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Behind the Smile hides a Sea of Secrets

#imagine your #Life as a #different person. Imagine that you do not have a #MentalHealth condition that affects your everyday life. Think about it. Would you really be #happier by being Not You? I do not think so.

#everybody has #Problems , this is a phrase we hear a lot. It seems to minimize your own issues and make it seem as though someone else's means more #severe than your own concerns.

We are #luckier than most but not as lucky as some. That's another phrase an ex boyfriend once told me. I believe it. I may be #struggling to make #sense of things, but it will not make me #stop #Trying to do the right thing.

What are your #Thoughts ?

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° " So I Haven't Bern Sleeping Well At All... " ° #Anxiety #severe Insomnia #Depression

° " So Ever Since I Was Little Because Of My #ChronicPain I Only Get Like 4 To 5 Hour's Of Sleep Sometime's Less.. This Has Been Going On For A Very Longtime Now. And It Seem's To Be Getting Worse. I Wake Up In Sore Pain... I Can't Move Much Or Get Out Of Bed. I Have To Alway's Force Myself. To Get Up And Go To Work.. No Matter What Type Of Pain I'm In. I'm Alway's In Tear's But I'm Good At Hiding My Suffering.. Because I Don't Wish People To Pity Or Feel Sorry For Me... I Have To Feel Numb Just To Get Through Work. HINT: I DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR MY PAIN.. I Push Myself Through Just To Make It Back Home... I Work 20+ To 30+ Hour's 5 To 6 Day's A Week.. With 2 Day's Off.. I Don't Get A Lunch Break At Work.... My Back Right Now Is On Fire.. I Feel Like So Exhausted My Ankle's Are Swollen To The Point Where I Can't Walk. This Is Daily 24/7 Dealing With This.. I Wish That I Could Just Fully Sleep Forever... But Then Major Gulit Set's Me Off.. My Arm's And Hand's Hurt... My Mental Health Is At A New Low.. Trying To Enjoy My Last Day Off.. " ° Sincerely, ~ Skaoi Kvitravn ~ #Thought 's

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Anyone have tips for coping for not being able to keep a job, or if you haven’t had one in a long time?

What helps you personally if you judge yourself too harshly, or tips for keeping one #Anxiety #Job #coping #Shame #Acceptance #jobless #MentalHealth #Depression #severe #alone

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× " Sigh... I Think There's Something Worng With Me ¿ ? " × #IntrusiveThought 's

× " I'm Starting To Really Can't Deal Or Stand People In Anyway... I Hate Being A Hostess At My Job... Because My #Anxiety Get's The Best Of Me... The Reason Why I Can't Stand Dealing With Human's.. Is That Thier In Ability To Make Up Thier Mind's On What To Get To Eat... Like We Have An APP Use It Before You... Decide To Hold Up The Line With Your Indecisiveness... And Then Change Your Mind At The Way End After I Asked If This Is What They Wanted... And They Say Yes... And Then Bitch And Complain That I Got Your Order Worng... I Wish That People Would Alway's Be On Top Of Thier Order's.. Because They Stress Me Out... I Had A Bad Day Today... Beyond Stressful Dealing With People " × #Depression #Anxiety #severe Insomnia ☆ S.K. ☆

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First snow! So beautiful

Winter is a time of going within. Reflection. And rest.
A perfect time to work on self care.

Who else had first snow of the year this past weekend?

#ChronicIllness #ChronicIlless #ChronicPain #Neuropathy #TheMighty #Disability #BackPain #alwaysinbed #PeripheralNeuropathy #bed #Gastroparesis #InflammatoryBowelDiseaseIBD #severe digestive issues

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Living with Gastroparesis #Gastroparesis #severe digestive issues

I’m finding it hard to drink enough water a day because it bloats me up like a puffer fish. Anyone else experiencing this?

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Warning - #Holiday #Depression #Anxiety - when going on holiday - what to prepare for that you may not have thought about - My 6 tips!

One of the biggest #trigger s to #desperation , and #Depression coupled with tremendous #Anxiety is the #unknowns - #Medication shortage fear is one.

