Tilillya

@tilillya
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Being heard and understood makes all the difference

We all know how important having a support system is. But having that one person who just hears and understands on a personal level, without trying to "fix" or give advice, is priceless. Being able to call or text and be able to admit I had nighhtmares again, or that triggered me and talk it through, helps me process things so much easier than with out it. #CPTSD #Depression #Anxiety

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Physically debilitating

#Depression #CPTSD #Anxiety #Chonicillness

I have struggled with my physical health since I was 16 when symptoms of a kidney disease were discovered. I was 25 when I learned I have celiac disease which likely caused the kidney disease. The celiac disease has caused many other stomach and gut complications as well as hormonal. Nearly 10 years ago I was diagnosed and treated for thyroid cancer. I have a syrinx (cyst) in my spinal cord which may or may not cause some of my neurological issues, including hemiplagic migraines. I was recently diagnosed with major depressive disorder and CPTSD (due to 20 year emotionally abusive marriage). My depression manifests very physically, in a way that I had no idea I was suffering from depression because of all these other issues. I recently started a new medication for my nightmares and on the same day learned I have a mass and a lymph node in my right breast that is suspicious. I don't know howuch of my inability to stay awake the past few days is depression and how much of it is the new med. Nearly 30 years of up and down health is exhausting. I'm a relatively happy person and find positives in my life easily. But it is hard to see right now. It feels like I have lost all the ground I recently gained through therapy. So, so tired...

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Mental Health Check-in

<p><a href="https://themighty.com/topic/mental-health/?label=Mental Health" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce5800553f33fe98c3a3" data-name="Mental Health" title="Mental Health" target="_blank">Mental Health</a> Check-in</p>
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Trying to stay positive

<p>Trying to stay positive</p>
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Trying to stay positive

<p>Trying to stay positive</p>
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By the grace of God

I am so grateful for God's grace and mercy. It is only through Him I find my healing and peace. I never want to return to my darkest days but use those experiences to help others. #Depression #CPTSD #EmotionalAbuse #Anxiety

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Lent

For me, the season of Lent has always meant turning to God and being close to Him on this 40 day journey. I ask God to take the feelings of depression and anxiety so that I can focus on the prayer, fasting, and almsgiving I want to do this season.

For those who practice the season of Lent, I wish you a happy season where you lean more into God's peace and presence. +

For those who are curious about this season, google it.

My healing from painful depression and anxiety is because I lean into God. I'm going through a big transition right now and I'm glad Lent came just in time. +

I'm not alone and you're not alone, either.

+Tony+

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Emotional flashbacks

#CPTSD I had my first emotional flashback in quite a while this morning. I have surrounded myself with loving and patient people so I have been able to limit my triggers. Unfortunately, not avoid them. As a therapist once told me, I create my own hell in my mind and this was my downfall this morning. It is so frustrating after doing so well with my therapy!

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It's a rough day, And that's okay".#Depression

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