I am a survivor of a dysfunctional family,
emotional abuse, and bipolar.....
I'd love to meet and greet and possibly make friends with
and follow, others who are SURVIVORS (of any kind)
be it cancer, alcohol, depression, anxiety, you name it!!
I could use more inspiration in my life!
Let's make a club (smile)
or Just share a story-anyone-of survival.
Thanks in advance. SG
Does having a bipolar mother who never takes her meds and almost killed me as a child qualify me as a survivor?
Yeah. But do you write inspirational stuff?
Depends what you mean by inspirational. I've got a bit of poetry and creative writing floating among my hubs and I have 1800 words on living with my mum.
I'd love to be in your club! I write some inspirational, some educational and some....just whatever. I suffer from PMDD, trichilmania and have a "recovering" alcoholic for a boyfriend, a manic depressive mother, an anorexic sister and a brother with social anxiety. My father is a survivor of sexual abuse and kept the abuse going in his own. I am a survivor of abuse, depression and life.
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Every day I get out of bed, I'm a survivor of my depression. Some days are worse than others, but I still get up every day and live.
Wow, I've recently had my eyes open to the sheer horror of this disorder. I live with depression as well but not in the typical sense. My soul mate is in a major depressive state. She has been for five months or so. I was so on her to get more done, to elevate her self out of it. I never realised that she can do things, but it has to run it's course. I love this woman so much and it has hurt me to see her go thought this. I recently became an ass about my feelings and it hurt her. I feel such shame for being short with her. I have had to learn a new understanding of patients and love for her, I just have to be here for her, allow her to ask for help when she needs it, and respect her. That is all someone can do when a loved one is depressed. I have done research, loked at other's stories and learned alot from forums like this. I wish you all the best of luck and just want to say I love you all. I don't know you, and probably never will, but I love each and every one of you.
Good luck, keep your head up!
I was mistakenly diagnosed as bipolar. The underlying reason was the extreme abuse I survived growing up. Life is pretty good for me now. But I have great empathy for mental illness, abuse, addiction, etc. I've been through most of it.
Welcome to HP.
I have the same thing as you with the Bipolar and Emotional Abuse. I had ptsd from my mum being an alchoholic and prescription drug addict, two things i later became and recently overcome.
CBT helped me beat PTSD for good
If you want inspiration, I cant begin to explain how useful experience project was for me. I really reccomend it,
You share your experience and people are really supportive, i made a really good friend there that i love dearly
Other suffers are SO much better than therapist its unreal
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