Marjun Blishen

@betheflow
#depression#anxiety#obsess#artist
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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is lily. I've been diagnosed with anxiety and trichotillomania, it’s been about two years since i developed these desorders and i don’t know how to get better. my therapist recommended this app to see if i find any tips from someone to help me, specially with the trichotillomania
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I'm new here!

hi, I'm lucy...brand new to this. I isolated myself for basically 30 years due to debilitating shame surrounding both my mental illness and sensory meltdowns/other symptoms I didn't understand for a very long time - I've experienced issues my entire life (most of which stemmed from CPTSD that I didn't validate until my mid-twenties) until they led to extreme burnout and I was forced to drop out of college. It completely derailed my life and I barely survived two decades of suicidal depression. I turn 30 in a week or so. I am currently disabled by my issues (chronic fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression are often the worst of them) and just recently began to come to terms with the fact that I may struggle with these things my entire life. I also have a neurodivergent brain with a lot of sensory and social difficulties (I was diagnosed with ASD but often don't use that label since I feel most of my symptoms are due to CPTSD, but still researching and feeling confused about that topic). I go to a lot of therapy (thanks to being poor enough for Medicaid in the United States). It is difficult not to feel completely defeated and demoralized in a capitalistic, corrupt, ableist country that dehumanizes us for having natural human struggles, I am now realizing my illness and my challenges were never a personal failings, and I'm developing more compassion for myself. I started learning to draw and started posting art and writing about my journey with chronic illness @artfully.ill on instagram a couple months ago (I am not a very developed artist but I am accepting the messiness like I'm accepting the messiness of my brain). It has been a huge step for me to share myself and my expressions without feeling completely demolished by self-criticism and perfectionism (I can feel that my brain has decayed considerably from all of the insomnia, meds, brain fog and overwhelm and it can be extraordinarily difficult to both accept myself as I am and show that to others when I'm so far from who I wanted to be). I look forward to connecting with others here and potentially making connections with people who understand these issues - don't know if anyone will actually read this but if you do: hi :) thanks for listening!

#MightyTogether

#Anxiety

#Depression

#PTSD

#ADHD

#Fibromyalgia

#AutismSpectrumDisorder

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