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    I don’t like the phrase “they have anger issues” | TW stigma?

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    I feel like whenever someone uses that phrase on someone else, it feels… stigmatizing. Especially to those with anger disorders/conditions. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t deal with anger health problems.

    I don’t know. I wouldn’t use that on someone because it sounds like it’s stigmatizing them, and I don’t wanna do that.

    #anger #MentalHealth #Unsure #mentalhealthmatters

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    Do you consider yourself a “lucky” person? Why or why not?

    I’ve definitely had times in my life when I feel like the universe is against me and I can’t catch a break. My depression tells me I’m unlucky and my anxiety urges me not to trust any situation where I might feel lucky.

    This is all being put to the test because I received some very exciting news yesterday that definitely resulted, in part, due to a whole lot of luck. I’m still having a bit of trouble accepting that this good thing is happening, in part because my mind automatically goes to worst-case scenarios and berates me for thinking I could be lucky enough to have this thing happen.

    How do you feel about luck? Do you buy it? If so, do you consider yourself lucky or unlucky?

    #Anxiety #Depression #CheckInWithMe #panic #MentalHealth #mentalhealthmatters

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    Depression

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    #Depression #depressionawareness #MentalHealth #mentalhealthmatters #MentalHealthAwareness #SuicidePrevention #Suicide #Viral #viralvideo

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    Who do you rely on for your mental health?

    It’s important to have a support system, especially when working on one’s mental health. Who (or what) do you turn to for support when things aren’t great?

    I’m very lucky to have a wonderful therapist who I see each week, a great psychiatrist, supportive physical therapists, and family members who will always be there for me (even if they sometimes exacerbate my symptoms 😅). And, of course, I have to thank my dog, Pip, for always making herself available for a quick walk or snuggle when I need it.

    If you’re comfortable, share who you rely on in the comments below. Maybe your answer is yourself — that’s totally fine!

    Wishing you healthy relationships and enough spoons to take on the day!

    P.S. If you need some help finding support, check out this community-sourced list: [https://themighty.com/topic/mental-health/i-dont-have-anybody-lonely-no-support/]

    #Depression #MentalHealth #Anxiety #CheckInWithMe #mentalhealthmatters

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    💗Trying To End The Year Positively 💗

    As it’s the end of what has been a very difficult year for so many of us, for one reason or another. So, rather than face the fast approaching New Year with sadness, disappointment, and dread, I would like to try to end the year on a positive note by thinking of the GOOD things that have happened to me in 2022. Three GOOD things that happened to me this year are:
    1) Discovered a new hobby,
    2) Attended events that had been rescheduled from 2020,
    3) Becoming part of an amazing FND support network!

    Can you name 3 GOOD things that have happened to you this year?

    #MentalHealth #mentalhealthmatters #ChronicDepression #Depression #Anxiety #Disability #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #JointHypermobilitySyndrome #ChronicIllness #chronichealth #ChronicPain #ChronicMigraines #Grief #MightyMinute #MightyTogether #ChronicFatigue #SpoonTheory #Spoonie #PositiveThinking

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    Tell us about a time you weren’t too proud to get mental health help and what happened.

    I won’t beat around the bush: Asking for mental health help can be intimidating. There’s still a lot of stigma surrounding mental illness and resources can be quite limited. It’s important to seek help when you need it, however, and our community has had a lot of experience with seeking and receiving mental health treatment.

    😊 I’ll go first! Last year I hit a new mental low (that’s putting it mildly). Once I saw the signs of a mental health crisis, I reached out to a trusted family member and let them know what was going on and that I needed to be held accountable to get back to my safe baseline. I maintained contact with this person and brainstormed some distractions to help me in the moment. Once I felt more stable, I reached out to a former psychiatric provider who helped me find resources in the area I had moved to. Together we found a behavioral health agency who set me up with a partial hospitalization program. I was a bit reluctant to participate at first, but I became comfortable and quickly learned that I needed to open up to get the most out of this treatment. I spent weeks in that program before moving to intensive outpatient and then 1-on-1 therapy and continued medication management.

    Receiving this level of mental health help changed my life for the better and would never have happened had I ignored the warning signs and refused help.

    🧠 ❤️ What happened when you weren’t too proud to get mental health help?

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Bipolar #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Schizophrenia #CheckInWithMe #mentalhealthmatters

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    What are your TV favorites for tough mental health days? Why?

    Watching TV can be a great distraction when the going gets tough. I know I can always count on “Psych” and “Parks & Recreation” to lift my spirits when my depression feels especially all-consuming. Luckily, in this day and age, there are a whole bunch of TV shows to choose from. Are you somebody who turns to sitcoms you’ve already seen to make you feel better? Maybe you prefer to get absorbed in the latest drama series as a distraction.

    What are your go-to TV shows when you’re having a rough mental health day?

    #CheckInWithMe #DistractMe #MentalHealth #mentalhealthmatters #Anxiety #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BipolarDisorder #Schizophrenia

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    #mentalhealthmatters

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    dancingwithmydemons.buzzsprout.com

    Episode 9 : Why is Mental Illness So Scary?! #mentalhealthmatters