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Greetings from the Butterfly

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Hi, I'm Beckie and I'm new to the forum.

I have Bipolar and Anxiety and I was diagnosed with these conditions when I was fourteen (I'm turning thirty this year).

I joined this forum because even though I am quite well today, there are still days when I am not so well and I still have days where I need to reach out and know that I am not alone.

Even though I was not well last week, I still have a little bit of recovery to share and I hope that I can be a "butterfly of hope" to others when I am well such as today.

Today, I am trying to do as much self care as I can before I go back to work (work can be extremely stressful) so today is just a chill out day for me. I have found that it is important to have "self care days" if you can manage to have them.

I've just come out of a crisis recently, (I won't go into detail) and I am so grateful that I had people surrounding me during that time. However I am also aware that there are others out there who are in crisis right now and don't necessarily have people surrounding them. This worries me a little bit, and I hope people in those situations have the awareness to reach out.

I know it can be hard sometimes, to reach out. But I think it's really important that we know how to reach out when we are feeling isolated and alone because I know that we are never truly alone. We can always ask for help, and go through the right avenues to get help for ourselves.

I think that's enough from me for now.

Wishing you all the best in your mental health recovery.

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Summer Rose
Blue Voices Member
Blue Voices Member

Hi and welcome

Your post really resonated wirh me, so beautifully written and so full of many important truths. Recovery. Self care. Support.

Thank you for these important reminders. Thank you for spreading hope.

Kind thoughts to you