Not fun being on a roller coaster. I have some of the same issues and have found Disc golf very helpful with the social freeze and the way a panic attack has left me frozen in my tracks and shivering in fear of acceptance.
Since the utter failure of my attempt at seeking help for mental health issues over the past two decades, I had resigned myself to a life of despair, and didn’t care much whether I lived or not. Due to a latent childhood trauma I have been unsuccessfully dealing with a diagnosis of “Bipolar 1, Severe with psychotic features and social phobia”, a mouthful, I know. Having healthy relationships and feeling accepted have both felt out of my reach for as long as I can remember, but that has been changing recently. I have now been free of suicidal impulses for over a month, where it used to be a day-long struggle, every day, and I am starting to gain a positive sense of self that I never believed possible before.
Some people will not be shocked to find out what is helping, as I have come to learn that what is…
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