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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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    Food and Nutrition Friday Repeat: Food Assistance Resources

    <p>Food and Nutrition Friday Repeat: Food Assistance Resources</p>
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    Hi I’m New Here!

    I THINK I’M HAVING A MIXED EPISODE?

    If you’ve had one PLS comment, I am seeing my therapist today but it would be nice to know I’m not alone?? I know I’ll be okay but also want to get some reassurance from people who’ve been through something like this.

    I am in the midst of moving out of my parents house into an apartment with one of my best friends. The excitement & fun of it all has made me hypomanic I think, but I also feel empty at the same time & am craving affection (I am NOT an affectionate person?).

    Would love to hear your experience/thoughts/advice :)

    #BipolarDisorder #mixedepisode #GettingHelp #Mania #RapidCyclingBipolar #WhatIsHappening

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    Feel betrayed by my psychiatrist
    #Bipolar1 #longtermmeds

    I have been seeing psychiatrist for the last 28 years. I think it was about seven different ones due to moving or changes in insurance. Somewhere quick to label me, one was quick to point out brain damage instead of Bi Polar, I’m just confused.

    What I’m upset about, is this doctor that I’ve seen for four years five years? Seems to be pushing her agenda onto my life. Of course I have to watch out for my own paranoia getting in the way. I’ve gone through three months of insomnia and upside down days and nights. I ended back in psychosis, hallucinations, hearing things.

    My new rheumatologist had taken me off of prednisone and methotrexate that I have been on for seven years because I was miss diagnosed as having lupus. My psychiatrist chirps at me, oh yes no wonder you’re having problems bipolar people shouldn’t be on steroids! She might’ve said something earlier, I wouldn’t of put myself at this kind of risk. I have lived with bipolar depression for the best part of 20 years, it’s exhausting and I’ve had more than a few suicide attempts. I’m on a mood stabilizer for the last 12 years that I think has stopped working for me, and I brought it up to her (my concerns) because I have felt so hollow inside. And this was pre-pandemic

    Her answer is that I need to get out and mingle with people, I’ve stayed in lockdown too long,

    I have no immune system because of the steroids, and it will take about six to twelve months before I develop any sort of response by my adrenal glands. And yet she wants me to mingle with people who don’t wear masks at my old AA meetings or church. I live in Texas where “you can’t tell me what to do“ idiots refuse to wear masks for the benefit of the sicker people here.

    I ended up just feeling like I was less than because of the way I choose to live currently. Believe me I wanna travel believe me I wanna go to art museums I’d like to go to restaurants I’d like to see my friends again face-to-face, however not at the expense of not being able to see my child again because I get sick

    Am I wrong? Am I wrong to want to stay healthy or am I being paranoid by staying home and painting and drawing and learning how to cook French food? I still talk to people, I even post in forums. I have an online business to restart as my strength comes back from all the meds

    The final question is I feel like she’s not working for me, every medicine I’ve ever been on eventually quits working however she’s keeping me on the same mood stabilizer for the last 12 years maybe that’s why I’m so depressed? I really invite hugs
    prayers
    kicks in the butt
    Thanks #GettingHelp

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    I need help.

