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May is mental Health Awareness month—> YOU are the only thing that can hold YOU back in YOUR life... I suffer from Severe Depression & Anxiety, where your mood waking up is always a question mark, being around too many people makes you anxious inside, some days your so tired functioning is one of the hardest things to do, your more sensitive then most whether you show it or not, random triggers, tears, over thinking, I mean the list goes on. Me, i chose to fight, fight against the thoughts, the pain, the depression, the tears, the anxiety one thing that is for sure is the fight is real, the battle is hard, it’s constant, but worth every bit of it! I am absolutely blessed to be where I am now, if you would have asked me almost 3 years ago I would have answered... if I make it idk... well by the grace of God I am here still and getting better and better in this life! I took my passion and created my own business and built myself in business in the corporate world too! It’s not easy but I can promise you it’s worth it, your worth it! . . booked through: @salonglowchicago  . . #itsokaynottobeokay  #depressionawareness  #anxietyawareness  #empower  #support  #selflove  #mua  #makeupartist  #chicagomua  #chicagomakeupartist  #chicagoartist  #makeuptutorial  #makeupworld  #youtuber  #makeupvlogger  #youtube  #businesswoman  #buildingmybrand  #buildingmyempire  #entrepreneur  #smallbusiness  #jessicaalyse  #jessicaalysemakeup  #JAM  #j_alyse  #thelifeofjalyse  #undiscoveredmuas  #undiscovered_muas  #followme  #makeupartistsworldwide 

Hey, we all have days when we would like to disappear and do nothing. But congratulations if today was one of those days to you and you managed to get out of bed and do something. Congratulations to you for pushing yourself to get through this! Be proud for the small achievements, for not letting yourself down and for being your own cheerleader. Here’s to you my friend 🥂🍾🎉❤️

Hey a new day! Let’s do this! It is such a powerful engine to wake up and say: today will be amazing. I will live the hell out of this day. Lalala today will be happy one 🥳 Tag someone to wish them a good day❤️☀️🌈🌻🌸 •Picture from @callyjanestudio  🥰

A perfectly represented anxiety atteack ☕️ 🌻🌸🌈 Is tea good for your anxiety? I’ve heard people say it makes you calmer, but others say it has the same effect as caffeine(raises you anxiety) Which one is it? 🤷‍♀️

Everybody is weird ,some people are just better at hiding it that’s all. So why do we love other’s weird personalities and are ashamed of our own weirdness?Because we call them unique and ourselves awkward. It’s the perception that makes all the difference. Are you ready to start calling yourself unique? ❤️☀️🌻🌸🌈

Write this list in a corner of your mind to never forget it. Let it disappoint your anxiety🌸🌈🥰🌻 What other lies does anxiety tell you? 💭

I have written this poem not only to share my personal experience/struggle with anxiety but to also bring awareness to the different forms of this mental illness. I hope it will encourage at least one person who is suffering to reach out for help. We all may have a monsters in our brain at some point in our life, but no one is alone when fighting IT. #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealthawarenessmonth  #anxiety  #intrusivethoughts  #ocdawareness  #poetry  #itsokaynottobeokay  #depressionhelp  #intrusivethoughtsawareness  #anxietyawareness  #mentalhealthmonth  #poems  #depressionawareness  #therapy  #gethealthy  #mindfulness  #mentalillness  #mentalhealthsupport  #mentalwellbeing  #depressionhelp 

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Absolutely frazzled but so content this week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lots of work to be getting on with and I just confirmed a V E R Y exciting project that I’ll be working on for the rest of the year. I hate to be *that guy* but I can’t say anymore right now. Just know that I’ve got something new coming your way and I’m very pleased with myself 😊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Until then, it’s back to reality as we need to go and do the final clean of our old flat before we hand over the keys 👍🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you looking forward to this week?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mentalhealthblogger  #stigmafree  #mentalillnessrecovery  #mentalhealthadvocate  #mentalhealthblog  #mentalhealthissues  #mentalhealthjourney  #mentalhealthmonday  #wellnesswednesdays  #wellnesscommunity  #mentalwellbeing  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalawareness  #mentalhealthstigma  #mentalhealthjourney  #emotionalwellness  #emotionalwellbeing  #selflovechallenge  #havehope  #itsoknottobeok  #selflovefirst  #depressionawareness  #anxietyawareness  #depressioninadigitalage  #bookbloggers  #bookstagram  #bookstoread  #whattoread  #mentalhealthmonth 

it’s there, you just have to search for it. 🖤

The Audrey from December 2017 had two hard-to-swallow pills to take: 1) happiness/perfection isn't the point of life 2) you'll never be happy when you're living solely to make others happy. Wonder what this year's hard-to-swallow pills will be 🙃

So, what is healing? What is recovery? It would be interesting to know people’s opinions. In my experience, those around me expect it to be something that happens with a click of a finger. The words “you should be over it by now” spring to mind. In an ideal world, that would be the way healing and recovery works. But in reality, it’s a long process. You have good days, you have bad days, then you have your really bad days. And if you’re living with a chronic illness, unfortunately recovery isn’t a means to an end. It’s a way of life. We’re always in recovery. I’ve already been told the likelihood of me going back to pre- fibromyalgia Charli is slim, therefore I will never be better. But I will always be recovering. In terms of mental health, it’s the same thing. There is no quick fix and it’s not one straight line. I’ve had days when I’m smiling with my family and almost feeling normal and then other days where I’ve locked myself away, drank a bottle of wine and counted out my prescription pills with the intention of giving up that night. Luckily, I stopped myself but it doesn’t stop the thought from crossing my mind. But then, I could have a better day. It’s all part of the process. I’m not declaring to be any sort of expert (although I’ve seen so many now, I could regurgitate everything they’ve told me!) but speaking from my personal experience. My first thoughts are, to those struggling, distractions have been what have got me through. Reading, exercise, watching your favourite film. It’s a temporary solution, but it’s very important to the whole process of recovery. To those who know someone who is suffering with depression, be a little more understanding and listen. From personal experience, I can tell you that going through a breakdown is one of the most isolating things I have experienced. It makes it ten times worse if you feel like everyone around doesn’t care that you’re falling apart. So a little more compassion, a quick message to check in on a friend or loved one. That can go a long way and can actually stop someone from giving up x #healing  #recovery  #thoughts  #blog  #quote  #health  #wellness  #holistichealing  #holistichealth  #recoveryisnotlinear 

