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    The article below is full of great ideas on how to find a good new doctor…please add your own experiences, tips and suggestions

    Great article that talks about the importance of good bedside manner, doctors that listen, checking your insurance at the start of your search, asking good questions and do your homework of course! It has lots of good ideas especially at the end under “Finding a good fit”…like…

    “…During that first visit, think about how the doctor and office staff make you feel, HHS advises. If the doctor doesn’t make you feel comfortable, show respect for what you have to say, know your medical history, and spend enough time with you, then they might not be the one for you.”

    www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-living/new-survey-asks-what-d...

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Disability #PTSD #Selflove #Selfcare #ChronicIlless #ChronicPain #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDepression #COVID19 #Migraine #Headache #PeripheralNeuropathy #Concussion #BrainFog #ParkinsonsDisease #balance #EssentialTremors #Memory #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #HIVAIDS #longtermsurvivor #ADHD #RareDisease #ChronicFatigue #IfYouFeelHopeless #Hope #Faith #FuriouslyHappy #Belief #Love #help #GettingHelp #InsideTheMighty #TheMighty #MightyTogether #DistractMe

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    I miss you..

    It's been a month of my breakup with him. I miss him. But i hate him too. I hate him for destroying me. For taking my virginity and for taking my dignity. I hate him. I hate how he left me and didn't come back. I hate him for making me having to eat my antidepressant for my whole life. I hate him for making me 5 years of suffering. But i miss him but i hate him. Pls i hate guys. I hate guys ! !!!!!! #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #Love #GettingHelp

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    Words of Encouragement

    Feeling really down and beating myself up. Could use some words of encouragement. Thanks.

    #BipolarDepression #Selfcare #GettingHelp #CheckInWithMe

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    Manic Crash or Depression? #BipolarDisorder

    Coming down from a manic episode, feel so tired. Is this just a crash from the manic "up period" or am I going into a depressed episode? Is it inevitable or can I have a period of stability? That would be nice. LOL. I feel like everything is going so slow now. I'm doin g my best to practice self-care, for example I let myself sleep in (when I usually wake up super early). Anyone else with Bipolar suddenly come down from their manic episodes or is it gradual? Thanks for your input. It is appreciated.

    #BipolarDisorder #GettingHelp #Depression #down #laughter #CheckInWithMe

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    It Just Hits

    Perhaps listening to music about child abuse isn't the most helpful but it did remind me of something. When the #SexualAbuse started I was a child. It is easier for me to say that I was sexually assaulted an adult than it is for me to say I was abused as a child. Child abuse just makes me cringe as it would with anyone. Sometimes it just hits you all over again. Those same emotions that I felt as a child, I feel again as an adult. Experiencing #EmotionalAbuse didn't help either. I now understand the effects it has had on me, not only was I diagnosed with #PTSD but it has taken a toll on my emotions (#BipolarDisorder and my personality #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder ) I understand that some of these disorders are inherited but I can't help but think that some of them are caused by my trauma. I know I am a survivor but that doesn't make it any easier. I've come far in my healing journey but I still stall and fall apart some days. I guess I shouldn't be so harsh on myself, after all it wasn't my fault but it still hits hard. What do you do on days like this?

    #Abuse #AbuseSurvivors #PTSD #SexualAbuse #EmotionalAbuse #Childhoodtrauma #sad #GettingHelp #CheckInWithMe

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    Sometimes I’m done…Sometimes I keep going #MentalHealthAwareness

    Sometimes I think I’m so done with everything. My anxiety gets in the way of what I want and need to do. It’s begun to take a toll on my physical health. Sometimes I think I’m so done with healing from years of trauma and abuse. I’ve been in therapy for years and while I’ve done well, I sometimes feel like I’m stalling. Sometimes the Bipolar Disorder gets in the way too and having Borderline Personality doesn’t help either. People think I have multiple personalities and I’m tired of explaining that I don’t. Sometimes I’m so done with the mania and depression that I curse myself for having Bipolar. Sometimes I’m so done with the little things, like how mania makes me anxious and how depression makes me borderline suicidal. Sometimes I’m so done with people not listening and not caring (not including my fiancé and his family) just more in general. And sometimes I keep going. I don’t know how or why but I do. I keep getting up and trying to stay active. I try to appear normal. Whatever that means. I try to heal so I don’t mistreat someone else. I try to stay emotionally stable so I don’t appear unbridled. I try to attend therapy so that I can learn skills that will help me. I try to keep up with my meds because apparently if someone with mental illness isn’t medicated, they’re crazy or dangerous. (I personally don’t believe this). So I keep going. And so should you.

    #BipolarDisorder #PTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Anxiety #SexualTrauma #EmotionalAbuse #GettingHelp #CheckInWithMe #Asthma #physicalhealth #Motivation

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    Is this non stop battle with no winning called life worthy of continuing?

