depression, a journey.

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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 7/21/2009 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   
hi guys,
 
i was thinking about what i have learn't being mentally unwell. yes, i have some insight, and have gained some understandings that are positive. just because people are mentally unwell does not mean that they are less of a person, obviously in some circles there is still stigma, albeit it is slowly changing here in australia. sometimes we are our own worst enemy, sometimes we fall into our own self-defeating ways and behaviours. isolation is hell, for some people this is an act of punishment, for others it is hiding ourselves from others as to not show our vulnerability or weakness.
 
me, i now inform people that i live with mental illness. alike diabetes it is a medical condition (depression and severe borderline personality disorder) and i am not ashamed to admit this. you can tell pretty quickly of those accepting and those who are not. for me it is literally seconds, thus this is a positive as i have learn't in a positive way of assessing character. another point is that i know real quick when i am going down hill, thus i can get interventions easier. for me now, hospital is their if i really need it, albeit it is coming to four yrs since an acute admission.
 
constantly communicating with different people, from different walks, religions etc has given me a better understanding of cultural signifigance in people from different walks who are mentally unwell. so many ideas, tips and ideas, exactly like this forum. i learn from others every day and from this i learn about myself. keeping busy is important-but you must have diversity or you get bored or suffer from being non-stimulated. education is key. i keep on top of new treatments, i talk with consumers, my doc, etc. i feel this is important, having coping tools is vital-but each has to be right for each situation. as people have learn't i am a man who follows the mantra of no reward without risk and he who helps himself/herself will reap better dx or prognosis outcomes.
 
so people, keep talking, learn, try stuff, be compassionate to yourselves and others. life is for the living friends, yeah depression is no picnic, it is a battle, remember a problem shared is a problem halved.-: within therapy, within understanding ourselves and or conditions. pls, pls remember that depressive illnesses are medical conditions alike diabetes or high blood pressure. thanks. be kind to you, their is only 1 so be no 1 in your lives my friends. with everlasting compassion. jamie
 
apologies for length.

Raniah
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   Posted 7/21/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jamie,

I loved your post. I think it’s wonderful that you are finding ways to explore and share the positive things you’ve learned from your experience with depression. It sounds to me like you have learned not only how to read others very well, but also how to read yourself…..you seem to be very much in tune with your thoughts and feelings and how to best process them for your greater benefit.

Your love for diversity comes clear in your posts, in the way that you never judge people on the forum no matter what their situation is or how they are dealing with it. It’s obvious that you really care about people from all walks of life, and I think you’re an awesome example to everyone who comes to the forum. I wonder if one of your divine purposes here on this earth is to communicate with others about mental illness and help to dispel the myths and misunderstandings. It seems to me that you are already on that path, and I admire you for that.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. As always, I have learned something valuable from you.
 
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“Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.”  ~Pliny the Elder

 

 


THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 7/21/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
thx raniah, and yes i have completed relevant studies and are now completing mental health studies. clear vocational area of employ will be in outreach and advocacy. thx 4 the nice words of encouragement. cheers my friend. jamie smilewinkgrin

Raniah
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   Posted 7/23/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Excellent, Jamie. You are so well suited to that career path. I wish you the very best!
 
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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Total Posts : 18748
   Posted 7/23/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
nice, thx 4 the lovely validation.
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