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Hopeful #hopeful #Faith #Loved # grateful #Healing #Unmasked

Today I’m just in a space where I’m able to see the brighter things in my life, and special mention to my bestfriend, I’ve known her for more than 16 years❗️, she’s the one person who understands the real unmasked me, I could call her , tell her I’m not okay and she’d simplify say , I’m listening and I love you🥹, she understands it all, I don’t have to be scared to seem crazy, she just gets me.

I called my two sisters yesterday, they are both not doing too well, but they are positive, these are the two people remaining that have known me for my two complete 26 years❗️ I love them

Everyone else just doesn’t get it, and it’s okay, I just need to focusthe energy that I have forcused on everyone else on me, I deserve that love❗️

I got a rescue cat, he’s incredible♥️, I hope that I can love him better 🥹

I have decided to love myself more, eventually when I have my mask off, i need to love the real me, even when noone else does, I’ve Got Me❗️

I told my boyfriend about my anxiety issues, I don’t think he understands, but he is trying, I greatly appreciate that♥️

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Brave 1st step

I'm looking back to my first meeting and being so greatful that I took that step. Unmasked has helped me in my recovery and I'd recommend anyone to go to a meeting. It doesn't matter where you are on your journey you will be made to feel welcome in group. :) #Unmasked
#UnMaskedHalifax #Atypicaldepression



As I slept 20+ hours a day I wondered "Why aren't I getting better?" Thinking sleep, my escape from reality was helping. For weeks I expected some miracle to happen, that I would wake up healed one day. That didn't happen. And nothing changed. And nothing changed. And I kept wondering "Why aren't I better yet?"
Frustrated I rested, and rested and rested some more and still nothing happened. Until one day I decided to do something different. From that day forwards I have made a few little changes and I'm noticing week by week, things are improving. When I look back from here I just can't believe how long I waited for something to change. When it was me who needed to make that change.
So here I am at the end of my 1st week (3 half days)back at work feeling greatful. Greatful that all those weeks ago I decided to do something different. Greatful that I was brave for 5 minutes and walked through the door of Unmasked peer support group in Halifax. Greatful for the amazing people I've met there who have helped me week after week and who celebrate my wins with me and help me through my lows. Just greatful.
Change can be scary but it's essential and it isn't always comfortable but it will be worth it.
#Unmasked #Depression #Atypicaldepression


Lyme Disease Awareness in the COVID-19 era #

Due to the current COVID crisis, we are doing things a little differently this year. Our founder Melissa Ferwerda Bell shares her experience of how COVID-19 has impacted her as a Lyme patient.

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted you personally as a patient with Lyme?

How are Lyme disease and COVID-19 similar?

How are Lyme disease and COVID-19 different?

Have shelter in place requirements impacted your medical care for Lyme disease and tick-borne co-infections?

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