often have we kept ourselves up all night wondering why something happened? What if this? What if that? We run scenarios in our head nonstop and where does it get us? It only leads to more sadness, more anxiety, more confusion, and more restlessness. Even if we did find some imaginary conclusion, what then? It would not change a thing. Instead of driving yourself mad, try letting it be. There is a gentle art in letting things be. It is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of maturity, wisdom, and strength. Is anyone familiar with this process?

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do if you have difficulty being proud of yourself. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically 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 #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether

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How has your sense of identity evolved over the years?

Contrary to popular belief, who we are and how we identify can change — sometimes drastically — over time. Our moral compass, our interests, our health, our gender expression, our faith, our finances… all of these areas play a big role in how we see ourselves.

We’re curious if you feel closer or farther from yourself these days. Do you know who you are or are you still trying to figure it out?

🤓 P.S. In a reading mood? Here’s an interesting story about the role of identity for people who live with DID: Who Am I? What 'Identity' Means in Dissociative Identity Disorder

#MightyMinute #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Disability #RareDisease #ADHD #Autism #Cancer #Grief #Caregiving

Who Am I? What 'Identity' Means in Dissociative Identity Disorder

"I ask myself almost daily."
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Bad adults

#sexual assaults #emotional abuse by parent #CPTSD #chronic pain #fibromyalgia#breast cancer Survivor 20 years # psoriatic and osteoarthritis etc

I'm grateful for the mighty. Not very knowledgeable about PTSD but I want to learn from folks that have been there. Not from medical people that dismiss me.

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PTSD flashbacks

Had a ptsd flashback first one I had in a few years and it hit me hard. I used to work at a restaurant terrible management got treated like mud on the bottom of someone’s boot half the time by either management or customers. Except for one a regular sweet old man who would just get some water and talk for hours with friends. He died yesterday and the death of anyone I know usually triggers these flashbacks of my stepdad dying of cancer when I was 10. Had to call my mom which I’m embarrassed because she’s toxic and I’m trying to distance myself from her it was after a fight we had because I had a huge mood swing. Need some support from my mighties thanks guys #PTSD #Flashbacks
#Bipolar2

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Panic attacks

#Anxiety on Monday my cat had to be euthanized he was only 12 years old but had cancer it wasn't expected so quickly and was a terrible shock. Some will say it was only a cat but I'd had him since tiny bottle fed him and he had the sweetest nature and just loved cuddles . My problem is I can't distract myself from what has happened can't focus on tv or my hobbies and night times are awful that's when the panic sets in could I have done more , is he safe til he's cremated does he know how much I loved him ? I have just about cried myself stupid and I keep expecting to see him on his bed or waiting for me on a morning it feels like straight up grief and yes it probably is cos to me he was my baby 💔

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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is SuziTandCo59. I'm here because I was diagnosed with EGPA 6 years ago but I also suffer with Chronic Pain, Eczema and Asthma. I have also survived cancer 4 times.

#MightyTogether

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