My journey

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Lostand_found
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My journey

Unread postby Lostand_found » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:37 pm

I'm a senior in high-school and have less then 3 months until school is over. I was so sure that I was going to college until I remembered my desire to join the army. Now i'm on the path and head set to join the army. But there is a lot of stigma and not just in the army but people who struggle with mental health don't turn out successful or they cant do things like the army or achieving great things. I'm struggling with believing in myself. I don't have much support at home and a lot of my support is via online or teachers from school. It took me three days to realize I could call and talk to someone for help about these things. Its hard without getting a biased point of view.

Sam W
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Re: My journey

Unread postby Sam W » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:28 am

Hi Lostand_found,

You're right that there is still a lot of stigma surrounding mental health issues, and that feeling can certainly increase when you don't have a lot of support at home for those issues.

Keeping in mind that we are not a mental healthcare provider, is there a specific type of support you're looking for around this? That could be help finding resources, or talking about ways to talk to your family about this, or just leaving this is a space for you to vent for a bit.

Lostand_found
not a newbie
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:21 pm
My Awesomeness Quotient: I'm resilient and always like to learn new things.
My primary language: English
My pronouns: she/her
Location: Humboldt

Re: My journey

Unread postby Lostand_found » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:09 pm

Thank you,
I'm mostly venting and looking for guidance and support for what I'm going through.

Sam W
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 5088
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:06 am
My Awesomeness Quotient: I raise carnivorous plants
My primary language: english
My pronouns: she/her
My sexual identity and orientation: queer
Location: Desert

Re: My journey

Unread postby Sam W » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:43 am

You're welcome!

Given what you've mentioned here and in your other thread, can you give me a sense of whether you have any professional supports your life right now? For instance, are you seeing a mental healthcare provider?

Lostand_found
not a newbie
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:21 pm
My Awesomeness Quotient: I'm resilient and always like to learn new things.
My primary language: English
My pronouns: she/her
Location: Humboldt

Re: My journey

Unread postby Lostand_found » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:49 pm

No, not at the moment.

Sam W
scarleteen staff/volunteer
Posts: 5088
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:06 am
My Awesomeness Quotient: I raise carnivorous plants
My primary language: english
My pronouns: she/her
My sexual identity and orientation: queer
Location: Desert

Re: My journey

Unread postby Sam W » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:54 am

Okay, then a sound next step might be to connect with mental healthcare supports of some kind. Is that something you're open to? And if you are, do you know how you'd go about connecting to that resource?


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