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    I started an Anxiety Journey YouTube Channel. Would mean a lot to get a little support! I’m so nervous !

    Hi there I usually post quotes on a mental health friendly supportive Instagram account, occasionally I journal or blog very rarely on blogs I’ve tried before, but I’ve never ever been brave enough to show my face and actually try a YouTube account D: and not be more anonymous behind the screen supporting. I would really appreciate any love or opinions before I risk getting hate comments or trolls with mental health stigma haha > mental health advocate than 😅😂🤣 people actually see it. But I would love to be able to help someone out there not feel so alone in their struggles or offer hope if they are just beginning their journey or could use some kind words/ experiences

    If anyone could give me a bit of a boost 😂 so I don’t freak out or overthink the fact I actually did this and made it public and it could actually become something meaningful, I appreciate it! But if not :) I’ll do my best to do it myself, thanks! I tried to be brave and just do it instead of only think about it as a new hobby/ outlet.

    My YouTube channel is:

    My Anxiety Journey

    Or was thinking

    Inside My Anxiety Journey, since it’ll be pretty personal ^^ and genuine/ raw :p at times telling my experiences or what it’s like struggling with an invisible illness, physical/ mental.

    Thanks!

    Appreciate any love
    I feel so nervous and embarassed. But actually proud I had the guts to do it D: though I was so back and forth about it.

    Hope I’ll stick to it whether I receive good feedback or not, to actually make a meaningful difference and get more courage to do other things like this with advocacy groups or opportunities.

    youtube.com/@laurao2107

    PS the 3 views are probably me 😅😂 overthinking and analyzing it too much but trying not too haha 😛 😆. I’m a work in progress lmfao 🤣 lol.

    A really big deal to me, because I’m perfectly fine being open about my experiences and trying to help or relate to others and support them too, but not used to putting it on the internet like that with my face D: and fear the stigma or openness about it it’s so risky hehe but worth it :) in a way. So I hope it’ll be the start of something new and good. Feel free to share if you have any blogs, YouTube accounts or any fun hobbies/ outlets too ! :)

    Also** I’m not posting to promote it, hope it’s allowed here, just needed a little love or support so I don’t back out on my idea 😅😅🥺😭😿💡💖😊😛😆😆😆 because I feel so alone in my experiences sometimes, and don’t want others to feel like that too.

    And be alone struggling.

    #Anxiety #Support #help #nervous # anxiousbuthappy #anyfeedback #Youtube #New #youtubeaccount #Vlog #Blog #Trying #MentalHealth #Love #Support #supportneeded #ThankYou ! #tryingtobebrave #TheMighty #Community #thanks #appreciateit #Depression #OCD #physicalhealth #MentalHealth #Hobby #Outlet #tryingtofacefears #Phobia #PublicSpeaking #post #Posting #courage #shy #tryingtobebrave #somethingnew #newaccount #youtubeaccount #youtubechannel

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    Special Item

    OK. This is probably weird but I am giving it a try. So say you are going to a place, any place, doesn't matter, and you can't bring people or pets, so you have one item you are allowed to bring with you. What would your special item be? Have some fun with this, I hope! #Friends #Friendship #friendships #MightyTogether #MentalHealth #FamilyAndFriends #New #lonely #alone #NoOneFightsAlone #StrongerTogether #Together #SocialInteraction #social #wellness #EmotionalHealth #Health #relate #Chat #Share #post #safe #SafeSpace #Connections #Positivity #positive #Fun #Mindful #Mindfulness #Kindness #ActsOfKindness #ActOfKindness Self-esteem Self-worth #self -love #Confidence #Life #Lifestyle

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    × " GOOD MORNING! MIGHTY COMMUNITY " × #ShoutOut ! ♡😃🙃

    × " Hey There, Mornin... Peep's Heading Back To Work.. Hopefully To Nothing Insane... Because Thing's Alway's Tend To Magically Just Happen... When I'm Gone For A Day.. Or More... And I'm Not Even High Level... Lol " Take Care All Of You... Sending... You All My Love And Massive Hug's Your Way... And Try And Have A Wonderful Day!... " × #post Sincerely, ☆▪︎ SKADI ▪︎☆

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    This group is now a private- full privacy- group!

    Hi everyone! We just made this group private instead of it being a publicly seen group.
    This means all group content will only be visible to members of the group.

    Now everyone in our group can feel completely comfortable sharing about yourself and anything about your life in here, and posting your own posts in here and no worries about letting us really get to know each other so we can achieve this group’s purpose-to grow new, genuine friendships because what’s in this group is only for us to see!

