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Re: TW Feeling Miserable and Stuff

Also is there anything that you find helpful when you are feeling this way @SomeoneNADJS? Heart
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Re: TW Feeling Miserable and Stuff

[R@Bananatime04 Thank you. I’ll take a look at those in a bit. I haven’t talked with the principal much one-on-one (he only took over last year), so I don’t know how comfortable I am with that. There’s always emailing I guess.

 

I have face-to-face support, but not with anyone who knows we’re plural, so I either have to reword the issues to get rid of any hints to that, or I just shut down and don’t talk.

 

Maybe. That sounds like it could be interesting.

 

We don’t all always feel the same way, but if one of us feels something strongly, then it tends to bleed over to anyone else who’s up, including dysphoria, and rarely suicidality (that last one has only ever happened twice though). It’s weird because I’m scared of letting anyone else switch in (although whether they do that isn’t up to me; if they’re up and have enough mental strength to stay awake and focus on something that takes their attention, it’s just automatic). It could help, but it’s something we’ve been afraid of trying for ages in case those feelings do pass on.

 

Thank you Smiley Happy Also, the reason it took so long to reply was because I watched a couple of episodes of The Goldbergs. At least I got to see a funny part (“For three years, I didn’t know the Mario brothers weren’t real. I thought they were those kids down the street!”) which cheered me up.

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Re: TW Feeling Miserable and Stuff

I personally find emailing easier and feel like I can be more open when I’m not having to actually say things. Hopefully nothing bad happens for you to have to talk to the principal anyway!

I’m sorry that you haven’t been able to open up about you being plural.. do you think it’s possible to add to you support network and get a new psychologist that you can talk about this with while still having your other supports? If you don’t feel like you can open up to your current supports.

I understand that trying to switch when feeling negative could cause it to pass so I can see why you haven’t tried that yet.. there’s always the option if things get really bad tho. You don’t know for sure what will happen until you try Smiley Happy

That’s not a problem at all! I’m still here! I’m really happy to hear it cheered you up Smiley Happy I’ve never seen that before.. sounds pretty interesting tho!

I’m sorry if my understanding of you being plural isn’t very good.. I just don’t really know what it’s like because I can’t relate. I’m happy to read more into it or learn more about it though

Re: TW Feeling Miserable and Stuff

[R] I’ll probably email. Or I might bring it up if he walks past at lunch or something (he wanders around at recess and lunchtimes and randomly chats to the students).

 

I’m not sure. Our mum’s paying, and I’m not sure what to say to her if we wanted to do that. Thanks for the idea though Smiley Happy

 

We could try it out maybe, just to see what happens. I’m not feeling as bad rn, so maybe now’s not the best time to test that.

 

It’s a funny show. It’s a comedy about the maker of the show’s childhood in the 80s. I’d recommend taking a look at it.

 

That’s okay. Also, different systems have different experiences, so if you have any questions, please ask us Smiley Happy

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Re: TW Feeling Miserable and Stuff

Morning @SomeoneNADJS! Smiley Happy sorry I must have fallen asleep.. did you manage to contact lifeline?
How many professionals are you seeing in person?

I hope you’re feeling better today Heart
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[R@Bananatime04 Good morning! I didn’t end up contacting Lifeline last night. Three at the moment (two psychologists, one trans-specialised and one not, and a GP), about to be four because I’m going to the speech pathologist now.

 

I am feeling a bit better today thank you Smiley Happy

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Glad you’re feeling better today @Someone NADJS Smiley Happy
Do you feel up to opening up about being plural to your psychologist that isn’t trans-specialised? That way you can have both of them for different things..
are you looking forward to seeing a speak pathologist?
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[R@Bananatime04 We’ve thought about it. One time I had to stop my Headspace counsellor from messaging our psychologist about our plurality because I initially gave him permission to. I’m still unsure if it would be safe to.

 

I’m looking forward to it. I’m waiting there now.

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Re: TW Feeling Miserable and Stuff

@SomeoneNADJS If you don’t mind me asking, what makes you feel as if it’s unsafe to open up to your psychologist?
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[R@Bananatime04 Things like the stigma attached to plurality, a lot of people not knowing that it can exist without being a mental disorder, fear we’ll be thought of as crazy or delusional or disbelieved or ignored. Those are the main reasons we have for not telling her.