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I was diagnosed with unspecified psychosis when I was 17.  I was hospitalized for 4 months and was on meds for at least 9 months. I stopped taking them after I lost all feeling to anything in life. Like I couldn’t register emotions so I was never happy or sad I was just “meh”😐 ykno? 

Pretty much depressed for over 2 years and gained so much weight. My parents took me back to Ethiopia 🇪🇹 for a bit and it helped a lot as I got to see my grandma and family so it was nice.🤗

ive gotten a lot better now, I’m volunteering at a youth club and it helps me a lot when I’m around others sometimes I get too hyped and my family of ppl I know tell me to calm down😤😪 That’s something which upsets me a lot... cos I feel their not acknowledging my progress.

My question to you reading this is: Do you have mental health?

If so how do you cope with it?

And what’s your biggest struggle?

Thanks for reading and have a nice day❤️🤗

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I was in nursing school with a 4.5 GPA. I worked full time,and full time classes as well. I made dean's list. My credits were transferrable,and I thought that if I really pushed myself I could take the prerequisites for pre med at community college. Long story short I broke down,because my symptoms got the best of me. I was then diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder,and have been on medication ever since. My credits transfered,and for my RN it would take about a year,however I would probably have to redo some other courses for my own piece of mind like pharmacology for example. My plan is to go back soon,because I know I can do it.

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my mental health story is LONG.... i've been struggling with mental health  since i was a small child - i've always had severe anxiety- i'm on the autism spectrum and have always had symptoms but i wasnt officially  diagnosed until i was in my mid 20s and so i've struggled my entire life with issues, trying to fit in, and led to self-medicating with drugs in my teens and early 20s since i didnt know what was wrong with me.  
long story and i can expand later when i'm less tired, but for now, i'm FINALLY at 32 y/o on the right medication that has been working for me (depakote, cymbalta, and adderall mainly,-- plus lorazepam/ativan PRN for anxiety/panic attacks/sensory overload/autism meltdowns) and i now have a service dog as well.   i've been stable on the same medications since 2015 when i was hospitalized and they finally had time to i guess observe me for a few weeks at a time and get an actual diagnosis and figure out what meds would help.  i had tried a lot of diff. medications in the few years before 2015 (from like 2009-2015 i tried almost every antidepressant and mood stablizers  and even some antipsychotics and none of them helped until the combination i'm on now-- there are still SOME issues and its not perfect even with meds but they are working the best of anything i've ever tried and most days are decent so i dont want to rock the boat and just sticking with it and trying to improve other areas of my life naturally to make up the difference..)  

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My story is quite boring but here we go. In middle -high school, I had this thing I now call my “humanity switch” yes from vampire diaries. I love that show. It’s basically like a personality disorder, I am not diagnosed (using it for description), and it when I am pushed enough, I stop caring and become very vindictive and psychotic. When I am not triggered I am fine. My normal loud, bold, daring, fearless, and explosive personality. But when my humanity switch is flipped I’m am a person that I dont like. I spent years trying to better myself. I have and I’m a lot happier for it. I’ve also struggled with depression, insomnia, and Greg and Andy Biersack, has helped me through these times. I hope everyone will have a wonderful and prosperous life. ❤️

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On 4/22/2019 at 8:57 PM, Emo Charlie said:

I think I’m mentally ok right now. 

OH WOW! You posted on my post!😱 I love you so much thank you for sharing and I love ur vids btw❤️🤗

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4 hours ago, Rei Torachi said:

My story is quite boring but here we go. In middle -high school, I had this thing I now call my “humanity switch” yes from vampire diaries. I love that show. It’s basically like a personality disorder, I am not diagnosed (using it for description), and it when I am pushed enough, I stop caring and become very vindictive and psychotic. When I am not triggered I am fine. My normal loud, bold, daring, fearless, and explosive personality. But when my humanity switch is flipped I’m am a person that I dont like. I spent years trying to better myself. I have and I’m a lot happier for it. I’ve also struggled with depression, insomnia, and Greg and Andy Biersack, has helped me through these times. I hope everyone will have a wonderful and prosperous life. ❤️

I love Vampire diaries! It’s the best! And thank you for sharing ur story it means a lot and is inspiring for me!❤️

