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  •  Mental Health (3+ / 0-)
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    dannyboy1, liz dexic, SilentBrook

    is grossly ignored in this country. No one wants to think of themselves as damaged or needing help.

    I've been going through this for a long time and the ONE big lesson I've learned is, pride goeth before the asking for help. You have to rely on the community around you, whether you want to or not.

    Your mind will let all your fears loose at the least appropriate moment, if you let those fears rumble around in your head without treatment.

    I am not afraid to tell anyone that I am living with the current conditions, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and Artistic Insanity (This one is not covered in any ICD9 though.)

    There are resources out there to help people understand why they might be feeling disconnected or why they might want to shut down, but the stigma of seeking out help is still far too great.

    Thanks for reading dannyboy =)

    You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. -Morpheus/The Matrix

    by Kaos on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 08:16:27 AM PST

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    •  Yes, Kaos, (2+ / 0-)
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      liz dexic, SilentBrook

      We do heal. I'm not alone in this journey either, both here and in my community. When the temptation to isolate gets great, I usually seek someone who might need a hand. I've found it's not about making me just feel better anymore, it's about actually healing something bigger, like some community wound. I don't know if that's literally so, but it feels that way sometimes.

      I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake. ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

      by dannyboy1 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 08:31:01 AM PST

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