Mental Health Dojo

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Think I mentioned here I cut my finger quite bad making a cheesecake. My finger looks okay for the most part, slight scar, but the top is still numb. This was almost 2 months ago and I've been told feeling may not come back and if it does will probably takes years. A bloody cheesecake, that's the reason I've lost partial feeling in a finger....
 

Truck_1_0_1_

I Don't Know, but I Have You!
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Nerves are a funny thing; some grow back fully, some don't. Some come back with feeling, some don't.

Christopher Reeve never improved from his situation, but Droz (former NFLer and Wrestler) went from being a quadriplegic to now being able to move his entire torso, arms and all.

It's why I'll never **** with any medications or anything, that impact the nervous system; if it's life or death, sure, but I'm not playing around with those.

And I'll gladly take any meds that exist, if it'll help my situation, for anything on the planet.
 
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Slovenia/Croatia
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Shenmue 3/Yakuza remastered collection/Pokemon GO
Once again, I am sending best wishes to everyone who posted anything here on this thread. My thoughts are with @Kenzo38130 for sharing the sad news. Buddy, on the bright side, you're one talented young man, who contributed significantly to our community. Think about some of your projects surronding your own Shenmue UE4 remake and minigames, don't let them go to waste!
Unfortunately, I too have some stories to share: just yesterday I found out that one of my co-workers tested positive for Covid. The good news is that I personally have nothing to worry about, because I survived it in January. The bad news is the fact that the co-worker was in direct contact with several other people at work - while exhibiting the symptoms - and now I fear that our division will be temporarily shut down, because some other co-workers are planning to get a test. If too many of us are absent, we will have to stay home. My thoughts are also with him; he is currently feeling a bit better, but will have to stay at home for about 10 days. Other than that, I finally got an appointment with my psychiatrist, who prescribed the same meds I had for over a year now. The same meds, that make me all drowsy and lethargic unfortunately. As a result, I took countermeasures in the form of caffeinated drinks, which despite my better judgement, actually work. I even gave a blood sample to run tests on my thyroid gland and thankfully nothing was wrong with it.
However I do not think life will be the same now that we have this damn virus running amok. The whole world is shattering into a billion different pieces due to not only the disease, but due to the social decay and the multitude of other problems as well. Feels like I am watching The Hunger Games, 2012, The Waterworld, Zombieland, as well as other post-apocalyptic movies all at once in real life.
But this is all just a little OTT especially when you've been diagnosed with four mental disorders. I have friends like you guys and when something happens I know that you guys are always the right "address", or should I say website to discuss these matters. Thank you in advance and I'll see you guys around!
 

Kenzo38130

"Youngest shenmue fan"
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France
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Hood Story: Kaito Yamazaki
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Once again, I am sending best wishes to everyone who posted anything here on this thread. My thoughts are with @Kenzo38130 for sharing the sad news. Buddy, on the bright side, you're one talented young man, who contributed significantly to our community. Think about some of your projects surronding your own Shenmue UE4 remake and minigames, don't let them go to waste!
Unfortunately, I too have some stories to share: just yesterday I found out that one of my co-workers tested positive for Covid. The good news is that I personally have nothing to worry about, because I survived it in January. The bad news is the fact that the co-worker was in direct contact with several other people at work - while exhibiting the symptoms - and now I fear that our division will be temporarily shut down, because some other co-workers are planning to get a test. If too many of us are absent, we will have to stay home. My thoughts are also with him; he is currently feeling a bit better, but will have to stay at home for about 10 days. Other than that, I finally got an appointment with my psychiatrist, who prescribed the same meds I had for over a year now. The same meds, that make me all drowsy and lethargic unfortunately. As a result, I took countermeasures in the form of caffeinated drinks, which despite my better judgement, actually work. I even gave a blood sample to run tests on my thyroid gland and thankfully nothing was wrong with it.
However I do not think life will be the same now that we have this damn virus running amok. The whole world is shattering into a billion different pieces due to not only the disease, but due to the social decay and the multitude of other problems as well. Feels like I am watching The Hunger Games, 2012, The Waterworld, Zombieland, as well as other post-apocalyptic movies all at once in real life.
But this is all just a little OTT especially when you've been diagnosed with four mental disorders. I have friends like you guys and when something happens I know that you guys are always the right "address", or should I say website to discuss these matters. Thank you in advance and I'll see you guys around!
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
 
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Dec 1, 2019
I don’t want to go into too much details about it but today I’m sitting here for n my father’s car waiting for someone in HR to come in.

For the past few weeks I’ve had to put up with this person who makes me feel like shit. I like most other things about this job so far, but this guy, well...I like to think I can get along pretty well with most people, I always do my best to be friendly and easy going, always polite, patient with those who might have some annoying quirks or whatever. And I don’t want to seem like unappreciative of training I’m getting. But the thing is, all these little things he says or does make me feel like I’m stupid.

It’s a job where you’re specifically told not to rush, where going too fast makes you make more mistakes, but he constantly seems short tempered with me and acts like there are mistakes I make that I should know better about...despite having mostly been left on my own to learn for the majority of my first two months here. And he knows this. Never mind that him watching me combined with these off handed comments is making me incredibly nervous and stressed to the point where I’m unable to concentrate or focus on doing it well to begin with.

