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    Hypocrites # 2 faces and denial #

    From a toddler until i left my marriage and everywhere in between i experienced violence. My parents n step parents abused me physically, psychologically and emotionally. My dad denies his wife n he actually assaulted me from the 2 or 3 yrs of age. She would put me in hot baths, wake me up n put me outside n tell dad i was sleep walking. She told him i always called her an sl.t and one day dad flogged me. He blacked out.
    My step father a so called Christian man who is now with wife number 5 would take his cowboy belt off n flog me from the age of 4 until 8. The belt had a steel buckle with a blue rhinestone in the middle. To this day he can still induce fear in my heart n cause anxiety the likes of which i have some control over but not enough when i see him. My mum the quintessential welfare worker. Preaching a good game at work only to return home drink, smoke pot, gamble n always in need of male company. The joke or not is that when she had male company my siblings n i were safe but after they left or she didnt get her way my sister and i were bashed with fists n whatever implement she could find. #denial #violence #2 faces. My sister n i fled as soon as we could. I married a women who was amazingly similar to mum. Physically, emotionally, verbally, financially abusive. # 6mths after we got married i had my 1st hospital admission n i would spend #24 .5 weeks in hospital in 18 mths. My treatment team which included nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and 2 ward doctors recognised the signs of # Spousal abuse i lived with. They said i would either end up suiciding or yo yoing between home n hospital if i didnt leave. The positive to come of all of this is i left my wife, started a new life and have avoided abuse for 7 yrs.

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    Talk About It Tuesday: Diabetes Denial

    <p>Talk About It Tuesday: <a href="" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce7700553f33fe99129c" data-name="Diabetes" title="Diabetes" target="_blank">Diabetes</a> Denial</p>
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    I just joined this group today. I was diagnosed with MS in September 2020. I am thankful because my husband is a physician and has been my rock through everything. He isn’t a neurologist but reaches out to his organization every time we have a question. I don’t think he fully understands what I’m going through emotionally or physically but I guess not many do. I haven’t been mentally strong enough to tell many people because I don’t want to answer questions. I don’t even tell my husband because I don’t want to be a person that complains and he will just worry. #denial

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    I'm losing my fight

    I really thought that if I could just hold myself together while I finish my dissertation then I would be fine
    That I'm only struggling so much bectof my dissertation
    My #Depression is doing good
    But it's not
    It's taken me less than a day from submitting it to fall down
    I was in deep #denial
    I don't know what to do
    Who to reach out to
    I've got no #Motivation to do anything
    It's a #viciouscircle of doing nothing and feeling low
    Please help me

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    *Trigger Warning* #Hallucinations

    I'm finding it so hard to focus on my surroundings right now, I can't even watch a video without being distracted or feeling as if there is someone or something over my shoulder. Music doesn't sound the same anymore, it's like there's a background chant that plays over the music but I can't work out what they are saying. #Psychosis #denial

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    They were telling me the truth, I think... #Realisation #MentalHealth #Relapse #denial

    My emotions were all over the place last night and I accidentally revealed to my mum that I had stopped taking my meds from November, last year. She was reasonably furious and I am no longer responsible for my medication which makes perfect sense.
    The reasons why I stopped in the first place was that I thought that I either didn't need them anymore or that I was fully recovered although at the same time I felt as if they were trying to shut me up, I honestly don't know...
    I'm finally at a place now where I realise that maybe I'm not mentally healthy after all, that I do require medication to function, no matter how scared I am to take them initially. My family are telling me the truth, they want to help me and not harm me. I still have a long way to go but I hope everything else falls into place for me and my loved ones. #Revelation #mentallyill #Acceptance #Medication

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    I stopped taking my meds abruptly at the beginning of Autumn last year after my mum decided that she trusted me enough to take over responsibility for my meds. I feel awful about betraying her trust but I just can't bring myself to take them anymore. I don't believe that there's anything wrong with my mental health either but I don't know... Can suddenly stopping meds cause irritability? I also feel hazy and seem to find it harder to concentrate on certain things, is this a consequence too or am I mentally ill after all?
    #denial #coldturkey #Irritability #Psychosis

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