Now you see me, now you don’t... I don’t talk a lot about my truth but I think it’s time I do. It is not easy to admit my life is currently controlled by my PTSD? The stigma that comes with it, like “oh really, you have PTSD? Where did you serve?”, the second I say well I didn’t serve, I was physically abused for 3 years, I’m still dismissed like I’m just talking out my ass because I’m not a war vet... yes this is a disorder common for military, BUT WAR IS NOT THE ONLY TRAUMA. Did you know only 4/100 men suffer from PTSD, but 10/100 women do... and most of this is silently because we are dismissed for having PTSD from sexual or physical assault. ANY TYPE OF TRAUMA CAN CAUSE PTSD! And anyone who has this knows it’s individualized, yes the symptoms are about the same, but the triggers ARE NOT!! You want to know why I smoke so much goddamn weed... so I don’t have vivid terrifying nightmares, either that or I don’t sleep. I only recently accepted how badly I exhibit behaviors of Hypervigilance, constantly anticipating danger, always on the lookout for signs that things are about to get bad, walking on eggshells 24/7, taking many daily precautions to prevent anything from happening, going from danger alerted adrenaline rushes to extreme fatigue and exhaustion. I’ve stopped being able to handle some loud noises, like unexpected door slamming( I think this will give me a heart attack one day) I literally go straight into panic mode even if it’s the wind. I am having a very difficult time over the last few days, things have gotten really bad and I’ve keep being thrown back into 2014, but then coming out of it angrier and more resentful than before, but at the same time smarter and more aware... it’s like it’s the same, but in reality it’s not. Constantly going between blaming myself and blaming others, a constant battle that doesn’t really exist... I love this community on IG and you wanna know why, because I’ve completely isolated myself in reality, I can’t be around people and feel normal because I have these intrusive triggers, thoughts, memories... I have a hard time functioning like a normal person in society and it has taken me 3 years to finally admit how bad it
"My social anxiety was no more only an anxiety. I used to fear about getting up and giving my thoughts words, I used to get about small little things which which didn't even seem to bother people of my age. All of it went from, "there is an issue" to "I am the issue myself." I was forced to realize that I am abnormal and there's something about me which is dangerous to the people around me. I avoided looking in the mirrors, rejecting vanity. All of this started from the moment I stepped in my sixth grade. The sudden rush which I experienced from inside used to create a hurricane telling me that I am not good enough." New post on the website! To read it, go to menalgladiatormedia.com or click the link in my bio. This article was sent in by Yashvi Jain, or @yashvii____ from India. Yashvi writes about her experience with social anxiety, and what she is doing to overcome it. Yashvi is only 14, and I am so inspired by people her age who post to the website, because they have strength and bravery I wish I had at the same age! Yashvi is also a very talented artist, and check out her account @__bloomingcarnation__ to see some! It is also Yashvi's birthday today, so please go over and wish her a happy birthday! 😊 Check out her mental health account @cureandcurate too! 😊
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Relaxing my sore, sick body in a hot bath. I've been seeing alot of negative posts/comments regarding psychiatry wards & psychiatrists. I'll admit, I was hesitant trusting a psychiatrist with the thoughts that ran through my mind & even staying in a psychiatry ward. I ran away several times, lashed out at my psychiatrist, refused medication, I was escorted to a padded room, givin a shot of some sort & put in a straight jacket. I lost my mind. But, ever since I tried to take my own life from the delusions & hallucinations my paranoid schizophrenia caused & was hospitalized for four months & put on a strong anti psychotic, my life has changed dramictally. I have my mind back, to focus on listening, loving & communicating. If there is one thing I have learned, when a psychiatrists wants you to stay at a psychiatry ward, do it. When he speaks to you, try your best to have a open mind & listen. When he does you a solid, don't abuse it. Psychiatrists are professionals & they love to fix people who feel broken. So trust the process.. .
CHERISH EVERY MOMENT!!!!! The hand is mighty than the pen!! Sometimes we cannot prevent the real world from being normal!!! We all want love, happiness and joy!! We have to keep up with social media yet we know it’s not healthy but we want real LOVE!! Well I do!! Hugs kisses Jen 💋💋••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #model#influencer#crueltyfree#Vegan#celiac#sustainable#organic
La schizophrénie se caractérise par la transformation profonde et progressive de la personnalité qui cesse de construire son monde en communication avec autrui pour se perdre dans un chaos imaginaire.
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