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    Well that was unexpected.

    <p>Well that was unexpected.</p>
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    All I do is cry! Over anything and everything; big or small! It doesn't even have to be sad, but it's sad to me! When I'm not crying, I'm fighting the urge to cry! My anger is getting harder to manage! I'm going to end up doing something childish or unforgivable! I just want to be calm! I need my mind to shut off and give me a little peace and quiet! I can't eat, not that there's a lot of food around. I barely sleep. Everyone I turn to for support either ignores me or they're busy with their own lives. BHC here is a joke made to make people like me feel ashamed or bad for having any type of mental disorder! It's been a REALLY REALLY bad day. I've done everything I can think of to distract myself, but with no one around, my thoughts are getting worse. That little voice inside that keeps me alive is fading! I'm clinging to her with everything I have, but my strength is failing. The sadness, depression, anxiety, and fears are NOT temporary! My happiness, however, is fleeting at best! Death is not a permanent answer to temporary problems. It would be a comforting silence to years of intrusive thoughts, events, and actions! I DO NOT WANT TO DIE! My mind is spiraling at the moment and I can't find a balance or an anchor to actual reality. But, I'm not giving up!!
    I'm just so sick of crying! And it's not soft crying. It's hard, loud, breathtaking sobs of anguish and pleas for it to stop! Nothing ever seems to work out. I take one step forward and I get bitch slapped 20 steps back. It can't end like this! It has to get better! There is still good and happy memories to be made and felt! I have to believe that or my demons will have won. Please give me a break! Allow myself to process and rest up for the next battle! Please! I need to heal just a little! I'm an army of one against multiplying demons! I'm begging, PLEASE!

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    One-upmanship

    I have been a client of my regional behavioral health authority for decades and one thing that needs to stop is the infighting and one-upmanship within our community. Invalidating someone else's suffering is worse than being an ignorant normies for we must be supportive of one another because only we know what each other is going through. We are a uniqely diverse demographic and the stigma has to cease from within. Be kind to one another❤️ #StopTheStigma

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    Why do you take medication?

    <p>Why do you take medication?</p>
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    CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS DID NOT CAUSE THE OPIOID CRISIS.

    It seems Australia has not learnt from the dire situation in America, whereby prescriptions to patients for legitimate opioids have DROPPED 60% in the last 10yrs, yet overdoses have DOUBLED in that same timeframe! In fact, reputable studies indicate where there is “No previous or current history of abuse/addiction, the percentage of abuse/addiction [in chronic pain patients] was calculated at 0.19%."

    Cracking down on legally issued prescriptions [as part of the failed War Against Drugs], in no way is a good outcome for those who have responsibly used their opioids for years, i.e. a cohort of people who are NOT addicted to their life-saving medications, & who ONLY use their legally prescribed pain relief as required!

    www.linkedin.com/posts/kevin-james-971278190_opioidcrisis-op...

    #opioidcrisis #OpioidEpidemic #opioidrestrictions #OpioidAddiction #OpioidUseDisorder #prescriptionopioids #opioidmedications #illicitdrugs #fentanyl #Addiction #Dependence #policymakers #StopTheStigma #ChronicPain #Chronicpainwarrior #chronicpainmanagement #overdoses

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    CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS DID NOT CAUSE THE OIPIOID EPIDEMIC.

    It seems Australia has not learnt from the dire situation in America, whereby prescriptions to patients for legitimate opioids have DROPPED 60% in the last 10yrs, yet overdoses have DOUBLED in that same timeframe! In fact, reputable studies indicate where there is “No previous or current history of abuse/addiction, the percentage of abuse/addiction [in chronic pain patients] was calculated at 0.19%."

    Cracking down on legally issued prescriptions [as part of the failed War Against Drugs], in no way is a good outcome for those who have responsibly used their opioids for years, i.e. a cohort of people who are NOT addicted to their life-saving medications, & who ONLY use their legally prescribed pain relief as required!

    www.linkedin.com/posts/kevin-james-971278190_opioidcrisis-op...

    #opioidcrisis #OpioidEpidemic #opioidrestrictions #OpioidAddiction #OpioidUseDisorder #prescriptionopioids #opioidmedications #illicitdrugs #fentanyl #Addiction #Dependence #policymakers #StopTheStigma #ChronicPain #Chronicpainwarrior #chronicpainmanagement #overdoses

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    A Song of Praise (poem)

    <p>A Song of Praise (poem)</p>
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    #Neurodiversity and finding all of my co-morbidities

    #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Autism #ADHD #Bipolar1Disorder

    These are the labels I have been given to describe my mental health situation. I now have a copy of the DSM-5 to confirm these are appropriate diagnoses and try to understand each of them better and how they interact with each other. While this is all well and good now, it has been quite a bumpy ride getting to where I am today.
    I only just learned about my Autism and Borderline diagnoses in the last 6 months, right after I turned 30. 30 years of undiagnosed Autism and Borderline have made getting through life that much harder, that much more complex to learn to blend in with the 'normies' or whatever group I decided was the one I wanted to be with that day.

    #DitchTheFa çade I am so tired of putting on this face for friends, family, even strangers so they believe I fit into their mold of psychonormative behavior, which honestly couldn't be further from the truth.

    #StopTheStigma
    I also firmly believe part of why I went undiagnosed so long is because as a child, my parents got me some help when I approached them with my suicidal thoughts but they didn't bother to do the whole testing suite that might've shown I was autistic at the very least because they didn't want the stigma of a broken child like that. We have to do better, as a society, to stop the stigma around mental health services and really educate people on what they need to know to deal with neurodivergent people on a daily basis.

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