    56 years old. Twice divorced. No kids. Living a super dominant mothe with serious health issues. Al, my adult life, especially after my 2nd divorce my work was the most important thing I lived for. I was thinking if I don’t have a family let me be the most successful in my field at the least. Worked 12-13 hours 6hours weekdays and some on both Saturdays and Sundays. Made great money in the process but I zoom care of who uses. Mine and my parents. I then sold my house and built a new one in a very very far from the city center. It takes me to drive to downtown 1 hour at the best. And yes very hard to believe but there is not one nice restaurant or bar where I live. I am surrounded with tens of fast foods. So to meet any friend I either pay Uber couple hundred bucks or take the risk to drive if I decide to have a drink. Every time I decided to sell my house my mother got extremely angry and accused me nothing would come out nice from me. So yeah. I listened to her because it was easy to listen then hearing all insults and silent treatments.
    Sooo. Again I lost my job. This is the 2nd time in 4years. I am in mortgage so this happens. The only thing I have and define me is my job. Now I may lose my house and no money.
    I AM SICK AND TIRED going thru this Can’t take it. There is not one person would help me. I am only child mom is only child

    I am desperate. Please help. Show me what to do. Teach me how I gain my self esteem. Please #GettingHelp

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    Broken Heart only unconditional Love can heal. Dog is God in reverse.

    This past June 2022 I lost my most loyal best friend who was with me, encouraging and lifting me each day to do better and be better.
    She was the most perfectly imperfect dog, with special needs herself due to trauma and we made it through 13yrs and 2months. She jogged with me up to two days before losing the ability to hold herself up sitting and having seizures hourly.
    I have treatment resistant Major depression GAD social anxiety ADD and not in the best environment for recovery and growth.

    SHE was all I needed. She loved me unconditionally even when I could not bare to get out of bed.
    I began TMS treatment in 2020 and have had 3 treatments 36 sessions each.
    I must have tried every medicine available over a decade and on absurd amounts bc nothing helped.

    The TMS allowed me to lower one of my highest main antidepressants by half which was a miracle.
    My Angelpup was my reason to keep going. I wanted to give her the best I could give and coming home after treatment seeing kissing loving her was all I needed to get through the day.

    I have now been without a dog since June 2022 and I’m barely holding on. I wake up and my Heart feels painfully empty.
    I reside with family for the last decade and they were not interested in educating themselves on mental health to understand me.

    My only Mercy over these tormented years was my pup.
    My environment contributes negatively to my mental health but I cannot escape it.

    I was let go from 2 different jobs after two years with each of them bc I couldn’t keep up when my emotions were running the show.
    I am a HSP (highly sensitive person) check out the documentary on Amazon prime video on The Untold story of HSP. Gives incredible insight.

    People I reside with see nothing wrong with my physical appearance or suggest disability or struggle, therefore they believe I’m riding the gravy train, being lazy and intentionally unproductively sad all the time.

    Now that I’m alone (no dog, no husband, no children, no career, no gift or talent skill that could help me support myself).
    I am truly alone.

    These family landlords decided dogs would no longer be allowed. (Bc they want me so uncomfortable that I leave to go anywhere that won’t reflect shame on the family.)

    My pup was the only certainty of love unconditionally in my life without judgement.
    I don’t know if visiting the SPCA is enough anymore bc I cannot keep or connect bond with dogs I can not take home.
    I have no income bc mental health has sabotaged any attempts I made to work.
    I’m barely hanging on now. I wake up and have no Heart to put into improving my life bc without a partner- specifically a dog.
    I am so alone and my Heartbeat was meant to be in sync with another heartbeat.
    She got me out of bed exercise martial arts walking yoga etc but without her by my side I haven’t been doing selfcare.
    I try to be invisible bc those without understanding of mental health conditions are always negative and feels like being beat down.

    Dogs are our direct connection to God’s unconditional love on earth and without that bond I am lost and disappearing.

    How do I break out of this circumstance to be able to bond with a dog for inspiration and courage when the home owners will not allow another dog bc they want me to leave and will not make any accommodations that I need for my mental health?
    I’ve never been so alone feeling unloved and unwanted in my life.
    I’ve been searching for work, gone on interviews, enlisted the help of the MHA mental health association and see a wonderful therapist that without her and my dog I would not be alive today.
    I need an emotional support pet ESP and have hit a dead end of options.
    Does anyone know of any legit remote work to refer?
    Does anyone know where to get a dog for low or no cost to adopt or foster?
    I just need a canine to have a Glimmer of Hope to keep going.
    I’m also looking for “my people” or “my tribe”. I Hope the Mighty can be my tribe/people.

    Does anyone have any suggestions, words or ideas for encouragement that can help me manage my health conditions with no support and most vitally get a dog?

    Are there programs of any kind for job training placement, placement of an ESP and anyone with depression living their best life what advice would you give?

    #Depression #MajorDepressiveDisorder #EmotionalSupportAnimal #Empowerment #GettingHelp #EmotionalSupportDog #TherapyDog #dog #Anxiety #hopeless #MentalHealth #MentalHealthDays #Loneliness #help #HowTo #MajorDepression #SituationalDepression

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    Advice on a breakup

    My boyfriend broke up with me a few days ago and honestly, I’ve never felt so broken. I absolutely love him with everything I have and he just walked away. He kept saying that I was the one and recently he said he stopped loving me. Not only am I on my own again, we have to sort out our flat. It’s in both our names but I can’t afford to move out or stay on my own. I have no idea what to do and I’m really scared about the future and I don’t want a life that doesn’t have him in it. Does anyone have any advice on any of this, because I’m really struggling right now and have no idea what to do. #Depression #heartbreak #GettingHelp #Relationships

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