Sadly I woke up to a few tweets and Facebook and Tumblr posts this morning that showed a few of my friends had been struggling with some anxieties, insecurities and depression overnight last night. So, in addition to reaching out to them personally and trying to help - and I'm sure they will be fine in time, bad nights come with the territory when you struggle with depression and other mental health issues- I thought I should also repost the entry I had originally made on May 21st, regarding mental health support and my own personal needs for it.
Never forget, I may not always know what to say, and due to my own mental health issues, I often don't understand my own feelings and thoughts, but I know what offering support and sharing within friendship and love is. So, no matter what, I'm always here to talk and listen, and share my time and support however I can. I love you all.
Ifyou have need of help with any of the issues listed below, please know you can find aid at these places and phone numbers. If you know anyone that needs help with any of this issues, and they seem to need more help than leaning on you for support, understanding and sympathy, and someone to listen to, please offer these numbers to them. Sometimes as much as we love our friends family and loved ones, they sometimes need more help than we can offer them - and there is no shame in that, for us as the supporters or us as the person in need. And, there is also no shame in reaching out for help and support.
As someone who has lived every day of her life Chronically Ill and in Chronic Pain due to many physical illnesses and issues, as well as many mental and emotional illnesses and illnesses, I can tell you that the patients very often suffer in silence, for fear of being misjudged and misunderstood, of being told it "is in our heads" and that "it is just mind over matter", and of being told that nothing we are feeling is real and that if we just suck it up, we will be fine. Sadly, this can happen with medical professionals as often as it does with the other people around us. Whether we seek aid and support from our friends and family and loved ones, or our doctors and therapists, or a hotline like below, or if we get some of the help by medications, all any of us ever wants is to be heard and understood.
All we want, and all we need to do, is to finally break through the silences and stereotypes that surround Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain, whether it is physical or mental and emotional. That's part of why I've started talking about my own struggles with my health, because, I wanted to show the people that I care about and love that, because my days are literally indeed a struggle that can change within minutes sometimes, even if I can't find reasons to smile and laugh all day, I can always find a few reasons to smile and laugh and to keep moving forward throughout each day. -smiles-
https://www.yssn.ca/crisis-response-services/ - 310-COPE Community Crisis Response Service. For individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis, and their family or friends, York Support Services Network offers the Community Crisis Response Service, or 310-COPE.
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
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As well, as I mentioned the other day, Jake/hethkar arrives Home here tomorrow evening, for our annual Summer Trip, and will be staying for almost a week, until the late-afternoon of Sunday, June 30th. As I' think I've mentioned before, we don't really have anything "big" planned right now, aside from probably going to see my psychotherapist, Dr. Mary On Thursday, June 27th next week, around 11:30am and then maybe going to Walmart and/or Hillcrest Mall.
But, no matter what we do and when we do it, we will always be home around my scheduled 6:30pm Dinner Booking, where We will just be hanging out with Dinner and Our laptops, doing all Our Usual stuff, as we chat and watch TV or movies, or play games Together. Everything I do in the evenings, every evening whether I'm alone or with someone, just resting, relaxing and hanging out having a good time. -smiles-
As well, ss I have taken to doing in the last couple years or so during having company over, I will also now be updating my LiveJournal, Facebook and Tumblr etc day-by-day whenever I have any company or visitors, as I feel up to it, instead of making one big bulk entry at the end of the time, like I used to. I like updating day-to day, as things that I want to note and remember happen, because than all the details are fresher. -smiles-
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