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    The View Is Great

    Yesterday I posted a thought titled "The Beginning of Hope." It was a thought of mine that I was once suicidal and self-harming at one point but had made it out to the other side, I am now happy.

    First, I would like to apologize. I never want anyone to feel the way that I have felt- alone, rejected, and abandoned.

    Second, I am not a trained psychiatrist, and I sincerely apologize if I triggered anyone in any way, shape or form in my now-deleted post.

    Third, I want you to know that you are not a burden. You are beautiful. You are loved. No matter who you are or what you believe or what you do or what you've done. You are loved.

    Fourth, it does get better. Sometimes life feels like an uphill battle. Please keep climbing. The view is great. Make sure you're here to see it.

    #Depression #Bipolar1Disorder #Bipolar2Disorder #SuicidalIdeation #Selfharm #Mania #BipolarDisorder

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    Hey all👋

    Hi there, I'm new here. I came to try and utilize the support here and maybe meet some people who struggle with mental illness and also be a support to them. I have bipolar one disorder and I'm currently having a manic episode. Not looking forward to the depressive episode that follows. I think I need to be equipped with new coping skills. I love music and exercise, but I'm getting burned out. Any ideas? #bipolarasf *@k..... Also I started a chat group if anyone wants to join! It's not limited to anyone, so come join with your comments and questions. I'd love to talk to you! I delt with this for a while now and I'm a certified peer support specialist, I'm so excited I found the mighty!https://themighty.com/groups/bipolar1sufferers

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    STRUGGLING

    I am really struggling right now. I was diagnosed as Manic Depressive (now called BiPolar) at the age of 18 and I am now 60. I am on medication that causes me to require more sleep than a normal person. I am so sick and tired of my mother and father in law making remarks about me sleeping late or anything else to do with my disease. I would think that she more than anyone would understand living with a mental illness because her mother had mental illness. I am only able to work now because I have a very understanding boss and friend who is very familiar with mental illness because she is a Mental Health Counselor. My husband is having to close his business because of the FDA. She has made some very ugly remarks that she feels like I could have helped a little bit more...WTH???!!! I do work and I do contribute to the household funds. This is making me feel worthless and very angry that my husband continues to let her say these things and not defend me.

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    For just one moment?

    Through all the chaotic thoughts within my head, I find one that seems to repeat over and over; quiet, could you be quiet for just one moment?" My degree in Psychology would say focus on that thought, use it to calm the rest. But
    my Bipolar 1 disorder tells me focus is what we are doing, with the 50,000 projects I have going simultaneously. Looking for a nail to hang that picture, while reading about the case study im researching, and wait...did I ever clean the shower? Shoot, I need to go to the store for cleaning spray.
    But, I'm not just a person with Bipolar and a Psychology degree, I am also Mom!
    Shaking my head in an attempt to calm the chaos, I attempt to reason with two preteen boys....
    "QUIET, could you be quiet for just a moment!?!?" Focus, chaos, kids. Oh, hey Anthony's home!! Thats right, Bipolat mom with a Psychology degree, fiance...and two barking dogs!
    Chaos, chaos, bark, chaos...through my thoughts and what I describe as tunnel hearing; I hear one of boys "Mommy don't look so good."
    QUIET, COULD YOU BE QUIET FOR JUST A MOMENT!?!?!" Bark, chaos, chaos, and before I am able to be the fiance or the mom with the Psychology degree, Bipolar 1 takes full control.......agitation and frustration turn to over-stimulation.

    How do you deal with the irriation and becoming overwhelmed without adding to the chaos with anger, in your everyday life?
    #Bipolar1Disorder #Mania #Anxiety #overwhelmed

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    Kinda Struggling

    I just need someone to see that I'm struggling. I'm dealing with being in a mixed state because of #BipolarDisorder . I'll get random bouts of energy where I'll think it's a manic episode but I'm also depressed. Does anyone else with Bipolar experience this?

    The mood shifts tire me out. Then there's #PTSD which causes intrusive thoughts about what I survived which doesn't help the Bipolar. This then leads to emotional instability which is a hallmark of #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder . I've been in therapy for years now and take meds for the #PTSD and #BipolarDisorder but I don't think that helps with my struggle all the time. All this leads to emotional spiral which once I start, it's hard to stop. Especially on a high anxiety day like today. What can I do? Taking an anti-anxiety doesn't make it disappear.

    #MightyToegther #CheerMeOn #CheckInWithMe

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    Apple playlist for us who sre Bipolar

    Would love to have a. Playlist ofmisic when I am at the opposite side of my manic episodes or when K sm so depressed. Please help # bipolar

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    I must’ve been manic for a while but I didn’t even realize it and no one close to me noticed it either to tell me to get help. I just have not been taking my medications the way I should’ve which is a common mistake we do when we think we don’t need our meds but of course we do. I remember Friday and leaving work and going home without eating lunch to take my Dad to the dr appt just to take him to a wrong location. Then we had family visit on Saturday am. Then the rest becomes like a fuzzy haze of what was real and a hallucination saying I had kids (when I have never had a baby before) to a friend was gonna come and marry me I told my parents that. To not going to be buy sweet bread like I said I was going to. To omg good thing I did not drive during this time. I didn’t have the mind to charge my phone and oh I have work the next day I thought I was in a different year let alone what was happening I thought someone was recording my every move like a reality TV. I had gotten my hair even matted and I cut it on one side I have never cut my hair not even during the pandemic. Needless to say when I came to… life was so depressing I lost my job because I didn’t call in…. In my defense I was out of my mind how could I call. This had never had to me before. Not sure if this common with bipolar but I sure felt embarrassed and all kinds of confused and sad and just like I can’t trust no one. Tell alone tell someone else what just happen to me. Definitely need more self care in place and then I should’ve called the crisis center but I was like I’m not suicidal…. But for sure having psychosis. Has this happened to you? Please share and let me know.

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    Overwhelmed by multitudes of problems

    I’ve been away from the Mighty for awhile due to numerous issues. Nothing has changed with my housing but honestly I haven’t had the strength to deal with it. I was bedridden because of a slipped disk in my neck, had surgery 7 weeks ago and much better with that. But I’d been fighting depression all that time and it caught up with me about three weeks ago. I admitted myself to a psych ward and was released after about a week slightly improved. But I’ve noticed my dark days alternate with a couple of days of feelin good. Not manic just okay. Like a weird sort of rapid cycling.also being depressed and angry really makes depression much worse. Anybody else feel this way? I lost my brand new case manager who I felt a connection to, now waiting to be reassigned and start over. Therapist offered me access to a DBT online group…is very hard I’ve heard. Don’t know if I can muster strength to do the work. Sorry to be so long, thanks for reading.

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    But am I really ok??

    I have video dr appt w my psychiatrist today.. and it gives me anxiety just thinking about it. Probably wasn’t the best having a bunch of coffee today. *shrugs*…
    ..about 4.5 years ago I had a hypo or manic episode and every since I have a lot of stress and anxiety in my life from the aftermath of having a new place to live with girlfriend and her parents. To stress from the pandemic for last two years.. and from work and financial stressors too…
    … most days I try to get by and make the most of every day… I do have a lot of problem going to doctor appointments in person(almost full blown panic attacks) enough to the fact that my psychiatrist added a daily anti depressant that they use for anxiety.

    It seems like I am getting a touch better with dr appointments but like I said … but am I really getting better … 5-7 years ago — it wasn’t even a issue with going to dr.. but granted I had same dr for like 25 years…

    … sorry for long winded post.. thanks for your time #BipolarDisorder #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

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    Having a furry friend to comfort you

    <p>Having a furry friend to comfort you</p>
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