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Happy Father’s Day everyone!! Dads, step dads, grandfathers, moms pulling double duty... whatever it is that makes you a Dad happy Father’s Day!! Father’s Day is a bit hard for me, it’s a yearly reminder I don’t have anything to do with my biological father. He is a serious drug user... has been since sniffing glue in front of me and my brother at 3. He uses any and everything and has for over 50 years. As a kid I tried to hold on to daddy, but as I grew older and his verbal abuse became worse.. I distanced myself. He’s never met my kids, my oldest now 20 my youngest almost 14. Last time we spoke he told me he was going to kill me and spread my body parts around... of course he was high but I had to say no more. It was too painful to continually watch him kill himself. I have an amazing step dad I gave shit to for the first few years because I was 14 and didn’t trust men. I had already been through so much! But he’s still around over 20 years later so hes my dad and today I celebrate him and my hubby!!! ❤️#mentalhealthawareness #mentallyill #survivor #drugabusekillsfamies #mydadisanaddict #recovery #happynothappy #mentalillness #yegblogger #yegmentalhealth #advocate #boldlybpd #borderlinepersonality #majordepressivedisorder #depression #mystory #mhjourneys #ptsd #anxiety #brokenhome #yournotalone #itsokaynottobeokay #stigmafighter #sharingmystory #sharingmystorytoinspireothers #drugaddictionhurtseveryone #everyonehasastory
It’s okay if you are depressed. It’s okay if you are not okay. More than anything it’s okay to ask for help. It doesn’t make you less of a human to need help from others. It makes you a warrior. On the days where I’m feeling down, I light this beauty. Bright Side of the Moon is infused wild orange + rose essential oils by DōTERRA. It’s summery blend and Hawaiian roots lifts my spirit and calm my soul. Experience the magic. To order this candle or the others click link in bio. XOXO
When all your energy is constantly spent on pretending like everything’s okay all the time, it becomes real tricky when it’s all tapped out. #itsokaynottobeokay
Monday... when not even I can post an inspirational quote! . It’s ok to have one of those days #keepingitreal 🙈 . . . #mondaymotivation #mondayitis #oneofthosedays #stayinyourlane #positivevibes #monday #strength #itsokaynottobeokay #itsokay
B R E A T H E 🍂 In this moment don’t do anything else, just breathe. Be still. You are loved. Just breathe. It’s ok not to be ok, this too shall pass.
Hello My lil Chickadees, if it’s your birthday today HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!🎁🎊🎂🎉 And whether it's your birthday or not, I am sooooo glad you were born. You make the world a better place. You make MY world a better place. So please hold on. I love you so. ❤️💛💚💙💜💗#qtpoc #glbt #lgbtq #queer #gay #lesbian #bi #bisexual #pansexual #trans #transgender #nonbinary #gayrights #anxiety #depression #itsokaynottobeokay #lgbt #glbtq #stopbullying #genderfluid #qpoc #transpoc #transrights #lgbtrights #queerasfuck #lgbtyouth #lgbtqyouth #genderqueer #pronounsmatter #Queeryouth
It’s ok ‘cause we’re all humans! #quotes #humans #itsokaynottobeokay #life #deepquotes
Regrann from @birthtrauma.org.au - Birth Trauma Awareness Week will take place this July 1 to July 8. In Australia, 1 in 3 women identify their births as traumatic and 1 in 4 women suffer major physical damage. These experiences often leave a long-lasting impact on the woman’s physical and mental health, their ability to bond with their baby and their relationships with their partners, family and friends. As the only Australian charity focused on the psychological AND physical consequences of birth trauma, we at the ABTA believe passionately that this needs to change. We are therefore asking you, our supporters, to organise an activity during Birth Trauma Awareness Week to raise funds and encourage the conversation around birth trauma prevention or if you’re able to, we are asking women or their partners to get in touch and send us their stories of birth trauma and the impact it has had on them, and their families. For more details about how to get involved please click on http://www.birthtrauma.org.au/birth-trauma-awareness-week-2018/ #birthtraumahealing #bodymindsoul #birthtrauma #abta #ptsd #ptsdrecovery #anxiety #trauma #stress #stressreliever #stressrelief #birthtrauma #family #scared #noise #noisesensetive #physicaltrauma #psychologicaltrauma #breakthesilence #yourstorymatters #itsokaynottobeokay #breakthestigma
Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes, we all slip up, we all do things we wish we could take back. The importing thing to take from it, as cliche as it is, is that you learn from your mistakes. I love you all, please stay safe and have a great night • • • • -I am not a professional nor am I very active, but my dms are always open if you need someone- • I love you • • #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #lgbtplus #lgbtqplus #lgbtqiaplus #loveislove #inspiration #inspirational #inspirationalquotes #lifequotes #life #anxiety #depression #anorexia #mental #mentaldisorder #mentalillness #suicide #suiciderecovery #suicidalthoughts #selfharn #selfharnn #itsokay #itsokaynottobeokay #doyourbest #doingyourbest #stayalive #stayalivechallege #iloveyou
Imagine you’re wearing a hat. It’s a nice hat and everyone compliments you on your hat. But then one day, your hat starts to not fit so well. It changes colour, it tightens around your head and it begins to get heavy. Everyone still compliments you on your hat. You try to remove your hat but it keeps coming back...sometimes, it never comes off. Everyone still compliments you on your hat. You start to change your behaviour to appease your hat..it’s the only way to make it feel ok. Everyone still compliments you on your hat. You feel alone...whenever you try to explain how the hat makes you feel people don’t believe you... Everyone still compliments you on your hat. You realise that the hat is a master of disguise...that to everyone else it looks like a nice hat. Will you ever be free from the hat you’re wearing? It’s a question that can’t be answered...you’ve learnt to control your hat, to make it look nice...most of the time. When it doesn’t look great or feel the best, know that you have the ability to take it off and make it better. There are people who specialise in hats like yours...reach out...you’re not alone. Everyone still compliments you on your hat. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #removethestigma #itsokaynottobeokay #youarenotalone #mentalhealthmatters
Love this ❤️ Monday morning musings ❤️ via @fequalshq #itsokaynottobeokay #areyouokay
Oh, yes dear.. I could have made some different choices in life, but i did what i did. Both good and bad. And i'm not who i was, i have moved on, it's all part of growing up. ☺ . . . . #fyi #itsokaynottobeokay #itsokaytobedifferent #yourlolifeyourchoice #liveyourownlife
He isn’t interested in you. He doesn’t want a #relationship . He led you on to believe otherwise. He isn’t the one and that’s okay. #badvibes #notrelationshipmaterial #moveon #used #abused #notinterested #hisloss #itsokaynottobeokay
I’ve always found it difficult to find myself beautiful. I think my nose is too wide and my forehead too tall. My shoulders awkward on my body and my arms long and giraffe life. On and on. And now I’m here at a ballet intensive and I’m surrounded by all these girls who are just so gorgeous and tall and thin and have the perfect everything and I find myself feeling small. They don’t even wear makeup and they don’t have to try and I feel that I do. Earlier I found myself on this page of a model and I was looking at her pictures and trying to tell myself that I was okay with not looking like that and that not every can look like that but in reality I was bitter about myself and the way everything was so wrong about me. Maybe I’ll be okay with it later on in the two weeks I’m here. Right now though I’ll be okay with where I’m at because I am beautiful. I’m how God made me to be. So maybe I don’t have a butt or a perfectly flat stomach and the perfect curves but that’s okay because I’m beautiful. I just can’t see it all the time. . . .Photo Credit: @jasminemalloimagery . . .#bodypositive #bodypositivity #beauty #beautiful #beautifulgirls #model #modelling #lake #aesthetic #butnotreally #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthadvocate #itsokaynottobeokay #dancer #pointeshoes #ballerina #russianpointe
I’m tired of never being enough for you to look at. I’m over your lies and all the shit you say and do. I’m over it. I just want to cut already! #selfharmmm #imtrying #ineedablade #ithurts #anxiety #itsokaynottobeokay #selfharm I feel so alone right now. I get that you’re a man& need what you need but this sucks.
