Are you looking for a group of people that understands not all disabilities are visible and that mental illness is very real? I created this meet-up "support group" for those struggling with mental illness and just need to be around people that understand. This is a support group in the scene that we are a group of people that support each other. It is not required that you share your disability with the group. This is just a place where you can freely talk about it or life or anything without stigma floating over us.
If that sounds like something you need, come join the family!
Here's a little about me:
My name is ReBe. I have been looking for this kind of support for a while. I can't promise to be the best organizer, but I will certainly try my best.
I am located in North Austin, but I am trying to branch myself more south. My anxiety sometimes does not allow me to go too far from my apartment, so there may be a couple more meet-ups in the North Austin area. If you are interested in becoming a co-organizer, Please message me (especially if you live more central/south).
I am more than ok with sharing my story with anyone that asks, but I know that not everyone is like me. Here is a brief: I was diagnosed with Depression, General Anxiety Disorder, and Trichotillomania at the age of 15-16. I didn't get a handle on my anxiety until around age 21. A big part of getting a handle on my anxiety was when I co-founded a University club called S.C.A.D.A. (Students Concerned About Disability Awareness). It ended up being a group of people that would meet up twice a month that would just talk and laugh and be there for each other. RECENTLY, my anxiety has been extreme. This past year I was diagnosed with PTSD and I am in the processes of training a service dog. I'm tired of my PTSD and anxiety holding me back from meeting people and being me, so I'm hoping this group will kinda "force" me to break out of my shell.
I know I am not alone, so if you need a friend, please join this group.
Group Rules: • BE CAUTIOUS and RESPECTFUL to other. If you want to share your story with people, that is great, but just be aware of triggers. • *Attention HUGGERS* Ask before you do. • You do not have to be diagnosed with anything to be in this group. If you think this group is a great fit for you, then we are happy to have you.