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If you have a mental illness whitney ♥ ainsley 1 child; New Hampshire 16454 posts
28th Dec '12

What kind of support do you get?
Therapy? Groups? Meeting with friends?



I know what works for everyone is different, I just figured it'd be nice to get some ideas.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22941 posts
status 28th Dec '12

Counseling once a week. Medications, several of them. There aren't any groups around here.

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 6245 posts
28th Dec '12

I don't have help or support anymore.
But before I had therapy 2 times a month, and I was on medications.

Mrs. Potato Dick Madagascar 20356 posts
28th Dec '12

Medication. I should be going to individual therapy. Me and DH go to marriage counseling every now and then when we can afford a sitter.

whitney ♥ ainsley 1 child; New Hampshire 16454 posts
28th Dec '12

I'm on meds, or back on them I should say. I know I liked groups when I was inpatient, but I'm unsure if it was because of the people that were there.



I just know I need something to help me manage.

linsα Sayama Hills, TY, Japan 31226 posts
status 28th Dec '12

Medication. I have severe anxiety being in social settings so I never liked group.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
28th Dec '12

If feel like I'm recovered now but when I was at my lowest I was attending weekly counciling sessions on my own and monthly group sessions as well as being on a medication.
I'm not doing anything now other than trying to be aware of changes in my outlook/ mental state and taking better care of myself physically.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
28th Dec '12

right now I just talk on the phone with friends and bitch and complain about life. used to do counseling but kinda felt like I was just paying someone to be my friend. the only therapy that felt worthwhile was inner child therapy and emdr. Have gone to.group support meetings and that was nice bc it felt like I was just talking to friends.

AngelGabriel'sMama 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 2103 posts
28th Dec '12

Medication and counseling once a week.

whitney ♥ ainsley 1 child; New Hampshire 16454 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" right now I just talk on the phone with friends and bitch and complain about life. used to do counseling ... [snip!] ... child therapy and emdr. Have gone to.group support meetings and that was nice bc it felt like I was just talking to friends."


That's how it felt when I was inpatient. I just don't know if it was the group of people I was with, and if it would feel like that on the outside

Blaine Edwards 1 child; Georgia 13858 posts
28th Dec '12

i have a severe panic/anxiety disorder and ptsd ; i don't like the meds, so i try not to take them if possible. i make sure to eat right, exercise, get lots of sleep and meditate with breathing exercises. i also make myself get up in the morning, get to work and get out of the house to do things with dd, family and friends.
i refuse to let it rule my life.

tinyvessels 33 kids; Austin, TX, United States 5322 posts
28th Dec '12

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tinyvessels 33 kids; Austin, TX, United States 5322 posts
28th Dec '12

Medication, and I've consistently seen a therapist every other week since getting diagnosed years ago.



Oh & weed helps if I'm having an anxiety attack/hypomanic episode at home