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View Poll Results: If you've been treated for Mental Illness, rate the effectiveness
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Old 06-06-2024, 10:12 AM   #151
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Well, you can encounter a bear "while camping in a state park in Georgia." Trust me on that one.

The most insidious thing about mental illness is that it naturally interferes with its own assessment and treatment. Because: "you are on the inside." Usually, you need to work with someone else who is trained to know what to look for. But it is still going to be their educated opinion.

But – your brain runs on "voodoo chemistry." Consider for example the profound effects caused by a quantity of LSD that fits on the back of a postage stamp. (Dr. Timothy Leary was a damned fool ...) I once knew a person who was having profound mental problems which turned out to be a food allergy ... to broccoli. (No joke.) I guess the most remarkable thing about the brain is that it works at all.

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Old 06-06-2024, 11:23 AM   #152
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I do understand that bears exist in Georgia. But the question is how to balance the likelihood of something happening against the amount of brain space that something is taking up. I do take the bear box to Colorado, but not to Missouri.
 
Old 06-06-2024, 03:08 PM   #153
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Anxiety is tough. It's like having an unwelcome companion that insists on tagging along, no matter where you go or what you do. For me, living with anxiety means finding ways to keep moving forward despite its constant presence.
Many people say that changing your diet, exercising, and sleeping well can help. It doesn't. At least not when the anxiety levels are high. This article shows some good methods to stop anxiety.
I started therapy about a year ago, initially hesitant but gradually warming up to the process. Opening up about the inner workings of my mind wasn't easy, but it's been incredibly liberating. My therapist has this knack for asking just the right questions, encouraging me to explore areas I'd rather avoid but ultimately need to address.
Of course, progress isn't always linear. There are setbacks, moments of doubt, and days when the weight of anxiety feels crushing. But having a therapist in my corner, someone who understands without judgment has made all the difference.

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Old 06-07-2024, 09:30 AM   #154
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There are many forms of "mental illness or inconveniences," and I think that the most important thing to remember with regard to all of them is that: "you are inside." Therefore, it is impossible for you to entirely realize "what might actually be happening, and what can be done." You simply lack perspective.

This can cause you to (needlessly) endure many degrees of misery, literally because it did not occur to you to "seek [outside ...] help." (Do not presume that "help" means: "zombie drugs.") Your brain is an amazing appliance: sometimes it works fine, and sometimes it doesn't. Seek, and then carefully consider, the counsel of those who are trained to recognize and help. You'll be very glad you did.

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