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Old 02-12-2019, 01:10 PM   #11
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I was cutting a raw beet when half of it accidentally fell on the floor. A good 1.50$ wasted, as I can't safely eat food that's been on the floor, especially since eating raw beet itself makes me feel very uncomfortable already.
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Other than therapy, I have plans on finding homeless persons to meet and talk with. I'm thinking of visiting parks of poor neighborhoods. Finding homeless persons outside during winter might be challenging though. Then I had another idea: I can probably find homeless persons by going to food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens. This is because I think food is a universal human need and some homeless persons, who can't afford food, might visit those places to meet that need.


I might read more about homelessness where I live, to get a better understanding and identification of the local homeless community. I also can't assume that homeless persons would accept my communication and vice versa, though I've been homeless before and did meet some friendly homeless persons.
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As for finding a therapist, sometimes there are community health centers that have therapists that you can see for a very low fee, like $30 a year or something like that. Also some therapists will do pro-bono work. It doesn't hurt to ask. Kit
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Also I think a book club is a good idea. Kit
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If you volunteer someplace, like the YMCA, you would have people to talk to. That could help social things. Kit
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thanks SlumberKitty. I might try the book club idea.



According to some online directory, my local therapists are expensive, near 100$ per session; but i might be able to afford one session per month. I would've preferred weekly sessions, but I will take what I can get. With homicidal thoughts, I have to handle my mental health a bit more seriously.


I can try volunteering and other things that might indirectly get me social, though nobody's obligated to communicate with me. I need to be wary of the communities I choose to communicate within, as being rejected from communities negatively affects my health.
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i ate a lot of cookies tonight. not good for my health, especially since the caffeine might keep me up past midnight and interrupt my sleep hygiene.
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i watch gameplay of video games for entertainment, since I can't really afford video games. i was watching some gameplay of kingdom hearts 358/2 days and there was some dialogue about females. it was stupid dialogue really, which is expected from a children's video game. i've been cautious about gender difference now. I've been trying to treat women as I treat men, which has been a great method of improving my social health.


i mean, I do write romance. But even though I write romance in a gender-oriented fashion, I've realized that romance isn't really gender-oriented where I live. And gender doesn't necessarily reveal much about a person to me. Even though local communities might treat people differently based on gender, that doesn't mean that I should, as it could be considered gender discrimination and sexual harassment.
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The cost of hiring a therapist is expensive, so I might postpone that idea if I can find a way to improve my health by meeting my communication needs.

perhaps I can find some way to pay people to communicate with me, outside of hiring a therapist. I've come to an understanding that I might need to pay to meet my communication needs, in the same way that people are expected to pay for food, shelter, and security. I live in one of the most populated cities in my country, but that doesn't necessarily mean that communication is free, even because some people shun others and discriminate like my mom does; though I can probably still use the large population to my advantage.

I was thinking of organizing a group, but that seems rather expensive, even because I'd have to pay for promotion also.

I've been thinking of communicating with homeless persons because they are the least legally endangering individuals to communicate with. I can't get into much legal trouble for trying to talk to them, even because sometimes they aren't within anyone's property (as they sometimes stay at a park.)

I have another idea where I can hire someone to do a service for me, but also get some communication as they perform the service. For instance, since I like literature, I could hire some English Language Arts tutor and slowly transition his academic service into a communication service.
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I'm thinking of finding or creating a local mental peer group. When creating one, I'm going to promote it for free, online, through social media websites and group websites. I'm going to use general search terms to find websites where groups are being promoted for free.
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