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Mental Health *CAUTION: POTENTIAL MATURE TOPICS WARNING*

I noticed we didn't have a general mental health board. Here, you can ask for advice for yourself, find support, and ask questions about how to help loved ones. Whether you're feeling stressed out, anxious, depressed, or anything else, you can rant and ask for advice here. You will not be judged for anything. We're all here to help each other. <3

A few notes and warnings: This is NOT an alternative to a therapist, if you think you or someone you love may seriously injure themselves, SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP IMMEDIATELY. There are many mental health call and text lines for support and advice when you can't see someone in person, and if you're feeling really down I implore you to seek help from the adults in your life as soon as you can. If you believe someone close to you may be in danger, please inform a trustworthy adult to help you assist them in any way possible.

Also, to more sensitive members, it's possible that some more mature topics might be discussed here. Just a heads up if that bothers you.

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  • The journey of pain:
    *anxiety floats around in the fetus*
    *autism joins in*
    Anxiety: hey
    Autism: oh so you’re here too
    Anxiety: yeah. I guess we’ll be in this kids genes
    Autism: my cousin adhd was here for awhile, he decided to stay quiet. For once, probably cause I’m here
    Anxiety: yeah I have a feeling this kid won’t take after her father. Sad really
    Autism: I know right?? Say, he had anxiety too!
    Anxiety: ya know? You’re right! Maybe I’ll stay around here, make things up!
    Autism: I find my cousin too hyperactive, I think I’ll stay with you pal!
    Hearing loss: hey guys! Are you staying? My sister blindness lost her way HEAR
    Anxiety: lol, you’re fun, stay with us!
    Everybody: *highfives*

    And so it begins.
  • Thought this was a bit much for GIO...
    I have used the term ‘anxiety’ loosely with myself because sometimes I get anxious and other times I’m fine. For the last year I’ve been fine, like I get worried randomly about stuff but nothing major. I thought my anxiety went away and I really enjoyed that :P.

    But as soon as I started school it all came back. All the anxiety I had was before I started independent study and now that I’m back at normal school it’s all back. My parents have been doing so much for me; I got this 504 plan, they have been in a ton of communication with my teachers, etc but I feel like none of it is helping at all. I didn’t have a single enjoyable class all day, I haven’t made any friends, and some of the things we put in place have made it worse.
    I just talked to my mom all about how horrible it was today and I can’t tell what she is thinking but I just feel like she is so disappointed in me- and I’m disappointed in myself. I’m okay not being like every person who copes with school but I start comparing myself to other people, then feel horrible about myself, and then get anxious about everything which makes me do things like pick my nails and stuff.

    Anyway, I really needed to get this out so thanks for reading of you got to the end :P. Gosh I’m so glad I have NMG since I literally haven’t hung out with a friend it what feels like forever (except I saw Sopha two weeks ago <‘3)
  • This might not belong here, but autism makes me feel like I’ve been on a mood swing my whole life. There’s no way to stop it, and sometimes I just feel terrible, then I’m smiling and laughing, then I’m sad about nothing, and that’s been my whole life. All I can remember. Puberty just made it worse.
    • I understand completely and literally :):
    • I understand. I mean, I don't have autism, but I have many joint issues, and it feels like you need to distract yourself from your "problem". It sucks.
  • I have a complicated life. Sometimes I just want to cry about it.
  • Mod S2S Mentor
    So apparently I might have depression.
    • <33
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    • Therapy is not just for people with depression!

      If you think you need therapy, then you should REALLY get a therapist. If your mom doesn't think you need it, then convince her somehow.
  • can i pm someone please? i need to say something but i feel like its kinda too long and personal for the message board. preferably someone with experience with mental health and or ocd or panic attacks or anxiety or any kind of anxiety disorder really. it doesnt really matter though just someone who will listen to my really awkward weird rambling
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