Something I’ve come to really excel at is faking it ‘till I make it. And the best way that I’ve found to do that is to put on a cute dress, drink a lot of rose, and dance until I can’t walk the next day. 💃🏻🍷❣️ . . . . . . . #fatshion #plussizefashion #psootd #bodypositivity #selflove #fatacceptance #curves #plussize #plussizefashion #plussizeootd #celebratemysize #curvystyle #wewearwhatwewant #wiwt #pswiwtd #whatiworetoday #effyourbeautystandards #thickthighs #thickthighssavelives #depression #itsokaynottobeokay #forever21plus #feminist #f21xme #firehousechicago #cocogoesloco #fakeittillyoumakeit #rose #roseallday #weddings #getlow
For the past 8 years, this day each year has been painfully hard. As a child, I grew up in a household where fear and betrayal ran deep. My “father”, the man who comforted me as a baby, promised me the 🌏 but instead taught me the true meaning of lies and hate. The same man who placed me on a pedestal when talking about me in public, hurt me and broke me down daily. And while I don’t mourn the loss of him in my life, I do mourn the loss of the real father I should have had. 💔. ————————————————————— From this I’ve learned: it’s okay to ask for help... someone truly does care for your wellbeing. And most importantly, life WILL get better. Just have faith and persevere! 👏🏼 _______________________________________________ Happy Father’s Day to all of the real dads out there. I hope your child/children know how entirely blessed they are to have the relationship they do with you. ❤️ _________________________________________________ #jer2911 #warrior #survivor #godsplan #notmine #itsokaynottobeokay #godisgood #proverbs356 #quotes #quotestoliveby #bibleverse #journey #health #instagood #instadaily #instalike #me #courage #strength #ptsd #ptsdawareness #fathersday #askforhelp #thingsarentalwayswhattheyseem
Appreciation post to my absolutely amazing boyfriend @jaxdrew_ Yesterday you held a fundraiser deadlift for depression, this event was your baby you worked so hard the months leading up to yesterday, I am so proud of all your efforts & hard work you put towards the things you’re passionate about, with all your efforts you’ve raised close to $7000 for charity @beyondblueofficial and what an absolute fantastic day it was, so much love & support was shown, babe you did an amazing job! I’ve had the privilege to watch you, your business and your passion grow, I am so proud for everything you’ve achieved, You’re forever uplifting & supporting the people around you & I just absolutely love you ❤️ Thank you @peninsulabarbell for all your efforts & venue, this couldn’t of happened without you. #deadliftfordepression #deadlift #itsokaynottobeokay Have some videos of us lifting. My opener @ 85kilos & Jackson’s pb @ 280kg 💪🏋🏼‍♂️
Beautiful reminder 💙 One way to be sure to not “ignore what is” is by practicing gratitude! What are you grateful for today? Share and inspire in the comments 👇💙✨ . . Today I am grateful for walks outside☀️ Talks with loved ones 💕 Cuddles from animals 🐾 . . Gratitude is POWERFUL ✨ I did some research and found crazy connections from gratitude to our physical, social and emotional health! To find out the top benefits of gratitude PLUS ways to practice today click the link in bio or head to BrightsideBear.com/Gratitude-benefits/ 💙 ✨ . . . #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthwarrior #itsokaynottobeokay #personaldevelopment #beproud #mondaymood #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #recovery #recoveryisworthit #takecareofyourself #spreadthelove
This 🙌🏼 when your brain is too loud in dark times, take a breath and focus on what’s in front of you. One step at a time, one day at a time. #itsokaynottobeokay #yougothis #anxiety #shhbrain #breathe #focus #daybyday #mentalhealthwarrior #wordporn
Happy Father’s Day to my dad you are missed and I love you ❤️. I hope I am the man you wanted me to be and proud of me. #suicideawareness #itsokaynottobeokay #mentalhealth #missyoudad
“I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me”⛽️🔥 - @beyonce . I 💙 this quote so much 💯 . . #theleeeway #itsokaynottobeokay #betterme #selfgrowth #investinyourself #loveyourself #yourbeautiful #femalepersonaltrainer #therealme
𝓲𝓼 𝓽𝔂𝓹𝓲𝓷𝓰... - "ℓιfє ιтѕєℓf ιѕ тнє мσѕт ωσи∂єяfυℓ fαιяу тαℓє." ѕσяяу fσя вєιиg ιиα¢тινє, ∂ι∂и'т киσω ωнαт тσ ρσѕт! нα∂ α ℓιттℓє ωαя ωιтн @gℓιику101 в¢ ωє αℓℓ киσω ι'м ¢υтєя ∂υн (иσт) ѕσ ι'м gσιиg тσ єи∂ ιт нєяє, иσт gσιиg тσ ѕℓєєρ уєт ѕσ, gи нуℓιαиѕ! - creds to owner // small face reveal - #botw #breathofthewild #breathofthewildlink #breathofthewildzelda #nintendoswitch #motivation #motivationalquotes #Oot #skywardsword #skywardswordlink #skywardswordzelda #ocarinaoftime #ocarinaoftimelink #ocarinaoftimezelda #twilightprincess #twighlightprincesslink #twilightprincesszelda #dontgiveup #strong #itsokaynottobeokay #believe #believeinyourself #heartbroken #blueeyes #devianart #grouppicture #link #zelda #zelink #hylianstribe
