Mental Illness Anyone dealt with this dilemma?

 

Toni

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Due to 14 surgeries, Parkinson's. a permanent colostomy, heart problems, near blindness etc etc--- I have dealt with suicidal thoughts.
Therapy was useless because the therapist had never been down that road. I found hope in my faith that Jesus would take me home
in His good timing and wipe away all tears.
 
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Lee

Can't get enough...!
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It sounds like you have had lots to deal with Toni so it is no surprise to see you are struggling with your mental health. I would suggest that it is a normal (well not normal, but you know what I mean!) response to your physical troubles and I would be very shocked if you had no mental ill health.

It is good that you have faith in Jesus, that gives you something to focus on that is a positive in all of your negatives. I am not a religious man, nor do I pretend to be - but I admire people who put their faith in Jesus and God.

Have you had any therapy to try and help you learn some coping mechanisms for when things are getting a bit tough...?

Keep your chin up. I admire your strength and courage to be so open about your troubles.

((Toni))
 
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Toni

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HI Lee,
I am pretty much a "do it yourselfer". lol That is just my style as I love helping others and this often leads to a focus that substitutes my own helplessness leading to an enormous compassion for others. Does that make sense?
 
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Lee

Can't get enough...!
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Yes, that makes sense - in a way I do the same thing.

When I am really at my lowest, I often seek out likeminded people to support and that in itself makes me forget about my own problems.

I don't think that is necessarily a bad trait that should be avoided. I think it is brave to put the needs of others above your own and you should be very proud of yourself for showing such compassion.
 
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Toni

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>>>> Lee said "When I am really at my lowest, I often seek out likeminded people to support and that in itself makes me forget about my own problems"
Toni says, I hope you know that members like you just the way you are. Those who would judge you need to vamoose.
 
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