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AliceinWonderland

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And the day came
when the risk it took
to remain
tight in the bud
was more painful than
the risk it took
to blossom

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When you say 'yes' to others, make sure you aren't saying 'no' to yourself.

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Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.

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The difference between high-functioning and low-functioning is that high-functioning means your deficits are ignored, and low- functioning means your assets are ignored." Laura Tisoncik (from Circle of Moms blog)

Written about autism, but equally applies to mental health I think.
 
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It’s okay to live a life others don’t understand.

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LIFE is though, but so are YOU. :D
 
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"A patient is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption of our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider of our surgery. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favour by treating him. He is doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to do so."

Saw this on the wall of at the doctor's and thought it was rather good, but unfortunately not always how things are. It's adapted from something Mahatma Ghandi said.
 
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schizophrenia is when
when your mind suspect you
asking you to admit crime you dont do it
so he begin control over you for you to admit
so dont waste your time take medication
and avoid wasting your life!
 
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"Together, we can create a world in which peace is real; in which every human being can thrive; in which all share the promise of our century. I believe we can succeed." - Abdallah II
 
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I first came across this idea in relation to memory loss in people with dementia, that they will lose memory of facts, even faces, first, but still retain emotional memories, how they feel about a person, even if they can't remember who they are. But I think it equally applies to everyone, whether they have dementia or not.
 
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In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
 
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I wish it was. :low: Only yesterday I found out that one of my aunts is taking ECT and another great-aunt who I always knew as reclusive, is actually schizophrenic.

This information was imparted in the most vague language and hushed tones by my family members. It sounded like someone had died.
 
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I'm sorry to hear this Prairie Sky, yes you're right it's sometimes very 'not alright' to not be ok. It sounds awful the way you were told this, I'm sorry, this must be distressing for you :hug: I hope both your aunts will get appropriate help and treatment.

The way I was thinking when I posted this was along the lines of 'it's alright to admit you're "not ok", rather than it being something you have to keep to yourself, and suffer alone with' :peace:
 
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