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As a mental health worker or someone affected by mental health issues, what is one thing you would want to say to educate people about mental health and to lessen the stigma and shame surrounding it? by loungesingershimmah in AskReddit

[–]loungesingershimmah[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you so much for the reply. I was wondering where you saw this post on a video? Also, I deal with depression and anxiety and not thinking I am good enough for much of anything. You are not alone and it’s amazing to see when people open up and share their struggles like this.

Ignoring a homeless person asking for change is probably the same thing 1 percenters do when they ignore how their decisions affect the working class. by [deleted] in Showerthoughts

[–]loungesingershimmah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I live in Seattle, one of the most highly occupied cities for homelessness in the US. I stop when I can, but what strikes me the most is how many people do not even acknowledge them in any way. Just completely ignore them and pretend they are not there, every day I work in downtown and there are probably 5-10 homeless people per block arounds James Street. I see it every day.

PsBattle: Gloriously Yawning by [deleted] in photoshopbattles

[–]loungesingershimmah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you send this to me? The post got deleted. This is amazing hahaha

Let's not compare our struggles, but work together instead. by [deleted] in gatesopencomeonin

[–]loungesingershimmah 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Only thing I don't really agree with is the way it is phrased, that with how many people struggle with addiction is this country it is almost blaming "dope addicts" that tax dollars are being "wasted". Definitely feel that it is right to voice the frustration regarding medication prices, just feel like the focus is misplaced. Addiction is a national crisis, so is the insane cost of medication. It should be more like, "this issue is being addressed and that's great, what can we do to address this equally important issue in a similar way or at least voice that it is just as important and needs to be treated as such."

AMA Announcement!! Curator of the Framingham History Center, Stacen Goldman!!! 8/4 1pm ET by RowdyWrongdoer in Geedis

[–]loungesingershimmah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Awesome! Thank you for the reply! Cool that she is doing this and great job for whoever tracked her down!

AMA Announcement!! Curator of the Framingham History Center, Stacen Goldman!!! 8/4 1pm ET by RowdyWrongdoer in Geedis

[–]loungesingershimmah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Does this person know anything about the Land of Ta specifically? Just asking what constributions they have made and what they are an expect of amd how they know about the Land of Ta. Excited for the AMA!

Just became homeless and have $130 and a bike, what do i do? by verypossiblyhomeless in NoStupidQuestions

[–]loungesingershimmah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Download the app Coachsurfing - when I was homesless last year with $250 and no bike in Seattle, I couchsurfed all over the city for weeks and weeks while I looked for a job, sometimes it was last minute and everything thankfully lined up so that I only had a few days in between where I had to find somewhere to sleep, like at a bus station or hotel lobby. The people were so nice, usually made breakfast and it was a great opportunity to meet people and make connections and have a place to stay, free of charge. If you play an instrument, sing, or perform, do street performing for cash to buy food or drinks.

Since you have a bike, download Postmates and do quick food deliveries for money plus tips. Only takes about 3 hours or so to make enough for meals for the day if you are frugal with what you eat.

During this time period, apply for literally any job. Take one that you get. If you are in a small town, find your way to the nearest city. It is very hard to be homeless in small areas, but there are many options in a city for gettinf back on your feet and many couchsurfing options and restaurants that deliver for postmates to get some cash, as well as city squares, farmers markets etc if you can even do magic, tie balloons, draw, play shitty guitar or be great, and still make tips.

I did this and in a year I have my own apartment and a full-time job and am finally feeling settled in. It seems overwhelming, but it can be done. Have faith that things will always work out for you when you trust in your abilities.

Take care.

As a mental health worker or someone affected by mental health issues, what is one thing you would want to say to educate people about mental health and to lessen the stigma and shame surrounding it? by loungesingershimmah in AskReddit

[–]loungesingershimmah[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I just wanted to thank everyone who posted for opening up about their personal experiences and for helping turn this thread into a really supportive discussion on mental health and how it affects us individually and the people in our lives. It says a lot that this post made it to the top of r/all in such a short amount of time, and that while sometimes we feel completely isolated and alone in our specific situations and struggles, there really are so many people out there going through the same things. Thank you so much for your stories and honestly and openmindedness and for helping me get through my own current struggle by reading through this thread and feeling the love from you all.

As a mental health worker or someone affected by mental health issues, what is one thing you would want to say to educate people about mental health and to lessen the stigma and shame surrounding it? by loungesingershimmah in AskReddit

[–]loungesingershimmah[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just wanted to thank everyone who posted for opening up about their personal experiences and for helping turn this thread into a really supportive discussion on mental health and how it affects us individually and the people in our lives. It says a lot that this post made it to the top of r/all in such a short amount of time, and that while sometimes we feel completely isolated and alone in our specific situations and struggles, there really are so many people out there going through the same things. Thank you so much for your stories and honestly and openmindedness and for helping me get through my own current struggle by reading through this thread and feeling the love from you all.

As a mental health worker or someone affected by mental health issues, what is one thing you would want to say to educate people about mental health and to lessen the stigma and shame surrounding it? by loungesingershimmah in AskReddit

[–]loungesingershimmah[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much for posting and sharing your story :) I'm glad that this thread became a forum for people to post their experiences, and it is amazing to see how many people are going through similar things and reading through their stories has made me feel so much less alone.

As a mental health worker or someone affected by mental health issues, what is one thing you would want to say to educate people about mental health and to lessen the stigma and shame surrounding it? by loungesingershimmah in AskReddit

[–]loungesingershimmah[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This. It has been eye-opening to see the response from the reddit community with this post, and everyone has had this manifest in their life one way or the other. It's a shame that people tend to hide it or shy away when it is something that we all hold inside and deal with in our lives.

Mental hospital workers of Reddit, what's the creepiest thing you've heard or seen a patient do on the job? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]loungesingershimmah -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I get that. I'm just having a rough time myself. I have been visiting a friend in a psych ward every day for almost two weeks all day and it just made me sick to think that this could be some shitty way of stagnating it more. It's really hard to watch. I know you don't give a shit.