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    When childhood abuse leaves you mentally ill, & society throws you away.

    The more I work with the mentally ill - abused when children #Bipolar , #BPD , #Depression , and more, as a #councillor and one who has these illnesses too, due to obscene #Childhood trauma, of which I’m on the mend thank goodness.
    I’m no longer surprised at the horrifying abuse my clients have been subjected to when they were children, leaving them with mental illnesses, Rather, I’m sickened, with a deep sense of fury , lost on how utterly cruel, and evil their parents or family members who perpetrated the abuse are.
    The abuse I suffered for years as a small child, leaving me with borderpolar, which I’ve spent years recovering from, I’m no longer angry about, it doesn’t affect me anymore, but I do still have borderpolar
    My years of studying, & working on myself, helped me. I learned that healing comes when we let go, and move forward, and this helps my clients.
    My point is a serious concern, about HOW is its possible, to prioritise things like #black LIVES MATTER, or #fighting CANCER, or #the WAR ON DRUGS etc, which DO matter, and ARE important subjects, needing attention, , but where’s the headlines, the hype, #help , #Care or #concern for children ( now adults) - who've been #brutally abused? And the circumstances have left them #mentally ILL as a result? And who are mostly #Homeless , #addicts to numb the pain. Who society has thrown away?

    It’s not OKAY! The priorities surrounding #mental ILLNESS, don’t exist. Rather, they’re #PUNISHED AGAIN, #vilified , #abused and more,

    It’s overdue, long overdue, to make headlines, hold fundraising events, highlight and educate people on #mental ILLNESS, and DO SOMETHING real to help, , to do your part in the desperately needed love and care, who’ve #suffered HORRENDOUSLY, leaving them sick and thrown away.

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    #fighting selfhate

    My brain is pretty annoying sometimes (in a selfhatred-filled-selftalk way) and it is able to convince my feelings with that negativety. Than my brain realises that this was bullshit but my feelings don't.
    And the self-hatred and otherwise negative feelings are staying. It hurts.

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    I have been struggling with my mental health until now. I post today because I chose to get up and face the day. That is a milestone worth celebrating. Everything I do to survive and thrive matters. I am proud of myself. #BipolarDisorder #MentalHealth #fighting

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    Bipolar life

    Everyday is a constant battle, not knowing if I'm gonna wake up with Tigger or Eeyore controlling my feelings that day. I don't know what normal is, because I'm always either up or down. No one around me understands why I get so frustrated, or why I'm so overwhelmed and angry, then feel sorry for me when I can't even pull myself out of bed to brush my teeth or shower. When I do finally find some sense of "balance", I'm usually so disappointed in my behavior, or things I've said that Im surprised my fiancé still loves me. Life is a constant war inside my head, and inside my body, and sometimes I'm losing. But right now, I'm #mightystrong . I'm still #fighting .

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    I have been sober 5 years with zero cravings. The past 2 weeks, nearly daily, I have struggled with the urges to drink. It is concerning since I've no desire for alcohol. If anyone could reach out and talk to me, maybe that would help understand better

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    Who even am I?

    Started back to #Therapy this week. My homework was to “do something just for me, something I enjoy”.

    I had to think about that, I’m still thinking about that. My career and my life revolve around caring for people. I used to say that my #Joy comes from seeing others happy but maybe that isn’t true anymore. Maybe I have cared too much and helped too much and maybe I don’t enjoy it anymore. It’s sad to say that and I still care of course but I don’t get joy from it, I do it out of duty and responsibility now.

    So what do I enjoy? What will I do this week for me?

    I’ll set myself #free . I’ll allow myself to not care about anyone else, even if just for an hour. I may not know what my #selfcare will be just yet, but I’m going to let myself find it.

    #Nurse #Burnout #Stress #overwhelmed #tired #angry #anxious #depressed #fighting #journey

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    Living with a 26 year old son with anxiety/depression

    My 26 year old son that lives at home suffers from anxiety/depression. He recently started speaking with a councillor but I don’t know if that’s helping and if he’s even being honest. He’s been struggling to find full time employment, which has been causing him really bad anxiety and he’s been fighting with everyone. I’m at my wits end. Any advice how to deal with this situation? #Anxiety #Depression #fighting

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    Who is somebody you look up to? Why do you look up to them?

    <p>Who is somebody you look up to? Why do you look up to them?</p>
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    #fighting the urge

    #Selfharm The past few weeks have been triggering. I've found my SI urges are bubbling back up. What stops me is that I don't want more scars. But I'm afraid if one more thing happens I'll be reaching for a blade the urge gets so strong.

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    To all the firece warriors out there fighting everyday. Keep fighting!

    <p>To all the firece warriors out there fighting everyday. Keep fighting!</p>
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