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Mental Health

  • hi u guys are still going and im proud of u

  • A weird side effect of being a gifted child is that relatives you’ve never met will ask you for advice like you’re some wisdom vending machine.
    Like one time this lady who I was somehow related to asked me how to get her son to stop being addicted to minecraft. Like??? What do you want me to do??? Not my fault you’re a bad parent

  • Spoiler! :
    bad mental health, but no sh in about a month, so i guess that’s nice.

    tatteredbones I am very proud of you
    Mar 13, 2023

    Ari11 Well done! I hope you continue to get better <3
    Mar 13, 2023

  • It's okay to ditch the people who only aim to hurt you <33333

    NewHope Seriously considering that right now. My best friend told me she was suicidal and she kept saying she was like this and she literally has depression, cross my heart. So I told her I was worried about her and she said a bunch of stuff to confirm she had these thoughts of suicide and stuff and then the next day I got told her mom contacted the school because I told her to commit suicide.
    Mar 9, 2023

    tatteredbones That sounds awful I am sorry you have to deal with that.
    Mar 9, 2023

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  • I don’t know if anyone here has Borderline or Schizotypal Personality Disorder. I’m questioning them very seriously even though my psychiatrist says I’m too unstable to even get what she calls an “Evolving Diagnosis” (eg. Evolving Borderline). I Kind of just want to know what it’s like dealing with them. I’ve discussed it with my Mom and we both agree they sound incredibly like me and my psychologist even pointed out a symptom I have could even be of BPD - so there isn’t like anyone who really thinks I don’t have it. I’ve done a lot of research but personal experiences, please, would help.

    Ari11 I'm not an expert on this(and it's different for everybody) but in regards to relationships it's very easy to distort small things into large problems like someone doesn't like you anymore, secretly hates you, things like that. It can cause someone to retreat and become very antisocial and/or try to cut off people they suspect may hurt them in the future even though there's no real evidence of ill intent. The triggers can be as small as someone not looking at you as often as they usually do. But this is just my experience with paranoia, so take it all with a grain of salt.
    Mar 4, 2023

    NewHope That sounds like exactly like me. I just add in a bunch of weird things to it about control and whatever.
    Mar 9, 2023

  • the closer I get to my birthday the more depressing it gets. I dont care about my own birthday anymore because my family has succeeded in ruining it for me after years of never bothering to learn my interests and getting yelled at to the point of crying on my birthday for years. Im so indifferent to it now because its been ruined for me, its like im celebrating out of obligation because i wouldnt celebrate for myself at this rate. its depressing.

    tatteredbones <3333 im happy you were born fren
    Mar 3, 2023

  • Art teacher plays music in class and lets people give requests. I finally worked up the courage to ask her to play a song (Cabinet Man), fully expecting everyone to hate it.
    Yeah, everyone did hate it, but for some reason I don’t feel bad about it? Like, I kinda feel… confident in a way? Like, the fact that I had the power to make all of these people mad was absolutely hilarious.

    It’s like my social anxiety just kind of… disappeared somehow? Who knows, might do it again

    tatteredbones <3333 that is good
    Feb 27, 2023

  • Throwback to when I had a panic attack during lunch and a teacher yelled at me for being in the halls.

    tatteredbones <3333 that wasn't a great response to a panic attack I hope she learned to ask first
    Feb 27, 2023

  • Sometimes I wonder what it’d be like if everyone who fakes mental illnesses for attention actually got those mental illnesses for a day just to see how “fun” and “quirky” they are.

  • Hate when people say stuff like “just focus!” Or “just don’t be nervous!” Like, do they not hear how stupid they sound? If there was some magical way to stop having ADHD and anxiety, don’t you think I would have done that already?

    Quillfeather Absolutely agree with this. People have to stop controlling like this and thinking they're helping. Or like people saying "they're over reacting" or asking why your even having anxiety about something like... A panic attack can be some random. I also do to anxiety had severe nausea when going places and eating and just doing anything was a struggle and my parents were just like "just take a big bite so you don't get full" (when taking small bites helped and I later read was suggested to) and then other completely useless suggestions that just made it worse and I still have this problem today but I have found better ways to cope.
    Anyway this is officially a rant now but I just wish people wouldn't act like they know what's best when they don't even have a basic understanding.

    Feb 24, 2023

  • I've gone through so much this past year... Everything was getting better and now I just can't feel anything. Suddenly I'm just numb. I don't wanna fall back into what did in terms of my mh last year, it ruined me but I just have noone that seems to really care. So tired. So numb

    tatteredbones <333 I am glad you are still here
    Feb 21, 2023

  • i’m tired.
    i’m so tired.

    tatteredbones I know that this won't help with all of the tired but, *shares coffee*
    Feb 20, 2023

  • I dunno why I started doing this, but sometimes when I get intrusive thoughts, I pretend it’s being said to me by a 12 year old in an xbox game. It’s only for temporary relief and I know it may not work for everyone but I thought I’d share anyways. Here’s an example:

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    Me seeing a really tall flagpole: that’s a really tall pole… what if I was suddenly transported to the top and fell off?

    But then I kinda re-direct my thoughts and use my imagination. I imagine it’s being said by a kid on xbox, so I change my thoughts to be like this:

    Little xbox nerd: “I hope you go fall off a flagpole!”

    Me: “Isn’t it past your bedtime, T I M O T H Y ?

  • when you hear your parents arguing when your upstairs with your door shut and on a skype call and a few minutes later you get off the call, go downstairs, and act like nothing happened.

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto (I am a man, I don't consider anything human foreign to me)
— Terence