    Hello, everyone. I hope you all are doing good.
    This is a long post but please read it if you can.
    I've been inactive here for more than a year now. Due to my mental illness, I was not able to keep up with things. Personally, and Socially. I need some advice and if anyone could help, that woul be great.
    I have completed my graduation and I'm about to complete B.Ed (Bachelor of Education), this is a degree that you need to have in order to go into the academic field. I want to become a professor. On fourth of July I'll complete my B.Ed and then I'll be eligible to teach in school upto class 8th as I have done only undergraduation and not postgraduation. After completing undergraduation and B.Ed, one is eligible to teach in schools upto class 8th in India, and if you have completed your postgraduation, then you're eligible to teach upto class 12th.
    But the thing is I want to be a college teacher (a professor) and for that I have to do M.A. (postgraduation) and then clear NET (National Eligibility Test) and after that I'll be eligible to teach in colleges. But I have to give an entrance exam to study M.A. and I was not able to prepare for it at all due to my increasing mental health issues. And now I've my entrance exam some time in August, most probably. And I can't prepare all of it in such a short duration of time. If I'm not able to clear the entrance exam this time, I want to take a drop year and study for the entrance and then give it again. But my parents are not supporting this decision. They are saying that if I clear my entrance exam this time, then I can study from Delhi. Otherwise, I can study from Raipur, Chhattisgarh. I've done my undergraduation from University of Delhi, and now I want to do my postgraduation from JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University). Both these universities are the top most universities of India and after having the experience of University of Delhi, I want to get an experience of JNU. I've set my level according to that. And studying from Raipur, Chhattisgarh (where I live currently) is not appealing to me at all. The level of education over here is not as good as Delhi not is the environment.
    But my parents want me to get a job as well and their suggestion is that I apply for a job at a school and then do my M.A. simultaneously. But I don't want this. I want to do my M.A. properly, clear NET and then become a professor. My school teachers are also suggesting me to apply for a job at a school.
    All this is very confusing. My aim was fixed but due to all this I'm having multiple doubts. This is increasing my mental health issues a lot. I have depression and anxiety disorder and my self-esteem is becoming low day by day. It's getting worse with time and with so much pressure and confusion. If anyone of you can suggest as to what I should do, then please suggest, it would be of great help.
    Please tell me from the options below:
    1.) I should take a drop year if I don't clear my entrance exam this time. And then give it again next year. (The entrance exam is for University of Delhi and JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
    2.) I should apply for a job at a school and then do my M.A. from Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
    3.) I should do my M.A. from Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Then clear NET and then apply for a job at a college.
    Or any other suggestion that you want to give apart from the ones mentioned above.
    Please help me.

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #ClinicalDepression #Addiction #GettingHelp #MentalHealthAwareness #Selfharm #InsideTheMighty #ChronicDepression #ChronicAnxiety #ChronicIllness #CognitiveBehaviorTherapy #Therapy #Therapist #Psychiatrist #PTSD #Suicide #Depression #SuicidalThoughts

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    Toxic shopping

    I’ve been doing so good and just like that I’m back to old habits. I have an issue with shopping, the high of shopping either online or in person makes me so happy. It helps erase all the bad I feel if only for a few moments and then the cycle starts all over again. I’ve spend so much money on dumb stuff that in the moment I really wanted and now I no longer wait, no idea why I wanted or just take up space. I’m so frustrated and don’t want to start going down this pathway again, but I’m also struggling emotionally which is how this cycle starts.

    Does anyone else deal with something like this and if you do I’d like some advice on how to stop this cycle in its tracks. Honestly any advice is welcome.
    #CheckInWithMe #axiety #ChronicDepression #Depression #GettingHelp

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    Online therapy experience or recommendations?

    I have a local therapist however I literally have maybe one zoom visit with her every other month if that because she “books up quick”. I like her but I need help and like the latest major trauma that I’m dealing with (surprise divorce, SA that I was unaware of caused by him drugging me, being terminal… see my earlier post if you’re interested in that story) her advice to me for coping the other day was “Be safe and don’t take anymore drinks from him. I can fit you in, in a month and a half.” Mind you I’m having constant panic attacks, SI, physically ill from the anxiety and no medication because in August the hospital took me off my meds because of my heart and my therapist never put the referral in for me to the the psychologist to get new meds. I wasn’t given the opportunity to ask again because we ran out of time and my primary care doesn’t prescribe those. I was wondering about using an online service? I have Medicaid for insurance. Do online services take that? I want therapy and at least a prescription for something to help when the anxiety hits. I have PTSD, OCD and Major Depression and all of it is super triggered right now and I’m really struggling to not reach out to my estranged husband (abuser) and struggling to not lose my mind. Any suggestions of services anyone has used or uses? #Therapy #Anxiety #PTSD #MajorDepression #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #OnlineTherapy #GettingHelp

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