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FND symptoms. What ones do you experience? Do you experience anything not on the list?

An FND warrior could face these symptoms on a daily, weekly, monthly basis

I am affected by most of these symptoms. Actually all expect facial spasms and blackouts. It's amazing what we learn to cope with when living with a chronic illness.

#FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #FNDAwareness #letstalk #FNDsymptoms

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Social Media can make life really difficult.

Social media, whether it's Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc., can get really all-consuming at times.

What are some ways that social media has impacted you?

What changes do you think would make social media healthier?

#SocialMedia #Facebook #Instagram #Snapchat #MentalHealth #letstalk #TheMighty


Looking for Friends

Hi, I’m new here and trying to make friends. So far most of my messages are from guys using this as a dating app..... #ChronicPain #Depression #Anxiety #Migraines #Upallnight #letstalk

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I don't know how to "blog" but i guess ill give it a shot.. I'm CAT.. Hello everyone! I am a pagan, basket case, mom of 4. I have 2 boys and 2 girls. The girls are the new ones. I have only recently gained custody of them. 11 and 8.. man. I have been a boy mom for 14 years. I am also not very feminine . My husband of 9 years and his missing clothing would agree. It has been a tough adjustment so far. All in all I think we have it covered! HAHA I WISH! I have no idea what I'm doing. Not a clue.. My boys are 14 and 5. The teenager is an ass with his fathers temper and my 5 year old is an Autistic god sent from the heavens to challenge and teach me how to be better at.. well, just life in general. .hahah.. Keep in mind that I'm not your everyday suburban mom with a starbucks coffee and leggings.. I'm the one covered in tattoos and piercings. The you will most likely spot on your morning run, snagging the bones of dead animals, and making magic with my new found pagan daughters on the side of your hiking trail.. I'm from the hood but have a soul of a 600 year old witch with a backache... My mind is wise even though I'm a a basket case. I'm a libra so I guess that makes me a good listener... Animals are my thing as well. I have 2 American Bullies and will advocate them 'til the death of me. DON'T BULLY MY BREED! My most recent, Ms. AveryJade is the star of a business venture for my husband and I. But that is enough about me!. idk how I'm gonna handle all this. It has been tough. But I believe everything happens for a reason. Some too sensitive to discuss atm, but I'm sure we'll figure it out. Who knows maybe ill meet a couple of people here to share my adventures into this new world with. Don't be afraid to hit me up.. I'm literally stuck in the house all day making potions that allow me to summon the dead to do my bidding. I vibe with anyone who's able to vibe with me.. It is a weird vibe. I promise. Just know it will be just like woody and buzz.. After a while, even though you believe me to be from a distant planet, you will realize you've got a friend in me.. Yes. I sung it.. You're judging.. BYE #Blog #lifegetshard #autismmom #Momlife #mom #weirdo #letstalk #InsideTheMighty


Romanticising mental health - Let's talk

Let me start by saying that I trust this community so much. People are kind and honest and I can feel safe the opinions/posts/experiences I read about are 100% authentic.

So I'm here today with one question. What's the silver lining between romanticising mental illnesses and spreading awareness?

A teenager on YouTube may be just sad or have normal teenager mood swings and say she/he is struggling with depression. But on the other hand... How can we know for sure? Can we trust our instict? Because, especially people like us here, know that staying on the facade and thinking "you don't look like it" can be extremely traumatizing. So who do you trust?

How can we know who's thinking he's being trendy and who's just coping? I believe that wearing a t-shirt with a funny quote about anxiety romanticises it. But on the other hand, sometimes a meme can make me laugh. Not because anxiety is funny or cool or something you can love and find beauty in but because sometimes it's a better day and you feel like laughing with your problems is healthier than crying about them.

I read people's posts that spread hate and it makes me wonder. Because they blame labels and stigma and they create even more restrictions. I read a comment saying "I cringe when I see people say a song has saved them. If a song can save you you're not depressed". I can't agree with that comment. You can't know what helps someone or what someone needs. And yes, a funny shaped cloud or a song can be used as a reminder and save someone one day from suicidal thoughts. But guess what, if I believe that, it automatically means that my current life is fake and I should feel guilty about it.

If I'm being honest this whole talk just makes me more confused. I'm undiagnosed and I'm against self-diagnosing. That doesn't mean I can ignore my unhealthy thoughts and habits. It's not about saying "I'm depressed". It's about admitting that there's a chance this is happening. But then I blame myself with questions "what if you're persuading yourself? What if you create the symptoms? Do you think it's cool? Because it's not. But what's the solution? You'll just see a doctor, take some pills and be okay?"

I'm asking really honest and respectful questions because I'd love to read your answers. I'm sorry if I'm hurting anyone and please tell me so I can explain myself better. I'm just confused about everything since I can't yet afford a therapist and your experiences help me understand. Because I managed to get better on my own once but now I realize I only managed toxic positivity that made things worse the second time I fell. And now I don't know what's real about me and what's not. I don't know if accepting you might have something means you're accepting a life of unhappiness or if you should aim for better days, maybe days you'll be finally cured.

