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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?

    <p>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?<br></p>
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    Let life surprise you…what’s an obstacle you have that is holding you back from happiness?

    <p>Let life surprise you…what’s an obstacle you have that is holding you back from happiness?<br></p>
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    Why we don’t say “committed suicide” and what you can say instead.

    <p>Why we don’t say “committed suicide” and what you can say instead.</p>
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    1,000 members and growing strong…your leaders Moshe, Chris and Neeta thank you for your support and helping build this community!

    <p>1,000 members and growing strong…your leaders Moshe, Chris and Neeta thank you for your support and helping build this community!<br></p>
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    This was a comment to a post I put in a Facebook group for abuse victims. I don't post my whole story because it's looooooong, there are a huge number of details, and I don't feel like typing all of that everytime I need support. Besides, no one ever really understands. I get judged, blamed, and it's all turned on me. I don't understand this, especially in groups for people suffering from abuse. I'm in an emotionally and mentally abusive relationship and can't leave. I mentioned I needed to see my cats, which aren't with me, because we're stuck in a motel, to explain why she mentions my cats. More about the situation with my cats, and the whole situation, is in some of my previous posts here. I have OCD, panic disorder, and depression, plus physical disabilities. I'm not lazy. I've cleaned, cooked, and done other household chores in the house we lived in and apartments before that. I've gotten worse, both mentally and physically. She doesn't know me, but she immediately seemed accusatory. My boyfriend had told me Saturday he was going to do laundry, but later claimed he said he'd do it when he got around to it. He told me he'd do it that day. He has money to do it: I don't. He did laundry yesterday. I got upset when I came back Saturday to find he hadn't, because I had no shirts left, had planned to go out, and I was going to visit my cats. Here's her latest comment, which is highly misinformed and hostile:

    You have to visit your cats. Are you kidding? You claim he was supposed to do laundry. Nobody does laundry. All you have to do is put the clothes in the washing machine and the machine does the work. Then all you have to do is put the wet laundry in the dryer and the machine does the work. Then all you have to do is take the dry clothes out of the dryer and either fold your clothes or hang them up. Seems to me you're extremely lazy and come up with excuses.

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    Meds and mental health

    There's a huge stigma around taking medications for mental health. Recently, a podcast guest explained that when it comes to her bipolar, she needs medications to balance the chemicals in her brain. She equated this to someone with diabetes needing insulin to balance their blood sugar. What do you think about medications when it comes to mental health? #EndTheStigma #MentalHealth #BipolarDisorder #Medication #mentalhealthandmedication #MentalIllness #Stigma

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    Destigmatizing Mental Health Workshop TOMORROW

    <p>Destigmatizing <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/mental-health/?label=Mental Health" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce5800553f33fe98c3a3" data-name="Mental Health" title="Mental Health" target="_blank">Mental Health</a> Workshop TOMORROW</p>