Hi there! Survivors of alcohol, depression, bipolar, whatever!

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  1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
    schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years ago

    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

  2. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    Does having a bipolar mother who never takes her meds and almost killed me as a child qualify me as a survivor? big_smile

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah. But do you write inspirational stuff? big_smile

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. PaulaHenry1 profile image76
          PaulaHenry1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. Social Discomfort profile image60
            Social Discomfortposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Wow, it sounds like you might qualify to be vice president of the club.

          2. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
            schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Wow, paula
            we should keep in touch!

  3. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Just a reminder to all - HubPages is a lovely community,but it is not a private one.

    We've had Hubbers here who have revealed a lot about their personal lives and suffered because of it.  For instance, someone whose husband's family used the information in a child custody case.

    If you use your real name, or reveal your real identity anywhere on HubPages or anywhere that you link to, that means employers, neighbours, friends - and enemies - could discover things about you that you'd prefer them not to know.  Remember, HubPages has a high profile.  You might think no one will ever read it, but you never know what people might stumble over while they're browsing.

    Just sayin'.

    1. Social Discomfort profile image60
      Social Discomfortposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the reminder.

    2. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      good point!

  4. Social Discomfort profile image60
    Social Discomfortposted 8 years ago

    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.

  5. profile image44
    Joelwarawaposted 8 years ago

    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!

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thank you, that's how I feel too smile

  6. cheaptrick profile image72
    cheaptrickposted 8 years ago

    I survived TWO Marriages...but now I have PTSD...

    1. Daniel Carter profile image74
      Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Another thing we have in common.
      I hope life is better for you. PTSD is pretty awful to get through and get it behind you. But it's possible.

  7. Daniel Carter profile image74
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    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.

  8. johnshade profile image72
    johnshadeposted 8 years ago

    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

  9. profile image48
    mrmorgposted 7 years ago

    I believe there is one degree of seperation between an alcoholic or an addict... thoughts?

  10. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 7 years ago

    schoolgirlforreal, I'll join look me up at my profile, gander at my articles love to have another follower as I follow you


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