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New job jitters

My new position at a Senior Living Community will be official as of May 24
I am proud of myself for persevering.
I was knocked down and intimidated as a Direct Support Professional at my previous position. I trusted my intuition and it paid off with a better opportunity. #NeverGiveUp #Trustyourgut

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Abusing my Mother

My mother is the only person who cares about me and I treat her very badly. My mum is always pushing me to do better. Make friends and socialise, get a new job and make more money, get a new car, clean the house up and get a girl friend.

I don't know if my mum realises how miserable and sad I am. I blame my mother for all my problems and she blames herself. She is literally the only person who calls me to see how I am and I push her away swearing at her and threatening her. I think she called me "by accident" after our conversation crying and said it was a mistake. I should feel terrible about the way I speak to my mother but somehow it relieves me of a lot of my troubles.

I am putting all my issues on my mother and causing her significant stress. I don't know how she feels because its all about me. Everything is about me and my troubles. I feel bad about how I speak to her but I think it is more about pushing her away and completely isolating myself. Once I am completely isolated is when I really consider whether my life is worth living. Fortunately or unfortunately, (depends on which way you want to look at it) she will never let that happen.

She will call again tomorrow, sometimes I wish she would let me be but I would be no better off. I love my mother more than anything and she knows that. I got clean and straightened my life out for my family with my mums support. No matter how much trouble I caused her she was always there for me. I feel bad treating her so poorly but she brings the worst out in me.

I hope my mum doesn't feel like she has failed as a mother. I think she feels bad because I am not happy, hurting and suffering.

I think she just wants me to be happy. She is not stupid and can see that I am miserable and hates seeing me this way.

#mum #motherslove #NeverGiveUp #Support #alwaysthere #reallove #Family #Truelove #Care #caring #Love #chillout #calmdown #emotional #respectful #Myfault #ownership #notherfault #mystory #Decisions #onlylove #imwrong #help #sheltered #supportive #EverythingWillBeOkay #Hope

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Never,never,never,never give up!! You can do it.

Mental illness is not something to be taken lightly. I've seen good people go bad as a result of their mental health, but what I'm trying to say today is that you should never let your mental health define who you are. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, and without it, nothing is possible. Great minds, such as John Forbes Nash Jr., an American mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia for a long time, overcame this challenge and made groundbreaking economic discoveries. Nothing can beat a determined soul; this is proof of optimism.

You can do it!!

#Depression #Anxiety #ChronicHeadaches #Migraine #OccipitalNeuralgia #Alcoholism #TheMighty #Faith #NeverGiveUp #Believe #Schizophrenia

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Stay strong someday everything is going to be fine.

Life hasn't been easy for me for almost eight years now. I've had all kinds of pains, starting with my stomach. I always felt as if something was burning inside my stomach, so I went to the hospital, but nothing was found, and that's when my depression began. This pain lasted three years as I tried various solutions to my problem until one day I came across a doctor who diagnosed me and treated me, but things got even worse when I had this panic attack. After witnessing a terrible situation for nearly four years now, I have suffered from a variety of mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety,occipital neuralgia, migraines, headaches, and alcoholism; at times, I even have suicidal thoughts. I've tried everything, but nothing seems to be working, but I've made a promise to myself not to give up no matter what.

And I believe that everything will be fine someday... I am a lifelong optimist who never gives up.

#Depression #Anxiety #ChronicHeadaches #Migraine #OccipitalNeuralgia #Alcoholism #Pains #Selfcare #Love #NeverGiveUp #Believe

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Executive Dysfunction in the office

Living with autism and executive dysfunction can present unique challenges in the workplace, especially in a fast-paced and dynamic environment like social media. However, with the right support and accommodations, individuals with autism and executive dysfunction can thrive in office jobs and make valuable contributions to their teams.

One of the key strategies for managing executive dysfunction in the workplace is to break tasks down into smaller, more manageable steps. This can help to reduce the overwhelm and anxiety that can often accompany complex or multitasking tasks. For example, instead of trying to create a social media campaign from start to finish, you might break the task down into smaller steps such as researching ideas, creating a content calendar, and scheduling posts.

Another helpful strategy is to use tools and technology to support organization and planning. For example, you might use a digital planner or calendar to keep track of deadlines and appointments, or use a task management app to prioritize and track your progress on different projects.

It can also be helpful to create a supportive and understanding work environment. This might involve working with your boss or HR representative to discuss accommodations and strategies that can help you manage your executive dysfunction more effectively. For example, you might request additional support or training, or ask for flexibility in your work schedule to accommodate your needs.

Overall, living with autism and executive dysfunction does not have to limit your ability to succeed in an office job. With the right support and accommodations, you can thrive in a social media role and make valuable contributions to your team. #Autism #ADHD #MentalHealth #NeverGiveUp #ExecutiveFunction

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Trying to Live

I am trying to live with a mind that's constantly high or low; with no in betweens! Sometimes it's hard to face myself. Sometimes it's just hard to live, period.

I wake up to fight the same demons that I fought yesterday; it's a daily struggle! I'm just trying to live in this world but I must admit that these suicidal thoughts paralize me sometimes.

I know that on a physical level I'm alive but on an emotional level I feel dead inside like I am ready to collapse because I'm drowning in my sorrow and pain. . . .

Being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is very hard to accept because people judge you and try to make you feel like you're not normal; in reality normal doesn't exist anyway.

Having BPD and dealing with such intense emotions and struggling to even know who you are sometimes can make one feel hopeless honestly speaking but as a suicide attempt survivor I am not going to give up this fight!

Yes; trying to live with BPD is extremely difficult but I know I am not alone. I know I survived for a bigger purpose than myself. I know that I am more than my diagnosis. My identity is not defined by my mental illness.

I am trying to live, to do better, to survive, to have hope, to love again, to dream again, to fight, to be strong, and be brave in this life.

Because as long as I am breathing, there is life in me and that means there is purpose in me and I will never give up on that and neither should you.

We can fight this. We're in this together!

#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Trying #Suicide #SuicideAwareness #SuicidePrevention #Life #SuicidalThoughts #youmatter #fight #notalone #keepfighting #NeverGiveUp #Pain #sorrow #despair #Depression #BPD

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Never Give Up

Today is National Never Give Up Day. No matter what your fight is, stay in it. Keep going. You've got this.
#chronicillnesswarrior #patientadvocate