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    Is Processing Past Trauma The Only Way To Heal?

    I want to know your thoughts on this. I am a fairly religious person and find comfort in God and in practicing my faith. I find comfort in the Scriptures. And yet, I still attend therapy. Don't get me wrong, therapy has been super helpful but is that the only way to heal from past trauma? What do you think?

    #Trauma #PTSD #SexualAbuse #EmotionalAbuse #Faith #Religion #Healing #Therapy

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    Consistency

    Something that has really helped me stay on the track to better health is consistency. Staying consistent with treating your mental health (medication and therapy) is wonderful. However there are many other ways you can be consistent in your life too. Consistency has a lot to do with habits and while forming or breaking a habit can be daunting, it is possible. Treat yourself with grace, patience and kindness. You deserve it, especially if you are trying to break a toxic and unhealthy habit. Try to be consistent with your physical health too. Treat your body with the respect it deserves. I personally am attempting to have better physical health. I am making changes to my lifestyle. If you are religious (like I am) or spiritual then try to be consistent there too. I am trying to keep a prayer journal as well as my regular journal. When you are anxious or depressed, remind yourself that it is okay to not be okay but do not let them play tricks on you. You can and will reach your goals with consistency. One of my goals is to heal (as an abuse survivor) to a point where I no longer have crying spells or go into a mental health crisis. What is your goal and how will consistency help you reach it?

    #SexualAbuse #EmotionalAbuse #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Trauma #Inspiration #Motivation #CONSISTENT #Health #Anxiety #Depression #thankful #Hope #Religion #Spirituality #Lifestyle

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    #Religion #witchcraft #Spirituality

    #witchcraft my journey, obviously isn’t the norm and I’m OK with that. I just wish people would respect others when it comes to religion spirituality as long as nobody is getting hurt/killed I see no crimes committed.

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    What parts of your identity do you wish were more represented in health care?

    Our Mighty editorial staff talks a lot about how, in general, health care isn’t very nuanced. For example, there are specialists who are neurologists, but there aren’t as many neurologists who primarily treat in Latinx patients. Another example would be a trauma-informed therapist who has PTSD themselves.

    A lot of the time, those nuances are what would make medical care so much more personalized, safe, and effective.

    So we open the floor: What parts of your identity do you wish were more represented in health care? Race? Gender? Lifestyle? Sexual preference? Age? Religion?

    📣 P.S. If you’ve had a really amazing experience with a medical professional, medical facility, or support group who specialized in or represented a specific intersection, we’d love to hear about it!

    #MightyMinute #CheckInWithMe #HealthCare #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #BIPOC #Disability #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Religion

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    Self -Harm

    I have a question/concern to air out. It involves "self-punishment." A physical action I do to myself to feel better. It's worst now, I am currently writing this with a throbbing nose because I slugged myself in the face three times. I've also damaged my hand after punching a brick wall over and over. When I was younger I used to use a hanger as a sort of flagellation on my back. I was raised Catholic but I don't think it's religious, as I'm not really a religious person. And there's no sexual gratification. It's simply that I feel that I deserve it. Am I alone here?

    #Selfblame #Selfharm #flagellation #Religion #Depression

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