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Very nice and interesting. Good memories, I bet. Well, you did it in a big city like New York so that explains how strong your personality and confidence are. Good to know that and I became less worried about you 🙂.
Thank you and I'm using that confidence and strong personality to do public speaking about my mental health story
 
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Thank you and I'm using that confidence and strong personality to do public speaking about my mental health story
Great 👍
You are the right candidate for such thing. The will be a very appreciated contribution to let people see new perspectives of the struggles people with mental health issues face. You got my support my friend.

If any of your public speaking events gets recorded, share it with us if you don’t mind🙂
That would be really nice.
 
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Great 👍
You are the right candidate for such thing. The will be a very appreciated contribution to let people see new perspectives of the struggles people with mental health issues face. You got my support my friend.

If any of your public speaking events gets recorded, share it with us if you don’t mind🙂
That would be really nice.
Definitely! You guys have helped me write the end of my speech. And I want to go to high schools and do it, cause no one talks about it, it's like we're Rosemary Kennedy and everyone else is her dad. At least we won't be getting a lobotomy lol
 
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Definitely! You guys have helped me write the end of my speech. And I want to go to high schools and do it, cause no one talks about it, it's like we're Rosemary Kennedy and everyone else is her dad. At least we won't be getting a lobotomy lol
😁

Very happy for you. You have very special purpose and a great cause. I want to do the same in my country of birth. People with mental health problems are mistreated and very much misunderstood. They always tie anxiety and other problems to supernatural beings or evil spirits. They are targeted by religious scholars (claiming to be) because they find them easy to take advantage of. On many trips there, I met few people who suffer from anxiety and depression and explained to them what’s really going on. I really hope that this problem gets addressed correctly all over the world.
 
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😁

Very happy for you. You have very special purpose and a great cause. I want to do the same in my country of birth. People with mental health problems are mistreated and very much misunderstood. They always tie anxiety and other problems to supernatural beings or evil spirits. They are targeted by religious scholars (claiming to be) because they find them easy to take advantage of. On many trips there, I met few people who suffer from anxiety and depression and explained to them what’s really going on. I really hope that this problem gets addressed correctly all over the world.
That's terrible. I hope you can make a difference... Hey, do you want to read the last paragraph in my speech. It's a rough draft
 
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That's terrible. I hope you can make a difference... Hey, do you want to read the last paragraph in my speech. It's a rough draft
I hope so and thank you so much.

Yes, please. I would love to read it. I am sure it’s powerful.
 
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I hope so and thank you so much.

Yes, please. I would love to read it. I am sure it’s powerful.
Now just remember, it's just a rough draft. But this the last paragraph and it was inspired by you and the others who have been there for me on this site.

There is always a safe space for anyone. If you don't trust or feel comfortable with talking about it to your parents, teachers, therapists, me irl. Then there are forums out there on the internet. For instance I use mental health forum.com the people on there have helped me through my worse week and they continue to help. They're not there to judge you, they're there to make you feel safe and not alone. Trust me, after being diagnosed I felt so alone, might have taken 2 years for me to find the forum but I finally feel not alone. Happy, excited for things, maybe a little manic, but it's all worth it. These experiences have made the person you see in front of you. Sure some were bad and scary and lonely, but I'm able to come up on stage and inspire young people to open up about what they're feeling. To not be afraid. So thank you for giving me this time to speak. I hope at least one of you got something from this and hey, you might be the next CeCe A.
 
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Now just remember, it's just a rough draft. But this the last paragraph and it was inspired by you and the others who have been there for me on this site.

There is always a safe space for anyone. If you don't trust or feel comfortable with talking about it to your parents, teachers, therapists, me irl. Then there are forums out there on the internet. For instance I use mental health forum.com the people on there have helped me through my worse week and they continue to help. They're not there to judge you, they're there to make you feel safe and not alone. Trust me, after being diagnosed I felt so alone, might have taken 2 years for me to find the forum but I finally feel not alone. Happy, excited for things, maybe a little manic, but it's all worth it. These experiences have made the person you see in front of you. Sure some were bad and scary and lonely, but I'm able to come up on stage and inspire young people to open up about what they're feeling. To not be afraid. So thank you for giving me this time to speak. I hope at least one of you got something from this and hey, you might be the next CeCe A.
I love it. Very encouraging and reassuring. I wish I had someone to show me the right direction when I first started having health anxiety and hyperventilation. It started in high school. I was always worried what my friends or classmates are going to say about me.

You mentioned the forum which very nice. I do owe this place and the people here so much. I found it when I really needed someone to give me a sense of security and assure me that I will get better.

