Anyone still holding on to their faith/religion/spirituality amidst being mentally ill, neurodivergent, and queer? What do you believe and what parts of your practice helps with your mental health?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Anxiety (Including GAD)
I’m Christian. Following Jesus gives me a lot of peace, it’s nice to know that I am loved unconditionally. It’s hard being queer in the church though, so I haven’t gone in a while. I practice my faith in my own way, it’s very personal to me
Personally, I carry a lot of trauma and PTSD from growing up in Catholic school and experiencing conversion therapy as a queer and trans neurodivergent person.
It can be really hard to even be near religion in any way. Traditional prayer can be incredibly triggering. I still struggle with ecclesiophobia (fear of churches). The smell of frankincense still sends me into a panic.
I really admire people who come from similar backgrounds that are able to hold on to their spirituality.
I have been doing my best to find other ways to connect to spirituality that feel safe and meaningful to me.
It’s not easy, especially since I developed extreme cynicism and skepticism towards faith as a defense mechanism when I was younger.
I hope that in my own time I will find a faith that works for me.
I hope that you continue to find peace in your faith as well. 💕
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