So I go to my boss about it today. He says he’ll talk to him but given his track record of following up on anything, who knows. I ask to go learn a different part of the process(something I was told from the start that you can just do it you want) but was told I had to work with him. I tried talking to the lead of my area, saw thing. Even other people who know or witnessed me crying as I left yesterday, who all seemed willing to have me work with them instead, but nope not allowed. I don’t see why it’s so important that I have to work with this guy who everyone knows is treat me poorly especially when I am rarely brought to that point anymore, especially in front of other people.

I don’t know. Maybe I’m overly sensitive but I wouldn’t think so. Just don’t think it’s right that for anyone to talk to me or treat me this way when all I’m doing is doing my best to try to learn. I doubt confronting him myself will change anything for the better because it seems he knows full well how he’s treating people in general. I’ve put up with similar stuff with people at past jobs, and it’s partly my fault I never brought anything up to anyone, but I’m so tired of acting like this shit doesn’t wear down my self esteem or mental health to the point of depression.

Maybe HR can do something, maybe not, who knows. I’m hoping for at least a leave of absence until they can put me somewhere else I guess, really I’d be fine literally working in any other capacity without him, but they seem to want to make things impossible for me. I can’t say I like the idea of outright quitting because most everything else is fine. I’ve only ever quit my first job, everywhere else I’ve given some sort of notice. But I can’t work with him again.

I’ve got a few thousand saved up...and without getting into much, if I don’t spend on anything else, I can probably live on $200-300 a month for now. Don’t want to have to. But maybe it would give me more time to figure out a way to network and get paid for my art in some way, and get better at it too. Working 58-60 hours a week doesn’t give anywhere near enough consistent practice time, especially with recent talks of starting to work saturdays as well or moving to 12 hour shifts.
 

Truck_1_0_1_

I Don't Know, but I Have You!
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Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2 (perfect Subaru run).
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People like that piss me the **** off. There is absolutely no need to antagonize someone at the workplace; they're supposed to help make your job better (and vice versa) and if nobody works like a team, things don't get done.

I don't know why companies don't realize this and do something about it; it is so damn frustrating for everyone involved.

I hope your HR will help out; the HR at my first job was completely useless and incompetent, I never had to deal with HR at my second job, save for one instance and they were SUPER professional and on the ball and the HR at my current job is just brilliant and is always there to assist and, "make things right," (but I have never needed to use them, other than payroll stuff; other people speak well of them).

Good HR is a job perk, IMO and something that should be looked at before job searching, if possible (which can be hard, I know).

I hope you get a resolution and things are fixed up. Fingers crossed for you!
 
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London
Same, I hate people like that but it's especially worse when it's just one or two people who make your role intolerable. At my last role, we had an IT guy who was pretty much the only one who knew our old and outdated systems. He was therefor near untouchable and it drove me mad. He would constantly NOT get things done that would lead to massive compliance failures. I spent a lot of time covering up this guys mess that meant we owed partners hundreds of thousands of pounds because he hasn't done a simple job. Always walking on egg shells when you are around him, he'll never get anything done, he'll shout, moan but the most depressing thing was that the higher ups would let him get away with it.

I took the attitude that I am not in the job to make friends and will force things to get done if I had to. That essentially led to me getting managed out the business. Don't kill yourself mentally over work @BloodyHeartland - If your boss and such don't do anything about it, time to look for somewhere else.
 
Joined
Dec 1, 2019
I guess I should give an update...

so I’m working in another art of the department for the past week or so, with a couple people who already liked me well enough. Doing something different, way more physically taxing as well as demanding as far as time goes and keeping a fast pace, all things I’d been hoping to move away from going from retail work to this, but at the very least I’m not working with that other guy.

It’s a bit unfortunate with the timing, and now pretty much working 5:30am-5:30pm or potentially past that. And considering traffic is always worse later in the day, we aren’t getting home til at least 6:30. Means I kinda have to sleep by 8:00 which is not much time for anything other than preparing for the next day...and my back and legs are already killing me now. The lead is a bit more demanding than the other two I’m working with but seems far more understanding and helpful in making sure I know how to do everything right, so I’m glad for that at least.

Next Wednesday I get my 2nd moderna shot, so I got the two following days off ahead of time knowing how awful it might be. Hoping to use that time to draw and catch up on games but most likely I’ll just be KO cold.

Anyway, thanks for your kind words guys. Really makes me feel better. Someone in HR had listened which got me here in the first place. No follow up yet, guess I don’t really care as long as interaction with him is at a minimum. Just seems I expected something by now as far as any official word goes.
 

Truck_1_0_1_

I Don't Know, but I Have You!
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Currently playing
Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2 (perfect Subaru run).
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Glad that you have an HR team worth their bones; they really can make a ton of difference in your everyday life.

Keep fighting the good fight! As for the shot; from what I've read/gathered, literally everyone had it bad for just one of the shots, while the other didn't affect the body much, if at all.

If your first went well, then this one might be rough, but if the first one was rough, you should have a better go of things :)
 
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