I've often wondered to my self... 'People that don't know Jesus how do they cope? What is their hope? How do they survive?'(not everyone who knows about Jesus actually know Him). Life is too hard and full of darkness to do it without Jesus. Even as a believer, I've had days that I woke up feeling depressed or had life throw something really crushing at me. Days that the darkness threatened to pull me in(like I would literally feel myself being sucked under). My saving grace on days like that is JESUS... I plug in my earphones and listen to deep worship that'll remind me of God's unchanging love for me(I recommend @hillsong.united.albums  or @bethelmusic  ), I talk to God(like I would a friend), I tell Him how hurt and disappointed and terrible I feel... I pour it all out because I know that He knows me and He understands me and wouldn't hold it against me. And when I'm done airing my grievances, I ask that He help me(no help is too big/small/ridiculous to ask from God) and I ask that He'll help me trust Him in this season because that's all it is - A SEASON... And like all seasons, it will pass... Don't let the devil fill your mind with thoughts of suicide in the dark season. He knows the greatness that will follow and he just wants to keep you from it. Don't give him that pleasure! Remember that 'weeping may endure for a night but joy shall definitely come in the morning'. 'Though you sow in tears, you'll come again rejoicing bringing in the harvest'. Hold on brother/sister! Wear worship like a clothe, never taking it off! Talk to God! Talk to someone! Our God is faithful... It may take a while... Just don't give up on yourself because God has not and will never give up on you. Suicide is not the answer! Jesus Christ is the answer! #suicideprevention  #depressionawareness  #JesusChrist  #Faith  #photooftheday 

Hypoglycemia is when the sugar in the blood is very low, it occurs because of excessive insulin made by the pancreas, Insulin is a hormone which lowers blood sugar if the insulin is spike too much or too fast it comes in their and drops the sugar too low, sugars and carbohydrates cause hypoglycemia which creates sudden spike in blood sugar levels and ends up with very low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia). SYMPTOMS : Headache Stomach noise (growling) Weepiness Irritability Sweet craving Anxiety Depression Fatigue Fear Different low mood situation Consuming sugars during hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) to fix is worst, because it will again spike up insulin and drop down too low, unless it's extremely serious situation if sugar is very low if diabetic, in this situation you might need a temporary sugar boost, but if you want to correct it don't do this generally. To correct hypoglycemia consume high potassium food vegetables (salads) in large quantities , vegetables have lots of potassium which will help to store sugar longer in liver and muscle and help prevent the low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) situation by enabling the hormone Glucagon. Keep your insulin normal Eat less frequently Stop eating sugars and hidden sugars (juice,fruits,grains,milk,yogurt, starches potatoes) Eat less carbohydrates Eat moderate protein with fat #goodlifefitness  #changeforthebetter  #takecareofyourself  #livehealthy  #naturalcures  #realities  #saveyourself  #india  #newdelhi  #healthyworld  #healthiswealth  #healthandwellness  #Insulin  #healthyme  #takebackyourhealth  #rejuvenation  #glucose  #sugars  #carbohydrates  #worse  #fit  #anxietyrelief  #anxietyfree  #anxietyrecovery  #depressionawareness  #depressionhelp  #depressionkills  #symptoms  #hypoglycemia  #lowbloodsugar 

For tonight’s edition of “Living With Borderline” - depression and isolation. Whether it’s as a chronic symptom (like in Dysthymia) or an episodic one (like in Borderline Personality Disorder), one thing that seems to often accompany depressive symptoms is isolation. Interacting with other people requires energy. It requires the motivation to make plans, prepare for them, and follow through. It requires the desire to actually be around anyone, and the belief that you deserve to be. It requires the ability to feel some degree of connection to them. And all of these things can be a struggle when you’re experiencing a depressive episode. Especially in Borderline depressive episodes, when we’re already predisposed to the belief that the people in our lives don’t really want us around, or that we don’t deserve them, we’re particularly likely to isolate ourselves when we need connection the most. You always hear people say to “reach out”, to ask for help when we need it. And while this is good advice for those who are able, rarely does anyone point out the catch-22 in it. People at their most vulnerable often can’t or won’t reach out. Whether it’s because they believe no one will be there, because they are too tired/numb/drained, or because they just don’t know how to, many are simply not in the position to “just reach out”. We need YOU to reach out. When you notice your person isolating, acting withdrawn, or showing other signs of a depressive episode, check up on them. Be the one to show them that they’re not alone when their brain is trying to convince them otherwise. Thank you for reading! I’ll be back tomorrow with more for #mentalhealthawarenessmonth  🖤 #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealthmatters  #mentalhealthadvocate  #mentalhealth  #mentalillness  #borderlinepersonalitydisorder  #bpd  #tbpdfw  #bpdproblems  #actuallyborderline  #depression  #depressionawareness  #alwayskeepfighting  #screwthestigma 

So, my first ever post.... to introduce myself I guess! I’m Charli 🙋🏾‍♀️ Welcome to my blog. I’ve created this page to give an insight into my journey back to recovery. I am a Fibro spoonie, diagnosed in January 2018, although symptoms have been present since 2014. As only other spoonies will know, life with a chronic illness can be difficult. I will be sharing any tips I have to try and make the physical and mental difficulties a little easier and reviews of what I have tried. I am also recovering from purging disorder. Something I had in check for about 5 years, until recent events triggered this again. I’m doing well with recovery and I’m 3 weeks on track 🤞🏾Lastly, I’ll be covering the topic of mental health and my personal experience with depression and I guess documenting my journey of finding a holistic approach back to wellness. Fitness is also a love of mine and is a great natural antidepressant so expect a few posts on that! #fibro  #fibromyalgia  #spoonie  #invisibleillness  #health  #wellness  #holistichealing  #holistichealth  #chronicillness  #chronicpain  #edrecovery  #eatingdisorderrecovery  #purgingrecovery  #mentalhealthawareness  #depressionawareness  #fitness  #fitfam  #journeybacktome  #blog  #positivevibes  #naturopathy  #yogi  #mindfulness  #bodypositive  #strength  #strongwomen  #empowerment  #selfcare  #selflove 

YASSSS!!!! *snaps fingers* I was so messed up that only God could help me help myself. But I did it!! I'm so so happy that I found me. I'm NEVER giving me up again. • • Photo is a #repost  from @tejohnsonjones  ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ #MomentswithMissy  #MsMissySpeaks  #notavictimanymore  #abusesurvivor  #disableddiva  #DomesticViolenceAwareness  #wellness  #recovery  #community  #iheal  #hopefulfor  #gettingmylifebacknow  #anewdaybegins  #depressionawareness  #ineedabreakthrough  #somebodysavemeplease  #ineedhelpplease  #wishiwashappy  #batteredwomen  #abuseadvocate  #sickofbeinghurt  #boybye👋  #overitall 

