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Even when i am in a bad space I was come on this platform to view others' posts. Even if i am unable to give advice, i leave a heart just to let someone know that someone listens to what they have to say. Cause i know how it feels to want to be heard and acknowledged. For my feelings to be validated. So not all scrolling is not healthy. #validation #ImListening

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Forgetting meds

Hello as many of you know, I have bipolar type two disorder and PTSD. I gave the hardest time remembering to take my meds and if I do remember it’s hard for me to remember the exact same time each day. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Also, I just want to say that I am SO thankful for this community of support. We are the STRONG ones guys. Let’s continue to encourage each other. “This is a marathon and not a sprint!”

#BipolarDisorder #PTSD #ImListening #encouragement #CheerMeOn #Medication #helpme

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I Wish... ...... #MightyPoets

I wish you would please listen
To these words I have to say,
Don't search for a response
Just sit and listen anyway.

Try not to take my voice
And find in it a place to blame,
Or seek of a rebuttal
To make it about you again.

I wish that just this once
You'd clear out all your other thoughts,
Make room to hear my pain
Find out the reasons I feel lost.

These words aren't meant to hurt
But give instead a sense of why,
Each time in which we talk
Tears damn near flood into my eyes.

I wish there wasn't fear
Milling in droves within my heart,
Afraid when I do speak
You'll forget words right from the start.

Then I'll have to repeat
Oftentimes twice or many more,
My voice soon tends to fade
Slapped in the face by your slammed door.

I wish you didn't know
About so many others' lives,
Or of their intimate details
Which cut through me like burning knives.

Cause when you're asked about
Details in which pertain to me,
You say that you don't know
Then yet again I feel unseen.

This final wish I pray
Would be a gift priceless from thee,
Not built of dollar signs
It'd be your gift of listening.

By: Debra Brent

#iwish #poet #Poetry #MentalHealthAwareness #Depression #ChronicDepression #Trauma #Childhoodtrauma #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #PTSD #CPTSD #Anxiety #SuicidalThoughts #unhealedtrauma #EmotionalNeglect #abandonment #invisible #Fear #Selfcare #Introvert #Grief #Healing #hurt #ImListening

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9/11 Memorial #Grief

Not going to discuss theories as to why and who did this. I'd rather focus on the lives we lost that awful day.
#Grief #SuicidePrevention #ImListening #Photography

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The Gift of Listening#ImListening #Caregivers #friend

Everyone wants to be heard. Everyone wants to be validated. Each of our lives matters, as do our wishes and dreams. This includes every parent, caregiver, and child on the receiving end of care. Yet often, listening gets canceled out by our own talking and advising.

Attentive silence can uncover the real needs of another, needs that we might miss in our efforts to share our opinions or instruction. This was the case when I visited an elderly woman who had just received a cancer diagnosis. Though she requested a chaplain visit, she greeted me with stony silence. My efforts to start a conversation went nowhere. Finally, knowing that she lived on a farm, I thought just maybe she had a vegetable garden. So, I simply asked her if she canned.

That unadorned question and my waiting for an answer, revealed her real concern, one that she hadn’t even shared with her doctor or nursing staff. Not only did she can and preserve fruits and vegetables for her family, she packed lunches every day for all five of her children, then walked them to the school bus stop. Afterall, it wasn’t her illness she wanted to talk about. Her need was to tell me of her commitment to lovingly caring for her children.

That brief encounter has served as a reminder that it is impossible to listen until we stop talking. I would even suggest that we caregivers learn to never miss an opportunity to keep our mouths shut. Whether it’s a nurse who places a cool cloth on the forehead of a mother who has miscarried her baby, or a friend who makes room in her busy day for another whose marriage has failed listening offers us a powerful healing tool.

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What is a recent podcast you listened to?

Tell us below what podcast is currently on your mind! What was the last thing you listened to? Was it news, comedy, interview, informational, self-help, etc?
Tell us about it and how you found it!
#Podcast #DistractMe #MentalHealth #Fun #Selfcare #TheMighty #MightyMoment #listen #ImListening #Share #Feeling #Podcasts #podcastpeeps

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Brittany McCoy talks about the issues around gatekeeping mental illness on The Mighty Podcast!

On The Mighty Podcast, Brittany highlights issues in the mental health community about how social gatekeeping of mental illness is another barrier on top of self-imposed gatekeeping in getting the support you need and deserve.

To hear more about this story and some other mental health-related anecdotes listen to the podcast here on The Mighty:
#MentalHealth #Mentalillnessfeelslike #CheckInWithMe #MightyMoment #Podcast #listen #ImListening #PTSD #Depression #Media #Quotes #TheMighty

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Welcome to The Mighty Podcast!

So excited to officially announce the Mighty is launching a podcast! In this podcast we will dive into topics around mental health, chronic illness, rare disease, disability and more. Subscribe to learn what the health we are talking about! Let us know here in the podcast peeps community what topics you would like to hear us cover in the podcast!
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#MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #CheckInWithMe #DistractMe #ImListening #Podcast #TheMighty #TheMightyPodcast #Anxiety #Depression #PTSD #ChronicPain #podcastpeeps #MightyMoment

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always try to remember to speak in a way that others love to listen to you and vice versa it's very important #Impluse Control Disorder #ImListening


I Finally Opened Up To One Of My Coworkers

The other night at work, my coworker and I were talking about all that’s been happening in the world and it ended up with the subject of our mental well-being. He allowed me to tell him my whole rundown of the last few months of what’s been going on with me and it lead to a nice conversation. He opened up too about his past experiences with wanting to have someone who could be a listening ear and because of his experiences, it made him want to be of assistance to anyone who felt like they didn’t matter or no longer wanted to be alive. It was a total relief to talk about it because all of this has been sitting inside me while I’m at work and all they’ve seen is me being happy and jovial, but when I leave from there, sometimes I implode in the worst way. I have another coworker whom I’m forever in an emotional push and pull. I like the guy, but there are times that I have quickly devalued him because of the things he has done. I’ve even had moments when I’ve hated him when earlier I had admired him. He is a good person, but I find that I want to push him away sometimes. I’ve even been praying to avoid him most times, but he seems to be popping up more than before. We use to talk a lot, but when he started hanging out with the others, I would see him less and less. He didn’t say much to me for a while. And that put me in a tailspin because I felt like I had been abandoned by him. I don’t expect anything to come out of this at all, and even now, I’ll try to avoid him and he’s there either staring in my direction or he has something to say. I know that I can’t handle anything serious with my poor mental health and for that, I feel like I would only bring another person hell if they ever got close enough. #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #Depression #devalue #Admire #Relationships #relationshipsarehard #openup #Openingup #openingupfinally #pushingpeopleaway #Feelingabandoned #ImListening

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