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Self Esteem

fia1998fia1998 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited June 2018 in Mental health issues
I have had bad self esteem pretty much all my life with my disabilities with me being short but I surrounded my self with family and friends who love me. They quickly talked to me and put those thoughts to bed and it made me feel a lot better about myself rather than being short and fat. They made me see that I had to fully embrace my disability and let it control me.

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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,267 Scope community team
    Hi @fia1998
    Great to meet you! I can empathise with what you have said about self-esteem and impairments. I struggled in my teenage years with my self-image and like you I realised that everybody is different, with the help of family. 
    I like a chat so you don't need to feel shy.
    Scope
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  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @fia1998, and thank you for sharing this with us. So glad to hear that you have the support of family and friends!
  • puppy2005puppy2005 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I’m short 4” 9 I’ve had depression worse since 2003 when my sister died slowly got worse over the years now just feel helpless xxx
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