I believe you have your right to your opinion however Healing Well is a "peer" run support group, and members are discouraged from attempting to diagnosis anyone.
A member should not "tell" someone what to do in regards to their treatment. We may, in a supportive manner, make suggestions or share experiences. Experiential knowledge or having "been there" can be invaluable in supporting others. You have a lot of good knowledge.
IMHO we are not here to judge who does or does not want to get well and if someone irritates you perhaps the best thing would be to just not reply to their posts rather than posting something that could offend them.
You are a devoted member and we are all here for each other.
Your postings reflect your experience. Each person is different and who would assume to judge who is enjoying a mental illness?
Post Edited (stkitt) : 6/16/2007 4:42:37 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 6/19/2007 10:09:02 AM (GMT-6)
I have to agree that two forums would be wrong, for I have fought this for so long and seeing others just trying to understand it is hard and quit scary and I can't even think of anyone wanting a rush from a P/A.
For I have done many things in my life that have given me a rush that I liked but this is not one that I find pleasure with and I'm fighting back to regain a part of my life and it's working
To everyone of you, congratulations on how you are working on your own particular issues. No one wants to have a mental illness and there will be only one board for all of us as long as I have a vote in the matter.
We will have good times and bad and yes it is very scary to get thru to the other side. What is well for one is different for another.
Everyday you each make decisions and you make strides. We are here to support everyone and no one would choose to be in a pit. That is not a high, that is a low. I consider myself well right now but I can have a bad day, and that is my life, I accept that and in no way do I judge others on how they choose to work on their healing.
Mental illness is something we have, like diabetes, or arthritis. It won't just disappear forever, but you learn how to live with it and advocate for people to accept mental illness as a illness.
OK, off my soap box............I am passionate about this illness and hid my own problems from others for years, no more. I have depression and anxiety and that is who I am.
I care deeply for each of you......you are my peers and my friends.
Amen "as she steps down from soap box"
Post Edited (stkitt) : 6/19/2007 6:34:32 PM (GMT-6)
Thank you jersey, that was very sweet of you. I love this forum and I am beginning to get to know each of you. You all have my respect.
Lyn, Big Sis.
You never amaze to astound me with your kindness and I hope you know how all of us love you dearly.