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Aidan is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Lucie,

You say you're still on medication and have had lots of therapy? Maybe it's a matter of revisiting old coping techniques and anything else like that, that therapy taught you?

And Drea is absolutely right! Even someone with everything material that they could ever want isn't insusceptible to mental illness. Any sex, race, age, class; it doesn't discriminate...
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Hi I'm Ellie

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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.


    • #3
      Hey Ellie,

      Welcome to the boards!


      • #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.
        Your difficulties are vaild


        • #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)


          • #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.
            'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: 'we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'

            'How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.

            'You must be,' said the Cat, 'or you wouldn't have come here.'


            • #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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