Mental Illness Awareness Thread

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"The truth is, I didn't like who I was when I was married to Daniel. I would turn into this horrible monster. I didn't want my kids growing up with a mother like that," Miranda, Mrs. Doubtfire
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"The truth is, I didn't like who I was when I was married to Daniel. I would turn into this horrible monster. I didn't want my kids growing up with a mother like that," Miranda, Mrs. Doubtfire
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"The truth is, I didn't like who I was when I was married to Daniel. I would turn into this horrible monster. I didn't want my kids growing up with a mother like that," Miranda, Mrs. Doubtfire
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I don't know if I've talked about this here because it doesn't relate to limerance ( unless you want to count fantasizing as escape from trauma), but in addition to being saddened by the large number of mentally ill & meth-addicted people on the streets here in SF, I'm finding I need to get some kind of PTSD treatment because in the 90s, a drunk psychotic woman grabbed me by the hair & tried to slam my head into a wall (it was luckily just a low counter) but I was so scared & stunned I couldn't scream. I didn't think about it much for years until SF has just gotten flooded with agitated psychotic people, including one woman lunging at people. There have been days where I literally could not walk two blocks in my hood without crossing paths with someone acting erratically or screaming. It's a f##ing nightmare. Other cities send their mentally ill people on buses and just dump them here, plus we've had facility closures and a meth epidemic.

My aunt was institutionalized for paranoid schizophrenia & I've been hospitalized 5 times for bipolar so I'm sympathetic but my nerves are fried. I've gotten so sick of it that it enrages me. I go on high alert if they act the least bit sketchy. They've even been in my damn doorway when I come home from work at night. I even wrote the mayor & my district supervisor about the epidemic of it all. My hood's cleaned up a bit since then but they're all over the city. Even when I went to the beach. Screaming and acting scary. Just today, I was at the ER for a sprained ankle & I hear one screaming at the nurse and calling her a bitch.

I hate to sound cold-hearted, but my sympathies have been fried out. Tbh, I'm just fucking sick of them. There is no kind way to say it. I know their lives are hell but some refuse medication (I was in a psych ward where the woman threw her meds at the nurse, called her the n-word and ran out)
I've bought pepper spray. I'd leave my hood if I could afford it. I even thought of leaving SF but I have sent control & work in a grocery store.

Since my letter ( and probably tons of complaints & 911 calls) my hood has cleaned up pretty dramatically but it was like a psychological war zone there for awhile.

Sorry if this was irrelevant but there you go.
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I'm so sorry to read about your situation Zsababy. I can't imagine how scary that would be.
Limerence is an addiction to romance based on insecurity. LF
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"The truth is, I didn't like who I was when I was married to Daniel. I would turn into this horrible monster. I didn't want my kids growing up with a mother like that," Miranda, Mrs. Doubtfire
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