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    To deny or not to deny?

    Does anyone else kind of miss the denial days? I see posts say "well done on your growth" "great job taking the first steps" "look how far you've come" etc. But tbh, the years I spent in denial just moving forward and trying to put the past behind me were blissful compared to my conscious reality of the past 2-3 years. I knew it would be a struggle at the start to open up, acknowledge, work through etc, but honestly, having to face it now sucks and I my mental health is definitely worse. Maybe denial sounds silly, but I felt safe in my bubble. And a lot happier. #CPTSD #PTSD #DISOCIATION #denial


    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

    Today, we’re talking about diabetes denial.

    Diabetes denial refers to the refusal to acknowledge or believe that the diagnosis of diabetes is real and that it affects you.

    Have you ever dealt with diabetes denial?

    If so:
    🔹What caused you to deny your condition?
    🔹 At what point did you realize that you were in denial?
    🔹 What steps did you take to move past the denial?

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType2 #DiabetesType1 #prediabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Diagnosis #Acceptance #MentalHealth #denial


    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


    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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    Today #denial #despair #tiredoffighting

    I am 52, estranged from my children, friends, family, have a hard time holding a job more than 3 years, etc. I exist because I am very good at faking it and making it other peoples issue. Until my 24 year daughter was found dead on the side of a road a year ago. Now I live in a state of disillusion and confusion; I get drunk every night and have started smoking. I tell myself that I must keep myself alive for my new husband (we were married a month before she was found) and my surviving daughter. But it's getting easier and easier to just slip away into the shadows.I live with so much chronic pain in my body that I think about leaving more than I ever did before.


    *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


    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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