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17 hours ago, AnnaSantina said:

my mental health story is LONG.... i've been struggling with mental health  since i was a small child - i've always had severe anxiety- i'm on the autism spectrum and have always had symptoms but i wasnt officially  diagnosed until i was in my mid 20s and so i've struggled my entire life with issues, trying to fit in, and led to self-medicating with drugs in my teens and early 20s since i didnt know what was wrong with me.  
long story and i can expand later when i'm less tired, but for now, i'm FINALLY at 32 y/o on the right medication that has been working for me (depakote, cymbalta, and adderall mainly,-- plus lorazepam/ativan PRN for anxiety/panic attacks/sensory overload/autism meltdowns) and i now have a service dog as well.   i've been stable on the same medications since 2015 when i was hospitalized and they finally had time to i guess observe me for a few weeks at a time and get an actual diagnosis and figure out what meds would help.  i had tried a lot of diff. medications in the few years before 2015 (from like 2009-2015 i tried almost every antidepressant and mood stablizers  and even some antipsychotics and none of them helped until the combination i'm on now-- there are still SOME issues and its not perfect even with meds but they are working the best of anything i've ever tried and most days are decent so i dont want to rock the boat and just sticking with it and trying to improve other areas of my life naturally to make up the difference..)  

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Your story is amazing! Your amazing! Thank you so much for sharing it!🤗

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22 hours ago, Lisa said:

I was in nursing school with a 4.5 GPA. I worked full time,and full time classes as well. I made dean's list. My credits were transferrable,and I thought that if I really pushed myself I could take the prerequisites for pre med at community college. Long story short I broke down,because my symptoms got the best of me. I was then diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder,and have been on medication ever since. My credits transfered,and for my RN it would take about a year,however I would probably have to redo some other courses for my own piece of mind like pharmacology for example. My plan is to go back soon,because I know I can do it.

Yes you can! I will be going back to school in September hopefully ! Thanks for sharing ur story! It means a lot!👍🤗

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5 hours ago, Wliak said:

I love Vampire diaries! It’s the best! And thank you for sharing ur story it means a lot and is inspiring for me!❤️

Thank you 

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On 4/21/2019 at 10:06 AM, Wliak said:

I was diagnosed with unspecified psychosis when I was 17.  I was hospitalized for 4 months and was on meds for at least 9 months. I stopped taking them after I lost all feeling to anything in life. Like I couldn’t register emotions so I was never happy or sad I was just “meh”😐 ykno? 

Pretty much depressed for over 2 years and gained so much weight. My parents took me back to Ethiopia 🇪🇹 for a bit and it helped a lot as I got to see my grandma and family so it was nice.🤗

ive gotten a lot better now, I’m volunteering at a youth club and it helps me a lot when I’m around others sometimes I get too hyped and my family of ppl I know tell me to calm down😤😪 That’s something which upsets me a lot... cos I feel their not acknowledging my progress.

My question to you reading this is: Do you have mental health?

If so how do you cope with it?

And what’s your biggest struggle?

Thanks for reading and have a nice day❤️🤗

My mental health story is very, very long haha. I think I've had it since I was very small because my family would always tell me to lose weight and my mother had really bad anger issues that caused a lot of emotional trauma I still go through. I started self harming when I was about 8 and it only got worse. I met some people along the way that didn't help my mental illnesses and it was just a big mess. My whole family gets plastic surgery, goes on diets, and for the longest time put me on diets and put me in sports so that I could lose weight. I developed an eating disorder (anorexia) and became severely underweight to the point I almost had a heart attack. I was hospitalized for a few months and when I got out, I was still underweight but not as much and I hated how I looked. I ended up trying to kill myself a few times and was hospitalized at least 4 times for suicide attempts. However, it's been one year since I've been hospitalized, I'm going to start going to therapy again (I stopped going a few months ago due to money) and I'm genuinely trying to be kinder to myself. From 2017-2018 I went on a kind of binge spree and gained a lot of weight, but I am now at a healthy weight and trying to fight the urge to listen to my eating disorder thoughts. My biggest struggle would have to be looking in the mirror and hating what I see and always being triggered by the comments made by others about me. I try coping with it by surrounding myself with positivity and trying not to push the people who love me away. Longggg story short, I'm a mess and have gone through a lot and still am going through a lot but I am working on it.

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I'm soon sorry you went through all of that!

You are so beautiful and kind and special and I think your an amazing person! I think your story is inspiring and that you have accomplished a lot! I think it's very true everything you said about living yourself. Sometimes I tend to think about others more than myself and that tires me. If you ever wanna talk of anything and about ANYTHING feel free to msg me! 

I have equity too much spare time! Your story isn't long btw it's INSPIRING and I think your gonna do some AWESOME Things in the future!🤗

Much love,

Wehlia

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On 4/22/2019 at 8:57 PM, Emo Charlie said:

I think I’m mentally ok right now. 

I'm glad your OK!🤗

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