#Depression #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #Anxiety #MightyTogether #letstalk #MightyQuestions

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Simple & true ....

These few simple words could make a massive difference in someone's day ...let's hope it helps even atleast someone today by reminding them ....

#Endometriosis #Bekind #lonely #CheckInWithMe
#Anxiety #Depression
#letstalk #listen #youmatter


Okay question time, but this time it’s really important. Narcissistic parents/ partners

Hey guys,
I have never encountered narcissism or emotional violence on the mighty app (or maybe I didn’t see anything about it, I’m sorry if I didn’t see it😅). I have had my own experiences with narcissistic parents and emotional violence and now I want to know if there are other people on the mighty app who have had experiences with narcissistic parents. I would like to listen to your stories. How has the behavior of your parents/partners/ ... affect you? How did you act? Is there any damage you have suffered or are suffering today? And do you have any advise for people who might have narcissistic parents/partners but don’t know what to do?

I cannot speak much of my experience. It’s a complicated and long story. I still have contact with my parents because of my handicapped sister and I would not say that I have a bad relationship with them at the moment but it feels quite insincere. As if our good relationship was a pretense and a lie. We ran away from home with my other sister last year and moved out too. Since then I realize the damage my parents have done to us.

#Anxiety #letstalk #questiontime #Depression #SocialAnxiety #MentalHealth #BipolarDepression #PTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #DepressiveDisorders #Trauma

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Thursday Talk Time - C is for Crisis

With regards to mental health, a crisis is a situation I'm sure many of us will have experienced - where we suddenly feel unable to cope with or be in control of our current situation. These crises can vary wildly from person to person and even from day to day, some may experience thoughts about suicide or self harm whereas others may experience hallucinations and begin to hear voices.

It is important to know what kind of help is available to anyone experiencing a crisis, as it can be more difficult in the moment to think of a way to get help. This post will list a few resources and places you can contact if you or someone close to you is experiencing a moment of crisis.

As a preface it is very important to note that if anyone is a serious risk to themselves or anyone around them it is imperative that you call 999.

Firstly, Mind have an excellent webpage dedicated to crisis services and planning for a crisis which you can find here - www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-se... Which is definitely worth a look.

Secondly, the Samaritans have a free phoneline service if you ever want to talk to someone in confidence, you can reach these on 116 123

Thirdly, you can access NHS resources through calling 111 if the crisis is not life threatening but someone still needs urgent help. Furthermore, you can often book an emergency GP appointment if the surgery is aware that you/someone you know is in crisis and needs urgent help (although this will most likely be a telephone appointment with the current climate!)

In closing I think it is worth noting that mental health crises are a normal part of experiencing mental health difficulties and, unfortunately, there is still a stigma around being in that moment of need. Some may view this as weakness, but I firmly believe that that view is wrong - it is not weakness to need support, it is not weakness to be vulnerable and it is most definitely not weakness to reach out to someone else when you need it the most.

Have you experienced a mental health crisis before? If so what helped you get through it?

#crisis #MentalHealth #ThursdayTalkTime #ABC #letstalk


New here :)

I'm hoping I've came to the right place to share grief for my son who has been gone going on 3 years in April. I am on facebook, I tend to limit my post about him. I try to keep a brave face, but the truth is I want desperately to talk about him. I want to talk about child loss in general. I push through every day as if I'm okay. Little does anyone know I spend my nights staring at pictures, in hope he will visit in my sleep. I miss his sweet face. I miss his rotten laugh. I don't want to be silent anymore. #ChildLoss #letstalk

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Check In

One thing I’ve learned in the past few years is that it’s important to have people in your life who are there for you.⁣

Family is great. Nothing can replace them, and they’re definitely always there when you need them... and even more so when you think you don’t need them.⁣

God is number one on the list of people(?) who are there for you. He’s always there. Even when you think you can’t see or hear Him, He’s there quietly working and waiting for you to give everything over to Him.⁣

But God also created us to need friends. To need someone to share our lives, experiences, ups, and downs with. Someone who will simply check in on us. It doesn’t always have to be a best or close friend, sometimes it’s just someone willing to take the leap and say, “hey! I hope you’re doing well. How was your week?”⁣

So this is me being that person. This is your end of the week/beginning of a new week check in.⁣

How was your week?⁣

What’ve you got planned for this week?⁣

Let me know below, and I hope you’re doing well!⁣

#liveremarcably #myremarcs

#whatsup #checkin #checkup #checkonyourfriends #familyisforever #Family #Friends #BestFriends #Newfriends #bffs #god #Godisalwaysthere #NeverAlone #takealeap #leapoffaith #Weekend #newweek #Newstart #sunday #SMA #SpinalMuscularAtrophy #wellness #letstalk #writer #Blog #website #disabilty #RareDisease #MuscularDystrophy

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