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Altered mental status upon waking?

Does anyone here occasionally wake up to a seemingly less stable mental state? That happens to me on occasion, usually after mildly distressing dreams right before slipping from sleep to nominal wakefulness.

This morning, particularly marked. Not wanting to get up today. Want to stay curled up, not face anything. Least of all my decrepit self. Even more least of all my responsibilities. I am weak, lazy, and generally dense. Also my mind is showing ...
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Stigma in Mental Illness but not in Physical Diseases

Why is there so much stigma in mental illness but not in physical diseases? If someone has Cancer, they receive support, sympathy, care, love, etc. But when someone has a mental illness, they get bullied, targeted, shamed, ostracized, deprecated, etc. It makes ZERO sense. Something REALLY does NOT add up in this defacto standard of the way things are.
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How do you be nice?

How to be nice when everything sucks and you feel like a raging b**** all the time but you can't seem to help it. When things that happened in like 5th grade still haunt you or bother you and hurt you.

When you can't forgive, and you see other people do it and tell you to do it, but your mind can't seem to do that, because the hurt is so unbearable?

-- Fri Aug ...
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Has Anyone Here Changed Their Legal Name?

To say my family was toxic is an understatement. Sometimes just hearing my full name is triggering. For years I've been playing around with the idea of changing it. Most of my friends are nons, and they say it's a silly idea. Recently though, it's become more appealing to me.

Earlier I was ruminating over the ugly past when I imagined what it might be like, for example, to fill out a form or an ...
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I need to Escape

I feel like I need to escape my life somehow. I feel trapped.

....I want to start over with life somehow.... Live in a different state... a different background... become someone else...change my name....maybe live in a different country....

I feel escaped from life, trapped, like there is no way to get out... I am bored with my life....

If I could just become someone else.... live a 2nd life somehow.

I really wish if ...
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How to be...nice?

How to be nice in a world that values it, when they made you mean as hell and now they atagonize you ?

Trying not to be satan when you are satan.

-- Sun Aug 21, 2022 4:26 am --

I cannot do this. I like my bed too much and they are mean and I hate jail, but I have to deal with *them*.

The tv is ...
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Psychiatrists Don't Care

I been trying to find help emailing psychiatrists for help...none of them seem to bother answering me back for an appointment. I guess maybe I say too much and they don't want to deal with someone who has a history of being hospitalized for OCD, cutter, had failed past suicide attempts years ago, who has anger issues and is verbally abusive. Kind of hurts when you try to reach out to them and they never ...
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Paranoia everyone is a sadistic rapist pretending

I survived being trafficked. A part of my abuse had a hate crime element to it. I often get paranoid that random survivors with DID are faking in order to find victims to abuse, or they may actually have DID but are preying on others with the disorder.

Stuff like this makes me feel like I'm not in touch with reality. Anyone else relate?
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I got accused of having borderline by friend based on google

So i have a bipolar 1 disorder and asperger diagnosis. Im currently about to see a therapist about considered DDNOS. I voiced my concern that i suffer from dissociation to my friend and he started asking alot of detailed questions, the next day he layed on me that he thinks i have borderline and that he had googled and he thought it fit.

The person in question have asperger aswell, so i think this is ...
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Hello, New here, and need to offload.....hoping for some sup

Hi to all

I've joined the forum as I need to put down how I am feeling, and hopefully get some support, advice, magic bullet or just a chat.

I am a week away from my 70th birthday, still feel 30, married to someone 10 years younger, (who is fabulous), and generally feel miserable all the time.

My life from age 26 to about 10 years ago (34 years) was spent full on, working for ...
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