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. -⬇📱-Double tap if you AGREE -🧡Tag someone who needs to see this - 👉🏼 Follow | Tag 🤗 | Like 💛| Comment 💬| Share @montyuppalquotes  for daily unique inspirational quotes #montyuppalquotes  Leave your thoughts in the comment box 👈🏽 - LIKE & SHARE,For instant updates turn ⛔⛔⛔ on Notifications - #montyuppalquotes  #mentalhealthmonth  #mentalhealthweek  #mentalhealthquotes  #mentalhealthadvocate  #mentalhealthrecovery  #mentalhealthmatters  #yourmindmatters  #anxietyrelief  #anxietyrecovery  #anxietyattack  #panicattacks  #anxietyhelp  #depressionhelp  #anxietyawareness  #depressionawareness  #despressionsupport  #selfhelptools  #goodvibes  #mentalchains  #knowledgeispower  #healing  #ptsdrecovery  #dontsufferinsilience  #weareheretohelp  #mentalhealthday  #mentalhealthsupport  #montyuppalquotes  @montyuppalquotes 

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. -Herman Cain ⬇📱 -Double tap if you AGREE -🧡Tag someone who needs to see this - 👉🏼 Follow | Tag 🤗 | Like 💛| Comment 💬| Share @montyuppalquotes  for daily unique inspirational quotes #montyuppalquotes  Leave your thoughts in the comment box 👈🏽 - LIKE & SHARE,For instant updates turn ⛔⛔⛔ on Notifications - #montyuppalquotes  #mentalhealthmonth  #mentalhealthweek  #mentalhealthquotes  #mentalhealthadvocate  #mentalhealthrecovery  #mentalhealthmatters  #yourmindmatters  #anxietyrelief  #anxietyrecovery  #anxietyattack  #panicattacks  #anxietyhelp  #depressionhelp  #anxietyawareness  #depressionawareness  #despressionsupport  #selfhelptools  #goodvibes  #mentalchains  #knowledgeispower  #healing  #ptsdrecovery  #dontsufferinsilience  #weareheretohelp  #mentalhealthday  #mentalhealthsupport  #montyuppalquotes  @montyuppalquotes 

•So outside of my misery, I think I’ll find A way of envisioning a better life• . For more follow [ @hertbrkclub  ] Cr: @why.upset 

When you accept that you're exactly where you're supposed to be in this moment and that you have all that you need, miracles happen. ⬇📱 Double tap if you AGREE 🧡Tag someone who needs to see this ~ 👉🏼 Follow | Tag 🤗 | Like 💛| Comment 💬| Share @montyuppalquotes  for daily unique inspirational quotes #montyuppalquotes  Leave your thoughts in the comment box 👈🏽 ~ LIKE & SHARE,For instant updates turn ⛔⛔⛔ on Notifications ~ #montyuppalquotes  #mentalhealthmonth  #mentalhealthweek  #mentalhealthquotes  #mentalhealthadvocate  #mentalhealthrecovery  #mentalhealthmatters  #yourmindmatters  #anxietyrelief  #anxietyrecovery  #anxietyattack  #panicattacks  #anxietyhelp  #depressionhelp  #anxietyawareness  #depressionawareness  #despressionsupport  #selfhelptools  #goodvibes  #mentalchains  #knowledgeispower  #healing  #ptsdrecovery  #dontsufferinsilience  #weareheretohelp  #mentalhealthday  #mentalhealthsupport  #montyuppalquotes  @montyuppalquotes 

To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like. -Mike Gafka ⬇📱 Double tap if you AGREE 🧡Tag someone who needs to see this ~ 👉🏼 Follow | Tag 🤗 | Like 💛| Comment 💬| Share @montyuppalquotes  for daily unique inspirational quotes #montyuppalquotes  Leave your thoughts in the comment box 👈🏽 ~ LIKE & SHARE,For instant updates turn ⛔⛔⛔ on Notifications ~ #montyuppalquotes  #mentalhealthmonth  #mentalhealthweek  #mentalhealthquotes  #mentalhealthadvocate  #mentalhealthrecovery  #mentalhealthmatters  #yourmindmatters  #anxietyrelief  #anxietyrecovery  #anxietyattack  #panicattacks  #anxietyhelp  #depressionhelp  #anxietyawareness  #depressionawareness  #despressionsupport  #selfhelptools  #goodvibes  #mentalhains  #knowledgeispower  #healing  #ptsdrecovery  #dontsufferinsilience  #weareheretohelp  #mentalhealthday  #mentalhealthsupport  #montyuppalquotes  @montyuppalquotes 

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. -Sam Keen ⬇📱 Double tap if you AGREE 🧡Tag someone who needs to see this ~ 👉🏼 Follow | Tag 🤗 | Like 💛| Comment 💬| Share @montyuppalquotes  for daily unique inspirational quotes #montyuppalquotes  Leave your thoughts in the comment box 👈🏽 ~ LIKE & SHARE,For instant updates turn ⛔⛔⛔ on Notifications ~ #montyuppalquotes  #mentalhealthmonth  #mentalhealthweek  #mentalhealthquotes  #mentalhealthadvocate  #mentalhealthrecovery  #mentalhealthmatters  #yourmindmatters  #anxietyrelief  #anxietyrecovery  #anxietyattack  #panicattacks  #anxietyhelp  #depressionhelp  #anxietyawareness  #depressionawareness  #despressionsupport  #selfhelptools  #goodvibes  #mentalchains  #knowledgeispower  #healing  #ptsdrecovery  #dontsufferinsilience  #weareheretohelp  #mentalhealthday  #mentalhealthsupport  #montyuppalquotes  @montyuppalquotes 

Stop telling me you like me when you probably don't. I'm outspoken so people probably take what I say with a grain of salt. My opinions must annoy people. For the first time in actually thinking I shouldn't tell people how I feel anymore about anything because someone will say exactly what I said and take it as gospel. I'm just an overdramatic moron that doesn't matter. I'm not strong. My haters will be happy to hear this. - Erika #depression  #sad  #anxiety  #depressionquotes  #depressed  #mentalhealth  #suicide  #mentalhealthawareness  #depressionawareness  #depressionhurts  #depressionhelp  #depressionisreal  #depressionkills  #depressionquote  #depressionsucks  #depressionrecovery  #depressione  #depressionglass  #depressionedits  #suicidal  #sadedits  #quote  #depressionedit  #depressededits  #depressionen  #cutting  #depressedquotes  #hate  #sadquotes  #selfharm 

