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Witchcraft&Mental Illness
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My gut was telling me to make this thread, so here we are. I was mostly wondering and hoping to chat with others who aren't neurotypical and what challenges they face within the pagan/witch communities, within their own lives, and perhaps with any therapy they might be going through.

This can also be a place to ask for help and reassure everyone that they're not alone here. So I'd like to lay down a couple ground rules for this thread just to be on the safe side.

1. Don't be rude or aggressive to anyone here, as per SoM rules.
2. This is a support group but we are not licensed therapy, if you are in danger please seek help immediately.
3. Promoting any self-harm behaviors on yourself or others isn't allowed. Some people genuinely struggle with this and it is illegal to do so.

As for myself I'm diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and ADHD. In my path, this makes it extremely difficult to focus as well as struggling with my all too volatile emotions. I can't meditate easily and when I do, it's not what other people would really see as meditation at all, sitting in my office chair stimming my legs with my eyes closed and tapping out a rhythm with my hands. It also focuses me to have to premeditate any spell causes and effects for weeks, sometimes even months in advance before acting on anything because with BPD I never know whether I need something, don't need it, or merely just want it but maybe shouldn't have it. My type of BPD also comes with depression, anxiety, and self harm ideation so I have to consciously avoid bloodletting ritual, just to make sure I don't fall into the old bad habit of mine. There's also just days where I do nothing particularly witchy or spiritual at all because I simply need to rest and recharge a lot more often than others. It also makes it pretty hard for me to know what I should or shouldn't tell my therapist about my faith since I do work with spirits, but telling that to the average person might get me a disappointing new medication, or worse.
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Bump (i hope thats allowed. i dont want this to get lost if theres someone who needs it.)
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