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Survivor Room / Re: possibly getting diagnosed
« Last post by Vermilion on October 11, 2020, 03:21:15 PM »
It seems sensible to check for physical problems, sounds like your being tested for thyroid conditions which can cause depression symptoms. I hope that you get some answers.  :hug1: :hug2:
Survivor Room / possibly getting diagnosed
« Last post by bluebell.x on October 09, 2020, 05:36:40 PM »
I have a blood test booked for next week to see whether i have seasonal affective disorder and, I've forgotten what it's called now, but it's to do with a gland in your throat that can cause a c******l imbalance in your brain. I've had to have this after speaking with a psychologist after being admitted to hospital last week. I dunno all feels a bit weird, like i feel relieved that im getting support finally but i can't wrap my head around the last week.
not looking for a reply in particular just needed a place to put this down.
Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by Lorien on September 30, 2020, 01:41:16 AM »
I find that I am more noticeably autistic in lots of ways when my mental heath isn't great. But my mental heath is also affected by autism related things - sensory overload for sure, but other things too. I agree with Vermilion, because it's all brain related it's hard to make separations. But I tend to did the opposite true also. If I give myself some leeway autism wise my mental health tends to be better.
Survivor Room / Re: Telling an employer about self-harm?
« Last post by danceforabeat on September 29, 2020, 01:41:42 PM »
Hi Lorien,

Sorry, I havenít been here in a few weeks. I managed to not SH for a few weeks, but then I have again today (struggling with work again). I donít think thereís much I can do though. I know Iím fortunate to be working right now, and I donít have much choice about working from home right now - I understand why I have to right now. I know the obvious thing would be to look for another job, but thatís much easier said than done - obviously the job market is not great right now and I donít think I can face job-hunting/applications/potential interviews right now because of my MH. So Iíve just got to get on with it.
Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by Vermilion on September 29, 2020, 11:57:14 AM »
I find that pretty much every single thing that I struggle with gets worse if my MH is bad. I suppose that MH makes everyone harder on themselves irrespective of whether they have autism or not? I think that many people with MH get into a all good or all bad way of thinking.
 I can't figure out which way around it is though; is my MH exacerbating autism symptoms or is my autism exacerbating my MH? Perhaps the point is moot. Does it matter what is causing what?
Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by Gerard on September 28, 2020, 03:54:50 PM »
Anyone else find that their black and white thinking gets worse when their MH is bad?
Survivor Room / Re: relapsed after a while
« Last post by bluebell.x on September 09, 2020, 07:59:35 PM »
Yeah I guess it feels better to talk about it. It's easier than in real life. I feel ok-ish now like I know there's nothing I can do about it, what's happened happened, it's just that I had gone a while. See when I'm at school i feel ok because I'm distracted it's just when i get home I'm immediately hit with a really low mood. I'm trying not to obsess over it, trying to keep my mind busy.
Survivor Room / Re: relapsed after a while
« Last post by Tucan on September 09, 2020, 05:33:22 PM »
Did it help to talk about it? How do you feel now? Returning to school can be a difficult time for young people, especially now as things will be different. Try to not give yourself a hard time over it. Experience says that doesn't help.
Survivor Room / relapsed after a while
« Last post by bluebell.x on September 09, 2020, 04:35:25 PM »
I haven't posted anything here in a while because I had been doing better, still struggling but felt like i was bouncing back and getting back to my normal head space after reaching pretty much rock bottom. I was 2 months clean which is the longest I've gone since before March, until last night. Just feel dissapointed in myself really..feel like I've taken a few steps back. My mental health has always dipped after starting a new school year for some reason and all these feelings are just rushing back, and its awkward in the changing rooms with scars on my legs and arms n stuff, hadn't had to deal with that for 6 months.

Just felt like getting that off my chest somewhere.
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