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  • Hi I'm Ellie

    I'm 20 years old and a very shy, I struggle in many social situations as I'm a very anxious person. I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 when I was 18 and over the past couple of years it has been a real struggle. I have a huge amount of support from my family but sometimes feel that I am a burden and bring them down. I have a partner who I've been with for 6 years and every day he does his best to make me smile. Although I have all of these amazing people in my life I don't want them to feel like its their responsibility to make me happy. After I was diagnosed i didn't (and still haven't) recive/d any support. I am on permanent medication to try help but at the moment it isn't even working. I wanted to know if there was some alternative to more/different medication. I just need some new kind of support or advice or just how to cope daily when I feel like this .
    Many thanks
    E x

  • #2
    Hi ellie
    ​ welcome to the boards, hope we can help you well done for posting here.

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    • #3
      Hey Ellie,

      Welcome to the boards!

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      • #4
        Welcome to the boards Ellie!

        Theres lots of apps that I use to help with my mental health some including Calm Harm, Booster buddy and Silver linings.
        You are enough

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        • #5
          Hi Ellie, I'm Eleanor and I'm 14, I just wanted to say a huge welcome to the boards. I hope we can help you x
          "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

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          • #6
            Hey Ellie, and welcome to the community.

            I'm Mike, one of the moderators you'll be popping in and out. Feel free to start a thread over in Health & Wellbeing about your situation.
            "You're familiar with the phrase "man's reach exceeds his grasp"? It's a lie: man's grasp exceeds his nerve."

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            • #7
              Hi Ellie and a huge welcome to the boards
              ~To be where one wishes to be, one must first truly believe that One's self will get there~


              -L A N E

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