Don't tell yourself I'll do it tomorrow. Start today because tomorrow never comes. Seek discomfort in daily life so as to grow. Have a wonderful day ❤️ ❤️❤️ Check out the #podcasts  on Android and IPhone @theschizophrenialife  Tags #lifestyle #inspiration #mylife #awesome #greatlife #love #photooftheday #dreams #success #fitness #schizophrenia #crushingit #motivation #motivational #instafit #helpingothers #ptsd #depressionawareness #combatveterans #choices #onelife #motivationalquotes #changeyourlife #happiness #selfLove #perspective #selfawareness #selfesteem 

💜 Guten Morgen 💜 #fuckdepression  wenn die dunklen Wolken ☁️ aufziehen, ist es sehr schwer das Positive zu sehen. ✌️.. leider sind #Depressionen  immer noch unter vorgehaltener Hand als peinlich anzusehen... ich konnte mir früher auch nichts darunter vorstellen. Man hat es halt als "Laune" abgehakt.. 🙄🙄 viele Menschen sagen man sollte positiv denken gerade bei Depressionen. Aber genau das, macht die Krankheit aus 🤷‍♀️ egal was man tut oder macht, egal wie schön es doch ist, man sieht in dem Moment wo es passiert, nur das schlechteste. Ich selber, habe vor Jahren auch #Antidepressivum  gekriegt . Dadurch sehr sehr viel zugenommen.😌 Mittlerweile nehme ich, seit Jahren kein Antidepressivum mehr. Es hat sowieso nicht geholfen.👎 Gerade durch die #Gewichtszunahme  damals, sind die Depressionen noch schlimmer geworden. Alle Betroffenen die von Depressionen sind, wünsche ich viel Kraft .🙏 Auf dass es den Menschen bald besser geht. 💜 ich sende euch herzliche Grüße und wünsche euch einen schönen Wochenstart 💝 @fondpaper  #fuckdepression  #positivevibe  #positivelife  #depressionawareness  #depressionhelp  #positive  #positivethinking  #positivevibes  #positivequotes  #positivenergy  #depressione  #positiveaffirmations  #positivevibesonly  #tagify_app  #positiveenergy  #cripplingdepression  #depression  #positivemindset  #s4s  #positivethoughts  #positivemind  #positivevibration  #positiveattitude  #positivevibrations  #postpartumdepression 

“D E P R E S S I O N” . 🌸 Why don’t people talk about their Depression!??? . People don’t talk about their depression because people don’t talk about depression, period. . #If  someone is depressed and they are not talking to you about it, chances are it’s probably because you are not talking about it. . After all, most people generally don’t talk about what other people don’t talk about, do you !???? . 🌸 But what can you do to help them!? . ❣️Don’t wait for people to tell that they are depressed or anxious: ask them if they’re. . ❣️Don’t wait for them to tell you that they are on the verge of giving up: make the first move. . . We are just human beings and depression is one of our part of life. Make them feel alive and help them as much as you can.! . @docarulmozhi  @manya_solanki  @momwearsprada  @shvtas  @pinkeypreet  @momlife_blue.pink  @theavgmom  @mommy_musingsss  @twinsandmamatalks  @coffeecoosnclicks  @delightfully_frustated_mom  #happymondayrevolution  #depression  #depressionhelp  #depressionawareness  #depressionsupport  #makethemalive  #happymonday  #mondayblues  #blogger  #motivationmonday  #momblogger  #momwhoblogs  #igdaily  #igers  #bloggersofindia 

Aaaaaand temper tantrum over. All back to normal. Good night. @emotions_therapy  #moodswings  #goodnight  #calmdown 

365 mornings, 365 new beginnings. 🌿

Everyone is here for a reason and you deserve to live. You have this beautiful chance giving so make the best out to it. It's never too late for your happy ending❤❤ . . . . . . #selfharmalternatives  #selfharmhelp  #selfcare  #depressionawareness  #suicidehotline  #helpandsupport  #help  #support  #cuttingalternatives  #youareimportant  #youaresostrong  #youareperfect  #youareloved  #positivethoughts  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalillness  #depressed  #lonely  #icare 

If you think a friend's struggling, there are a few simple things you can do to support them. Start by listening ... and we mean, really listening. Focus on your friend, make eye contact, put away your phone. To really listen, you need to give them your full attention, maintain eye contact and be engaged. Give it a try. It might just help. . . . . . . . . . . . . #mentalhealthmonth  #mentalhealthadvocate  #mentalhealthrecovery  #mentalhealthsupport  #mentalhealthmatters  #mentalhealthawareness  #anxiety  #anxietyrelief  #anxietyrecovery  #anxietyhelp  #anxietysupport  #depressionawareness  #depression  #depressionisreal  #depressionsupport  #ptsdsupport  #ptsd  #askforhelp  #letstalk  #resilience  #startaconversation  #convoconvoy 

"In the process of healing there is hope." Every person that crosses your path, good or bad, has a blessing in you. Thanks to our speaker today for helping us cope our stress, anxiety and depression. #depression  #depressionawareness  #instagram 

This time of year has been unusually difficult for me the last few years... Most notably, 2017 squeezed MANY of my triggers... In particular, losing Chris Cornell to #Suicide  was fucking hard. Next Saturday I turn #Forty  and I have no idea how to express the mixture of emotions that comes along with that. A long time ago, I had potential and drive I was known to be quite the unstoppable force... Today, I feel old and used up greater knowledge of my mental illnesses has truly changed my demeanor. And once upon a time, I was a messed up teenager screaming for help. I identify most with that part of myself I know the key to my happiness lays in helping that girl.. but that girl never thought she would grow up, that girl was trying to commit suicide by party.. and now, you can see where I'm at. #MidlifeCrisis  #LasVegasLocals  #BronxBornAndRaised  #8Bit  #LoveYourself  #SmokeWeedEveryday  #KateSpade  #ChrisCornell  #RobinWilliams  #AnthonyBourdain  #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth  #MentalHealthPrejudice  #MentalIllness  #Depression  #DepressionAwareness  #MentalHealthAwareness  #MentalHealthAdvocate  #BiPolarDepression  #BiPolar2 

Recovery is hard. Recovery is painful. Recovery is necessary. . . Be patient my loves. Never give up. . Okay bye.

