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Should have introduced myself earlier

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Notalwaysever

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Hello!

I should have introduced myself earlier, lately I have posted a bunch of threads and feel like I am asking for a bunch of advice and not offering much out. Hopefully after this current 'crisis' is fully resolved that will change.

I am 22 and up until a couple months ago had not been interested in any help for my mental health. Recently had a bit of a breakup that I have been leading up to for a couple years.

I am pretty much still in the middle of huge uproar in my life and feelings I have been finding ways to cope with previously have broken loose. I am starting what is likely going to be a long process that will hopefully end with me being able to function as well or better than I used to be able to. I would prefer not to be on long term medication but really want to do what I need to do.

I am currently diagnosed with bipolar and general anxiety but I have an evaluation with a new doctor tomorrow so who knows.

I am here because I need support from people who believe that mental illness is a real thing. I have a very good friend who has been helping me through this lately but I cannot constantly pester them with my issues, especially when he is going through his own. My family is supportive of me however just does not believe there is anything wrong with me, despite having lived in the same town as me for over 5 years.

Hopefully as I learn more about myself I will be able to help others.
 
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BORTU

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Hi there.

A big change in your life can cause a lot of stress but hopefully things will get better for you. Anyway a big welcome to the forum. Keep posting.
 
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maxitab

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Hi and :welcome: You have already been finding your way around and I am sure you will continue to encounter many friendly and helpful folk who understand.....
 
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coraline1664

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Welcome :)

Don't worry about not introducing yourself until now- the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and safe posting here. Best Wishes
 
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cfb107

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I am here because I need support from people who believe that mental illness is a real thing... My family is supportive of me however just does not believe there is anything wrong with me...
I know what you mean about this - have always felt so crap & doubtful of my mental illness because my family are like this! Having the support of my boyfriend and best friend has been invaluable... And this place really helps too :). Now I look out for people who "respect" the importance of mental health, and avoid getting close to those who don't.

Don't worry about having relied on the forum for support recently - it's what it's there for :).

:welcome: and hope to see you around!!
 
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Asphyx117

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Dec 14, 2010
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London
Hello, I read your post and felt obliged to say I so relate to what you're going through, and I think a lot of people do! Lately, I've had to accept that it doesn't matter what my parents think, that there's nothing wrong with me, but I know now I have to forget about that and make my mind up for myself and say 'I am unwell'.

Anyway, this is me extending an arm of welcome, so do say hi back :) x
 
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Notalwaysever

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Thanks so much for the welcome and support. I have a feeling this forum is going to be very helpful in the time coming.
 
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