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MH: Quotes, Personal Tip, and Pro Advice...

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Quotes:

"I wonder if that's how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out. I don't want it to win." - Jasmine Warga


Personal Tip:

Value yourself: Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. Do a daily crossword puzzle, plant a garden, take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument or become fluent in another language.


Pro Advice:

Radical Acceptance: Radical acceptance is “completely and totally accepting something from the depths of your soul, with your heart and your mind,” according to Marsha Linehan (creator of dialectal behavior therapy). Included in this definition is the idea that no matter what, you cannot change a situation. For example, imagine a tornado is coming your way. Obviously, you can’t do anything to stop the tornado; that’s not possible. But if you accept the fact that it’s coming, then you can act, prepare and keep yourself safe. If you sit around trying to will the tornado to stop or pretend that there is no tornado, you’re going to be in real trouble when it comes.

The same applies to mental illness. You cannot change the fact that you have a mental illness, so any time you spend trying to “get rid of it” or pretend it doesn’t exist is only draining you of valuable energy. Accept yourself. Accept your condition. Then take the necessary steps to take care of yourself.
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  • Together we become stronger in dealing with our mental health challenges.
  • Together we can manage our days just a little better.
  • Together we bring some sunshine into our blackness.
And folks!!...that's the main reason (the back bone) of this and other similar forums/groups online - that Together we fight each day to stand tall by each others words of encouragement, and we, thus grow stronger over our daily trials: our illnesses, disorders, and breakdowns; so that in the end, regardless of how long/short that relief - that mental peace - remains in us, we fight together as we continue ahead, our attitutes slant forward, as we overtake our joy of life back (a little bit each day).

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Please...

...POST A HELPFUL, SUPPORTIVE QUOTE, PERSONAL TIP, AND ANY PRO ADVICE GIVEN YOU BY A MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST.


And Remember:
Beam a Smile, now and again, during your day. That's one sure way to knock out the heavy mental negatives - to get a brief upper-hand over the storm - we face daily.

Just send someone a smile.
Easy.

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Thanks!
 
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This is amazing
 
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aboveitall: I sure hope that most here join-in and add a quote, a personal tip, and a pro advice. Then this thread will be a useful one to all (I feel).

Thanks aboveitall!
 
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I haven't slept in almost 3 days so my brain is not working but I'll try to do it soon :)
 
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Three (3) days is a lot aboveitall. Once I was under the grips of insomnia for 5 days! Your body is dead tired, but your brain is very active and running at warp speed. If not for my Trazodone (150 MG), I would still be walking about as a Insomniac.

I really hope you get some rest/sleep soon aboveitall. It's terrible not being able to sleep. I wish you the best my friend.

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The first time I was homeless and living on the streets I went 7 days without sleep. These days when it happens the psychosis kicks in after about 3 - 4 days.
 
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The hallucinations will start coming tomorrow most likely, it's almost like mushrooms but not at all at the same time
 
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I'm in the brink of homelessness myself, this moment. I'm holding on by the skin of my teeth. Being down-and-out scares the shit out of me.

I highly admire anyone/everyone who has survived such a dire straight by gaining/using something, something that must surface from within, that powers you out of such a low. And to do that while heavy with a mental illness, I would shake your hand Lone-Wanderer, if I was next to you right now.

You're not a wanderer, you're a WARRIOR!
 
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