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Starting today, I will be sharing pages from my personal battle against anxiety. #Anxiety is a beautiful yet exhausting journey. This is my humble attempt to shatter the #stigma and create #mentalhealthawareness.
#mentalhealthmatters ♥️
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Here’s my latest update to the list of Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags.

- previous update 02.24.19 -

Please share it! Thank you. :-)

@ImageAltText Graffiti background. Foreground in white letters on a  red background to the left reads “Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness Hashtags”
There will be a PDF version up for download on my Ko-fi, likely tomorrow morning. The link is at the end.
Hashtags For Personal Narratives.

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also good for crowdsourcing solutions.

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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I wish #antidepressants actually got rid of #depression.

Don't get me wrong, they're very important. Life-saving even. But living with depression, even at a low-level, day after day can be be: So. Damn. Exhausting. 😏

#MentalHealth #Mentalillness
I've been living with mild/moderate #depression for ≈4 years.

For me this is 'remission'. And I'm genuinely grateful it's not worse.

Sometimes it's OK just to survive each day. But it's not OK when that becomes your life. When you feel 'a bit shit' ALL the time.

#MentalHealth
The elephant in the room, of course, is the environment.

Can I blame my poor #mentalhealth on my behaviours? My drugs? Or the conditions in which I work?

Is it 'natural' for academics to develop #anxiety & #depression given the constant stress & distain?

#HigherEdStressCrisis
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Im Ben.

Ive lived with #depression and #anxiety for years. I have become a doctor and psychiatrist. I try to help people. Sometimes I do.

My #mentalillness does not define who I am as a person. Or whether I am worth knowing.

#IAmNotDangerous

@CaraLisette
Thanks for all the positive comments. My ginger face be blowing up.
Since you are here, here is some information on depression and anxiety courtesy of the #NHS

nhs.uk/conditions/cli…

nhs.uk/conditions/gen…

And some great people to follow

@wendyburn
@CaraLisette
@hatttiegladwell
@beyondBPD18
@ahmedhankir
@matthaig1

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Here's a sample of what we spoke about at #adisorder4everyone in Cumbria:

1. @medsconsult and @recover2renew read 'Cracked' by James Davies (now @CEP_UK ) when published 2013
2. @medsconsult volunteered to help to compile the #unrecognisedfacts document for 2014 launch of @CEP_UK
cepuk.org/wp-content/upl…
@medsconsult @CEP_UK 3. We have collaborated voluntarily with the @TheBMA 's Board of Science to provide real patient experiences of prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal, leading to the BMA ‘call for action’ for support for affected individuals in October 2016
bma.org.uk/collective-voi…
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Articles from @nayadaurpk for your weekend reading pleasure.

1. Searching for an executioner — @NadeemfParacha on the execution of Z A Bhutto and the case that was used to eliminate him. nayadaur.tv/2019/04/search…
2. @Tariq_Bashir on how NAB law directly contradicts the fundamental principle of ‘innocent unless proven guilty’ granted under Pakistan’s constitution. And it needs to be repealed.
nayadaur.tv/2019/04/asad-m…
3. @MuhammadZiauddi explains Pakistan’s 70-year-old dilemma of choosing between an overvalued rupee and a free floating exchange rate. It is a #mustread on Pakistan’s economic history and #policy choices it made.
#nayadaur #reading
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About 10 years ago, I was walking home from a slow-pitch baseball game and party with my team. I was a bit drunk, so I walked instead of driving. On the way home I was mugged from behind and woke up in the Rockyview Hospital in #YYC, with a #TBI #concussion. (1 of 13)
I've had multiple concussions from athletics. Football, hockey, rugby & skiing, plus ran over by a car, not once but twice. (think Super Dave Osborne) plus what I have learned since, repeated mildTBIs from the sports. Likely result, I have #CTE. I get worse each year, not better.
Here is what is happening now. I retired from my business some years ago and stopped working completely, 3.5 years ago. I have other progressive diseases besides #CTE, like #COPD #Arthritis #Cancer and more. It is a heavy load and crippling my abilities.
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Here's my latest update to my collection of active Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags - previous update 12.13.18.

Please share it. Thank you! :-) Light blue sand background has the # drawn in the sand to the right. The left side is blank. <br />
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At the bottom of the picture, text reads
Portable PDF version will appear on my Kofi in the next day or so.

Link: ko-fi.com/TinuWrites
HASHTAGS FOR PERSONAL NARRATIVES

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also helpful for crowdsourcing solutions.

