Mental Health Chat

 



Combatting confusion due to symptoms
On with weepingwillow
Next week we will talk about confusion. Disorders, medication, and a variety of things can cause you to feel confused. How do we combat that?


Controlling anger
On with weepingwillow
Of course we are angry as abuse survivors, and with good reason. But how do you control that anger and make it work for you, or at least not against you?


How do I know if I'm making progress in t?
On with weepingwillow
It is really hard to tell if you are progressing in t, and so many people feel as though they are failing because they cannot tell. Do goals in t help you? Does it help to have your t point out progress? How do you know if you are actually stuck and not making progress so you can change it?


Handling intrusive thoughts
On with weepingwillow
Intrusive thoughts happen with many mh disorders so we will talk about handling them in real time and any ideas for getting rid of them.



People whom do not understand invisible illnesses
On with weepingwillow
We will talk about how people are judgmental of people with invisible illnesses. How friends and family get frustrated when you cannot do more. Then we will talk about ways to deal with these things.


Coping with Amnesia
On with weepingwillow
Amnesia is a common (pretty much universal) problem for those with a dissociative disorder. How do you deal with this in day to day life?


Derealization
On with weepingwillow
In derealization the perception of the external world is that it is unreal. Mayo clinic lists the symptoms -
Feelings of being alienated from or unfamiliar with your surroundings
Feeling emotionally disconnected from people you care about, as if you were separated by a glass wall
Surroundings that appear distorted, blurry, colorless, two-dimensional or artificial, or a heightened awareness and clarity of your surroundings
Distortions in perception of time, such as recent events feeling like distant past
Distortions of distance and the size and shape of objects


Safety
On with weepingwillow
The feeling of safety is something that abuse took away from us. Whether we never learned it or we found ourselves in situations where there was no safety. As someone that is out of the abuse it is hard to start feeling safe. There may be 100% safety, but our settings do not allow for that.


Self Esteem
On with weepingwillow
Abuse has many lasting affects, among them is damaged self esteem. Where are we at with self esteem? What are some ideas to maintain your self esteem, or to increase it?


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An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
~ Mahatma Gandhi