Mental Health Discussion

tig_prmz

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Even if someone is "playing the mental health card", it takes a lot to play that card. On a football fan forum, you don't really need to be treating everyone nicely- 10 years ago, this place was just people roasting and arguing with each other so it has gotten a lot better. But, this particular forum is definitely more of a community. We don't come here for discussion about the team only, we come here for specific posters whose opinions you've heard for 10-15 years. It is a community too at the end of the day, just look at the Geo thread.

Something I've learnt only recently is if someone does say they have mental health issues, even if there's a 1% chance that they actually do, treat them nicer or just ignore them. You're not losing anything by doing that. I genuinely don't think there are too many people here that are bullies or bad people.
 

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I want to share with you guys just 1 of 1000s of feeling I get when I suffer from this illness. My mental issues arose as a secondary condition , from a primary condition that I have.

The cause, a car accident with a truck, I drove the truck. I had no physical injures, I was higher up. Nothing I saw scared me or alarmed me. There was no initial mental scares. Within 2 weeks of the accident my first experience was, best described as starving to sleep. I took 1 year to seek help. I wish I never waited. I thought like everything , I can shrug it off. Not this time.
What do I put it down to , looking back, It was the whip lash in the accident.
If this happens to you or someone you know, please see a doctor straight away, and tell them my story. This happens in the form of PTSD, never forget this, please.

When I hit the black side of life, nothing matters, I can’t post.
I can say if I’m on here, I can see light again, any offence I cause I won’t blame on my condition, that is me.
Good to have you aboard Shadow. I enjoy reading your posts and contributions to the Forum. I am glad you now have sought help. That is the first and hardest step. Well done.
Great post
 

The SHADOW

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Just one further thing.
when doctors say people suffer with long term Covid , they have all my symptoms, though I have more.
I really hope they are prepared as a government to put big money towards recovery’s because they ain’t seen nothing yet.
while I can’t be cured or die from my condition, one thing I can say is, if you get help, take the correct meds AND STAY POSITIVE, DONT THINK NEGATIVE you can get your life back most of the time. When you are ill you suffer flashbacks you truely have forgotten about.
 

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"It's Why I get so pissed off when ppl play the MH card like it's a throwaway thing. Scum humans"


@PJ2

I will bring your quote here so as not to disrespect the Paul Green thread as others have

One question:

What qualifications do you have to determine when someone's playing the MH card?
I guess you can just tell if someone is genuine or not.
Moses, Matterson. You get the feeling they're using it more for leverage than actual suffering.
What do you think?
 

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Thanks mate. Appreciate it. At the moment I’m struggling to find much joy in everyday life but I know for myself I’ll get out personally since it’s a one-off event that’s triggered it. It’s the people who can’t see a future where they’ve not sad that worry me and sadly often they don’t talk about it. I think I mentioned in the other thread someone I was close to passing recently and it’s like a small piece of my regular life has been ripped away. That and the Paul Green thing make me think of my brother more - that was over 20 years ago now but it’s probably only in the last few years I’ve been able to talk about it with others let alone on a WT forum.
I know similar of what you speak.
My uncle 16 years ago.
Still cant even face his grave.
When people make the decision to end it all…they do so in some respects to those around them.
50 Aussie men a week…such a shameful stat. We need to do better.
 

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I guess you can just tell if someone is genuine or not.
Moses, Matterson. You get the feeling they're using it more for leverage than actual suffering.
What do you think?
No.... I dont think you "can just tell"
It takes a specialist to diagnose and the term MH covers a very broad range of conditions nowadays

When the overwhelming advice is 'talk to someone' 'share it' 'get it off yiur chest' if someone's struggling... To label anyone as scum or anything could be a fatal trigger for them...none of us know how others are really doing unless we know them personally and have talked with them

You could almost say some here are suffering some form of MH going by the way other members have affected them even when they're not here.
 

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Coming here after The Paul Green news, this thread is a disgraceful indictment on this forum. The whole thread is full of platitudes about people should "speak up" and everyone is here to support....then one guy speaks up and says that he is not handling things and he is bullied and in fact ultimately bullied off the forum.

A group posters here have actually bullied someone who on a mental health forum confided that their mental health was very fragile. Continued that bullying until they got banned. Thats who you are, THAT kind of person. These people need to have a look at themselves. The posters who didnt step in and who lionise this group are no better.

And thats cool....if that is who you are..be who you are but dont embarrass yourself with the fake platitudes. This thread is a hot mess of hypocrisy.
 

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And thats cool....if that is who you are..be who you are but dont embarrass yourself with the fake platitudes. This thread is a hot mess of hypocrisy.

Good post but I disagree with the comment about it being cool. It's not cool. It's hypocritical and messed up.

One other point I'd make is that the mods changed because one mod appeared to ban people way too easily. People are still getting banned.

It doesn't seem to be about banning people but about pathetic power struggles.

I can understand getting banned for stating something really disrespectful but being banned after being baited consistently doesn't still well with me.
 

Fade.To.Black

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Coming here after The Paul Green news, this thread is a disgraceful indictment on this forum. The whole thread is full of platitudes about people should "speak up" and everyone is here to support....then one guy speaks up and says that he is not handling things and he is bullied and in fact ultimately bullied off the forum.

A group posters here have actually bullied someone who on a mental health forum confided that their mental health was very fragile. Continued that bullying until they got banned. Thats who you are, THAT kind of person. These people need to have a look at themselves. The posters who didnt step in and who lionise this group are no better.

And thats cool....if that is who you are..be who you are but dont embarrass yourself with the fake platitudes. This thread is a hot mess of hypocrisy.
Who got "bullied off the forum"?
 

The SHADOW

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Good or bad , everyone gets to have a say on this forum.
This forum is nothing without all of us.
I’d hate to be the only one on here.
 

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There’s a great scheme you can get if you’re from nsw

Called ATAPS. You need a GP referral. I was on it for a few years when I was a bit lost about what to do with my life.

You essentially get about 10 sessions free or covered large part by Medicare to see a professional psychologist. Make sure you get a good psych as well as they’re not all good. It’s a relationship and they have to fit you and vice versa.

Here in Canberra they have one too but haven’t seen a psych so can’t tell you what’s it called. Anyway just my two cents
 

The SHADOW

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There’s a great scheme you can get if you’re from nsw

Called ATAPS. You need a GP referral. I was on it for a few years when I was a bit lost about what to do with my life.

You essentially get about 10 sessions free or covered large part by Medicare to see a professional psychologist. Make sure you get a good psych as well as they’re not all good. It’s a relationship and they have to fit you and vice versa.

Here in Canberra they have one too but haven’t seen a psych so can’t tell you what’s it called. Anyway just my two cents
Going through image problems bro 😎 - avatar 👍
 

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He would be one of my least trusted politicians in Australia,there is a reason his nickname is PorkBarilaro.He has had his snout in the trough for a long while and has tried to keep it there for even less work than he has been doing
He was also a Minister and should have been upholding standards. Having a relationship with a report in your office doesn't imo meet a suitable standard.
 
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