I have a support group that meets once a month and I went twice but I didnt feel safe in the group at all. I was in a support group for 9 years because I had a drinking problem in my 20's and I overcame the alcohol problem and today have no issues with alcohol.But I was abused emotionally and mentally by members in the group and easily manipulated and taken advantage of. I finally left six months ago and I have moved past it but Im afraid i dont trust people easily anymore. I have high functioning autism and six months ago I had meltdowns everyday multiples times a day. Now I have zero meltdowns. I finally feel comfortable in my own skin for the first time in my life and can fully embrace my autism. I choose to live my life to the fullest and not let my autism be a disability. I am going back to school to get a degree in Biology. My group has decided to meet once a week now only thing there will be no facilitator because the facilitator doesnt have time to meet every week. I was fine going when there was a facilitator and taking my time to get to know people. Im worried that the atmosphere of the group might be different and that it might be unhealthy. Maybe I am being judgmental but I was hurt real badly and bullied severely all my life and manipulated. I have a history of sexual trauma from my childhood.
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So, I posted in this group (link->here) awhile ago. I just wanted to give a little update on how things are going for me and what God's been doing in my life.So, as I mentioned in my post I struggle with mental health. I'd say right now at this point in time things are starting to level off a bit. I occasionally have spells of a few days where my symptoms feel unbearable and I'll be gripped by...