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    We are in need of a new co-leader for our group. Please see info below. We need someone to encourage, empower, support & be there for other members!

    We are currently looking for a new Co-Leader for the Multiple Health Challenges group. We have grown quite a bit and just passed 1,500 members. In the past co-leaders have been golden, really helpful for me when I got sick or burnt out and had to step away for a few days. I am looking for someone to welcome new members, comment or respond to most posts or other comments, make new posts to the group every once and a while, and preferably someone who has physical and emotional health challenges so they can best relate to and understand where other members are coming from when they post or comment.

    It is important for the group to have two distinctly different voices to support people because people might relate more to one of us. What is a really good situation is if we both respond to the same posts, welcome new members from different perspectives and provide voices for people that are accessible and relatable. There is a commitment needed that you monitor activities on the group regularly and can respond pretty quickly.

    Offering your own posts provides more content for the group…and when posts pose a question they keep things moving forward. I can assist and support by offering to look at your new posts for feedback and editing before you post if you would like it, comment on your posts to get the responses going to best support your efforts, help finding memes or images, and support you if we are dealing with someone struggling …. Like sounding suicidal or being manic…and I will check in to make sure you are happy and comfortable!

    I look at potential leaders' history of posts and/or comments that have helped and supported others in the past. Willingness to be honest and open about your own health challenges is crucial to best support people. A co-leader works together with me for some new posts and drafting new questions and is concerned about the well being of all members and can empathize with their paths.

    You will get access to the Community Leaders group and your name will have a “Group Leader” tab next to it up top on your comments and responses so I think people pay attention especially to your activity and wisdom shared from personal experience. Would you consider joining me on this journey? Let’s have a DM chat to discuss this! Thanks for considering taking on this role!

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    #Stigma #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Autism #Dementia #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #Cancer #TraumaticBrainInjury #BrainInjury #LossOfAParent #Grief #SuicideSurvivors #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #DistractMe #HIVAIDS #longtermsurvivor #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MightyQuestions #DownSyndrome #IfYouFeelHopeless #Hope #Deafness #neckpain #BackPain #CongestiveHeartFailure #Migraine #COVID19 #PeripheralNeuropathy #LymeDisease #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #Headache #Stroke #help #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Fibromyalgia #Disability #thankful #grateful #EatingDisorders #CocaineDependence #drugaddict #alcoholic #PTSD #EmotionalHealth #physicalhealth PainAcceptance #Acceptance #relief #Selflove #MightyMinute #MentalHealthHero #TheMighty #RareDisease #MightyTogether

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    Vital Video Stigmatized Mental Illness

    My boyfriend sent me a link shared on Facebook but originally from Instagram of a video with a cat parodying the J.G. Wentworth commercial jingle, except they changed the lyrics to, "I have a mental illness and I need cats now..." Only two people in the comments I read were offended. Everyone else thought it was hilarious.

    #Stigma
    #EndTheStigma
    #MentalHealthStigma

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    Check out this great FREE online event from diaTribe!

    Addressing diabetes stigma is going to take out-of-the-box, disruptive ideas. Learn from incredible speakers including Renza Scibilia, Alysse Dalessandro, Tony Pearson, and Brian Fitzegerald at the diaTribe Foundation’s d22 Lightning Talks on 10/25 at 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET.

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    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #HealthCare #Health #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #Stigma #event

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    What’s a health myth you’d like to see busted?

    The world has A LOT of opinions about health conditions: what a person should or shouldn’t do (“you can just choose to be happy!“), why the diagnosis exists (“you’re just stressed!“), how someone should treat it (“have you tried not eating gluten?“). Maybe one or all of those sound familiar to you.

    But if you had to narrow it down to a singular myth — which one would you like to bust forever? It can be specific to a condition you live with or to general wellness.

    “Pop” those stigma balloons below 🎈

    #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #Stigma #MentalHealthStigma #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Disability #RareDisease #ADHD

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    I feel like my posts are starting to appear attention seeking

    Either that, or this place really hates alterhumans/otherkin folk. Not even a reply back when I correct them after explaining what that means. No hearts.. Am I seriously that judged for identifying as nonhuman in a non-pessimistic and spiritual way?? Is everyone going to deny that I’m otherkin and just label me as human anyway?? Is that too “cringey” for everyone?? Because that is not the type of place I want to be it, and if’s that so…

    I guess this place isn’t for me then. Just to think I actually found a decent place, I’m wrong. I always end up wrong.