Last week was rough, I was feeling rough. I had a sinus infection from hell. I wanted to rip my head off. I couldn’t concentrate. I couldn’t stay awake. It hurt to breathe. Everything hurt. At one stage, I was getting ready to go to the hospital the pain and nausea was so bad. But I’m fine now. I’m fine. Just a few minutes ago, I was singing along loudly to songs. I can’t remember the last time I sat at home singing along to songs. When someone asks me how I am, I can say I’m ok, and I mean that I am ok. Last week I felt miserable. I thought I was going backwards and it was rough. Sickness makes me miserable. It brings my depression out in full force. My anxiety is out in full force and I’m thinking the worst (why I was getting ready to go to hospital) (don’t google your medical problems, it never works out for the best). But I’ve still been moving forward. I got through last week. I can get through this week. I’m just waiting for the rest of this sinus infection to leave so my face feels more comfortable, and my eyes feel like they have their eye sockets back to themselves. #depression  #depressionawareness  #anxiety  #anxietyawareness  #borderlinepersonalitydisorder  #borderlinepersonalitydisorderawareness  #bpd  #bpdawareness  #bpdproblems  #bpdthings  #mentalhealth  #mentalillness  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalillnessawareness  #tms  #tmstreatment  #transcranialmagneticstimulation  #doingmybest  #mentalhealthadvocate  #mentalhealthblogger  #glitter  #holographicglitter 

Happiness can sometimes be hard to come by, sometimes all you need to do is smile to improve your mood #mentalillnessawareness  #depressionisreal  #depressionawareness 

@zephanclark  you are so brave and strong! I thought I would share my story along with Zephan.. hi my name is Ashley and I’m 14 years old I was born healthy :) as soon I got older and my mom and dad got divorced things went downhill I started feeling more sad and upset more often. my mom soon enough got married to another man who was abusive and hurt me a lot.. when I was 10 my step dad soon got diagnosed with sarcoma ( bone cancer) in one of his legs. I was suffering slowly going by in life. I hit middle school and started getting bully severely. during 7th grade my mom had told me she didn’t want to be my parent and that I was worthless. I soon enough was getting bullied to the point I would get told things like if you don’t kill your self I’ll beat you up or I will do it for you.. words did really hurt me so I tried to kill my self ended up hospitalized at highlands behavioral health center. I followed that up with partial hospitalization program at children’s hospital. The bullying continued to the point I tried to kill myself and got hospitalized at medical center of Aurora. Then at that point I moved schools it was a new year and a new school. I felt so happy but then soon enough I was told my step dad only had 1-2 months to live. He soon enough had died and it hurt.. he apologized to me before he died and I never got to see him again he did realize the effect he put on me.. I was so traumatized and sad I got hospitalized again but at a rehabilitation center for 1 1/2 months it sucked I would cry myself to sleep and just prayed for a better day and better life.. then after this life became better the medications helped but I started getting bullied again and tried to kill myself again December 2018.. things do get better overall. Please tell someone if you need help it’s for the better! Without the help of doctors and also human services and my dad I would of never still been here :/ I’ve also had a lot of derealization to the point I don’t remember things and do things that I feel like are not in the moment.. I look at myself and see a totally different person #staystrong  #depressionawareness  #mentalhealthawareness  #derealizationdisorder 

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I’ve been silent about #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealthawarenessmonth , but when I think of mental health, oddly enough I think of Lauren Conrad tears... salty, gloopy, runny tears... but like those infamous LC mascara tears, spanned over the seasons on The Hills, a girl can’t cry forever. I am not the Lauren Conrad driving in the red convertible as a matter of fact, I never was. I never sung to Natasha Beddingfield’s “These Words,” driving along the coast. Who am I? I’m the defeated Lauren Conrad the Lauren Conrad who chose her ex over her job. I’m the Lauren Conrad who lost her staple best friends. But you know what I’m not? A Kristin Cavalari. No matter what mess I am, I am not a Kristin. Kristin’s don’t cry. Plastics melts. It molds. It bends, it snaps. So in the end I’d rather be writing books and designing low end fashion than to be another Kristin in the world of Regina’s Gretchen’s, and Karen’s. “There’s #noshame  in feeling lost. How do you expect to #findyourself  if you haven’t lost yourself a little bit first?” -@lifeindetox  🙌🏼. So go out there. And don’t be afraid to cry, because truth of the matter is, sorry Fergie, but Big girls, DO CRY. And the rest? Have faith. It’s still unwritten. #mentalhealthsupport  #follow  #endthestigma  #mentalhealthstigma  #copingskills  #mentalhealthrecovery  #mentalhealthwarrior  #breakthestigma  #anxietyrecovery  #mentalhealthadvocate  #anxietywarrior  #mentalhealthblogger  #stopthestigma  #suicideprevention  #anxietyawareness  #mentalhealth  #bpdrecovery  #ptsd  #mentalhealthquotes  #depressionawareness  #mentalhealthawareness  #instagood  #instasupport  #dontbeashamed  #yourstory  #youarestrongerthanyouthink  #itsoknottobeok 

⏩⏩⏩⏩Swipe to read fully⏩⏩⏩⏩ 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚Going to get a little real for a minute ....Today is a very Special day for me. Today marks One and Half year of me being clean from self-harm and suicidal tendencies. The longest I have ever been clean for ! So I’m super proud of myself right now. And that’s something a few years ago I never would have thought possible for me to even say.....It’s also mental health awareness month. Mental health is sooooo important. So I will never stop spreading awareness and love. You aren’t alone. You have a friend in me. Swipe and read. ⏩ 💚 Lo que no me mata me hace más fuerte..... 💕 Run Baby ....Run

I average a new pair of runners every 2 years.. 🤔 Generally I have to be told it is time by my coach.. 🙄 I do have orthotics so it’s just the exterior. And I do wear them every single day.. But I still wear them until they are ready for the bin. Too far gone to even give to the Salvos.. We don’t NEED to replace things as often as we are led to believe. 👟 If you did not see one advertisement. If you did not compare yourself to anyone else.. If you did not watch what celebrities are wearing. If you were not aware of what the latest fashion is. If you stopped caring what other people think.. If you had a fulfilling, purposeful, passionate life... You would not buy new clothes & shoes often either.. 👟 I am an ex shopaholic. I had crazy, scary credit card debt. I had an overflowing wardrobe. I bought something new every pay! Always chasing that fleeting new dress feeling.. Admittedly I have gone too far to the opposite.. 🤷🏼‍♀️ But oh the appreciation & gratitude when I do lash out 🙏🏻 SO rewarding & satisfying to throw the old ones in the garbage 😊 👟 👟

