Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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shinyhowhow
shinyhowhow Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited August 2021 in Start here and say hello!
Hi everyone I am 39 years old and have several hidden disability’s the one that causes the most damage is severe adhd and I will be assesest soon for asd of which I don’t think I or folk around me will be surprised if I get a diagnosis. I have a few other hidden disability’s which are a result of the former mentioned and I struggle to keep up with society and take the same kind of judgement and expectations as someone who’s perceived to neurologically and physically normal as the rest of society is. This is the hardest on me but i have try not to say too much to everyone as I know most people don’t understand anyway. Recently been in a ward after a huge mental breakdown and have come out worse tor it as the care during and the non existent care afterwards has really hurt and am trying to stay positive and hold on to everything but I think I’m up against too much. Sorry for long rant I like to collect things and enjoy being on my own, being creative and never settle unless i can have quiet time and do colouring in. Thank you 
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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @shinyhowhow

    Welcome to the community and thank you for introducing yourself.

    I'm sorry to hear about your experience receiving treatment following your breakdown, and that you felt worse when leaving than when you went in. Do you receive any other support to manage your mental health, such as from your GP?
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,112 Disability Gamechanger
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    @shinyhowhow good afternoon and a warm welcome to scope and our friendly forum, it's great to meet you and look forward to seeing you around the forum in the coming weeks and months.

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @shinyhowhow - welcome to this friendly community. It's great you are trying to stay positive despite the difficulties you face, & I hope you also find this group both understanding & supportive. :)
  • Barukh
    Barukh Community member Posts: 59 Courageous
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    Hi and welcome
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Thanks for sharing with us about your situation 

    Hope talking to others on here will help you 

    Looking forward to seeing you around 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @shinyhowhow :) A belated welcome to the community from me!

    How are you doing today? Have you had a chance to take a look around the community yet?

    If you're into colouring and art, then perhaps you'd like to check out our KaleidoScope thread for arts, crafts, and photos?  

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  • shinyhowhow
    shinyhowhow Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi everyone thanks for saying hello to me I don’t feel good at all right now and I don’t feel like there is much hope for me 
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi everyone thanks for saying hello to me I don’t feel good at all right now and I don’t feel like there is much hope for me 
    Hi, thanks for your reply and I'm sorry to hear that you feel this way. What has made you feel as though there is no hope for you? 
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