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I used to discuss with clients how to transition from letting things and people define me in my journey. For instance, I struggled with discussing my mental health and challenges, feeling as though they controlled me because I stigmatized myself. So, each day, I asked myself what small action I could take to define my journey. I sought support only from qualified individuals, eventually empowering me to avoid being defined by others’ unhelpful and problematic beliefs and opinions.

Remember, it’s not about achieving perfection immediately. It’s about taking small steps to realize your potential, and that’s empowering too. Remember you got this even on your hardest days and that reaching out for help processing and going through challenging moments is more a sign of strength.

Also, it is not about not having those moments or challenging thoughts or memories that define progress. It’s about how you relate, define, process and acknowledge them because sometimes our biggest milestones and progress are the things that are unseen in our journey that we don’t realize are progress.  #ADHD #ADHDInGirls #BipolarDisorder #AnorexiaNervosa #Anxiety #Depression #LearningDisabilities #SubstanceUseDisorders #Neurodiversity

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I wanted to reference a thought from a book called"The Body Keeps The Score". I'm not asking anyone to read this book just acknowledging it. TY

A little FYI on how trauma is not only stored in the brain but our body. Most of us who are suffering with medical conditions have conditions that stem from the trauma we endured. Headaches, migraines, high blood pressure, seizures, fibromyalgia, reproductive conditions, learning disabilities, arthritis etc #

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I'm new here!

Hello! My name is Kate Panfile. I am here because I would like to continue to learn and grow to help the diverse population I serve. I am a certified Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant who has worn ALL of the hats at the IEP Table. From the perspective of a general or special education teacher, case manager, advocate as well as parent, I make the Special Education process more accessible to you regardless of what hat YOU may be wearing. I provide you with actionable and attainable steps that promote progress without sacrificing the collaborative spirit between home, school and the workplace.

#MightyTogether

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Dealing with mental health and still functioning as a caregiver daily

I am a 51 year old woman that was diagnosed in 2005 with major depression disorder and anxiety. I am raising my 2 grandchildren by myself both children have adhd, separation anxiety and major learning disabilities. I have 4 children my 2 oldest are addicted to drugs my 3rd son died by suicide at 22 which put me in unreal anguish and not being able to function properly in everyday life activities. I live quietly and I keep almost fully to myself at all times, not able to handle the normal ups and downs of even simple everyday life. It’s been almost 5 years since my sons suicide and 7 years since I recieved custody of my 2 grandchildren, everyday life for me is a routine of the same thing done daily to function. No big changes are moves are made, since my sons death a overwhelming fear and pain are a daily reminder of the loss that paralyzed my world. I live mostly in my room and don’t leave the house unless groceries are other necessary things have to be done. Most of my friends didn’t know how to act are deal with my sons Suicide. So in 5 years I have pretty much lived as a hermit daily with my thoughts for company. I’m joining the mighty for information and to understand how I can learn how to live everyday with these things and still be as productive as possible.

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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is Allison. I've been diagnosed with: autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, eating disorder, ARFID, POTS, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, CRPS/RSD, learning disabilities, ambulatory wheelchair/mobility aid user, etc

#MightyTogether #disabled #actuallyautistic #autistic #Anxiety #Depression #OCD #PTSD #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #arfid #pots #InappropriateSinusTachycardia #dysautonomia #crps #rsd #eds #LearningDisabilities #ambulatorywheelchairuser #ambulatorymobilityaiduser

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Help? How to survive at world?

I need some advice here folks. I have PTSD which means chronic anxiety and a tendency towards depression and anger, as well as learning disabilities and a processing speed deficit.

For some reason I wound up being a programmer .... which I'm mostly good at but I can get stuck, I need help, and I'm just not as fast as other people and I make mistakes because of all of the above and the truth is I keep getting fired or laid off or not doing well in my career and I'm just wondering if you guys have any advice about what to do.

Constantly feeling like I'm in trouble or on the verge of being fired makes me absolutely crazy and have lots of thoughts of self-harm because I feel hopeless and useless and stupid and like nothing is ever going to change no matter how hard I try.

Any suggestions any strategies? Thank you.

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Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. Pray for those kind of people. 💕🙏

#TheMighty #MightyTogether #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #LearningDisabilities

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Questions? I have intellectual disability and physical disability plus bipolar type 2. I just feel really confused and hurt.

Am I in the wrong?
Should I not have said anything?
Can I do anything to keep things like this from happening?
Did I do something wrong? Am I just talking and he thinks it's flirting?
I have other male friends who have atusim but they don't make me feel unsafe or uncomfortable-Is it just because I dated him?

Back in 2011 I started a college program for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. I learned a lot from the program and gained more self-confidence. I graduated in 2015.

In 2012 I dated one of my friends who has atusim and the relationship did not go well, so I broke up with him..
Ever since that day he has dated other females but has said and done things to me that made me uncomfortable and feel unsafe, and I just feel like i couldn't be his friend anymore because he would say sorry but then go back to what he was doing, then would use his atusim as an excuse.

I have cognitive/ learning disabilities, a physical disability, also bipolar type 2 and have never once used them as excuses.

So go forward to last night were I just told him look you a nice guy but time and time again I have told you about your behavior towards me that makes me uncomfortable and feel unsafe, yet I haven't seen a change in you, when you told me that you would not make me uncomfortable and feel unsafe again.
When I take someone at their word and they haven't changed their behavior I have had to walk away.

All i did was explain myself and he blocked me on everything.

I'm just sad.