Логотип для центра помощи страдающим посттравматическим расстройством Family Hopes. Я люблю шутить про вьетнамские флэшбеки, но если подумать - мы так многого не знаем об этом синдроме. Он возникает гораздо чаще, чем кажется, его могут вызвать самые разные травмы. Это неотступная тревога, выпадение памяти, страх, беспомощность. От этого частно страдают близкие, те единственные, пожалуй, кто способен помочь. И неважно наверное, что привело к этому тяжёлому состоянию - каждому нужна помощь. Круто, что такие центры существуют.
Can you see the similarity? 😂
My dad and I were having a laugh, and he pointed out that maybe I am secretly the stretched faced lady from doctor who.
Well, maybe not, but a few years ago I'd never have been able to joke around like that. I used to think my elasticated/stretchy skin was actually fat that needed either to be cut off or for me to lose weight and over exercise (it never went away)
Years passed, but after learning about the condition Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, people messaging me asking wether I have the condition and talking with people in the medical profession. It's certainly possible this was the missing jigsaw peice that pulls my other conditions (POTS and GP) and symptoms (muscular skeletal pain, sublexations, missainment such as my pelvis and jaw, hypermobility, the list goes on) together.
It makes me wonder whether if my physical health conditions were picked up sooner and recognised wether my mental health would have suffered as bad as it has.
Weaving in the ends is always the most tedious part.
Kind of like dealing with trauma.
Integrating the loose threads into the blanket is a visual for sorting out those traumatic events. When we learn how to weave them, they can meld into our story and become a united, coherent memory.
#carletonuniversity#descrimination#sexualassault I told the doctor I had been sexually abused in my life, he asked me how that happens to a man, asked me to give details as if to ensure I'm not gay, I'm not. Love for them but I'm not nor have I ever been attracted to men. I don't even like other men all that much. The next appointment I got #ptsd flashbacks because of his questioning and had to bail. I explained this to them on the follow up, now they want to charge me $60 for it while I can't even pay rent. #humanrights I need a #lawyer can anybody help? #russianorthodox#confession#metoo#survivor
A word of advice...if you get the chance to push 100 lbs of gear in a jogging stroller, avoid roads like this one... #jimmywalking
so that I do not think so much and my thoughts become a spiral again and again. I try to distract myself with the painting. is not always easy. because I am distracted quickly. what are you doing to distract yourself?
Apparently I'm guilty of fat shaming because of this image.
Get yersel off.
I knew I was fat.
I knew it was killing me.
I knew it was making me unhappy.
I knew I had to do something about it.
What I DID was lose 8 stones in weight and get fit.
What I DIDN'T do was accuse others of shaming me because I lacked the motivation, dedication and mindset to change my lifestyle.
I DIDN'T wallow in a puddle of my own sweat, excess body fat and self pity feeling sorry for myself as I tucked into my tenth packet of jaffa cakes.
If you dont like being fat and you're physically capable then dont whine at others.
GET OFF YOUR FAT ASS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
One of the things I say a lot is this: Schools should have some sort of regular mental health class starting in elementary through high school. Kids need to be taught in age appropriate ways about mental health. They need to be taught the basics and warning sides of different mental health disorders. They need to be taught that their counselors are there to actually help them. A lot of kids don’t really know what their counselor is for and don’t trust them. Mental health needs to be normalized so badly to stop the stigma and shame. ☾
Kids need to know they aren’t broken or crazy and that lots of people suffer from the same things and help is available. Especially for the kids that have a bad home life or don’t have parents/guardians they can trust. They need to know that therapy, medications and other types of therapy are normal and okay. They need to be shown empathy so they can show others empathy. Changing the way mental health is seen has the ability to prevent bullying. There will always be bullies, but I think there would be less if more kids understood mental health issues and were taught empathy and ways to cope with whatever they are struggling with. ☾
Broken children grow up to be broken adults who hurt others. Children are sponges. They soak up what we teach them. We have to stop teaching hate. We have to give them all the tools we can do they grow up to be as happy and healthy as they can possibly be. It takes a village to raise kids and part of that village is school. ☾
I’ll step off my soap box now. But I wish there was something like this in place when I was in school. I hope to see something like this in my life time. I hope to see mental health disorders normalized in my life time.
Repost By @masthell_with_kalah: I speak my pain for many reasons. To escape the unspeakable loneliness and isolation that comes with being chronically unwell. To be an advocate. To be an ally. To spread awareness. To end shame. To help others see that they are less alone than they think. .
My support person was sick today. I drove myself to OHSU. My everything is flared up. I got lost in the hospital and was late. Everything is swelling and I’m dying of heat and a rash is developing on my arm. I need an adult. 😢
@wolfymoongray with a photobomb. 😹 getting ready to go up to the hospital on the hill for my women’s health appointment.