I have mental illness, learning disability, bipolar, anxiety, panic attacks, short term memory loss, long term memory loss, migraines, depression, and insomnia.
Hi, dorilynn! There are many factors involved in mental illnesses including heredity, genetics, past experiences, current stressors, etc. ~ and none of this is your fault. You are NOT alone and you are NOT some kind of a freak of nature. Everyone on this board has similar problems and that's why we are all here. To share experiences, knowledge, to give support and understanding.
Many of us will also tell you that you can control your problems by taking the first steps. Educate yourself on your illness, research the appropriate medications, and above all, seek professional help and take a pro-active approach to your treatment plan.
Anytime you want to talk or even vent, have questions about your treatment, or want to report in on your progress feel free to post here, okay?
Best regards, Wildcat
Great answer, Wildcat !
You sound overwhelmed and I don't blame you.
Try and deal with life bit by bit. One problem at a time.
You didn't mention your age but it DOES get easier the older you get.
I found that focusing on being grateful for what you do have makes the negatives feel less important.
Try being grateful for one thing that happened that day. I read where it helps you sleep better and awaken with a positive attitude.
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