#Repost  @whatsgoodjax  🙏 ・・・ Happy Memorial Day I have recently linked arms with my brother in arms Paul to help raise awareness for the staggering rates of suicide among veterans and we ask as we remember those fallen that you also remember those who feel as though they have died internally. Thank you vets for all you have done and continue to do everyday. That includes @jaxsheriff  . . from @2vetsoam  - OPERATION: #22dreamscometrue  A @2vetsoam  campaign that is broadcasting a whole new electromagnetic signature producing a mission with an elevated emotion to save lives and reach those struggling with the burden of depression, ptsd and chronic conditions - We pack an all new fresh perspective, no politics here. We are linking arms with the entertainment industry to reach those in need, a MASSIVE humanitarian movement - sharing hope and igniting the spark within to Come To Life, Live Through It and Don’t Quit. Sending encouragement to live for a brighter future, today - via The Power Of Music. . . . There has never been a more important time to link arms with @2VetsOAM  and become an ambassador For CHANGE, TODAY. Our veterans are taking their own lives at an alarming rate. Our veterans need you, we need you. Join us in establishing critical mass, providing an ECONOMIC IMPACT to end this epidemic. No one should feel suicide is their only choice. 2vetsoam@gmail.com  . @rockrageradio  @officialevetoadam  @phdradio  @igersjax  @whatsgoodjax  @modernmimes  @waylandtheband  @sonymusicglobal  @curtain_call_records  @thednsagency  #veteransuicideawareness  #veterans  #2vetsoam  #battlesarewonwithin  #depressionawareness  #ptsdawareness  #veteransupport  #musicheals  #curtaincallrecords  #evetoadam  #waylandtheband  #modernmimes  #powerofmusic  #rockrageradio  #cometolife  #livethroughit  #dontquit  #changementalhealth  #thednsagency  #uscongress  #veteransaffairs  #veteranmom  #veterandad  #veteransupport  #whatsgoodjax  #igersjax  #onlyinduval  #onlyinjax 

Today was alright. Work was really nice, and low stress. Additionally, I got to spend some time with a friend today. I really appreciated that. However, I can't seem to shake this kind of irrational feeling that no one close to me actually takes my mental illness seriously. Whenever I talk to a friend or family member about my struggles, I get the impression they don't understand or care fully. Maybe that's just the stigma talking... I don't know. Oh also, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And as we all know, May is coming to a close. So I challenge you to talk to one person about what mental health means to you. DM me or comment if you have any cool interactions with that! #mentalhealthawarenessmonth  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalillness  #positivity  #easemymind  #pleasestay  #catchmeimfalling  #youmatter  #youareloved  #coping  #therapy  #depressionawareness  #suicideprevention 

#Repost  @whatsgoodjax  • • • • • • Happy Memorial Day I have recently linked arms with my brother in arms Paul to help raise awareness for the staggering rates of suicide among veterans and we ask as we remember those fallen that you also remember those who feel as though they have died internally. Thank you vets for all you have done and continue to do everyday. That includes @jaxsheriff  . . from @2vetsoam  - OPERATION: #22dreamscometrue  A @2vetsoam  campaign that is broadcasting a whole new electromagnetic signature producing a mission with an elevated emotion to save lives and reach those struggling with the burden of depression, ptsd and chronic conditions - We pack an all new fresh perspective, no politics here. We are linking arms with the entertainment industry to reach those in need, a MASSIVE humanitarian movement - sharing hope and igniting the spark within to Come To Life, Live Through It and Don’t Quit. Sending encouragement to live for a brighter future, today - via The Power Of Music. . . . There has never been a more important time to link arms with @2vetsOAM  and become an ambassador For CHANGE, TODAY. Our veterans are taking their own lives at an alarming rate. Our veterans need you, we need you. Join us in establishing critical mass, providing an ECONOMIC IMPACT to end this epidemic. No one should feel suicide is their only choice. 2vetsoam@gmail.com  . @rockrageradio  @officialevetoadam  @phdradio  @igersjax  @whatsgoodjax  @modernmimes  @waylandtheband  @sonymusicglobal  @curtain_call_records  @thednsagency  #veteransuicideawareness  #veterans  #2vetsoam  #battlesarewonwithin  #depressionawareness  #ptsdawareness  #veteransupport  #musicheals  #curtaincallrecords  #evetoadam  #waylandtheband  #modernmimes  #powerofmusic  #rockrageradio  #cometolife  #livethroughit  #dontquit  #changementalhealth  #thednsagency  #uscongress  #veteransaffairs  - #regrann 

Don’t be in a hurry to let go and move on just because everyone tells you that the life is passing by and you should not be standing still...Every time I was moving on, I was shutting down a little and at the end I was completely indifferent and detached. I am still working on connecting with my emotions and it is difficult than I imagined. All those times when I didn’t cry even when it was required to, all those times I used people as buffer to shift my focus from dealing with the situations, all those times I didn’t let things hurt me when they should cut me deep I lost myself bit by bit. I am in a phase where I am accepting that I need help to heal and also healing myself. I never talked about it hence it is not that easy to say the words but I have always been pretty good with writing them down! Hence writing is a part of my healing process and I am going to stand still for a while before I start going step by step and meet you on the other side... . . . . . . . . . . #healing  #heal  #instagood  #ptsdawareness  #talkaboutit  #reachout  #depression  #depressionawareness  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealth  #goodthoughts  #motivation  #mondaythoughts  #mondaymotivation  #youarebeautiful  #youarethereason  #battlingptsdtogether  #stayhappy  #staystrong  #nofilterneeded  #nofilter  #potd  #instaptsd  #ptsd  #ptsdrecovery  #monday  @ptsd.awareness 

Sigh...Meghan’s look feels like a reminder of my life. A controlled chaos that’s numbing... . . . . . #depressionawareness  #lifeblurred  #depression  #emotional  #mentalillness  #depression  #mentalhealthawareness  #bnwportrait  #anxiety  #struggling  #nami  #thestriggleisreal  #beautiful  #numb  #feelingempty  #graydays  #blur  #lifeisablur  #lensbaby  #blur  #lensbaby 

And I also take medication for bipolar disorder, yes, a mental illness. Yes it’s an illness. I know I look ok, but it’s still here👀, and not going away. Trust me I know I have it, because I’ve questioned it many times before, it’s not a mistake. . **REMINDER**: You don’t have to look sick to be ill. The illness of the mind is real. It’s not easy at all but certainly MANAGEABLE ⬅️⬅️⬅️⬅️. 💜 💟💜It’s ok!💜💟💜 . You are welcome to share your “I am....” statement. . . . . . . . #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalillness  #mentalwellness  #bipolarawareness  #depressionawareness  #mentalhealthstigma  #lifewithmentalillness  #southafricandepressionandanxietygroup  #bipolardisorder  #depression  #bipolar  #mentalhealthmatters  #SADAG  #endthestigma  #IAm  #iam 

