Hello, i feel like it might be a bad idea and this might get out of hand but hopfully it won't but if it does i guess it'll be lokced. ripia told me i could make this thread for now (Thank you)
So i've decied to make a thread for people with mental illness/disorder/disability or neurodivergents people (or have a relative that are concerned) in which you can talk about your experiences/your struggles, can complain/vent/rant, can ask questions, can give or seek advices and hopefully support each others.
You can also use it as a "daily diary" in which you can write your progress, what you managed to achieve in spite of your struggles etc...Example: "Today I managed to get up early in the morning and work out" or "I managed to go outside and meet people" and such. You can do the opposite naturally, about your regress, relapses or such.
People that are healthy or don't have problems and want to leave encouraging words, show support or give advices are also welcome!
-Please don't let thoughts like "Oh well my problem isn't as bad as X or Y person so i shouldn't complain" prevent you from expressing yourself, everyone's feelings are "valids" and matter regardless of their severity.
-Please be respectful of others, respect their opinions, don't force your opinions/beliefs/doctrines onto them, don't be condescending. Be careful with your words choices and keep it civil.
-If you deal with self-harm please don't be too explicit about it, like you can talk about it but don't tell in details what are you doing and don't post pics.
- Do not glorify self-harm.
-If you want to talk about suicidal ideation/thoughts do it as long you don't threaten to take off your life right away, like if you are in a crisis please call the emergency or a suicide prevention hotline.
-Do not glorify suicidal thoughts.
-Consider using Trigger Warnings and the spoiler option especially if you think what you wrote is explicit and can be triggering.
-No sollicitations here, please don't ask for money and donations.
-Regarding regligious matters, don't promote your religion and don't force your beliefs onto other. Don't mock or insult any religions. This aside you can mention religion if your issue is related to it, for instance "I'm homosexual but i feel bad and i'm depressed about it because my familiy is christian" you don't even have to name it if you don't want to, "because of religious reasons" is enough.
-Do not glorify drugs.
-Don't encourage dangerous behavior.
-Report users who cross the line or troll.
-The thread won't be pinned so please don't let this flop
So now you can do a little introduction of you (age, gender, occupations (job, student, inactive...) and such) and answer those questions (you can skip some of them or not answer at all) or just write your experience/Story. I'll go first in my 2nd post.
1) Are you neurodivergent or do you have mental illness/disorder/disability? if so what is it?
2) How long have you been dealing with it?
3) Do you seek professionnal help? Which specialists are you seeing?
4) Do you take medications? Which medications? or do you use natural remedies?
5) What are the coping mechanisms you use to deal with your struggles?
6) Does anyone beside you know of it?
7) How does your family/friends/Surroundings feel about it? Do you receive support from them?
8)Which issues, struggles or impairments do you have in life because of it? (you may list them)
Hoping that the thread won't flop!