#Holidays for anyone who lives with these #illnesses can be hugely #distressing !

I'd say that we're already feeling #anxious when preparing to go away, and yet, we aren't given the tools to help us, should a #Crisis set in while away in a Foreign Country, without our regular safe #drs near.

Here are my 6 tips that I hope will make your #Holiday pleasant.

Before packing your clothes, please ensure that you have ordered enough #Medication well in advance of your trip, and perhaps a little more of your #Medication than you usually take, as a precaution. Luggage gets lost. Flights get delayed. There's massive uncertainty with #COVID etc.

We absolutely have to feel #safe regarding our #meds - and it is #Dangerous should we find ourselves without our #meds and not being able to #GET replacements.

Tip 1. Always take your #Medication on board with you. Never let the bag with them out of your sight. - This gives a feeling of #Safety and #Comfort

Tip 2. Always have your #Doctors phone number and contact details both in your handbag, as well as the bag holding your #Medication .

Tip 3. When you arrive at your destination - before you unpack it's very important, for #peace of mind, to find out where the nearest #Dr and/or #Hospital is. Take their phone number and address. Keep these on you, plus a copy at your hotel or wherever you are staying. Believe me, this will save you #severe #Anxiety and stress, and you will be able to enjoy yourself.

Tip 4. You may very well be put into situations where you start to feel #anxious and possibly #afraid . It does not matter whether it 'makes sense' to anyone. Even if you are on the beach, #Anxiety can kick in. So always, if you are on anti#Anxiety #meds , take them with you. Always. It is also perfectly acceptable to leave if you feel it's overwhelming. #Migraines are my 'go-to' sadly due to no understanding of #mental illness.

Tip 5. If you find you wake up #depressed - remember that you do not have to get up just because the sun is shining. Be #Kind to yourself. Do something to distract you. TV, a book, whatever. Stay put in bed if you want to.

Tip 6. If you've arranged a dinner out with your friends, but come time to get ready, your #distress #Anxiety - or any other part of your #illness kicks in, it is perfectly okay to politely decline by feigning a #Migraine attack. Sometimes, #whitelies are necessary - with #mental illness. Then watch a good movie. :)

I hope these few tips help you. I went away recently, and thought I had adequate #Medication - but by week 3 - I was running out.

I have learned a valuable lesson. Nightmare! Never again...I now know better. Shew.

Debi xx

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Relationships??

Does anyone else with # CPTSD & # DEPRESSION,#severe ANXIETY, have problems maintaining a lovers( so to speak) relationship???? It seems I have a pattern of 6 months to a year, and then they are no more!. I just wonder if I have a future husband, if any man can understand me or at least try!

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SUNSHINE

I decided that, with four days straight of rain, I was going to bring in the sunshine. (I know my nails are getting long. They aren’t fake. I’ll have them trimmed back next time.)
Getting a manicure once a month is one way I allow myself to be pampered. I do my own pedicures. Even during the waves of depression, when I let all else go by the wayside when it comes to self-care, I have my fingernails done. Dr. G says it’s so important for my healing. Allowing another person to hold my hands is very personal, and can be triggering for me.
I only even gained the feeling of touch in my fingertips two years ago. I’d lost it back when I was a teenager. (I’m constantly reaching out and curiously touching things now.)
Dr. G says there is so much power in the safe feeling of positive touch, and I was deprived of that for a very long time. When I leave each therapy appointment, I allow him to give me a hug. I’ve never hugged back, but maybe, one day, I will trust enough to reach out first. One day... 💛💛💛
#Rape
#severe incest & neglect
#Survivor

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BPD

Hi there! Good morning to everyone! I woke up and can’t go back to sleep.. I’m so worried and filled with anxiety and I just don’t feel right.. my mom is not well and I’m so worried about her.. I can’t stop thinking about it ,and having all these mental health issues , it makes it so much harder to cope with.. I would like to talk to people and hopefully get some support and maybe even make a friend or two.. # BPD, #OCD , #severe anxiety, #Depression

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