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When I look in the mirror, I see…

<p>When I look in the mirror, I see…</p>
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If your health was a fruit (or fruity dish!), what would it be and why?

<p>If your health was a fruit (or fruity dish!), what would it be and why?</p>
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Disclaimer: I am not asking for any medical or professional advice.

This is something I have been struggling with for most of my life and I thought this was a good place to learn something at least. I have never been able to truly tell anyone about “myself”. Whenever someone asks me I always draw a blank. Same goes for if someone asks me what my favorite color, food, hobby etc.. is I almost envision this white blank wall in my mind and it’s disheartening because it’s hard for me to answer basic questions about myself. This is also present in other places in my life such as my career and it has made some big impacts. It also affects how I view my habits, how I function and the fact that I always have to rely on how other people see me.

To clarify, I have been diagnosed MDD, GAD and ADHD. I’m hoping to take this to a therapist/professional at some point but I am unable to do so due to financial strains.

Any input would really help ❤️

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It just occurred to me that I am exactly in the same position as I was last year. I don’t know how to feel about that…I don’t feel like a failure but I’m feeling lost…with no path ahead of me. I know that everyone grows and goes through life at their own pace but it’s hard not to feel down about it.

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My current mood in a picture #Depression #Anxiety

<p>My current mood in a picture <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="Depression" href="/topic/depression/" data-id="5b23ce7600553f33fe991123" data-name="Depression" aria-label="hashtag Depression">#Depression</a>  <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="Anxiety" href="/topic/anxiety/" data-id="5b23ce5f00553f33fe98d1b4" data-name="Anxiety" aria-label="hashtag Anxiety">#Anxiety</a> </p>
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Not Taken Seriously #Depression #Anxiety #PanicAttacks

I decided to go out with some friends tonight. Out of nowhere I felt like I was disassociating and I instantly knew something was wrong. I kindly excused myself from the conversation and I went into the bathroom to calm myself down. I had spent maybe 10 minutes in there when a woman begins banging in my stall. I kindly say that this stall is occupied but she wouldn’t leave. Then I firmly say ‘I am having a panic attack please leave me alone’. Next thing I know two security guards are walking me out mid panic attack. No one asked if I was okay. No one asked if I needed help. All of this is to say that mental health episodes are still not taken seriously. Many people brush it off and treat us so horribly. Why can’t we get the same respect as someone who has a visual illness? Why do us with invisible and mental illnesses get pushed to the side and stepped on? It feels horrible and it is beyond maddening. Things need to change.

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