Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Hi! I'm Cadence. I don't think I have maladaptive daydreaming, but I do have characters in my head who are very important to me, I talk to them and they talk back. I'm not sure how real they are. I really need help, I'm dealing with many mental health diagnoses and self harming as well as difficulty as home. I just need someone to talk to :(
My people (I call them people because they have distinct appearances and personalities, and they don't like to be referred to as characters) have been with me since the start of a very difficult period in my life. I had few friends, I was sexually assaulted and very lonely. From there it just got worse. I'm nineteen now and I want to be able to go to college without my six year old popping out to tell the teachers how much she likes their voices. I also meet the criteria for OCD, anxiety, depression and BPD, and a doctor has suggested I have symptoms of PTSD as well. Can someone with these conditions please help me out? I feel so alone.
I'm Kristy, 18 year old daydreamer.
First of I'm not probably someone who is gonna help you. I struggle with depression, anxiety, slight eating disorder adn I've experienced selfharm. And of course I'm dealing with MD. As I said, I'm still struggling with all those things, so I'm not really the one to tell someone what to do. But I didn't want to let you alone.
So If you'd want to, we can try to recover together or just occasionally cheer up each other, what suits you best. I'm currently trying to encourage myself to set up a meeting with a therapist and that's pretty much the only thing I can suggest. I'm communicating with our school therapist, so my parents won't know about it. If you have something like a therapist at your school and they seem okay, I would try to talk to them.
I'm sorry it there are any mistakes, English is not my first language. Hope I helped if just a little.