I have been truly struggling lately. Struggling with my mindset. Struggling with the need to be “perfect” and get it all right or not do it at all .. if that makes any sense. I’ve been struggling in basically every area of life.. and that happens to everyone from time to time. It’s totally NORMAL to fall into funks and not feel like yourself. But you have to recognize it and be able to pull yourself out of it. . . I’m in control of my life. I’m in control of how everything plays out & as long as i work hard and keep going, things always work out. . . I’m telling y’all right now I’m sick of the way I’ve been feeling lately. I’ve been anxious & worrying way too much about the future, worrying about things I can’t change, and stressing about things that I could control if I would quit stressing and just do what needs to be done... does that make sense to anyone but me? 😂 . . I’m done with the anxiety. I’m done with the excuses. I’m done letting fear and doubt control me. It still creeps up on you sometimes no matter how hard you try to fight it, but I’m kickin it into high gear and taking my life back. . . If you struggle with anxiety or depression, not feeling like yourself, falling into funks and having a hard time getting out of them you’re NOT alone. Reach out, I’m always here to listen. . . . . . . . . . . . . #anxietysucks  #itstheanxiety  #breakingfree  #imincontrol  #chooseyourhard  #ichoosejoy  #lifeofaboymom  #momlife101  #depressionawareness  #mentalhealthawarenessmonth 

POEM I WROTE WHEN I MADE THE DECISION TO BREAK FREE FROM MY DEPRESSION (like & share if you can relate): I was my own prisoner I created my cage, I closed the lock. I threw away the key. Inside there was a war on ME...there was a war FOR me..I pulled myself apart I just couldn't see..I drowned in my sorrows and others thoughts of me. Why am I here? Nobody cares for me? ..said my subconscious, shitty version of me...I had no control, no self esteem, no prince charming to come for me, no air to breathe, no love for me, I couldn't find my identity. I lost my life, I lost my name, I felt alone, I felt ashamed. I was broken, deep inside no escape from this jail of mine..but there was a NEED to look inside this crazy mind, I mean cage of mind, I mean cage of mine..all along, the key was by my side..so i opened the lock now i could see...only i could set myself free ..🙌 -Gigi FOLLOW ME @artby.gigi  #depressionawareness  #loveyourself  #selfawareness  #selflove  ONLY YOU COULD SAVE YOURSELF! #proudmom  #momof4  #anxiety  #artlife  #tragic  #theartoflove  #freespirit  #selfesteem  #control  #prisoner 

#Repost  @whatsgoodjax  ・・・ Happy Memorial Day I have recently linked arms with my brother in arms Paul to help raise awareness for the staggering rates of suicide among veterans and we ask as we remember those fallen that you also remember those who feel as though they have died internally. Thank you vets for all you have done and continue to do everyday. That includes @jaxsheriff  . . from @2vetsoam  - OPERATION: #22dreamscometrue  A @2vetsoam  campaign that is broadcasting a whole new electromagnetic signature producing a mission with an elevated emotion to save lives and reach those struggling with the burden of depression, ptsd and chronic conditions - We pack an all new fresh perspective, no politics here. We are linking arms with the entertainment industry to reach those in need, a MASSIVE humanitarian movement - sharing hope and igniting the spark within to Come To Life, Live Through It and Don’t Quit. Sending encouragement to live for a brighter future, today - via The Power Of Music. . . . There has never been a more important time to link arms with @2VetsOAM  and become an ambassador For CHANGE, TODAY. Our veterans are taking their own lives at an alarming rate. Our veterans need you, we need you. Join us in establishing critical mass, providing an ECONOMIC IMPACT to end this epidemic. No one should feel suicide is their only choice. 2vetsoam@gmail.com  . @rockrageradio  @officialevetoadam  @phdradio  @igersjax  @whatsgoodjax  @modernmimes  @waylandtheband  @sonymusicglobal  @curtain_call_records  @thednsagency  #veteransuicideawareness  #veterans  #2vetsoam  #battlesarewonwithin  #depressionawareness  #ptsdawareness  #veteransupport  #musicheals  #curtaincallrecords  #evetoadam  #waylandtheband  #modernmimes  #powerofmusic  #rockrageradio  #cometolife  #livethroughit  #dontquit  #changementalhealth  #thednsagency  #uscongress  #veteransaffairs  #whatsgoodjax  👊

This is really depressing, I'll take it down soon. Writing actually helps. #depressingpoems  #depression  #poetry  #suicide  #suicideprevention  #depressionawareness 

This is so very true! Sometimes the people that look the happiest and strongest on the outside are the ones struggling the most on the inside. You never know what people are going through behind closed doors. Growing up I witnessed the struggles my mom went through, luckily she got the help she needed and overcame them, but not everyone is so fortunate. #enoughsaid  #truth  #suicideprevention  #depression  #depressionhelp  #depressionawareness  #raisingawareness  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealth  #support  #youarenotalone  #love  #light  #gethelp  #selfcare  #selflove  #healing  #awareness  ❤️

Happy Memorial Day I have recently linked arms with my brother in arms Paul to help raise awareness for the staggering rates of suicide among veterans and we ask as we remember those fallen that you also remember those who feel as though they have died internally. Thank you vets for all you have done and continue to do everyday. That includes @jaxsheriff  . . from @2vetsoam  - OPERATION: #22dreamscometrue  A @2vetsoam  campaign that is broadcasting a whole new electromagnetic signature producing a mission with an elevated emotion to save lives and reach those struggling with the burden of depression, ptsd and chronic conditions - We pack an all new fresh perspective, no politics here. We are linking arms with the entertainment industry to reach those in need, a MASSIVE humanitarian movement - sharing hope and igniting the spark within to Come To Life, Live Through It and Don’t Quit. Sending encouragement to live for a brighter future, today - via The Power Of Music. . . . There has never been a more important time to link arms with @2VetsOAM  and become an ambassador For CHANGE, TODAY. Our veterans are taking their own lives at an alarming rate. Our veterans need you, we need you. Join us in establishing critical mass, providing an ECONOMIC IMPACT to end this epidemic. No one should feel suicide is their only choice. 2vetsoam@gmail.com  . @rockrageradio  @officialevetoadam  @phdradio  @igersjax  @whatsgoodjax  @modernmimes  @waylandtheband  @sonymusicglobal  @curtain_call_records  @thednsagency  #veteransuicideawareness  #veterans  #2vetsoam  #battlesarewonwithin  #depressionawareness  #ptsdawareness  #veteransupport  #musicheals  #curtaincallrecords  #evetoadam  #waylandtheband  #modernmimes  #powerofmusic  #rockrageradio  #cometolife  #livethroughit  #dontquit  #changementalhealth  #thednsagency  #uscongress  #veteransaffairs  - #regrann 