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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As politicians are jockeying to save face with both their constituents and lobbyists, trading in the universally desired #MedicareForAll, for the #MedicareForMore slogan pushed by #neoliberals, I echo the words of my sister-in-arms @MuyMexi when I say the following; (1/X)
This should not be happening in the “greatest country in the world”. People should not be forced to choose between food and the table and insulin to treat their bodies for the food they are going to eat. #MedicareForAll removes that barrier for all people.
abc3340.com/news/abc-3340-…
I used to work for @Medtronic Diabetes Helpline, helping insulin patients troubleshoot their devices. One of the things I learned while working there is the extreme pain that #Diabetes patients have to subject themselves to, just to live a “Normal” life.
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Remarkable @bmj_latest @BMJCaseReports report documenting the extreme lengths a bedbound patient went through to get a diagnosis of #POTS, #MCAS, #SIBO and #tachycardia

read her story here

#MedEd #MedTwitter @MayoClinic
casereports.bmj.com/content/2018/b…
2. After suffering for 16 years, seeing 19 docs with repeated misdiagnosis:

Her cardiologist couldnt diagnose #POTS

Her gastroenterologist couldnt diagnose #SIBO

Her immunologist couldnt diagnose #MCAS

Her neurologist referred her to a #psychiatrist!

casereports.bmj.com/content/2018/b…
3. Patient: the "neurologist was out of ideas and suggested I get a psych evaluation, which I declined"

the patient <referred herself> to @MayoClinic

#SickNotWeak #chronicillness #chronicpain #MedEd #medtwitter

casereports.bmj.com/content/2018/b…
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I have spent the last few years trying to rethink #mhealth. As we work to lessen #stigma and fear I ask everyone to keep an open mind, give feedback, and join me as I delve into some unique hypotheses. 1/
This started with my sphere of mental health. (Pinned) . I don’t believe true “normal” exists and feel everyone has issues that fit within the sphere. A dx comes because of observations that are inherently flawed & variable due to relative perceptions. 2/
I use the word “flawed” because none of us can read minds, therefore, there is no objective way to truly know exactly what someone is going through or how extreme their suffering is. This is one reasons #mhealth pros have such a difficult job. 3/
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Sending support and strength to anyone in #pain or fighting #depression/#anxiety.

It's a hard place to be in.

Do whatever you can to create safe, comforting non-toxic space around you.

Have faith in your own ability to survive. 💜🌿

(Flowers via The Wife.)
Reach out if you know you are in trouble.

Someone will be there to catch you before you fall. ❤
I don't mean to sound glib about reaching out. But my experience is that doing so--finding someplace to land and someone to listen to you will help you survive what you're facing. A support group if you are estranged from your family as many are. ❤️
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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4369: Donald Trump's Border Wall Oval Office Address • #DonaldTrump #BorderWall #OvalOffice #Deception #Anxiety #Frustration #DilatedPupils #Drugs #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #BodyLanguage #GovernmentShutdown
1/ On Tuesday 8 January 2018, President Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office regarding his proposed Wall at the US-Mexico border. What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of this event.
2/ As he began his Oval Office address, Donald Trump intertwined his fingers (0:06). For him, this hand/arm configuration is rare. He was probably following the advice of a speech coach.
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Remember that #depression and #anxiety both come from a misunderstanding about how the brain works. The #brain is a "comparison machine". It doesn't know how to do anything else. It compares every experience you are having to other experiences you've had or could be having.
It's your job to remind the brain that it only sees things in black & white (& based on assumptions). You're not your brain (it's a tool). ALL thoughts are based on an incomplete picture (a half-truth). Reminding yourself that your thoughts aren't fact, that they're only half the
picture, allows you to keep yourself in a state of awareness. The reason #DepressionIsReal is because we believe our thoughts ARE reality - they are not. Thoughts are fragments of information, used by the brain to develop context. The greater the context, the greater the #wisdom.
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Here's my lastest update Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags - previous update 10.17.18

Please share it.
I'll have a PDF version of this for download on my Ko-fi by this time tomorrow. Link at the end.
HASHTAGS FOR PERSONAL NARRATIVES

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also good for crowdsourcing solutions.

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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Depression is more than just feeling down.

It's a lack of motivation, increased negative emotions (anger, anxiety), a lack of concentration and memory, negative thoughts about oneself and the world (hopelessness, worthlessness), social anxiety, feeling trapped, dark imagery.
Fun not-so-fun facts about #depression:

Over 100 mil of us suffer from it.

It's existed as long as there have been human records.

Was first named as a condition 2400 years ago, by Hippocrates (in the West).

Non-human mammals can be depressed.

#mentalhealth #mentalillness
We often think of #depression as sadness, but the "two A's of depression" are very real: anger and #anxiety.

Other negative feelings that can increase are sadness, guilt, shame, envy, and jealousy.

#mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness
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I'm proud to share that it's been six months since the last time I allowed my anxiety to take over. I'm at the healthiest place I've ever been.