I am very happy to know that I helped even if it was little. It makes me feel good. I use helping others as a way to cope. I also be extra nice to my family when I am anxious and have harmful intrusive thoughts.

Thanks for sharing. I also want to apologize my poor English and intellectuality ☺ . It’s obvious that English isn’t my native language.
 
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I love it. Very encouraging and reassuring. I wish I had someone to show me the right direction when I first started having health anxiety and hyperventilation. It started in high school. I was always worried what my friends or classmates are going to say about me.

You mentioned the forum which very nice. I do owe this place and the people here so much. I found it when I really needed someone to give me a sense of security and assure me that I will get better.

I am very happy to know that I helped even if it was little. It makes me feel good. I use helping others as a way to cope. I also be extra nice to my family when I am anxious and have harmful intrusive thoughts.

Thanks for sharing. I also want to apologize my poor English and intellectuality ☺ . It’s obvious that English isn’t my native language.
Thank you and sorry I didn't get back to you until now, I fell asleep.

All I wanna do is help people, be there for them and show them that they're both alone. I brought up this forum because for the past week I've been feeling down and everyone here has been so helpful. And for some high school kid it might be hard for them to talk to their teachers and peers. Everyone needs an escape, might as well have a good one.
 
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Thank you and sorry I didn't get back to you until now, I fell asleep.

All I wanna do is help people, be there for them and show them that they're both alone. I brought up this forum because for the past week I've been feeling down and everyone here has been so helpful. And for some high school kid it might be hard for them to talk to their teachers and peers. Everyone needs an escape, might as well have a good one.
No need to apologize. I figured it was late and you also needed to sleep since you had plans 🙂. I hope you had a nice day.

Kids in high school go through many changes and that by itself is a worry. It becomes even worse when they suffering from MH issues. This happened to me. I felt I was lost and couldn’t talk to anyone about my anxiety. I was dealing with it by myself with no support. Even the school nurse couldn’t tell what I was dealing with. I made an appointment by myself to see a therapist. The moment she asked me what was wrong, I cried so much. I just broke down.

You are targeting a very important and volnerable part of society. It’s so important to provide guide and show support and encouragement to those kids.
 
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No need to apologize. I figured it was late and you also needed to sleep since you had plans 🙂. I hope you had a nice day.

Kids in high school go through many changes and that by itself is a worry. It becomes even worse when they suffering from MH issues. This happened to me. I felt I was lost and couldn’t talk to anyone about my anxiety. I was dealing with it by myself with no support. Even the school nurse couldn’t tell what I was dealing with. I made an appointment by myself to see a therapist. The moment she asked me what was wrong, I cried so much. I just broke down.

You are targeting a very important and volnerable part of society. It’s so important to provide guide and show support and encouragement to those kids.
I'm sorry to hear that.

I'm really excited about getting my story out there. In my speech I talk about my MH and what I went through and it was a long time until I found what I had. I only found out 2 years ago and I think I had bipolar my whole life. The doctors think my psychotic features happened after my drug use
 
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I'm sorry to hear that.

I'm really excited about getting my story out there. In my speech I talk about my MH and what I went through and it was a long time until I found what I had. I only found out 2 years ago and I think I had bipolar my whole life. The doctors think my psychotic features happened after my drug use
Thats why I am so scared of drugs and medications. It took me a whole week to start my medication 😁. I was supposed to start at 5 mg then up to 10 mg but instead I started at 2.5 mg for a week and then went up gradually.

I wish you better health and success in your mission.
 
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Thats why I am so scared of drugs and medications. It took me a whole week to start my medication 😁. I was supposed to start at 5 mg then up to 10 mg but instead I started at 2.5 mg for a week and then went up gradually.

I wish you better health and success in your mission.
I experimented a lot in college, even took angel dust and had a 3 day hallucination that my one friend and I got married. So it's best to stay away from drugs 😅
 
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I experimented a lot in college, even took angel dust and had a 3 day hallucination that my one friend and I got married. So it's best to stay away from drugs 😅
For 3 days? 😮
Oh no. That’s very disturbing. I stay away from anything that alters or has an effect on my conscious. We get enough of that stuff in our foods and water these days.
 
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For 3 days? 😮
Oh no. That’s very disturbing. I stay away from anything that alters or has an effect on my conscious. We get enough of that stuff in our foods and water these days.
Yeah 3 days, it was wild, but now I try to stay away from drugs just because they don't mix well with my meds and I already have hallutionations on my own, I don't need any help with that.
 
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