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Started a Group for #therapists who have #MentalHealthIssues

Hi everyone! Thank you for accepting me.

I am a licensed #counselor in New York State.

I have been in #Therapy since I was 16. I’ll be 41 this year.

As a #mentalhealthprofessional , I have found that one way to #endstigma is to be more #authentic and #Vulnerable .

What does that mean? Well… therapists needs therapists, too! #Burnout is real. I know I especially do a horrible job with #selfcare . The last two years have been especially hard on almost everyone, and the need for more funding for MH in our country is not where we want it to be. :(

I have #generalizedanxiety and #MajorDepressiveDisorder . I had horrible #postpartum anxiety and depression for a year after my son was born.

I invite anyone in the helping professions to join our group. Let’s support one another and lift each other up. Thank you. :)
#socialwork #Counseling #Psychiatrist #psychologist #Nurse #Therapist #endstigma #Support

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I met with a psychologist in a professional capacity, not a personal one, and in passing she mentioned that she didn’t necessarily believe in the whole “personality disorder” label, that she had issue with this.

At first I was a bit annnoyed - she didn’t know me or my history or my diagnosis, how dare she invalidate something I’ve lived for years.

And then I thought a bit more about it.

Why are we disordered? Why aren’t these personality disorders thought of more as a spectrum, like gender now is? From those that are unfeeling to us who are extremely empathetic? We all love an empathetic friend, and we borderlines can all be empathetic friends. Why is it disordered to be hurt when your friend cancels, or to be scared of people leaving, or to have trust issues after being neglected or abandoned? Aren’t these just parts of us that make us who we are, like whether we like blue more than red, or prefer Mexican food over curry, or would rather be listened to fully than ignored?

#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BPD #endstigma


Why is it so difficult to be out about our mental illness? I have more fear about people finding out I I have bipolar than being an out lesbian. #endstigma

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Living Mental Health #Selfcare #Peersupport

this is a picture of my friends and I. we all have mental health issues. we are all different ages of women with different backgrounds supporting each other!!! it's TRUE empowerment and acceptance. we met for one of our and my birthday we dressed up to our comfort levels. we had different friends at different points in the day plans and level of social and financial ability. let's face it having mental health issues can limit one financially. I love my tribe!! #besties #actuallyautistic #actuallyautisticadult #endstigma #beyou


I feel that I am not taken seriously by some people... like since my diagnosis I've lost my credibility/ my personal power ..

I feel that I am not taken seriously by some people... like since my diagnosis I've lost my credibility/ my personal power .. it's a horrible feeling...
Am I being paranoid?
#myjourneythroughmadness #MentalHealth #Raiseawareness #endstigma #SuicidePrevention #overdoseprevention #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #myjourneythroughmadness