“Mental Illness “ is Real... I feel that this is a HUGE topic yet so many of us don’t speak about it and we are or have been mentally ill in some kind of way, maybe not yourself directly but maybe a loved one or a friend. I suffered from Mental Illness for some years but I was able to overcome it and I am not ashamed to admit it. I suffered from depression in 2011 when I first was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, in 2013 I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer and suffered from Anxiety and Depression a few months after my marriage was over. It was to hard for myself and my spouse to overcome it. I don’t blame him but I feel that if mental Illness was more spoken about , than maybe my marriage would had been saved. When I got divorce in 2015 I suffered from depression again and the people I thought where my friends stopped talking to me and I lost a lot of friends!!! Now in 2018 I have been able to overcome my illness and I am truly thankful to God, Doctors, family and real friends for helping me throughout my journey. I am a Survivor of Mental health and I am not a shamed to admit it. I am living my “Best Life” with the people that truly love me. I have Real friends by my side and I live my Best life every single day. I don’t look back or dwell from my past, the past is the past what matters now is today and your future. Stop caring about what people may say about you, or how people will judge you. Honestly, “Who Gives A Damn”!!! We need to focus on ourselves before we focus on others... I love my Life and if I fail tomorrow I know I will pick myself up again and it’s totally OK#lovelife #mentalillnessawareness #depressionisreal #anxietyisreal #bipolardisorderisreal #manicattacksareresl #mentalillnessisreal #stopthestigma #helpothersbeforeyoujudge #loveoneanother #tomorrowisnotpromised #godfirst #goodvibesonly #love #love #love
Over £300 raised so far!! You’re all amazing and every day I’m seeing how many people are working hard to raise awareness and they’re so supportive and humble!! I have about 20 pins left 😊❤️
I only feel "hungover" after a night of consuming cannabis if I've also over eaten.
Today I feel hungover after a night of consuming cannabis lol! I just want lots and lots of water in my body. Maybe no solid foods until 1pm. Who knows? Not me. I just know I want water.
Copper's Critter Care does not discriminate based on breed or size. I welcome any dog into my care as long as they are good with children and other dogs. With that being said, Foster is seriously the sweetest pitty ever. He fell asleep with his head like that in my daughter's lap. It blows my mind that people will miss out on this incredible dog just because they believe in the negative stigma associated with pitties.
#stopthestigma #punishthedeednotthebreed #pitbulladvocate #pitbullsofinstagram
A lot of addicts are also the victims of abuse. Wether it’s from a partner or childhood. It is not you. You are not who they made you to be. You are wonderful and deserve the best. Come out on top!
I want to express life. All its hardships, beauty and depth in all its true colors. Pure real happiness, sadness, ecstasy, funniness, parts of our humanly ignorance, struggles and victories.
For some it seems distant, intense or out of their conscious world or interest. But with a passion for it all, I will do my best to live my highest truth and bring out what I feel I’m here to share. For my need to lit the fire inside me, and share it all with you who hopefully can benefit from it. #ExpressYourself #TellYourStory
Here’s some of the Flowers 🌸 I took the other day , after me and Comet 💫💖🐶went for our walk !! #flowers
“This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Spotted #ioprocks
in the Highlands! If you see one around town, snap a pic and tag us! Spread the positivity!
This photo was taken about a week after a month-long hospital stay.
Just over a month earlier, I had tried to end my life.
I had all but given up.
I was still struggling in this photo. Things were not great straight after getting out. Things happened slowly. The change was not overnight. And yet the first few days after leaving hospital were probably the happiest I had felt in a long time.
I thought that I wouldn’t still be here. But I was. I was still here. And for the first time in a long time that realisation didn’t fill me with dread, with anger, with a sheer desperation and hopelessness. I was still here, and that thought for once didn’t terrify me.
I didn’t know what the future would hold, I wasn’t at the stage where I was planning anything further than a couple of days away.
I went day by day. And days turned into weeks which turned into months. And here I am now, 18 months from when this photo was taken.
And I am still here.
Yes, I am still here.
And I plan on staying here, for a long while yet.
Having borderline means that sometimes I push those closest to me away. It's like I'm testing them to see if they'll stay. It's such a deep ingrained behaviour and impulse I just can't control myself sometimes.
