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Let's break the stigma of mental illness together, We exist, we are here and we want to be respected
Neapolica
post Jul 8 2016, 08:12 PM
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Shit People Say to People With Mental Illness Have you guys seen this video?

It made me laugh. xD


Oh wow, that video was hilarious and painful. The persona she did with the side ponytail was a pretty accurate parody of most of my family members' views on mental illness. I feel like I've heard 90% of what she said in those parts said to me at various points throughout my life. (I was diagnosed with a wonderful double-whammy of depression and social anxiety disorder two years ago, in case anyone was wondering about my "qualifications," so-to-speak.)

Hugs to everybody in this thread who wants them. I hope stuff gets better for you.
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post Jul 8 2016, 08:26 PM
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Hurray, someone new in the thread!

Welcome Neapolica! :]


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post Jul 9 2016, 09:08 AM
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Thank you for the welcome! c:
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post Jul 13 2016, 12:52 PM
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I have ADHD, is that considerd a mental illness? Anyway. I am now 22 and was diagnosed 2 years ago. I've been on medication ever since (medikinet). And let me just say: I didn't know that I was thinking that much! Its a relieve to know that there is something that is different about you. I don't know why, but knowing that I am just wired diffrently makes a lot of things okay and easier to deal with I guess? But yeah, hi!


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post Jul 13 2016, 02:52 PM
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I don't think ADHD is considered a mental illness, but i don't know very much.

I suppose I can rename the thread to include everyone who has a brain different than the usual if people want.


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post Jul 17 2016, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE(Gryphaena @ Jul 14 2016, 05:52 AM) *
I don't think ADHD is considered a mental illness, but i don't know very much.

I suppose I can rename the thread to include everyone who has a brain different than the usual if people want.


ADHD can often come hand in hand with anxiety disorders and depression. I have just been diagnosed with Schizophrenia, adding onto my general anxiety and major sever depression. I also have ADD so im a cesspool of illness and find it extremely hard to socialize normally and find work. Thankfully I have a supportive family who are helping with my management and recovery of these illnesses.


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post Jul 17 2016, 08:10 PM
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QUOTE(ruts cbk @ Jul 17 2016, 06:04 PM) *
ADHD can often come hand in hand with anxiety disorders and depression. I have just been diagnosed with Schizophrenia, adding onto my general anxiety and major sever depression. I also have ADD so im a cesspool of illness and find it extremely hard to socialize normally and find work. Thankfully I have a supportive family who are helping with my management and recovery of these illnesses.


Ah, thank you for the education.

It is very good that you have a supportive family.

I find my aunt and sister more supportive than my parents.


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post Jul 18 2016, 12:46 AM
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I was supposed to have a doctor's appointment on the 6th to check on how my new meds are working. I hadn't noticed much of a difference until just a few days ago. You see, the doctor only prescribed me enough to get to the 11th- long enough for my appointment, but not much more. They cancelled my appointment without telling me, and I ended up rescheduled for the 27th. When I rescheduled I asked if they could send an order for another refill to my pharmacy. They said it would take a couple days but I've been off my meds for a week now and it still hasn't shown up. They're only open Mon-Wed so we haven't been able to call and hound them about it (I found out about my cancelled appointment on Wednesday the 6th, asked about a refill the next Monday when they opened, and was expecting it to be there by Thursday at the latest, so tomorrow is going to be our first chance to actually get upset at them about it).

In the meantime, I've crashed hard, my anxiety over nothing got so bad I was throwing up, depression nearly lost me my best friend of ten years, and even though the worst is over, I still don't feel great.

I'm so insanely mad at my doctor's office right now, for not telling me about my cancelled appointment in time, for forgetting to order a refill for me, for only being open three days a week... ugh.


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post Jul 18 2016, 01:09 AM
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@Ara: Oh man, I am sorry you had to go through that.

I've been fortunate with my clinic so far, they'll at least call me before re-scheduling.

I'm surprised they did that to you, surely they've heard of something called "common courtesy"?


I hope you get your refill of medication as fast as possible!


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post Jul 20 2016, 08:58 PM
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I've got a ton of mental issues lol, I have depression, anxiety, paranoid disorder, possible BPD, autism, and ADHD.
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post Jul 20 2016, 09:34 PM
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Wow, I hope life isn't too stressful for you.


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post Jul 21 2016, 02:19 PM
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QUOTE(Gryphaena @ Jul 20 2016, 10:34 PM) *
Wow, I hope life isn't too stressful for you.


Unfortunately life is difficult, but honestly most of the difficulty comes from other people being ignorant.
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post Jul 21 2016, 04:01 PM
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How can we be educated about each other?

By listening and talking to other people?


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post Jul 21 2016, 07:11 PM
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I've had struggles with depression almost all my life but for the past few years it's gotten so much better. I don't really talk about it all that much publicly because when my depression was extremely bad I would always talk about it publicly to try and get help. I'm really proud of myself for making it this far and actually being comfortable with my own body and all of that. B)


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post Jul 21 2016, 07:17 PM
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That's great, Vigoroth! omgyay.gif

I have major depression with psychotic features and I think I've stabilized over the past three years.

I'm still going to therapy since I have some unresolved trauma that I've realized but I was going to graduate from my clinic earlier this year.


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post Jul 21 2016, 08:57 PM
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I only went to therapy for like a few months a few years ago, it actually made my depression worse because the stress of trying to schedule out when to go there and getting rides from my family and stuff. My family working all the time made it really hard, so I usually had to miss school to go to therapy and then I'd get behind in school and it'd just be a mess.


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Augh, I'm sorry the therapy wasn't helping.

So you manage your symptoms how?

Medication?

I use a combination of medicine, therapy and self-care as much as I remember to do so.


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Honestly whenever I took meds that made it worse as well, I tried about 4 different medicines before I just decided that it wasn't for me. They would all end up making me constantly feel sick to my stomach an I wouldn't eat alot because of it. I tend to stick to primarily self-care and my support group, and I honestly believe that focusing on my schoolwork or artwork helps me distract myself from negative feelings. I think before the last couple weeks I had been 2 months without a depressive episode and it felt awesome.


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Wow, 2 whole months without symptoms?

That's astounding! grin.gif

May I ask how you found your support group?

I'm not part of one at the moment and I am curious.


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QUOTE(Gryphaena @ Jul 21 2016, 11:35 PM) *
Wow, 2 whole months without symptoms?

That's astounding! grin.gif

May I ask how you found your support group?

I'm not part of one at the moment and I am curious.


it's just really my boyfriend, friends and family LOl

the past few weeks have been really rough but i guess thats the rebound for nothing happening for 2 months

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