I have self-diagnosed myself with depression for the past months up until now. Lucky to have this talk today and this made my cry in the corner while listening. I realised my mistakes (nobody's perfect) and the things which made me so burnt-out. I have most of the symptoms and the most concern that I encounter is I have nobody to talk to as I tend to withdraw myself from everyone and distrust people. We really can't please everybody this is one of the most challenging thing exists in this world. I learned a lot from this talk. Things are easier said than done but the more eager you are to change yourself to a BETTER you, the more you are successful. At the end of the day, it's only yourself whether you choose to be happy or to be bitter. #depression  #depressionawareness  #roadtohappiness  #instagram 

Repost of the most important video I’ve done thus far about the suicide epidemic. Leave a ♥️ below to show love to our mental health community and those who are suffering. You are not alone & you are loved. . . “I am not ashamed of my mental illness. I am ashamed of those who contribute to the stigma that takes so many beautiful people away from us every day. Ignorance is shameful, not the way I was made.” . . . #bipolardepression  #depressionawareness  #mentalhealthquotes  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealthblogger  #mentalhealthrecovery  #mentalhealthadvocate  #anxietywarrior  #mentalhealthjourney  #mentalhealthwarriors  #mentalhealthart  #mentalhealthisreal  #quotesofinstagram  #quotesdailly  #inspirationalquotes  #communityofwriters  #writersofinsta  #writersofinstagram  #mentalhealthawarenessmonth 

Spending time outside has been another key factor in healing my depression and anxiety. I call it mother nature's therapy. ⠀ ***⠀ I look to nature to teach me. I've learned that there is balance in life and death, that energy is recycled, and we will always be learning and discovering more in life. I also learned that nature knows best. It has a graceful way of replenishing and restoring.⠀ ***⠀ What do you learn from nature?⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #naturalliving  #naturalhealth  #naturalhealing  #naturallifestyle  #naturallife  #naturalremedies  #naturalfood  #naturalskincare  #naturaleating  #naturaldining  #natural  #wisetraditions  #naturalways  #naturalselfcare  #naturalcare  ⠀ #depressionhelp  #natureismychurch ⠀ #depressionawareness  #depressionsupport ⠀ #depressionisreal  #foodandmood  #moodandfood  #⠀ #mentalhealthquotes  #mentalhealthadvocate ⠀ #mentalhealthrecovery ⠀ #mentalhealthmatters  #mentalgains ⠀ #dontsufferinsilence  #foodandmood 

This is my first post completely dedicated to a topic which I never really talked about. But it's time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⚠️ Trigger Warning ⚠️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀My name is Jennifer, I am 21 years old and I currently live in a therapeutic residential care group for young women with personality disorders. I knew something was not okay at the age of 14, when I tried to commit suicide the second time. But noone wanted to believe me that I needed help. They all had their own explanations for my behaviour, even the doctors. If I couldn't get out of bed in the morning or leave the house regularly ɪ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴄᴀʟʟᴇᴅ ʟᴀᴢʏ when in reality I had a major depressive episode and anxiety. If I had eaten enourmous amounts of food ɪ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴄᴀʟʟᴇᴅ ꜰᴀᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀᴅᴅɪᴄᴛᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴇᴀᴛɪɴɢ when in reality I was addicted to throwing it all up. If I self harmed ɪ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴀᴄᴄᴜꜱᴇᴅ ᴏꜰ ꜱᴇᴇᴋɪɴɢ ᴀᴛᴛᴇɴᴛɪᴏɴ when in reality I just wanted to find a way of coping with everything without getting another person involved. If I misbehaved in school ɪ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴘᴏʀᴛʀᴀʏᴇᴅ ᴀꜱ ᴅɪꜱʀᴇꜱᴘᴇᴄᴛꜰᴜʟ ᴀɴᴅ ꜱɪʟʟʏ when in reality I was drunk or high most of the time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It took 19 years, a lot of unhealthy decisions, many strokes of fate, 14 weeks of inpatient DBT, the right medication, the right people and more strength and willpower than I ever thought I had to get to the point where I am today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ I have been living here for over a year now. I have a social life, I go to therapy regularly, I sing, I write, I work towards my graduation. I honestly never thought I would make it this far. And I am proud of how far I've come. But most of all. I am happy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀My therapist once said: "You might have suffered wounds and scars but you survived." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀And that's the most important decision everyone has to make. Decide to live. I believe in you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀📸: @leaamariiaa 

(FEEL FREE TO TAG SOMEONE WHO NEEDS THIS) This is for you if you are struggling, if you feel like giving up, if you feel like you don't have any more fight left in you, I want to tell you this: You are worth it, you were put on this Earth for a reason, you have a purpose in this life. The pain your feeling now is only temporary . Your life is worth fighting for you are not alone. Things will get better for you, there is light at the end of the tunnel. You are stronger than you think. Don't give up and never lose hope. I want you to know there’s a future waiting for you, if you choose to get there. In your future, you’ll know happiness. In your future, this dark cloud won’t be hovering over you, and you will meet some of the most remarkable people. There are many wonderful days ahead of you.❤️❤️❤️You’re unique, amazing, beautiful, needed, wanted, and loved by so many. Your presence in the world, it matters. I need you to know that.Dont be afraid to get help and speak up .You’ve been so strong up to this point, and I am so proud of you for continuing to fight 🦋🦋 #mentalhealth  #MentalHealthMatters  #depression  #depressed  #bullied  #keepgoing  #selfharm  #keepfighting  #youarenotalone  #worthless  #mentalillness  #yourstoryisntover  #13reasonwhy  #endthestigma  #anxiety  #breakthestigma  #itsokaynottobeokay  #worldmentalhealthday  #prokindchat  #mentalhealthmonday  #mentalhealthquotes  #depressionawareness  #mentalhealthawarenessweek2019  #suicideprevention  #projectsemicolon  #mentalhealthawareness  #sparkkindness  #suicideawarness  #timetotalk  #mayismentalhealthawarenessmonth