Autistic and Proud

@highwaytoworth
I am a hard working, empathetic, honest, kind, dedicated, compassionate person with a wealth of negative experiences from narcissistic, verbal, emotional and other forms of abuse at work, school, home, and in volunteer and “mental health” communities. I am healing the trauma I experienced as a child when my caregivers almost got a divorce. I am a survivor of childhood bullying in academic environments. Street harassment is a traumatic experience I underwent as an underage person, which I am speaking out against now. I care deeply about my wellbeing and ability to improve, which is what made me become a Mightie. I am the child of a caregiver who has survived depression and anxiety. I am a survivor of suicidal thoughts and urges, and have experienced hospitalisation for my wellbeing. Today, I am choosing to build my personal highway towards authentic self worth, self love, and self empowerment. I am against empty, mindless consumerism. While building it, I hope to make the world safer for people with bipolar disorder. I have signed the pledge committing to the Health At Every Size movement. I am a committed, resilient, reflective, curious, and honest person. I am in recovery from an addiction to cyberstalking. I stand against premature anti-ageing products for young people, animal abuse in the beauty industry, and environmental damage from mainstream makeup products. I’ve signed petitions for animal rights. I’m spiritual. I’m supportive of family members and close friends that are experiencing hardships. I generally tend to avoid divulging secrets of others to random individuals. I listen to religious audio and podcasts. I enjoy writing. S-S-T-R-W. I am committed to addressing domestic violence and resolving anger management and aggression with psychological and pharmaceutical interventions. I am a member of the National Fibromyalgia Association.
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Facebook/Meta is dangerous for depressed people

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What is one thing you wish people knew about living with anxiety?

<p>What is one thing you wish people knew about living with <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/anxiety/?label=anxiety" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce5f00553f33fe98d1b4" data-name="anxiety" title="anxiety" target="_blank">anxiety</a>?</p>
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What is one thing you can do for yourself today?

<p>What is one thing you can do for yourself today?</p>
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What's one "small" but significant way you're making progress in your healing journey? #CheckInWithMe

<p>What's one "small" but significant way you're making progress in your healing journey? <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="#CheckInWithMe: Give and get support here." href="/topic/checkinwithme/" data-id="5b8805a6f1484800aed7723f" data-name="#CheckInWithMe: Give and get support here." aria-label="hashtag #CheckInWithMe: Give and get support here.">#CheckInWithMe</a> </p>
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What’s a goal you have for the month of March?

<p>What’s a goal you have for the month of March?</p>
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Bipolar and keeping a job

Am I the only one that finds it difficult holding down a job with bipolar? I am very qualified in food and beverage and have dablled in the health care industry. I nail every interview I have. I usually start off a job doing very well and everyone loves me and my work ethic. Then in a few months I start to slip. Get depressed. Stop going to work. Then get anxiety about going to work and what people will think and why I wasn't there for days. Then eventually just stop going and start the process all over thinking next time will be different. #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #Depression

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Bruised eyelid

<p>Bruised eyelid</p>
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How do seasonal changes to weather and temperature affect your bipolar disorder?

<p>How do seasonal changes to weather and temperature affect your <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/bipolar-disorder/?label=bipolar disorder" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce6600553f33fe98e465" data-name="bipolar disorder" title="bipolar disorder" target="_blank">bipolar disorder</a>?</p>
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Extreme Anger Outburst.

I had an extreme anger outburst.

I screamed, swore, used insults, and even became aggressive.

The trigger: being punched in the arm.

Conflict: Medication.

I regret my actions and believe that they were clearly in the wrong.