Mental Health, Uncategorized

Supporting Someone With Dissociation

Tips on helping someone who is dissociating

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The Power Of Having A Voice

I’m so grateful for my ability to effortlessly share my opinions without prosecution. During my college interviews this week, I have been able to be honest about my mental health and my disability, because I know it does not serve me to bottle it up. By speaking up people know how to help me can… Continue reading The Power Of Having A Voice

Chronic illness, Uncategorized

Missing Amid My Mind | What dissociation feels like

  The majority of my days are spent gone. Gone from this world. Gone from myself. I’d like to say I’m just on autopilot but for the most part I’m gone. It’s a strange feeling to enter into dissociation. It’s like you’ve time traveled to an era you’ve already lived through once, but you do not… Continue reading Missing Amid My Mind | What dissociation feels like

Chronic illness, Uncategorized

World in my hands

I’ve had my autoimmune disease since the age of four (2006). Since I was little my mum has used social media to connect to other patients and get information, because my disease is rare there wasn’t very much out there. But she found a small group of about twenty people on google hangouts, which has… Continue reading World in my hands

Chronic illness

Flarophobia

My fear of flare ups  Chronic pain is horrible. Chronic means; something negative which is long lasting.  My pain is complex, I have multiple kinds all over my body. The chronic pain started when I was 10 ish due to my nerve damage from Neuromyelitis Optica. I was on gabapentin to manage it - which… Continue reading Flarophobia

Chronic illness, Uncategorized

Better Days Ahead | Suicide Prevention

Yesterday was suicide prevention day, I wanted to write but I didn’t really feel up to it. Since this is an issue everyday, I will write today. Within the chronic illness community it’s very common to feel suicidal. Usually the thought process is that we don’t want to live THIS WAY. If we could be… Continue reading Better Days Ahead | Suicide Prevention

Chronic illness, Uncategorized

Spoonie, you are enough!

In this society where people’s worth constructed and not just inherent, it’s so easy to feel like a failure. If you can’t work, can’t study then what is your worth based on? In my opinion so much more. Sure it’s great to contribute to the world, keep yourself busy and whatever, but are you happy?… Continue reading Spoonie, you are enough!