    If it’s not then.. I’m sorry if they appear attention seeking. I swear that is not the purpose. I just hoped that I wasn’t alone. Now I feel even more alone than before…

    #Anxiety #SocialAnxiety #sad #Stigma #Alterhuman #otherkin #scared

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    Please no hate comments or "cringe" reposts, but I am apart of the otherkin community as nonhuman

    It's true

    It's not in any pessimistic or degrading way, don't
    worry. I am a part of the otherkin/alterhuman
    community. For me, I'm an alien hybrid
    involuntarily. Being called a human makes me
    sad. I mean I get why, it's extremely common in
    our society. It's expected the vast majority of the
    time because a pretty very small even know
    about what it means. Yes, I am aware that I'm in
    a human body and have a humanlike mind. I do
    not act wrongfully inhumane.

    I decided to say this because I am making sure
    that this is a safe space for sure, even for
    someone who identifies as nonhuman like me.
    That and "human" makes me sad, but I'm not
    mad. We face a lot of stigma, being called
    cringey and posted in cringe subreddits back and
    forth, and saying that we can only be a full
    human and that's it. The majority of us coming
    out or just being ourselves, there's a "cringe"
    repost about that. No, I do not experience
    delusions. Also "cringe" is a disgusting word.

    Here’s a link if anyone’s interested ⭐️ alt-h.net/educate/faq.php

    I hope I don’t regret posting this…

    #Alterhuman #otherkin #Identity #IExist #EndTheStigma #Stigma #EDUCATE

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    Well that was unexpected.

    I am realizing that there are a rainbow of reactions one will receive after feeling "brave enough" to share a diagnosis. #Bipolar #BipolarDisorder #Stigma #StopTheStigma

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    Moving forward can mean leaving the past behind. We’ve come so far and yet we still have so much to learn. What is something helpful you’ve learned?

    Being gentle with ourselves can be really tough especially when we reflect back and judge ourselves. It is so easy to be mad at ourselves for not knowing things when we were younger. But it has to be that way. If we already knew everything, there would be no room for us to grow in this life. Please share something helpful or useful you have learned along the way. We can learn so much from each other!

    Thanks to you all. Thanks for how you have been working to support each other!

    Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below in this post and others. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment or new post a simple ❤️or reply I’m sure they would really appreciate your support.

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Selflove #Selfcare #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDepression #ADHD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #RareDisease #COVID19 #Migraine #Headache #HIVAIDS #longtermsurvivor #PeripheralNeuropathy #Neuropathy #BackPain #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #Fibromyalgia #Chronicpainwarrior #MentalHealthHero #Stigma #Grief #LossOfAParent #IfYouFeelHopeless #Hope #thankful #grateful #relief #Happiness #Acceptance #PainAcceptance #strength #CheckInWithMe #TheMighty #MightyTogether #MightyMinute #DistractMe

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    Let life surprise you…what’s an obstacle you have that is holding you back from happiness?

    Ever gotten something you wanted, and it didn't give you the happiness you were expecting? Or you got something you didn't want, and you loved it? We assume we know what is good for us but life has a way of surprising us all the time. Does anyone have a story where this sort of unexpected result happened?

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Selfcare #Selflove #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDepression #ADHD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #RareDisease #COVID19 #Migraine #Headache #HIVAIDS #longtermsurvivor #Neuropathy #PeripheralNeuropathy #BackPain #EssentialTremors #Bronchitis #Pneumonia #CPTSD #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #Fibromyalgia #Cancer #Diabetes #Chronicpainwarrior #MentalHealthHero #Stigma #Grief #LossOfAParent #IfYouFeelHopeless #Hope #thankful #grateful #relief #Happiness #Acceptance #PainAcceptance #strength #CheckInWithMe #TheMighty #MightyTogether #MightyMinute