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If you have a mental illness, or think that you might, please seek out the services of a psychiatrist. Click here to find one.
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This site is not intended for use in crisis situations.
The reflections offered on this site are given under the assumption that you are also taking practical steps to change situations that need to be changed.
Please don't use it to anesthetize yourself into accepting situations that you shouldn't accept, such as:
staying in a bad relationship: whether an abusive one or just one that your heart is telling you that you need to leave
staying in the wrong job or career for you
staying in any other type of place or situation where you're unhappy, without taking steps to change it
hoping that harm or injustice (toward you or others) will go away without you actively working to change it
If you have trouble discerning whether you're in a situation you need to change, try imagining if your best friend were in this situation. What would you want for them? If you wouldn't want someone you love to put up with it, that's a good sign that you shouldn't either.
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