Just like the sign says - sometimes I just MUST EXIT but I can't a break from life so I break things and destroy what is external to me to match what I'm feeling inside and when I'm too distracted destroying what is around me I forget that other people are also affected. That what is hurting me also hurts others and then that just feeds back into the need to exit, to rid myself from that persons life when I really just want them to stay... And then after I've given them every reason to leave I can't let go.
It's about learning to control the impulse cos it's always going to come back.
Deep breaths, pick up all the pieces and put them back together again.
It's been a bad week I keep reminding myself that, over and over. It's just been a bad week.
But now I'm out in the bush where I feel my best - here's to the end of a bad week and the begining of a new one🌏
I started back on anti-depressants last Friday. Anxiety and depression have been a big issue for me for as long as I can remember. They help by giving me space to breathe and simply live without feeling overwhelmed and weighed down so that I can work on my mental health and actually get better. It’s nothing to be scared of and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. We need to break the stigmas and stereotypes around mental health and medication. #stopthestigma
The pain is in both shoulders now plus the right side of my neck is spasming.
My legs are twitching too, again. So much so that Kitty got off my legs once already because it was moving so much.
OMG! We did it!
That number will surely fluctuate. Regardless, even if just for a few minutes, we did something pretty cool 😍
Thank you for standing by me these last few weeks especially. I've been having a tough time with a fibro flare up, depression kicking in, and anxiety. It's been rough to say the least.
But we stick together, cuz that's what we do 💜🙌
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People come and go. It is easy to feel discouraged and hopeless. Take your time. Respect thr pacing. When you're ready, get up. Don't be afraid to do things solo. Explore your capacities. Write new chapters to continue your story.
Episode 6: The Samwich is almost here! This conversation airs Tuesday the 26th at 6pm. They go deep into their own experiences of traveling in a van talking about men's mental health, while also hearing about Sam Don Barber's backstory.
Stay tuned to watch the video!
It is okay to be unhappy with your current state of being/habits/patterns. Instead of using your negative voice (mine sounds like “you’re never going to be ___ because you just aren’t good/dedicated/disciplined/consistent enough”) try a curious tone (something like what is it you’re feeling so unhappy about?).
Acknowledge how you’re feeling and realize that it is okay to be upset with yourself. However, these behaviors you’re unhappy with don’t make you a worthless human being. It means you have some adjustments to make.
#perfectionistinrecovery #stopthestigma #mentalhealth
Here are some easy things you could try to take care of yourself.
We want to remind everyone that you're doing okay. Focus on the good, and if it all becomes too much remember that we are here for you. Call 13 11 14 available 24/7.
“Something needs to change.” My mother said to me on the phone when I called her to tell her one of the places I worked at this pervious year, just had terrible news. A child committed suicide. This student was bullied in school and through texting harassment. As someone who works with children I feel like this country needs to step up. Stop the stigma of mental health so people can get help and feel supported when they ask for help. And help schools and childcare programs not be afraid to stand up to parents who think their angel couldn’t possibly bully another peer. I don’t think bullying and mental health will be an easy thing to solve but I feel like if everyone comes together maybe we can make that change.
#stopbullying #preventsuicide #mentalhealthawareness #stopthestigma
I do truly wonder what it must be like to be the societal definition of normal.
Depression grabs me tight, an ache so deep my bones feel hollow and my chest feels like a funeral home. A migraine so cruel tends to the my head creating a pain I do not need. Nothing seems to soothe the throb and twinge. Today my mother is in my apartment, spending time here to ensure my safety before my emergency appointment with my psychiatrist on Sunday morning.
I pray for a single day of escape from the clutches of mental illness. I'm sorry for feeling this. I know I'm troubled. I want to be myself, to be my best... I'm sorry.
#love #life #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #1in5 #mentalillness #stopthestigma #strength #beauty #anxiety #warrior #fighter #bpd #addiction
Numero 1000! I'm biking the @ridedonthide
tomorrow to support mental health awareness! If you want to help reduce the stigma of mental illness then consider donating at bit.ly/RDHmightyvegemite! $25 of your funds provides access to a counselling session for someone experiencing homelessness, $50 provides 5 vulnerable seniors access to a program, while $75 allows a teen with anxiety to attend a program to improve their mental well-being! Im pumped to be part of this movement with @iambchan
Soldiers United is a label designed to create awareness around mental health issues and help break the stigma so those who are effected can get the assistance they need.
The more Soldiers United the better chance we have at crushing the stigma.