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Reaching out #Depression #Anxiety #BPD #Borderline #Fatigue #Bipolar #MentalHealth #Support #checkin #Disorder

Hello, I'm seeking your support.

I was recently laid off from a job that I truly enjoyed. Over the past 10 years, I have grappled with depression and anxiety, and I have been taking medication for the past 4 years.

Losing my job has significantly exacerbated my feelings of depression and anxiety, to the point where most days, I struggle to get out of bed. I find myself spending the whole day eating, watching Netflix, and mindlessly scrolling through social media.

My job was a beacon of hope for me, especially after it took me 3 years to find a job following a 7-year tenure at my previous workplace. Now, I feel hopeless about finding another job. I am so drained and disheartened that I can't even muster the energy to work on my resume and start applying again. I keep asking myself, "What's the point?"

Especially considering that I'm a 38-year-old single woman, the thought of failing at everything and never achieving anything in life keeps taunting me. How can I start over at this age with nothing to build on?

In any case, I was hoping that you could provide me with some ideas and recommendations for sustainable morning and nighttime routines that could assist me during this challenging period.

Thank you very much 🤍

#52SmallThings #MightyTogether
#Trauma #PTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ADHD #CPTSD #Fibromyalgia
#ChronicFatigue #CheckInWithMe #Grief #ChronicDepression #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

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What can you add to your living space to make it more accessible or comfortable?

Let's think about accessibility and comfort today.

Spending a lot of time in bed makes your bedroom or other living space a very important place. Making sure those places are comfortable, accessible, and tailored to your specific needs can be a big help in managing symptoms or getting around more effortlessly.

What's one thing you can add to your living space to improve your quality of life? What's something you already have that you would recommend to someone else?

Let us know in the comments below! ⬇️

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#Lupus #Cancer #Gastroparesis #MultipleSclerosis #RheumatoidArthritis #InflammatoryBowelDiseaseIBD #ChronicEpsteinBarrVirus #MentalHealth #ChronicDepression #Anxiety #PanicAttacks #InvisibleIllness

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A smile can hide many things .... #MentalHealth #mentalhealthmatters #Anxiety #ChronicDepression #Depression #Selfcare #Parenting

Just because someone is smiling doesn't mean they're FINE .Just because someone you see that is unwell or has been dealing with any physical or mental health issues is smiling doesn't meant they're BETTER .It doesn't mean they're OK now or that they're not in pain .Usually alot of the time it's because they are used to dealing with their struggles and pain and are just trying to put on a smile and get on with it .You never know how much someone is really struggling so don't judge them .Don't just assume or make comments to them about their health being better or because they don't look sick if they're smiling or have managed to get dressed or go out .You've no idea how much it's taken them to even do that ....
And you never know just how much someone need syour kindness today ♥️


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Depression Treatment #ChronicDepression #TMS #MajorDepression

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to share with you an update on my mental health journey. I've recently found a program at a local psychiatry residency clinic in which they offer the very new treatment for depression called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). I'm officially a patient at this clinic, and I have been approved and have officially started TMS treatments. I will say, there's still a small part of me that feels doubtful this could work. However, many people have participated in studies of this treatment and discussed it's beneficial aspects including one of my all time favorite writers Jennifer Lawson (best mental health advocate imo!). I wanted to share this with all of you, let you know that a few weeks ago I was honestly feeling incredibly suicidal and just full of existential dread, and just the hope of this experiment and getting approved for it helped pull me from that really dark place. I'm still feeling quite depressed, so don't think I'm like already super better. However, I now have hope that there could be a better tomorrow. Anyway, that's really all I wanted to share for now. I also wanted to let everyone know who may be interested in researching it that my insurance (which covers a large chunk of most treatments for things) still isn't quite covering the whole bill of this procedure (so I doubt there's very many insurances that would foot the whole bill) and I have to pay nearly $700 out of pocket. Compared to some things, this isn't awful. And with the idea that it could potentially cause my depression to go into remission for a large chunk of time, it seems highly worth it for me. That's not always the case for everyone, though, so I figured I would share that. In addition, I knew it would be weeks of treatment when I originally looked into it; what I did not know was that they expect you to show up everyday M-F for six weeks. Each appointment isn't very long, only like 30 min max, but still for me, that's asking A LOT when it comes to trying to make time in my work schedule. I figured some might find this helpful or good to know beforehand, so I felt like sharing. I do plan to check back in and let all of you know how I think it went in six weeks! 🤞💕

