08/22 - Mental Awareness / Motivation Monday

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Let's face it. Mental illness sucks. And I know for a fact a few of us on here have it. However, that is not a means to think of said illness to degrade the quality of life we all have.

I've had a diagnosed case of OCD for years, and yeah, some days are better than others but most of the time, I have it under control with medication and mindfulness. My OCD manifests itself when it come to repeated thoughts, mostly negative. I deal with them, accept them, and just learn that at least for now, they're a part of my mental makeup. The important part is not to give OCD, or mental illnesses in general, any more strength because that's exactly what they want.

I invite everyone here who has a mental illness, has had one in the past, or knows someone that does to share their stories. Having a support group is one of the most critical aspects of conquering a mental illness. However, with anything else, that's only if you're comfortable in sharing the stories in question.

We've got each other's support. Hell, we spend most of the days helping each other make some money and make a living. All that I'm attempting to do is take this camaraderie one step further.

Let's kick ass today.

 

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Let's face it. Mental illness sucks. And I know for a fact a few of us on here have it. However, that is not a means to think of said illness to degrade the quality of life we all have.

I've had a diagnosed case of OCD for years, and yeah, some days are better than others but most of the time, I have it under control with medication and mindfulness. My OCD manifests itself when it come to repeated thoughts, mostly negative. I deal with them, accept them, and just learn that at least for now, they're a part of my mental makeup. The important part is not to give OCD, or mental illnesses in general, any more strength because that's exactly what they want.

I invite everyone here who has a mental illness, has had one in the past, or knows someone that does to share their stories. Having a support group is one of the most critical aspects of conquering a mental illness. However, with anything else, that's only if you're comfortable in sharing the stories in question.

We've got each other's support. Hell, we spend most of the days helping each other make some money and make a living. All that I'm attempting to do is take this camaraderie one step further.

Let's kick ass today.

Ahmen. This is beautiful! I've been told by a counselor (though not formally diagnosed) that I most likely have a very mild form of Asperger's. I hate crowds, not big on loud noises, and I have certain textures that I hate touching (like cotton balls).
 

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Ahmen. This is beautiful! I've been told by a counselor (though not formally diagnosed) that I most likely have a very mild form of Asperger's. I hate crowds, not big on loud noises, and I have certain textures that I hate touching (like cotton balls).
We got your back. You aren't alone here.
 

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Awesome thread theme, humbleturker @humbleturker.

Also, that $8 HIT took like 20 minutes to complete and had one of the best set of instructions for how they actually wanted you to complete the HIT that I've come across.
 

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My mother was paranoid schizophenic back when they still called it that. She was the sweetest person. But there was a learning curve while I was trying to be a companion to her.
 

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Ahmen. This is beautiful! I've been told by a counselor (though not formally diagnosed) that I most likely have a very mild form of Asperger's. I hate crowds, not big on loud noises, and I have certain textures that I hate touching (like cotton balls).
My son has the same. Won't even eat cake because of the texture. He also has mild cerebral palsy. My oldest daughter was dx with severe depression with psychotic features. Both are managing well but I love the fact that mental illness is much more recognized than it used to be.
 

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Awesome thread theme, humbleturker @humbleturker.

Also, that $8 HIT took like 20 minutes to complete and had one of the best set of instructions for how they actually wanted you to complete the HIT that I've come across.
it took me a minute.

shame we didn't get a score after.
 
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I changed my pic, I'm not a whale anymore! This is a pic of my oldest son and me. I'm like a foot shorter than him. I know I have better pictures on this computer, I'll change it again when I'm not so busy working... on going to sleep :)
 

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My mom's really sick. She talks to the walls sometimes. I turk aside from my day job to keep her off the streets. (She was a surrogate) Lives in a different state. I was bred like a horse my dad bought her egg... All my mturk money goes to keeping her well. I applaud everyone in here that has anything to say about this topic. It's not taboo and my support is with everyone.
One of my most memorable days, ( and I don't remember a lot of stuff from my childhood), but I got off the bus one day and walked into the house that my grandparents owned and found my beautiful mother on a ladder taking the light fixtures down from the ceiling.
 
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One of my most memorable days, ( and I don't remember a lot of stuff from my childhood), but I got off the bus one day and walked into the house that my grandparents owned and found my beautiful mother on a ladder taking the light fixtures down from the ceiling.
She thought there were cameras or microphones or something there.
 
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Let's face it. Mental illness sucks. And I know for a fact a few of us on here have it. However, that is not a means to think of said illness to degrade the quality of life we all have.

I've had a diagnosed case of OCD for years, and yeah, some days are better than others but most of the time, I have it under control with medication and mindfulness. My OCD manifests itself when it come to repeated thoughts, mostly negative. I deal with them, accept them, and just learn that at least for now, they're a part of my mental makeup. The important part is not to give OCD, or mental illnesses in general, any more strength because that's exactly what they want.

I invite everyone here who has a mental illness, has had one in the past, or knows someone that does to share their stories. Having a support group is one of the most critical aspects of conquering a mental illness. However, with anything else, that's only if you're comfortable in sharing the stories in question.

We've got each other's support. Hell, we spend most of the days helping each other make some money and make a living. All that I'm attempting to do is take this camaraderie one step further.

Let's kick ass today.

Great thread topic.

I lived in a foster home for 2 years, was emancipated, and am a codependent/enabler. 22 years in al-anon, family of origin, alcoholism, violence, cops, and sexual abuse in extended family. My mother and I had a lot of therapy as adults, and the last 10 years of her life, we were best friends. She learned how to listen. She learned how to say she was sorry, and to make amends.

We were born as normal people, into an abnormal situation. My perfectionism, and fixing behaviors, stem from this.

Al-anon has been my go to support group. Counseling, support groups, and medication sometimes are the big 3 with mental illness. I recommend mentalpod.com for a great podcast on mental illness, addiction, and therapies, law enforcement, researchers....

Thanks for sharing~
 
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