By this age (pictured below) I was experiencing mild anxiety.
It was my anxiety that detached me from others, made me feel I didn't belong & It was my anxiety that made me hide who I was. Why did it take me 37 years to realize this? I used strength as a mask to hide my anxiety from others and myself. This realization was powerful for me.
In the beginning, my anxiety was mild & sneaky, so it wasn't easy to detect. It would come and go effortlessly. Then, my brother was murdered when I was 23. It was my very first experience with death. It was traumatic & devastating. Naturally,my anxiety& urge to hide got stronger
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It's #zumba time
#mentalhealth 3 years ago I suffered my first #anxiety attack. I thought I was dying. Every #negative thought I believed would happen. With many forms of help I am finding ways to manage it. One way is #dance Teaching #zumba gives me such #joy
What's your #happyspace
The #zumba community is vast just like the #theatre community. So if you are looking for more things #dance or #fitness related in Ireland chat to the folk @MoveMeIreland

So much #positive energy with these guys you could probably light the theatre with it 💥
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I know folks wanted to talk about #anxiety & #gradschool. I'm going to share some things that only close contacts know bc I think its important to discuss it openly. I've always managed with some anxiety since a young age but grad school & life brought things to a breaking point
Beyond the normal grad school pressures, I found myself leaving an emotionally abusive relationship, learning how to parent alone, and losing my mom, who watched my son while I did field work, to cancer.
I suddenly found myself unable to do the fieldwork upon which my whole identity was built. The impacts from my relationship and the grief of losing my mother also made it really hard to trust myself to make decisions or take actions. My mental health took a nose dive & I froze.
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It's #WorldMentalHealthDay.

DYK: Half of all #mentalhealth conditions start by 1️⃣4️⃣ years of age, but most cases are undetected and untreated.
WE ALL have a role to play in supporting adolescents 👧🏾🧒🏼👦🏿👩🏽 with their mental health bit.ly/2CzHeve #LetsTalk
Some adolescents are at greater risk of #mentalhealth conditions due to their living conditions, stigma, discrimination or exclusion, or lack of access to quality support and services bit.ly/2IgMdAY #WorldMentalHealthDay
Emotional disorders commonly emerge during adolescence.
In addition to depression or anxiety, adolescents with emotional disorders can also experience excessive irritability, frustration, or anger bit.ly/2IgMdAY #WorldMentalHealthDay
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Today, a friend asked me for practical advice for dealing with #anxiety, specifically anxiety caused by #PhD #burnout. I thought more people might also be interested.

#PhDchat #MentalHealthinAcademia

(My history of burnout if you want background: bit.ly/2xHV76y)
I'm still figuring this out myself, and there's a lot of advice about dealing with anxiety available, so I'm just going to list the things that work best for me. I'll talk about sleep, trying to clear your head, still working during the anxiety and getting help.
1st, tell someone you're struggling. I told my supervisor and I can't imagine trying to hide it from her, but I know some people aren't comfortable with that. Find a colleague you trust and tell them. (The benefit of telling your supervisor is they're responsible for helping.)
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#Florence is finally moving away from the Carolinas (severe flooding still ongoing for several more days), and the long-term recovery process is beginning. It's important to keep in mind the psychological impacts of disasters on humans. (Thread)
Many people impacted by a disaster, especially those with direct experience, endure temporary distress after the event, which can take days or weeks to diminish.
Symptoms of temporary distress include trouble sleeping, becoming angry or upset more easily, problems at school or work, a sense of isolation, flashbacks or nightmares, and difficulty concentrating or listening.
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Let's talk about suicide. I know it's not fun. But we need to talk about it. I am someone with lived experience. I've lived through those moments when it was almost too much to bear and I searched for methods and wrote out plans. Yet I am still here.

#SuicidePrevention THREAD
I'm glad I'm alive. There have been plenty of days when I didn't feel that way. So it's kind of like a gift. Part of the beauty in this is that I know other people are glad I'm here, too. Probably none of them knows how difficult the journey has been.

#SuicidePrevention
Depression is a monster that lives under your bed, crawls out every morning as you eat breakfast, watches from the mirror as you brush your teeth, talks in your ear like a ceaseless prayer in reverse as you try to go about your day.

#SuicidePrevention
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#TuesdayThoughts on #ADHD. Today – ADHD and #Anxiety. Anxiety is a major problem for many kids with #ADHD. Kids with ADHD often seem fearless, but many kids with ADHD struggle with anxiety. THREAD 1/
There is actually a lot of overlap between ADHD and anxiety – both can lead to inattention, restlessness, and irritability. 2/
About 30% of kids with #ADHD also qualify for an anxiety disorder. But even kids without anxiety disorders often have problems with anxiety and worrying. But why do kids with ADHD have problems with anxiety? 3/
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