glitterspitter Posted November 29, 2009 Share Posted November 29, 2009 Hello! I'm so glad to have found this forum! Thank you, Velvet Elvis! I looked and looked for a support site; I had given up. Nothing seemed right for me. All too 'iVillage'-y for my taste, you know? But then I just kinda stumbled onto this site. It's diverse, irreverent, and totally relevant to my lifestyle. Everyone seems so great, so open... and as self-aware as we can be. (Hahahah!) I'm so happy to be a part of this community now! To introduce myself, I am 26, from the Deep South of the US, and i've been diagnosed with Mixed-Affective Bipolar Disorder, Dissociative Disorder, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Dyscalculia. I have a wonderful, well-connected web of mental healthcare providers whom I love dearly. I see my Psychologist every week (without fail), I have a quiet time every day, and I journal a lot. I keep track of my eating, sleep, and mood swings by logging them daily. All this was a long-time coming for me, and it is a system i've worked VERY hard to implement. I went without mental healthcare for ten years, starting when I was twelve. Then when I did seek care, I was misdiagnosed as having Major Recurrent Depression, which lead to me taking meds that only made things worse. I was self-medicating with alcohol so much that I and my loved ones thought I had become an alcoholic. All my erratic behavior and my comorbid depression was so confusing and my behavior made life hell. I was always sleeping, crying, or doing really crazy shit for kicks. Or I was cleaning up after my manic swings. Now, thank god, life is livable again. And now I have a support community, too! Hoo-rah to ya! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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