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This group is for those of us who want to grow beyond our Mental Health Issues through SELF Love & Acceptance, Personal awareness, Validation, Personal training, learning coping strategies, being hopeful, commitment, desire, seeking, self respect, self honesty, being true to oneself, helping oneself, trying, doing the best one can and so on. This is a Mental Health group with a difference. The reason I started this group is because I suffer with a certain mental illness which is rather stigmatised and which often get's misunderstood. Especially in the professional field. There is little research and understanding of it.
I believe we know ourselves best but are taught not to be confident in our own assessments of what works for us. I think we all need support when we are suffering mental illness, especially at those times when we have a downer or are particularly suffering and at those times we need to be comforted and heard. But there is a difference between being around other people who are constantly not coping and being negative because they aren't helping themselves at all, for whatever reason that may be and I am not seeking to judge them at all because we are all at different stages in our life and being around others that may also be suffering large, small or differing amounts of time who are actually WANTING or trying to help themselves. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between the two types and as I said it is not for us to judge, but personally I find I need to be around the second type of person because if I aren't I find I get very depressed and lose hope. So in saying all this I will conclude my Group description with with this. I would like for people of like mind, who are willing to get out and about and do things to help ourselves, to lend an ear in our darkest days, which will be m any, but on other days to run with me through the park, to throw a ball, to sit and look at the sunset and applaude life being so good, to look up and thank God for everything good, to drink good coffee, to talk about the one's we love and dream of loving if only. To talk of dreams and wonder if we could reach them together. To maybe help support each other a little when one is feeling stronger than the other. I want people around me who genuinely want to be able to admit to the deeper stuff and to feel safe in doing so. I want to be able to help you if I can and you help me if and when you can. Let's for once looking for help but together try and help ourselves! Are you in?

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Founded Jul 30, 2010

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dave, michelle
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