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View Poll Results: How has your mental state been affected by Trump's campaign / presidency?
Feel better, +10 1 7.14%
Feel better, +9 0 0%
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Feel better, +6 0 0%
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No effect / feel the same. 2 14.29%
Feel worse, +1 1 7.14%
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Feel worse, +10 3 21.43%
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:01 PM   #1
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How is your mental health, since Trump?

This article, Why therapists are having such a hard time talking about Trump, suggests the new President is the single-most talked about issue in therapy since 9/11. That's right, folks, Trump is as bad, from a mental health perspective, as literally a TERRORIST ATTACK that kills thousands of people.

It's not political. It is NOT POLITICAL.

We're talking about an unstable INDIVIDUAL that we're all forced to deal with. It's mentally and emotionally taxing.

What is the damage? Consider this:

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... normalizing behavior that therapists fight to reverse, including “the tendency to blame others in our lives for our personal fears and insecurities,” ... and “a kind of hyper-masculinity that is antithetical to the examined life and healthy relationships.”
THESE ARE NOT POLITICAL ISSUES. These are human, mental health and stability issues.



It is true, all politicians lie, all politicians are narcissistic.

This is different. All politicians are not like Trump.

Remember how he campaigned on not being a politician, doing everything differently, and shaking things up? He is not like other politicians, BY DEFINITION. This is different. This is not normal. If you don't see it, you're ignoring it.
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:10 PM   #2
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How is your mental health, since Trump? ( POLL )

Moderators, could you please add this poll to the thread by the same name?

Thank you in advance, if you get a chance to do this for me.
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:11 PM   #3
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The boogieman under the bed was easier to dispel when all your friends and neighbors didn't feel the same. Instead of one on one, group therapy is in order, or mass hypnosis.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:06 PM   #4
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My mental health, at the moment is at a very low point but for reasons that have little to do directly with trump, although possibly indirectly.

However, it is hard to assign to trump's election either correlation or causation the my decline in mental health considering all the other factors that have been eroding it for the past few years. I can say with certainty that his election definitely hasn't improved my mental health, and I'm willing to bet his policies and other crazy ass behavior will, in the long run, further diminish it.

It is also likely that it has negatively affected it in ways that I don't overtly notice. The tricky thing with mental health, specifically depression, is that it can come on so slowly that you don't really notice it until it is already too late. Analogous to 'bonking' or 'hitting the wall'; by the time you are too hungry or too thirsty it is already too late.

So the depression creeps up and the new reality is that everything is bleak and hopeless, always has been and always will be. There is no future nor joy. There is an emotional blackout.

Now throw trump into the mix and intellectually, you know he isn't ameliorating any of the despair, but it's just one more straw on the pile. For me, at least.

If I was a happy go lucky Muslim immigrant with an overstayed visa then it would be more like dropping an entire hayrick on my back.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:18 PM   #5
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It doesn't appear to be possible to move a poll to a different thread. we can close the earlier thread and move xoB's response to this one. I think
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:19 PM   #6
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Oh wait. Merge. There ya go
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:23 PM   #7
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Cool, thank you.
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:50 PM   #8
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I feel a little worse because I'm concerned, not for me as I don't think he'll affect me much, but for people I know and the nation.
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:58 PM   #9
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I'm tickled pink that we see more of Ivanka and nothing of Chelsea.

Let's keep our priorities straight.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:18 AM   #10
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Tapatalk doesn't like polls, so I'll answer by short essay.

I find that I worry about stuff in the middle of the night more than I used to. My sleep is suffering. Trump coincides with a new COO at work who is tinkering with staffing and I am left feeling less secure than I used to. Both dudes are scorching my groove and I have no control over what they do.

So far, things are OK for me, but the future is not clear.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:30 AM   #11
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Yesss. I voted for Trump. Now I wonder.....does he have dementia? He says the craziest shit on tv. Everytime he has a conference someone goes behind him and explains what he supposedly said. Ever see his youngest son? The one with the genius IQ? He stands just behind his father on the right. He has a look on his face like this guy. Little rat baby probably be our president in a few years.

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Old 02-25-2017, 09:26 AM   #12
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I work with the pre-existing condition crowd. If the GOP mishandles ACA and medicaid, they lose their healthcare and services. So yeah put me down for a negative 3. If my job goes away, I can always do something else but my clients are pretty tied to their situations.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:29 AM   #13
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griff it's not political
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:35 AM   #14
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I try to separate the show from the outcome. I know twitter boy hits some folks pretty hard but it is a show. The actual policies concern me. I have an office-mate who can't handle the show so I do get it and get pulled into her despair sometimes but I'm about the mantra, "It's a show."
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:37 AM   #15
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i feel like you have missed the original post
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