•Dreaming with my fairies• Frl tho I’m in like a magical mood, Is that weird? Idk and tbh idc. I’ve had the most epic summer so far and its only been a few days! I hope your summer has been awesome too, and if it hasn’t I hope it turns out to be awesome. I would love to know how you are, so if you have anything on your mind or something your dealing with you want to talk about I’m here. Just wanted to put that out there because I know what it feels like when you have no one to talk to, but you now have someone to talk to! You can dm me or I can give you my number. 💕 #love #hereforyou #diary #thoughts #faries #magic #spreadkindness #goodvibes #itgetsbetter #itsokaynottobeokay
No, I'm not ok, but I haven't been ok since I was 13. I am still here though. I'm still breathing. For me, sometimes, that'll have to be enough. #itsokaynottobeokay #alwayskeepfighting
There is nothing wrong cutting off a toxic family member. Ever since I cut that person out of my life, I've been doing so much better. #loveyourself #letter #itsokaynottobeokay #toxicfamily #singer #singerlife #singersongwriter #newmusic #comingsoon
hope this works!! • guys, i have two more days of school left, and then i’m going on vacation. sorry if i only post a few times in the next week or so, it’s gonna be busy. also i had a bunch of finals last week, and i was super busy studying! i hope to get back in a regular posting schedule as soon as possible!! • credit: @selfcareicon#self #care #selfcare #thread #selfcarethread #selfconfidence #selfcaretips #selfcarematters #putyourselffirst #itsokaynottobeokay #threads #selfcareig #selftiphouse #beauty #glow #glowup #glo #beautiful #gorgeous
Sunday Night reminder 💕 I need this now, more than ever!
Successful dinner 👏🏻 Baked portobello mushroom with an egg, spinach, asparagus and onions in it. Cauliflower “mashed potatoes” and a hard boiled egg 😊
Push through pretty girl even when it hurts... #itsokaynottobeokay #crybutdontquit #lookup
Always remember there is light at the end of the road! Some journeys might feel long and tiring but remember that light will always be there in a loved one, family and friends ❤️ #itsokaynottobeokay someone will always here there ready to listen don’t give up! Strangers turn out to be friends or loved ones. ❤️
It’s okay... it’s not always puppies and sunshine... take a deep breath and hang on. 💕 ~AP art by @bethdrawsthings #itsokaynottobeokay #hanginthere #anxiety #depression #mentalhealthawareness #justkeepswimming #yougotthis #copingskills #onedayatatime #edrecovery #bopo #thisismybrave
Tough though it is, it’s true. However, it’s also good to remember that it’s important not to judge ourselves or others on the choices we made when we don’t know what options they had. Because yes, we all have choice, all of the time. But at the same time we can accept that it’s not a level playing field. We do not all have the same choices (or the ability to make the same choices). The best we can do is try to make the best choice we can with the skills and knowledge we have. And if we don’t make “the right” one we learn from it. Because no choice is truly “wrong” if we at least learn from it (with exceptions I hope I don’t have to mention as this statement is meant for most people and most choices and I don’t feel it appropriate to state my own moral standpoints on any issues as part of the caption. I don’t mean to imply that there are no “wrong” things in life. In my opinion there are some. But that is not what this is about). . . . #quotes #quoteoftheday #mentalhealthquotes #positivequotes #BPD #CPTSD #dissociativeidentitydisorder #advocate #onedayatatime #babysteps #recoverywarrior #mentalhealthadvocate #Mentalhealthawareness #spoonie #Mentalillness #ItsOkayNottoBeOkay #InvisibleIllness #Takebackcrazy #Iam1in4 #BeattheStigma #MentalHealthWarrior #mentalhealthmatters #selfcareisntselfish #selfharmrecovery #breakthesilence #endthestigma #mystoryisntover #freemind
