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Hi, my name is Clafan i am here "Sharing my story online as a way to heal and find support. While I may not have the luxury to seek professional help in my current situation, I'm grateful for the online community that can offer a listening ear. Remember, you're never alone in your struggles. Reach out, share, and connect. Together, we can overcome." 💪🌟 #healingjourney #onlinesupport #youarenotalone #YouAreNotAlone


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Do you find people don’t believe, respect or honor your disability? Have you lost friends because of this?

The problem with having severe mental illness and trauma, or really any disability for that matter...

If you don't act "disabled enough" in public, people assume you're fine and should be functioning just like everyone else... If you're able to hold a conversation, or go to a social event, or work a job, or go to the grocery store, or clean your house, even part of the time, people assume you're absolutely fine and faking/exaggerating your symptoms. Even if I can do the task once and fail the next ten times, people think because I did it once I'm 100% fine.

But if you act "too disabled" people think you're "crazy" and a burden and want nothing to do with you. If you're suicidal, out of control, crying, self-harming, having flashbacks, getting angry for "no reason", canceling plans, unable to work, can't keep up with responsibilities, can't go out in public, can't clean, or can't socialize, people get tired of you, ignore you, get mad at you, blame you for your symptoms, and don't want to be around you.

This also applies to physical and intellectual disabilities and chronic illness. For example, being able to walk. If a person in a wheelchair walks once in a while, they aren't "cured" or faking it or not trying hard enough, they're still disabled! Disabilities don't present in the same way every day. Some days I can go to an appointment and then clean for six hours and be absolutely fine, and some days, like today, simply opening an incorrect bill will trigger a severe and disabling meltdown for several hours. We have good days and bad days. We are trying harder than you can imagine. Please understand and be patient with us.

Nobody is faking their trauma or disability. Nobody is exaggerating their symptoms. Nobody is pretending as an excuse to avoid responsibility. We are doing the best we can. We need compassion and understanding from those around us. We're trying so hard. Every day is hard for us and we're doing our best. Please try to understand.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and/or experiences with us. We are here to support one another and lift each other up.

Thank you all!

#MultipleHealthChallenges #invisableillness #Depression #Anxiety #youarenotalone #mighty contributor #warriors #Fybromyalgia #Gastroparesis @moshe222mhc

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We want people to feel less alone.

My friend and I host a Podcast called Creative Copes. It’s a labor of love- for ourselves, our own journeys and the compassion for others. We hope it becomes an aid for people in similar situation as us. We also have this idealistic approach of trying to end stigma and raise awareness about these conditions life has thrown at us by openly talking about them.
We set out to share our personal stories and how we creatively cope; with humor and with sprinkles of scientific studies that we have looked up.

We want YOU to feel less alone.
Honestly, we all want to feel less alone on this windy road that’s is chronic illness.

You can find us on Instagram @ creative.copes and on any listening platform just search up the name. Listen in, subscribe and message us. We would love some conversations with like-minded people.
#Podcast #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Pain #Fibromyalgia #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Agoraphobia #Anxiety #SocialAnxiety #CopingTips #Endometriosis #MentalHealth #spinalinjury #OccipitalNeuralgia #Dysautonomia #ChronicVestibularMigraine #Migraine #Community #Disability #youarenotalone #Spoonie #SpoonieProblems #spoonielife #CheerMeOn

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Here for you

I just wanna throw out there that if you, yes you, ever need/want to talk to someone, please message me. I am not judgemental and most likely I will understand...benefit (and sometimes a curse lol) of being an empath of sorts with a big heart. I don't want any of you to hurt, especially alone. I am also an intercessory prayer warrior so if you want/need prayer over your situation, let me know and you got it. We all gotta stick together! #HereForYou #youarenotalone #MightyTogether #Prayer

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My Story -- SincerelyBrutal

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I wanted to share the link for my blog on here. I have been trying to work myself up to sharing this publicly for over a year. I finally did it! I want everyone to know and share my story. My blog covers a lot of it. But I have so much more to tell.

Please if you feel the need to, share this any and everywhere. I want to help all those people out there that think they are alone. Including those of you on here that are feeling alone. You are NOT. I am here if anyone ever wants to talk at all.

#Depression #Anxiety #Suicide #SuicideSurvivor #PTSD #youarenotalone #MentalHealth #checkin

Sincerely Brutal – Life. As it is. No BS. No Sugar-Coating.


Dyslexia and Workplace

I was diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia at the age of 20. It was when I started my first job back in August 2022 in a law office that I realized how my dyslexia would get in the way of my work. This week I was fired from my job, and one of the reasons I was fired was because I couldn't spell. Their reasoning was that I didn't have the skills necessary to be a receptionist, which required spelling. Listening to my supervisor's reasoning for firing me made me doubt my abilities and made me feel self-conscious about my diagnosis. This news overall has made me feel like a failure and worthless because I can't control my ADHD and Dyslexia. #youarenotalone If you are an employer, please treat your employees with kindness instead of judgment because you don't know what they might be going through. #ADHD #Dyslexia

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#Fibromyalgia How are you doing?

Hi fellow warriors just popping in and giving you a chance to share how you are doing lately! Here with a listening ear! #Fibromyalgia #ChronicIllness #youarenotalone



There's days I don't understand when I feel so alive and ready to conquer the world. My mind keeps thinking, I come up with a great idea but then I forget what the great idea was. Other days I can't get up and feel sluggish and just want to sleep all day. Then the fun days I get up and start cleaning, organizing, planning, wiping things down around the home and it feels so good inside like a just woke up with all this energy inside that needs to burn down. And by the middle of the day, I'm so worn off and ready to lay down. #Anxiety is when you just can't stop moving or worrying. #Adrenaline is having too much energy in your blood. #MoodDisorders #Mania is one of the things that can be good or bad. Some last and some don't. #StayStrong #youarenotalone