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Nov. 13th, 2009

Yeah, I'm freaking stepping my own personal boundaries over more than one issue here. It's against everything I thought was acceptable to do or say through the years.

I need SOME kind of help, it's just that the professionals I've talked to always believe I'm more innocuous than I say I am. Who'd count on the mentally ill, hah.


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Mar. 9th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
Hey. I'm sculptureofabloke off FD, just been on the LJ thread so adding a few nice people off there, if you don't mind.
Mar. 9th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
that's cool, i'll add you back :)
Aug. 8th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
hey, i wasn't able to access the thread due to a login issue, but i just wanted to say i could relate to your initial journal entry. a lot of important issues that i present to so-called mental health professionals, after some time of mulling things over and prioritizing stuff, gets glossed over, dismissed or labelled as not as important as i think it is. i'm like, hello? why do you think i'm bothering to drag myself here? in some kind of desperate dance that i hate to perform anyway with you people? and what work would you have anyway if it weren't for actually *listening* to your clients?! but then again, living in a rural area, being on social security (or the dole across the pond, as they say :)) limits who i can see and the quality of professional access, waiting lists and whatnot... hope you can relate to this. i also resent how political issues of poverty and illness have become mental health and therapy issues with the expectation of these to be resolved at an individual level---which is not to downplay mental health issues, nor how these both can overlap (i'm dysthymic/cyclothymic with GAD myself, and a long history of being politically involved)...

aside from commiserating i hope you find some strength and hope realizing that you have your own personal gifts and talents, a lot to offer yourself and the world, to delve into, further discover, etc. for me, creativity helps as the proverbial emotional outlet but as well to explore current issues while looking at future possibilities for learning & growing or simply looking at myself & the world around me... i'm still experimenting with mixed media and working on a cartoon series, so i don't have much to show on lj yet but hope to soon. i hope to get to know you better and catch up on everyone's journals slowly over time too X}

take care and best wishes. i've been so majorly awol for so long, mostly due to boring crap like drs' visits & trying to use some energy 'spoons' for some limited community volunteering. after trial & error i figured out where to dedicate my time best out there IRL when i can. i'm trying to reconnect with folks and writing here on lj on a weekly basis, so hopefully we'll be able to reconnect more :)
Aug. 9th, 2010 10:37 am (UTC)
Re: hello
I'll answer more extensively later, I just want to say thank you for your comment; And I'm glad I've found it, since I haven't been using LJ for a long time either, but in the past couple of days I've been logging in again.

I think I should start blogging again - and do other things - also! I hope to see you around. :) -N
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