    #Friends #Friendship #friendships #MightyTogether #MentalHealth #FamilyAndFriends #New #lonely #alone #NoOneFightsAlone #StrongerTogether #Together #SocialInteraction #social #wellness #EmotionalHealth #Health #relate #Chat #Share #post #safe #SafeSpace #Connections #Positivity #positive #Fun #Mindful #Mindfulness #Kindness #ActsOfKindness #ActOfKindness #Selfesteem #Selfworth #Selflove #Confidence #Life #Lifestyle

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    Saying Hello...

    Hey! My name is Mandy. I am 49 years old. I have post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) from an internal shingles outbreak over 7 years ago. (I did have a small rash but nothing equal to the pain.) I have lived with severe chronic nerve pain ever since all over my left side, front & back and top to bottom. The medicine, the medical world on top of my own emotions and just total loss has been crazy!
    I am so thankful to still be here and that I have some familial sulport. I am starting to find ways to combat the anxiety and depression that i denied for so long. I've also been denied disability so many times. I've tried to work 3 separate times...at just about 2 year intervals. Still, even with medicine additions, everything I do, I pay for in pain. I will not give up though! It takes all I can to take care of my basic needs but I am thankful for even just that. I spent almost 2 years totally bedridden. I now live in a camper on my dad's land. I am now able to go spend the night at my daughter's house and spend time with my grandson occasionally. I have been able to work on the artwork I so love & it has been therapy for me.
    And though these things are enjoyed VERY sparingly due to this monster pain, these things bring me great joy. They make me smile just thinking about it. I do want to do more as i feel my contribution to life is so minimal but i push those thoughts away & try to make the time i do get special.
    I have followed The Mighty for several years now. I have written so much in my journals for all of these years and have never shared it ni feel like its time and this is the place. #PHN #post Herpetic Neuralgia #chronic pain #chronic nerve pain

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    The Couch

    I had a great couple of days. Of course, having a great couple of days means different to me.

    Having a great couple of days did not mean that I went out, travel or did a self-care practice. I don’t know what people do but it looks very different to mine, because in my vocabulary when I say that I had a great couple of days, it means that nothing happened to my mind — it means that nothing triggered the beast for a couple of days.

    On those days, I feel normal, safe, and light-weighted. I become a human for a couple of days — I move, act and feel like them, and it feels wonderful. I can take my dark glasses off my eyes, and I can finally see the lights that are surrounding me all along.

    On those days I feel like I am cured, and I wonder what would be like to live like this forever. My days feel easier, lighter, more manageable, and my symptoms are controllable. I do my routine with an easiness that I don't normally feel. Usually, it is a heavy chore.

    Those days feel like a rainbow in the middle of a gray cloudy sky — there are a little strange, but I smile whenever they stay. I live in those days. Usually, I survive, but not live.

    Of course, there is always this hidden voice that tells me that something bad will happen soon, and my regular days will be back, so I try to enjoy it while it lasts. Today the voice was right. I woke up today expecting another great day, but then it happened. Oh no, it happened, and I got back to my regular safe zone, the one and only — the couch.

    The couch, is my only companion when I wear back my dark glasses, I can stay there for hours, not able to move and not wanting to, and the more the triggers are bigger, the more the days are most heavy, the more I feel me and my companion becoming one, and the more I become part of it.

    The couch doesn’t ask questions, doesn’t encourage, doesn’t judge, and doesn’t say a word - silence, the couch is pure silence. An unusual warmth and perfect solitude. The couch held me for a long time now. It saw part of me that no one saw. It is the only place that I show the real me, and the actual face of depression.

    But be aware, don't think that the couch is a friend. It is pretty sneaky, doubled face, a pretender — and I know it is not my companion, but depression's companion. Just like depression, it wants me to be there, trapped, not being able to move or act. It wants to consume me fully, to make me think it is the friend when, in fact, it is the enemy and my enemy's close friend.

    Today I did not have a great day. I woke up and then I got heavily triggered, so I stopped my day, I stopped living and I came back to surviving. I let my body be fully absorbed by my alleged friend.

    But wait, there is a happy ending. I got up; I did a peppermint tea; I put on my music, and I wrote this piece.

    I did not listen to the tricky friend today. It feels much better to be away from the pretender.

    This is a reminder to you too, reader.

    #Depression #Healing #post

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    #post Mania Fatigue

    Over 2 months since my the last of my manic symptoms and I’m still so fatigued. Granted I was manic for more than 2 months. But this is horrible. My Dr says being manic is like doing 150 mph on the highway. And what I’m experiencing now is like the engine/brain overheating. I spend the majority of my days in bed and it just sucks. Not majorly depressed. Just majorly exhausted.

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    #post surgery last Thursday morning

    Still feeling worn out. No energy!
    Second surgery in a month but last one has hit me hardest.
    Any ideas?