Tag: mental illness

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Background I was abused for 19 years by my father and others. Physically and emotionally. Then my dad died in ’92. For 6 more years, I would be physically and emotionally abused by my sister. At 25, I moved out, got married and I was free! From almost-daily emotional abuse. But. That day? That I…




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Is “crazy” still crazy when it becomes the new norm? Are “delusions” still delusional when we name them alternative “facts”? Is “denial” still a symptom of disorder when it becomes a tool to reduce an otherwise crippling anxiety? Is “mental illness” still an illness when the whole world has gone insane? These are the questions…




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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Apr 11

Damaged

The world is a big place and it’s  filled with so much love, wonder, joy, pain and uncertainty. For a lot of my life, my world has been filled with pain and wonder. I wonder every day if I’m strong enough to move past my trauma. I wonder every day for how long I could…




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Apr 9

Reasons

My psychologist talked about recovery, and I said (amongst other things), what’s in it for me? Which sounds appallingly self-interested – because it is! But it is the crux of my recovery issue. Everything I do in my life, is for other people – even my recovery. And without having intrinsic reasons to travel this…




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There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. – Denis Waitley. We’re born and eventually, be die. It is what we do in between life and death that defines who we are, which brings me to my next point. It took me a…




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We, people with depression, schizophrenia or any other mental illness are hurt and I’m not sure if we can be fixed. In my case my illness is clinical depression and most of the days she is winning against me. During those days I’m not sure if we, depressed people are broken beyond repair… maybe we…




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Hello all! Teigan here…I’m another newbie here to BayArt, from the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia, and I am excited to share a bit of my soul with all of you. I really wasn’t sure what to write for my first post here. I thought maybe  I could pretend I was some crazy beautiful hipster that…




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We’ve been taught many things by our parents, teachers and role models throughout our lives. How to talk or how to eat with a spoon, how to carry the 1 or grow mould for science, and we’ve even been shown (well most of us I would hope) the right and wrong way to treat another…