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    Mental Health

    Right, this could be a touchy subject for some people but I just wanted to create this thread in case someone could find it helpful.

    Basically, I have bipolar and I have amazing moods and the lowest of the low moods. Today I have been really bad due to a number of things and I thought that maybe if there was someone else in a low place then if they find this they could find someone to talk to or just rant randomly if that helps.

    A number of Eurovision songs in recent years have been about mental health such as Christabelle 'Taboo' and Svala 'Paper' so I thought possibly us here in the Eurovision community could help each other if we get low and need support.

    I could sit here and tell you all about my troubles and my attempted suicide in 2012 and my panic attacks etc. but the majority of that is in my past and you probably don't want to know but I just want people to know that if any of you do feel that you need to talk to someone / rant in this thread / just think someone close to you may have some mental health issues then you could get some advice from others.

    Just think of this as the ESCUnited support group lol
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    FYI this organisation created by professor Green has helped me a lot in the past so if anybody needs to talk to someone not on here / in confidence then here is the link https://www.thecalmzone.net they go from 5pm-12am (UK time) every day of the year
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your struggles and attempted suicide, but it's telling of how strong you are with how you've posted about it here so willingly and seemed to have got past that stage even with your bipolar. I hope you have a better mood soon and get out of this bad moment.

    I think talking about mental illness is a step closer to normalising stigmas associated with it and show people who are suffering and feel alone that they are actually not alone and people are there for them. Things have improved, but mental illness is so underrated and over looked by our governments, school etc so we all must make sure we do our bit to help. I don't I think myself suffer with any mental illness per se, but I know people who do and I have very close family who have also attempted suicide and are struggling bad with depression and anxiety so I understand from an outsider looking in perspective of what it can do to people and everyone around them. I think we have a great support network here on the forum from many different members so I imagine this will be super useful to many people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyWright View Post
    I'm so sorry to hear about your struggles and attempted suicide, but it's telling of how strong you are with how you've posted about it here so willingly and seemed to have got past that stage even with your bipolar. I hope you have a better mood soon and get out of this bad moment.

    I think talking about mental illness is a step closer to normalising stigmas associated with it and show people who are suffering and feel alone that they are actually not alone and people are there for them. Things have improved, but mental illness is so underrated and over looked by our governments, school etc so we all must make sure we do our bit to help. I don't I think myself suffer with any mental illness per se, but I know people who do and I have very close family who have also attempted suicide and are struggling bad with depression and anxiety so I understand from an outsider looking in perspective of what it can do to people and everyone around them. I think we have a great support network here on the forum from many different members so I imagine this will be super useful to many people.

    No one is ever alone.
    Thank you. As I said, I am going through a bad time right now but I'm not alone, there are millions of people out there going through the same thing so I just wanted to help at least 1 person if they see this and they have somewhere. As an ESCUnited editor I have put in the group saying I think we should get behind a mental health organisation and be a eurovision ambassador for mental health because there are a number of eurovision singers who have issues with mental health and I think it could help. Maybe this is the beginning of a new wave of support in whatever possible way it can be lol
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    Edit: sorry guys, I wrote once again about my experience but I think it’s time for others to expose their issues if they want to. I’ve spoken enough about me in other threads and don’t want to be so annoying
    And I said
    "Romeo save me, I've been feeling so alone
    I keep waiting for you but you never come."


    He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said
    "Marry me Juliet, you'll never have to be alone,
    I love you and that's all I really know."

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    I admire you all so much for speaking openly like this. Maybe i'll share stuff here another time when I feel more comfortable (a bit drained at this moment in time), but just wanted you to know that i'm sending love in all your directions Most people in life have problems, and it's a shame we often have difficulty when it comes to speaking with others about our troubles. I'm like that myself. A problem shared is a problem halved though. And no matter the difficulties we may be facing at any given moment, there's someone out there experiencing the same feelings, and there's always someone out there that will listen. Never underestimate the power of putting a smile on someone else's face. When i'm down, I try and think of things i've done recently that have made people smile and then I try for more the next day, even small things. Cheering people up is never trivial. Life is a precious thing and know that bad days are just that, bad days. We all have a purpose. So long as there's love in your heart, share it with whoever you can.

    You're a good guy for making this topic Romeo! I started to love Taboo as well when I realized exactly what it was about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausesken View Post
    Edit: sorry guys, I wrote once again about my experience but I think it’s time for others to expose their issues if they want to. I’ve spoken enough about me in other threads and don’t want to be so annoying
    Feel free to put it in here. Say it as many times as you need to! The more people that know what you are going through the more people that could help. You should never worry about 'annoying' people, you could have experiences and ways to cope that others don't and by letting more people know it could be something they could try and it could work for them.

    This world is all about helping each other out. There is so much shit going on in the world, help whoever you can, whenever you can, because if you don't and nobody else does then that person is left alone with no help. I sound like I'm preaching here or a motivational speaker or something haha
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    Just heard earlier today that a guy I went to school with just killed himself, second person of our year who has committed suicide. If you are struggling at all try to talk to someone anyone, someone you know or don't know, or at least know you are not alone... if you are a terrible place, you are strong and surviving that, and there are so many chances for things to get better even if things aren't perfect!

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    Mental health is a very difficult topic. The first step is always to talk about it. Never underestimate this. I know of a few cases where people would have never thought that their friends/relatives have depression. You just would have never guessed. Fortunately I have never experienced suicide among my friends or relatives, but when I went to study, one of my professors committed suicide. It broke my heart because he was such a wonderful person and he looked happy. It was a shock after he was gone. I met his parents to find out that another of his sons had committed suicide a few years back that time. Such a tragedy that good people left the world, especially without knowing and without being able to help. I myself have hard times as well, like having to work and having to foster my mother, but I am never at the point to feel depressed. Tired yes, but never depressed. I hope that the People here (and elsewhere, of course) will have help. I know sometimes it's hard because even listening can't get the inner problems solved, but maybe it is a Little comfort to know that many people feel the same. Love to you all!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gucci View Post
    To restore your mental health you need to rest. And you need to rest physically and mentally. Therefore, you need to have more sex, call for escorts, start girls, everything will be fine!
    Don't believe that this is the solution. Have sex and you are free from depression? Well, life isn't that easy. Maybe you live in a completely different world … maybe you are just a troll. Please put your garbage posts somewhere else, not in a thread that is meant seriously.

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