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Survivor Room / Re: SH ED MH Support, moving on etc
« Last post by Rob on November 11, 2020, 11:10:25 PM »
Perhaps if you can work on your self esteem, some of those feelings of guilt/shame would lessen. Professionals are only the same as everyone else, with their own sets of struggles and problems which you might cope with better than them. If you believe that the people you're talking to are on the same level, it's easier to communicate.
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Survivor Room / SH ED MH Support, moving on etc
« Last post by mirrhi on November 11, 2020, 09:44:59 PM »
How do you do it? How do you move on? Or how do you actually verbalise a need for support?
Does the shame and guilt ever leave?
I'm not where I was 10 years ago, but I still feel utter shame and humiliation whenever I have to speak to any professionals
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Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by Lorien on November 04, 2020, 04:53:47 PM »
Sadly there isn't a cure for autism but you can learn to live with it.

Some of us don't want one. It's integral to who I am.
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Survivor Room / Re: Non-symptoms/illness things you struggle with
« Last post by sk1n1m1n on November 01, 2020, 10:14:33 AM »
I often feel that that Iím not gof enough
Perfectionism
Turning up to activities oin daily life. I could happily be in self isolation all my natural life, this COVID-19 is paradise to me
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Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by sk1n1m1n on November 01, 2020, 10:09:16 AM »
Sadly there isn't a cure for autism but you can learn to live with it.
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Survivor Room / Re: Telling an employer about self-harm?
« Last post by sk1n1m1n on November 01, 2020, 10:06:26 AM »
Only tell them what they need to know but keep it vague.
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Survivor Room / Re: Old member new profile name
« Last post by sk1n1m1n on November 01, 2020, 10:04:14 AM »
Hey nice to welcome you aboard.
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Survivor Room / Re: Diagnosis process
« Last post by Turtle on October 22, 2020, 08:15:27 PM »
Thanks both :hug2: It all feels a bit redundant at the moment because my new GP is offering no support - but it's interesting hearing different insights about how people are diagnosed. It's all just tiring isn't it?

I ended up asking for my medical records in the end, and I did get them very quickly, but nothing much on them. It gave me my weight (significantly lighter than now - thanks Covid), patchy immunisation history and medication. I haven't actually had a psych appointment since I was 15? 16? I avoided services for ages after being discharged from CAMHS and just muddled through in my early 20s until everything was unmanageable. I think I was going to be asked to see a psych pre-Covid, but that all fell through and with current GP being unhelpful I guess I won't be asked now. So I don't think I'll be able to get any more particular insight into whether they've diagnosed me or not.

Oh Terri! I can't believe that comment about not diagnosing with EUPD because you're not difficult! Although at the same time, I can believe it because some mh professionals are... not the best. ::) The problem is it encourages people to be difficult - or 'manipulative' as people with EUPD/BPD are commonly labelled. It's all so silly. I'm glad stigma seems to be challenged more now. Thank you for all your insights and kind words and I'm so so pleased for you that you're getting the support you deserve now.

I guess different postcodes have different assessment processes and access to treatment - no great surprise but absolutely frustrating. I've moved around a *lot* over the past couple of years which has really muddled up everything - I guess means they can't do anything properly with me. My friend told me I should stay in one place for bit... But it's doubly frustrating because all the moving and chopping and changing is related to mh stuff. I get a big high, start something new, run into issues and get into a pickle. I can't settle on anything and nothing fills the big old hole inside. I really should have stayed in London - they were offering DBT when I was in a better place than I am now. I was intimidated by 18 month waiting list, but I'd have waited 10 months by now.

But I didn't and I'm not being offered support at all now and I'm too tired to fight for it right now - so it just feels redundant. But I do appreciate you both being kind and listening and offering advice - thank you :hug2:

Sorry - I'm sure I'm very muddly right now! Strange old week.
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Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by Lorien on October 21, 2020, 11:06:13 PM »
Interesting podcast on BBC sounds - 1800 seconds on Autism. It's kind of a comforty thing - other people do this, I'm not that weird...hey that's a cool idea etc.
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Survivor Room / Re: Old member new profile name
« Last post by Terri on October 20, 2020, 08:04:38 PM »
Heya!


I'm an old-timer still with the same name! :) I'm so glad that things are better for you. :hug2:
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