Let's talk SUICIDE •This is a very sensitive topic often misunderstood and shyed away from but it has been spoken about a lot in the past few weeks due to high profile cases in the media including Fashion designer Kate Spade, Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain and Love islands Sophie Gradon. Suicide however is not a new phenomena or uncommon and someone takes their own live everyday. In fact, in the UK Suicide is the lead cause of death among young people aged 20 - 34. •What is Suicide?
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. •What can I do if I am considering suicide?
If you are having thoughts that you would be better off dead or harming yourself please seek help before making an irreversible decision. Although it seems you are alone and like no one truely understands I do! Speak to a Gp or someone you can trust. In addition for more support/advice contact the Samaritans UK on 116 123 Or contact the listening place http://listeningplace.org.uk/
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🥅⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ England 5 - 0 Panama 🥅 And we're at half time...
🐶🌿🐶🌿🐶 - Yorkshire walks have been pretty special this weekend 💕 #weekendwonders
Getting out into the fresh air, green space, listening to the 🐄, 🐑 & 🦆 helps to calm my busy mind and remind me of the important things in my life outside of the busy day to day life... How about you?
Sometimes your friends are going through hard things that are really heavy, and they may not tell you!
I am a person who always bottles all of my emotions up inside me, and I know first hand how that can slowly destroy you.
Being an empath, I also carry all the emotions are feelings of others. Whatever problems my family and friends have, become my problems, and I'll always do whatever I can to make sure that they are okay. Bad breakup? I'm there. Career woes? I'm there. Family issues? I'm there. Whatever you need, I've got you! I've become the 'strong friend', the one that gets overlooked. But, in carrying the weight of everyone else's problems, not to mention my own. It's easy to get weighed down.
It's so important to check up on your friends and make sure they are okay from time to time! Most people are so caught up in their own personal struggles and responsibilities that even the thought of asking somebody else how they are doing doesn't even cross their mind. A lot of people aren't very good at looking past their own world. This is okay, but we need to start paying more attention to our friends.... .
You can read the full post over on my blog www.daintybailey.blogspot.co.uk at 12pm (BST) You'll also find the link in my bio!
What if someone talks to you about their mental health?
* Listen. Let them finish their sentences and complete thoughts without interrupting. After they have finished you can respond.
* Let them know if you understand. If someone has just spilled their guts and and you’ve gone through something similar—tell them. It helps a lot for someone to know they aren’t alone. Make sure you don’t switch the topic of conversation to your struggles though; focus on their needs.
* Avoid being judgmental. Don’t tell them they are being weird or crazy; it’s not helpful at all.
* Take them seriously. Try not to respond with statements that minimize how they are feeling or what they are going through, such as, “You’re just having a bad week,” or “I’m sure it’s nothing.”
* Make yourself available to talk again if needed. While it can be a big relief for someone to share something they have been keeping secret, mental health struggles usually aren’t solved with one conversation. Let the person who has spoken with you know that they can reach out to you again if they are having a tough time. It’s ok to let them know if there is a time of day or certain days of the week that you aren’t available. For instance, “I’m here for you if you need to talk, but my parents don’t let me use the phone after 9 on school nights, so call before then.
Source: mentalhealthamerica.net .
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Paranoia and Dissociation.
It is very difficult for me to discuss and admit, but when at my most unwell, I believed that the devil was following me around. This paranoia was extreme, I would jump at any noise believing that ‘he’ was coming for me.
Dissociation is also common, it is difficult to deal with but it is also clever. Dissociation is the way for the brain to cope with stressful situations, by ‘checking out’ it is protecting itself from difficult emotions. Although it is a clever concept, it is very difficult to deal with. Dissociation can involve feeling as though you are someone else, checking out completely to the point where you cannot talk or move, or feeling checked out but able to move and just about carry on with your day. Some individuals have full memories of the events that occur when dissociation occurs, while others may have no recollection, some individuals may have the concept of having dissociated but have felt like five minutes have passed while in reality is has been hours.
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🌳🌲🌱🌿 - If you go down to the woods today...🐻
Country walks in beautiful Yorkshire to clear my busy mind this morning. Who else finds the fresh air helps give them more clarity? #mentalhealthmatters
TW: mental health/anxiety/depression
As well as crippling anxiety and depression, the last few weeks have brought me a hell of a lot of insomnia. Sleep is usually something I luxuriate in and use as self care but at the moment my poor addled brain does not believe it’s safe to sleep and so I can’t nap and if I’m awake from about 3am that’s it. Panic central. This is better than a couple of weeks ago when I just wasn’t really sleeping at all but it does come with its own set of new problems. Starting CBT on Tuesday so hoping that will help with this. I’ve had a lovely day with family, and whilst I would love a nap right now I know I’d better stay awake until at least 10pm 😴 #insomnia #mentalhealth #headstogether #timetotalk #anxiety #depression #itsokaynottobeokay
When I first heard my therapist use the term 'self-smooth' I must admit, I thought it sounded a little strange. I thought that 'self-soothing' was just something that babies learned to do, and I couldn't see how it could be of any use to me as an adult!
However, after doing some research into self-soothing myself, I realised that it could actually be beneficial to quite a lot of induivduals.
When you self-sooth you treat yourself with compassion, kindness and care. These soothing methods help to sooth, calm and relax you when your are upset. Self-soothing has been shown to build resilience by making it easier to 'bounce back' after difficult times...
You can read the full post over on my blog, www.daintybailey.blogspot.co.uk at 12pm (BST) You'll also find the link in my bio!
🌻🌞 Midsommarafton 🌞🌻 It's just downhill from here...🤪
FIND YOURSELF WORRYING ABOUT EVERYTHING?
🌿OK right now let's look back to a year ago and take 5 minutes to think what things you worried about then? There will most probably be at least 100 worries that turned out to be ok. Yes?
🌿We have to remember that and say.
"I do worry and I'm very good at it, that has taken years of practice. Imagine what I could do if I channel all that energy for something that's good for me? I can get to that place too with practice, when I notice I'm doing this I'll practice turning the energy around."
🌿The change, It does not happen over night and there is a good chance that you began to be a full time worrier because of real situations that you had to find a way to cope but now you want to change.
Notice that you are over worried.
Validate that you feel worried
Accept that you know you do it
Use Evidence, there is a huge chance my worry will turn out ok.
Distract it with a thought that you like
Your perceptions will begin to change you will feel lighter.
And most of all do not allow guilt or feeling a faliure block your progress you are worthy of help, selflove, compassion and self-kindness. ❤
I do look at myself and smile when I think of everything I have worried about, if I could have gotten payed to worry I would be a billionaire years ago.
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Such a good night with these beautiful ladies!! Ed Sheeran was wonderful 😍
I had a major meltdown prior to going out for my birthday lunch. I tried on nearly every dress I own, then ended up sat on the floor of my dressing room, crying my eyes out because I didn't like myself in any of them. *
Mental illness doesn't just stop for special occasions. Surround yourself with people who will pick you back up when you fall. *
Thanks to my tribe for always picking me back up! 💜