Julia

@tryingtothrive
I joined the mighty to connect with others and feel not so alone in my struggles.
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Set a goal for the month of August.

<p>Set a goal for the month of August.</p>
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What do you need this week? #52SmallThings

<p>What do you need this week? <a class="tm-topic-link mighty-topic" title="#52SmallThings: A Weekly Self-Care Challenge" href="/topic/52-small-things/" data-id="5c01a326d148bc9a5d4aefd9" data-name="#52SmallThings: A Weekly Self-Care Challenge" aria-label="hashtag #52SmallThings: A Weekly Self-Care Challenge">#52SmallThings</a> </p>
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Age is just a number?

No judgement please!!! I've had enough of that 😂

I'm not gonna put my actual age on her cause I keep getting weird men trying to get with me on here but I feel like I don't act my age. And I'm not the only who thought that... I've had friends tell me I act very immature and I should be acting much more mature because of how old I am. I think they meant well... I'm not sure though. Truth is I have BPD. I was diagnosed with it fairly recently and up til then I had no idea that BPD existed. I'm addition to that I have diagnosed severe ADHD. I am very very impulsive and loud and strange to other people when I'm not masking it and pretending to be "normal." My question is though why would I be perceived as immature for my age? Could it be my BPD, or ADHD, or both? Is this just normal? I'm lost... It's so hard making friends and getting to know new people. It's almost like I have a younger mentality and people just get weirded out by that. Or worse start treating me like a literal child. Please someone offer some advice or reassurance or just let me know I'm not alone. Thank you ♥️
#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ADHD

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What's one thing you can do for your mental health today?

<p>What's one thing you can do for your <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> today?</p>
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How do you deal with trauma memories?

They make me depressed/anxious/scared. They come up unexpectedly and are a trigger. #PTSD #Abuse #AbuseSurvivors #Trauma

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If someone could “walk a mile in your shoes,” what would they better understand?

<p>If someone could “walk a mile in your shoes,” what would they better understand?</p>
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I finally found "the one"

Nope not my soul mate. Not love. Not anything like that. My therapist. I found the one therapist who actually gets me. So much of my childhood trauma and present struggles are making sense now!! Somehow she can explain it in just a way that my crazy adhd brain can understand. It's gotten to the point where I was just sitting there yesterday going "No wonder I failed my freshman year of college..." I HAD ALL THIS TRAUMA AND SEVERE ADHD DRAGGING ME DOWN. It all all makes so much sense!!!! I can pinpoint where the trauma came from. I remember certain moments now. And I can tell you exactly what is a trauma response for me and why it's a trauma response. I've developed healthy coping skills again too!!! I'm journaling so much, exercising when I am able to, making new friends, going out with those friends, I'm developing good healthy relationships again which is a major win for my BPD brain, I'm actually enjoying hobbies such as painting and gardening, family and friends are inviting me to events again too!! All thanks to my therapist I'm at an all time high right now in my healing journey. I'm in no way stopping therapy cause the BPD has a way of causing issues again after a good period but I'm gonna soak in this for now. My last session my therapist said how proud she was of me and I just wanted to bawl my eyes out. It feels so good to finally be making some progress after struggling for so long.
#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #CPTSD #Anxiety #ADHD #Therapy

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Who, what, or where do you get the most support for your depression?

<p>Who, what, or where do you get the most support for your depression?</p>
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Here we go again...

It's 11:34 at night as I'm typing this. I've woken up screaming approximately 5-6 tomes in the last hour due to c-ptsd nightmares. Now I'm just sitting here writing away in my journal and now my phone and trying my hardest not to go into full on panic mode cause I have work at 7am tomorrow. I can't call in "sick" or ask off. They need me that day at that time. I work in childcare so it's a very high stress work environment. I need sleep. My body is exhausted but my brain just won't give me a break 😔 #CPTSD #Nightmares #nightterrors #Insomnia

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Here we go again...

It's 11:34 at night as I'm typing this. I've woken up screaming approximately 5-6 tomes in the last hour due to c-ptsd nightmares. Now I'm just sitting here writing away in my journal and now my phone and trying my hardest not to go into full on panic mode cause I have work at 7am tomorrow. I can't call in "sick" or ask off. They need me that day at that time. I work in childcare so it's a very high stress work environment. I need sleep. My body is exhausted but my brain just won't give me a break 😔 #CPTSD #Nightmares #nightterrors #Insomnia

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