Mental Health Support Society XVIII

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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Last night I woke up at 3am with what I thought was the most insightful and amazing thought I'd ever had. I realized that the "pop" in "pop culture" is short for "popular". I thought I was the most intelligent person in the world to have worked this out. I even wrote it down on my phone so I could tell my wife this morning.


    Needless to say, she wasn't that impressed.
    I didn't know that. :blushing: Ah well, you learn something new every day!

    (Original post by Anxious Anon)
    Do you guys think that someone can be understanding and truly helpful if they haven't gone through some mental health issues themselves? I feel like I'm trying to get a thread through a needle hole when I'm trying to explain my struggles to someone who's never experienced mental illness? In fact I don't feel like anybody can truly understand me. My therapist understands me the most but they're the professional..

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    Definitely can be understanding and helpful in my experience. :yep: I have really good friends who haven't had any MH issues but that are amazing and fantastic when I'm really ill, having a wobbly day or just need a chat. They explained it to me as that they don't know exactly what I'm going through, but they know that I'm hurting and they know what it's like to hurt. And they look at everything with openness and feel comfortable to ask me stuff about the illness/what's going on. I'm super lucky to have them as friends. :yep:

    Don't know if any of that was legible or helpful at all, I'm not the best with words.
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    (Original post by sherbet_lemons7)
    I didn't know that. :blushing: Ah well, you learn something new every day!



    Definitely can be understanding and helpful in my experience. :yep: I have really good friends who haven't had any MH issues but that are amazing and fantastic when I'm really ill, having a wobbly day or just need a chat. They explained it to me as that they don't know exactly what I'm going through, but they know that I'm hurting and they know what it's like to hurt. And they look at everything with openness and feel comfortable to ask me stuff about the illness/what's going on. I'm super lucky to have them as friends. :yep:

    Don't know if any of that was legible or helpful at all, I'm not the best with words.
    Couldn't have worded it better, they know what it's like to hurt.
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    I feel like I'm falling apart
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    I feel like I'm falling apart
    Aww :hugs:
    Stay strong!!
    Everything will be ok! Trust me!
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    I feel apathetic and dissociated yet still affected... it's exhausting.
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    Have hardly slept.
    Yay.
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    Sertraline was giving me digestive issues so have been switched to citrolopram which appears to not have the same side effects. Hopefully it doesn't cause anything worse...

    Last 2 exams today. Am nervous but am hoping my preperation has been sufficient.
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    Sertraline was giving me digestive issues so have been switched to citrolopram which appears to not have the same side effects. Hopefully it doesn't cause anything worse...

    Last 2 exams today. Am nervous but am hoping my preperation has been sufficient.
    Good luck!
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    I just love dreaming about being trapped in burning buildings :/
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    I don'tthink so. I also think that even if you've gone through something, your situation is still going to be somehwta different.
    True, I have a couple of close people with various MH issues but I can only relate with the continuous pain, not other unique dilemmas they face, they're different to mine, but at the same time I think I empathise much better than have I not suffered from some MH issues throughout my life
    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I agree with Tiger Rag that even if the someone has been through the same sort of thing it'll still probably differ a lot.

    That said, my wife does not understand at all. She has never had to deal with mental illness before she met me. She still has the attitude that I'm bringing things on myself and if I just tried hard enough things would be ok. :/
    The must be really frustrating! With MH issues in my case I want to keep trying but sometimes I don't care anymore and I'm tired of trying and "keep trying hard!" is the last thing I want to hear.
    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Yes of course they can. If somebody is willing to help, you have to be willing to accept. If you aren't willing to accept, then you may be in danger of pushing them away from you. Friends are there to support you, so let them support you
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    Definitely can be understanding and helpful in my experience. :yep: I have really good friends who haven't had any MH issues but that are amazing and fantastic when I'm really ill, having a wobbly day or just need a chat. They explained it to me as that they don't know exactly what I'm going through, but they know that I'm hurting and they know what it's like to hurt. And they look at everything with openness and feel comfortable to ask me stuff about the illness/what's going on. I'm super lucky to have them as friends. :yep:

    Don't know if any of that was legible or helpful at all, I'm not the best with words.
    Cheers for the replies
    I'm glad that you've got really good friends. I guess it depends on the person. I have a couple of close friends but they're the sort that say "awww don't worry be happy" and one time one of them heard about a student from our school OD on depression medication and he turned that into "what'd he OD on?" quiz and I was like what the actual ****

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    It is now 7:40 and too late to go to sleep again
    Grand total of 3hrs of sleep and off to exam. Oh fun fun :facepalm:

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    Going home tomorrow for the first time in 6 months. It feels rather odd.
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    Managed bloods and a walk with a friend this morning. And a sandwich and flapjack. Absolutely knackered and feeling like I just want to curl up in a ball today, so pleased I managed it.

    Hugs for all who need! :grouphugs:
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    So today was my official last day at college. :woo:

    Am very proud of how far I've come this year.
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    So the lack of sleep did indeed kill me in the exam. Fml :getmecoat:

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    Does anyone ever get days where they feel like almost a fraud? I keep thinking that. Maybe its because I have my ESA medical coming up and I keep thinking that I don't deserve help, benefits or anything because there are people worse off than me - mentally and physically and I must not be ill and I am just a liar and a fraud even when I know I'm not and I've been mentally ill on and off for most of my life. Maybe its my way of trying to cope by denying things or the way I've been brought up which was very much - you can't ever moan about a problem because someone is out there dying of cancer or something else really tragic. Feeling like this has been really getting to me lately and makes me feel like I should turn down all the help I am due to get from my doctors referral and I should just get off my arse and get a job and never speak of mental illness again. I've been stressed to **** lately and been having some setbacks so maybe this is my way of trying to cope, I dunno :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Does anyone ever get days where they feel like almost a fraud? I keep thinking that. Maybe its because I have my ESA medical coming up and I keep thinking that I don't deserve help, benefits or anything because there are people worse off than me - mentally and physically and I must not be ill and I am just a liar and a fraud even when I know I'm not and I've been mentally ill on and off for most of my life. Maybe its my way of trying to cope by denying things or the way I've been brought up which was very much - you can't ever moan about a problem because someone is out there dying of cancer or something else really tragic. Feeling like this has been really getting to me lately and makes me feel like I should turn down all the help I am due to get from my doctors referral and I should just get off my arse and get a job and never speak of mental illness again. I've been stressed to **** lately and been having some setbacks so maybe this is my way of trying to cope, I dunno :dontknow:


    I don't really get days like that; but I have a problem with taking myself/mental health (disorders) seriously in general and then there are those moments where I suddenly get a really intense and consuming feeling of thinking that I am just faking it or that I am just attention seeking and that it isn't worse enough, etc., etc., If that's what you mean/helps...

    Does anyone else have days/weeks/periods where nothing makes sense anymore...? Like, I'll read something and know what I have read but don't understand it or sometimes when I get like a question, I understand the question and might even 'know' the answer but I can't put it into words or I can't make sentences. I.e. I had to write essays in class today and one question just didn't make sense to me and the other I understood and I knew how to go about it but I had to talk about a book and how e.g. characters were portrayed and that just didn't make sense; I didn't know anything anymore and still down; I don't have an opinion or anything on it; the words just don't come. I don't know if that makes sense but it really frustrates me because this has happened so often this year, mostly on days/periods on/during which I feel really bad, and it has disabled me from doing tests and my exam week will start Wednesday and if this happens again I'll fail the test and I'll have to redo the year and I don't know what to do about this... (Sorry for the weird & long explanation.)

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    (Original post by TinyMockingbird)
    I don't really get days like that; but I have a problem with taking myself/mental health (disorders) seriously in general and then there are those moments where I suddenly get a really intense and consuming feeling of thinking that I am just faking it or that I am just attention seeking and that it isn't worse enough, etc., etc., If that's what you mean/helps...
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    Yeah that is pretty much how I feel a lot of the time too, you explained it better than I did
 
 
 
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