This isn't a happy post as the photo may suggest but there are no photos to describe how I am feeling at the moment. As we arrived in France yesterday, we received a message to say that someone we have known all our lives had committed suicide. It wasn't someone I was close to but it was someone I had been through primary and high school with, it was someone I would pass regularly in our village, someone who would high five Lucas and shake the hand of the person he was passing which is quite a rarity these days. He was outspoken, funny, took the piss out of people and to an outsider looking in, you wouldn't suspect this is something going through his mind. I can only imagine the impact it has had on the village and I have seen the zillion tribute messages to him on his Facebook profile. There are so so many people that could have and would have helped, both close friends and people that knew him just from passing in the village for the past 30 years. There is no shame in asking for help, nothing wrong with showing your feelings. We need to get out of this mindset that men need to 'man up' and get on with it. Talk as much as you need, ask your friend if he is ok, if you are struggling and don't want to talk to a friend, ring a helpline, don't fight these demons on your own, you don't need to be on your own xx Mind 0300 123 3393 @samaritanscharity 116 123
And this jumble happened because I needed to “quickly” grab “a few things” for a spontaneous night away. For one moment I saw it through the eyes of someone who does not live with a chronic condition. And I realised how unbelievably excessive my “essentials” would seem. And this really made me reflect on how important an area of the life of a #spoonie this type of prep is, and how little it’s spoken about or understood. But if I forget something, I can’t just “let it go” - this specific combo of pills, comfort objects, etc., help keep me safe. . So for someone with no health problems, the last minute check before leaving the house to do something spontaneous might go: - Keys - Phone - Wallet Good to go. . Whereas mine is more like: - day pills - night pills - allergy pills - pain pills - migraine pills (not the same as pain pills btw) - something soft - something smelly, - something tasty that I’m also not scared to eat on a bad day - notebook - pens - sketchbook - pencils - keys - phone - wallet FINALLY good to go. . And when this is considered, it’s much easier to understand why people who struggle with their mental health can appear forgetful and unreliable. I think anybody would be if they had to try and remember to take all of this stuff everywhere they go. And that’s without even taking the actual mental health symptoms into account. And it’s not a quirk or a preference (though it’s often less hassle and less exposing to pretend that it is that to try to explain that without these things, I feel completely unsafe). . . . #spoonielife #crisiskit #endmedicationshaming #BPD #CPTSD #DID #dissociativeidentitydisorder #multiplepersonalities #mulitiplepersonalitydisorder #complexptsd #traumasurvivor #abusesurvivor #addictionrecovery #suicidesurvivor #mystoryisntover #Mentalhealthawareness #Takebackcrazy #endthestigma #mentalhealthadvocate #ItsOkayNottoBeOkay #spoonie #psychology
Hiya. I don’t want to be so secretive, like I’ve always been about this topic, anymore. That’s why I’m posting this. So, I’ve decided that I (finally) need to take care of myself and my mental health and that’s why I’m admitting myself to a psychiatric hospital on Tuesday. Not many people know about my struggles with mental illnesses over the past years because I usually don’t talk about it and that has always been a problem and definitely does not help. So if you’re struggling with anything, be brave and reach out to someone and talk. You’re not alone. #itsokaynottobeokay I want to see this as a chance to get better, to feel like myself again and to really work on myself and my problems. For that to happen I think it’s best that I take a break from all kinds of social media for at least the duration of my therapy in hospital. If you want to stay in contact, you can write me a letter (yes, very old school I know) or text me. Just message me for the address & phone number. Also, I don’t want anyone to worry about me. I’ll be in very good hands and I made this decision entirely on my own and I’m proud of myself that I made it. Light and love, always, Rike
Guys I got a new tattoo! If you know me, you know I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety most of my life. So this was an important one to me. You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. It’s okay to not be okay ❤️ #tattoo #semicolon #semicolonproject #depression #anxiety #suicideprevention #itsokaynottobeokay #tattoonumber8
my day was okay. how bout yours?? ;) -my holidays are ending in a few days :( #follow #depression #depressionquotes #lgbtq #lgbt #love #pride #itsokaynottobeokay #following #followbacknow #pride 🌈
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