I have sat on this topic for a long time, and I have finally had enough. This time of year can cause survivors and caregivers fall into a state of discomfort, or depression. I lost my taste and smell, I have trouble from Halloween until the new year. Every person, situation and experience is unique, and we all find our way to cope with tough times.
With that being said, here is my rant. Survivors and caregivers alike all have our tight circle of support that cannot be broken and we will defend to the death. On top of that circle there are other ways that we find support from others that have similar situations. A face to face support group, a Facebook group to name a few. A support group is meant to be a safe place to talk about topics that we may otherwise feel uncomfortable. When I go into a support group to speak, attend, chat, or looking for support, the last thing I want to see is negativity. TO POST IN A SUPPORT GROUP “IF I COULD DIE, I WOULD,” or something similar is unacceptable. There will always be a spot of negativity in all of us, its a human reaction. DO NOT USE A PLATFORM TO SAY THINGS LIKE THIS THAT COULD LEAD A PERSON IN A VERY BAD PLACE OVER THE EDGE. GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER!!!
I am a very easy person to get along with, and I am grateful that I can help people see things a little outside of the box that may help. There comes a time when you have to let the teeth come out and defend my belief. By saying things, or asking people to pay money to have lunch, coffee, or a dinner with you is a fucking low life move. a survivor and caregiver will at times reach for anything in the air to assist them in finding an answer to a question that has no true answer. We as a community need to come together as a group and help others in any way that we can. A simple “how are you” can be enough to make a person feel value when they are in a bad place.
IN CLOSING, ESPECIALLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA, IF YOU ARE KNOWINGLY POSTING NEGATIVITY, GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER AND THINK A LITTLE, IF YOU ARE USING TBI AS YOUR NEW FOUND CAREER CHOICE, AT LEAST HAVE THE DECENCY TO KEEP IT AS A SEPARATE PLATFORM, NOT MASQUERADE IT AS SUPPORT. The community needs all of us to provide support, hope, knowledge, and education. STAND TOGETHER AS ONE OR WE FALL AS INDIVIDUALS.
I will gladly talk to anyone who thinks I am wrong or blowing this out of proportion (which I am not), leave a comment lets talk
RANT COMPLETE, typos and all