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What are you thinking about right now? (mental health related)

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Dad always says that his dad treated him badly and the evidence supporting this is there after all neither of my parents were locked in on a section of the mental health act pure living proof they were mistreated.
 
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Mum says she is a tyrant.

The mental health staff say the mental health patients don’t treat me well.

I don’t know how my parents ever afforded a car as even when I was on JSA they borrowed money from me.
 
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They just will not tell the truth just intimidate people into silence.
 
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I am thinking about going to a friendly dinner with a bunch of people and how I don't want to go 😔 I want to stay in my apartment and watch movies BY MYSELF but if I want to have a social life I need to participate. 😩
 
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I have virtually zero energy when I talk with my parents and I have breaks of 30-60 seconds before I utter anything more, and they don't seem to understand how out of energy I am. I am not in a balanced physical state. My mother suggested I was feeling sad.
 
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My mood is improved since i started using a magnesium moisturiser. :)
 
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They are not ok and no one cares. Not their friends or family or anyone.

It is a scandal.

Mum says people don’t want equal opportunities because they want more money and power than others. I said it is because they haven’t been nice and don’t want it back. We agree it is corruption.
 
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I don’t think it’s good for us to use terms like ”I’ve got some OCD today” or ”I’m a little depressed now” in everyday life since it inforces the idea that these things aren’t real serious illnesses.
 
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I don’t think it’s good for us to use terms like ”I’ve got some OCD today” or ”I’m a little depressed now” in everyday life since it inforces the idea that these things aren’t real serious illnesses.
I get where you’re coming at, but personally it doesn’t bother me to much. I mean I have mild ASD and use the R word quite frequently so I’m not one to judge. To me actions are more important than words. I have also been diagnosed with OCD as well and my mom occasionally uses the first phrase when she is cleaning the house from top to bottom. The reality is she listens to me and cares about me more than anyone I know and understands my OCD better than anyone who is not mental health worker.

Another example is when is when I went to high school people would be overtly nice to kids with autism and Down syndrome. Which in theory doesn’t sound bad or anything, but by definition they were treating them differently than everyone else. They might all be politically correct or never say the wrong things, but at the end of the day the majority of them had no interest in getting to be friends with the spectrum kids or getting to know them or understand the way they think or perceive the world. They just faked being over the top nice because it was the proper thing to do which is in a way sort of insulting to them.
 
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I get where you’re coming at, but personally it doesn’t bother me to much. I mean I have mild ASD and use the R word quite frequently so I’m not one to judge. To me actions are more important than words. I have also been diagnosed with OCD as well and my mom occasionally uses the first phrase when she is cleaning the house from top to bottom. The reality is she listens to me and cares about me more than anyone I know and understands my OCD better than anyone who is not mental health worker.

Another example is when is when I went to high school people would be overtly nice to kids with autism and Down syndrome. Which in theory doesn’t sound bad or anything, but by definition they were treating them differently than everyone else. They might all be politically correct or never say the wrong things, but at the end of the day the majority of them had no interest in getting to be friends with the spectrum kids or getting to know them or understand the way they think or perceive the world. They just faked being over the top nice because it was the proper thing to do which is in a way sort of insulting to them.
The thing with OCD is that it's just not about being a little obsessed with cleaning your entire house perfectly. It also involves anxious thoughts about doing strange repetitive rituals which are often irrational, such as "walk 5 steps from point A to point B" or doing things in a very specific manner, and then feeling anxious if not done correctly to the point where you feel you have to do it all over again until you get it "right". OCD is actually a real mental health condition. It's not about some normal everyday obsession/perfection that does not seriously interfere with your daily life.
 
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The thing with OCD is that it's just not about being a little obsessed with cleaning your entire house perfectly. It also involves anxious thoughts about doing strange repetitive rituals which are often irrational, such as "walk 5 steps from point A to point B" or doing things in a very specific manner, and then feeling anxious if not done correctly to the point where you feel you have to do it all over again until you get it "right". OCD is actually a real mental health condition. It's not about some normal everyday obsession/perfection that does not seriously interfere with your daily life.
I totally get that. Like I said I am diagnosed with OCD. It was more severe in my early teens and I’d say my Aspergers is more of a problem today than my OCD , but from age 13 -16 I was constantly rattling off repetitive behaviours to combat intrusive thoughts including praying for nearly half an hour at a time to feeling anxious if I did things 3 times because 3 was in my mind a bad to name a few.

That’s why I’m saying it doesn’t bother me too much when I hear people misuse the word like my mom occasionally does. She obviously understands why I did the things I did as we have had many conversations about it throughout my life so I cut her some slack.
 
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I don't want to have to get up and do tomorrow. I'm so sick of it all. Feel quite upset that I've got to go to bed which means tomorrow is nearly here.
 
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