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I feel this is important to share. Yesterday I had a day planned out of going to therapy and soon after going to a barbecue that my mothers coworkers invited her to. But before we could go to the bbq we made a stop at Walgreens to get snacks and my sister ( I should mention that she’s on the spectrum) collapsed on the floor and coughed that made it sound like a projectile vomit… I expected the worst but my mother calmed her down and went to pay for the stuff while she told me to walk out with my sister to get in the car and wait for her to come back. I searched but couldn’t find the car that was ours. To my shock and helplessness, my sister layed on the ground next to a lookalike car and while I tried to get her off she refused. Suddenly a man walks towards us and I realized sooner that he was the owner of the car. Before he could say anything, I let him know that my sister was having a moment and I still made the effort to get her off the ground. He made a snarky remark by saying “yeah, I’m having a moment too” and entered his car. I shrugged it off. Meanwhile my sister won’t move and he stepped over her to get in the drivers side. She was flat on the ground at this rate. I repeatedly apologized the man but all he could muster was a “who’s in charge the adult or the child?” And I explained that my mom was inside. And that’s when he said “idc just hurry up and get her off my fucking car.” In a yelling voice. And I kept saying sorry. My sister still wouldn’t move. A part of me froze and wanted to run away and disappear. But then my mom came and yelling at why I stopped at a random car. And she helped her up and we went to the car. That’s when I started balling my eyes out. Completely ruined my day. #MentalHealth #ChronicDepression #Anxiety #Depression #tired #generalizedanxiety #Autism #AutismSpectrumDisorders #DelayedSpeech #sad #EmotionalHealth #PMS #checkin #Headache

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No Motivation #ChronicDepression #anxienty #PTSD

I have had 3 strokes. I lost my ability to speak. I have recovered about 90% of my speech. It’s a miracle. My mental health is not good. I’m on medication and see a therapist. Some days I’m okay, but some days I can’t get out of bed. I have no motivation to do anything. I don’t do housework. My husband of 36 years is so wonderful, but he’s tired of it. He works all day then has to clean and cook for me. I feel so guilty! He never says anything about it, but last night he finally exploded! Now I’m all alone in this house wondering what to do. I want to help but I feel physically sick! What’s wrong with me?!

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broken heart

How do you guys handle this with BP2? I’m diving into a low at the same time I finally decided to walk away from a guy who abused my love for him and always made me feel like I was never good enough for him.

I cannot let this affect me right now, my lows are difficult enough as it is at times. I want to scream and cry because it hurts but I’m scared if I let myself feel it’s going to be so hard to come back up.

No one besides my doctor knows i’m BP, so I tackle it on my own.

#Bipolar2Disorder #ChronicDepression #Anxiety #obsessivethoughts #pessimism

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I consider this inconsequential, but has anyone else thought about....

*Catherine Zeta-Jones *Carrie Fisher
*Demi Lovato *Vincent van Gogh *Winston Churchill *Mel Gibson
*Mariah Carey *Russell Brand

*All bipolar just like me. But nonetheless, successful in their fields. Why not me too?

But a look further, I'm still here. Maybe they don't the level of bipolar that I do. Maybe mine is more disruptive. Many are fallen to the disease.

I follow Christ. I know Him and trust Him. I wouldn't trade belief in Him for success. I know he has kept me alive (spirituality).

Good for them. Good for me.

Comparison is never a measure of self worth.

#ChronicDepression bipolar Disorder #Depression #HighfunctioningBipolarDisorder

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I'm losing it

I've been waiting for an antibiotic since June 8th. I'm allergic to almost all of them. They said I could take one but I'd have to temporarily go off of my antidepressants and sleep medicine. It's June 20th and I still don't have my antibiotic and I'm so depressed I want to die. No one wants to help. Not my doctor, my case manager or anyone! My back is crumbling in three places and I'm hurting so badly. I just want to give up. #ChronicPain #ChronicDepression

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Grateful for the little things #Gratitude #ChronicDepression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness

Hello everybody. I hope you are having a minimal pain day today! I just wanted to say hello and wish you well. I'm feeling happy today and just wanted to celebrate this small thing💜. If you are having a flare today I send you gentle hugs.

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