• The Start of Me Opening Up

    My story....what is there to tell. I feel like I've been to hell and back just like everyone else has somewhere along in their life. I have bipolar disorder and I fight for my life everyday. I don't like to open up..but today I share and begin to open up to you. I live to see another great day because yesterday was probably worse. I can and will succeed but wish all the people I care ...

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    #Recovery
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  • Toolbox

    So your treatment team tells you you have all the tools. So you just don't use them. Have they checked your toolbox lately? No, they haven't. They mean well, but if they looked closer, they'd see that it's rusted shut, and you're searching for answers on how to open it and use what's actually inside. Maybe the tools are obsolete. Maybe they've been stolen. You're not sure anymore--you haven't looked inside for so long. No ...

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    Tags:
    anxiety,
    depression,
    eating disorder,
    #Recovery
  • Be thankful

    I was abandoned as a child, I suffered a childhood I wouldn't wish on any other human but I am alive, I breath and a wake up each day to a new opportunity and for that I am grateful, I am lucky. One thing that makes me angry is ungrateful people who ruin each opportunity offered with each new day. People who remain fixated on their negative experiences and refuse to accept many others have ...

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    Tags:
    #Recovery,
    #newday,
    #bethankful
  • I am me, I matter

    Why is it that when I feel positive for once that the wind gets stolen from my sails? Why am I the one that's always there for everyone else? Today I want to wake up, to realise the importance of my life to others......I AM important too, I DO care about me..... Time to prove I AM me and that I matter. From today I will concentrate on the positives, walk away from the negatives ...

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    Tags:
    #Recovery,
    #live,
    #behappy
  • ''Recovery;''

    Warning: this story contains references to overdosing and self-harm. For me, Recovery is; being free from the constant irrational thoughts, being able to take a criticism without harming myself for it, being able to appreciate food and enjoy eating without having the fear of binging then having to purge, wearing short sleeves in the summer, being able to sleep for more than 3 hours a night, being able to walk in public without feeling like ...

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  • I survived

    Please Note: This Story Discusses Suicide... When I look back to this time last year- I wanted to die. I did everything to hurt myself. I cut my wrists, I starved myself and I made several attempts to end my life. I had no future and no life and I wanted it all to end. I don't know exactly what happened between then and now, but now I know that self- destruction is no longer ...

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    Tags:
    depression,
    #suicide,
    #Recovery,
    hope,
    survival
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  • Recovery is the hardest part of mental illness.

    Warning, this story deals with self harm and suicidal thoughts. I have recently been diagnosed with Depressive Episodes, OCD, Self Harm, Social Anxiety and Eating problems. With features of Bordeline Personality Disorder. Throughout my childhood I struggled with social situations, things like germs, perfectionism and trichotillomania (pulling my eyebrows and eyelashes out) .. although my mum thought it was a bit odd- she never really believed when people pointed it out to her. I went ...

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    Tags:
    #BPD,
    #selfharm,
    #suicide,
    #inpatient,
    #Recovery
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