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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is nicolette_menez. I'm here because
I've been having issues mentally and I have no one to express my emotions to the person I want to talk to is my mother but she doesn't listen or pay attention but when it comes to someone else their always more important to listen to.#MightyTogether

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I'm probably getting a job offer...

and I'm not even sure I would take it. Because it's full-time, her manager wants to talk to me, otherwise she said without saying, I would've been hired on the spot. And she was already expecting it to go so well, she was talking about promoting me. It's basically the job I had before, and full-time.

BUT: no paid sick time, no paid holidays, no vacation pay for a YEAR, and a substantial pay cut. Even if the other benefits are decent, I'm signing up to lose a lot by comparison. Plus, they would want me to go train at another store 1-2 hours away (a major pain when you don't drive and don't have bus access). I have no real legitimate reason to pass on it, but I'm not sure it's worth it. It seems like A LOT of hassle for a pay cut. #Anxiety #Depression #Stress #Employment

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Having a hard time

After a career change, I thought it would help me with my mental health, but it has made things harder. I'm struggling with my mental health and I need to find a career that will help my mental health. Any input would be a great help. I'm so tired of struggling.

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Feeling lost and defeated

I’ve been depressed a long time. I’ve seen several therapists and psychologists. I’ve tried many different pills. I’ve done activities, traveled and exercised in the name of trying to be in good spirits. Went to school, got degrees, and chased the phantom dream job. I got married, I got pregnant. All of that was fruitless because no matter what I always come to the same conclusion that life is a pain in the ass and I’d rather not be here. I hate to be this person, because it seems like Im supposed to suck it (life) up and get through it (which is what I’m doing), but not mention or show how it makes me feel. Plaster on a smile so… I don’t make others uncomfortable or so others think Im winning at this game of life. Maybe I sound ridiculous. Maybe life is wonderful and I’m taking it all for granted. It could be worse but knowing that doesn’t make me feel better. It’s just confirmation that this sucks. And there’s only one way out. Wait for the day it’s over.

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A letter to all the mental health professionals who kicked me out

I’ve never done this before, but I find myself sitting here crying as I read more about the symptoms of my ocd. And really it’s also wrapped up in my ptsd. I feel a weight lifted off of my shoulders. To know I’m not alone. To be reminded I’m not a freak. It is not this relief or even the sadness of having the disorder that makes me cry.

What makes me cry is when I get to the part that should give me most hope: this is treatable. This ugly, distorted thing that has destroyed my relationships, my education, and my career for years is treatable. ERP is extraordinarily effective. There is one type of medication that simultaneously treats both of my illness.

What makes me cry is that I am locked in this cage. Every single day of my life spending it fighting what I wish was an invisible battle—but it’s not invisible because everyone sees the worst part of my mental illness. The shame and helplessness—their power takes my breath away.

Yet you refused to help me. Time and time again you have kicked me out when I have cried out for help. Once, my arms were covered in bruises from your “intervention.” Once, your cruelty had pushed me into a full blown psychosis. Once, I nearly killed myself while you ignored my knocking on the door and pleas for help.

You have betrayed me and your responsibility to me as a patient. As a sufferer of mental illness. I read how you help others. I wonder why them and not me? What is so awful about me that I don’t deserve your compassion and commitment and assistance?

I cry because I know there is treatment for my mental health and that it is being refused to me. It is not related to money or lack of knowledge or inaccessible care. It is a conscious choice the mental health professionals have made about my care time and time again. I am not deserving of their help. I am not worthy.

There is a privilege within the mental health community. Some people with mental health issues are privileged enough to be provided with care. The rest of us—you know the annoying ones or difficult ones—we are second class and we don’t get your help.

You choose to leave us sick.

And I can never forgive you for this.

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Calling all readers!!

Hi there! I'm building my library of some basic psychology books. I'm a psychology student. But I'm taking a break from traditional classes as my university told me to do. But I want to continue my learning. I have bad ADHD but I'm working on getting back into reading again. If anyone has some psychology books or self help informational kinda books you could recommend that would be so very helpful for me! I'm looking to learn about anything psychology based so theories of personalities, basic psychology, brain development, trauma, anxiety disorders, different treatment methods, etc etc. If you could give me the title and the author that would be great! Thank you in advance ❤️ #MightyBookClub #ADHD

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Calling all readers!!

Hi there! I'm building my library of some basic psychology books. I'm a psychology student. But I'm taking a break from traditional classes as my university told me to do. But I want to continue my learning. I have bad ADHD but I'm working on getting back into reading again. If anyone has some psychology books or self help informational kinda books you could recommend that would be so very helpful for me! I'm looking to learn about anything psychology based so theories of personalities, basic psychology, brain development, trauma, anxiety disorders, different treatment methods, etc etc. If you could give me the title and the author that would be great! Thank you in advance ❤️ #MightyBookClub #ADHD

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Taking a little break and I feel GUILTY

I just came back from vacation with my 10 year old. I think anyone would agree that vacationing alone with children is not super relaxing.

It was a nice trip. Although we did have a boating accident and I’m not the best swimmer, so it was a bit traumatic. Saturday we stayed in, Sunday I was able to take him to the pool, monday I literally did nothing. Tuesday I mustered up strength to go to his baseball game. But I am so burnt out. I feel exhausted. I haven't worked much (I work for myself) and haven't opened my store.

I spoke to my therapist and she said that it sounds like I need a break. So yesterday I called my sons dad and asked if he could keep him last night (I didn't even go to my son's game and I never miss them) and tonight. He agreed after giving me HELLLL.

So here I am. Feeling guilty I am not working. That I am a terrible mom. Worthless. And I can't even take a break because my mind is filled with all these terrible thoughts. I feel like I need a vacation. Not sure from what...

Anyone else ever feel like this??

#Anxiety #Depression #Guilt #MomGuilt #workguilt #worthless #Lazy

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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is Angie0412. I'm here because Mostlly I want to help my cousin who suffers from hearing voices. I want to help her so she dosent want to kill herself all the time, so she can enjoy life again. Then i seen all these others and I guess I could also use some help. I myself have not been wanting to live. Not that i want suciside, but some form of something that will take me out of this world. and i dont think im depressed just alot of greif, and ptsd. anywasy thank you for being here

#MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #PTSD #Grief

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