#EndTheStigma

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Got a new phone because my old one was having trouble staying charged, as usual after it’s so old. Ended up getting a clear case, because I didn’t want to leave the store with a naked phone. So I decided to put my stickers with the galaxy colors on it, since I’d already looked and didn’t find any @speckproducts cases with the galaxy on it like I had for my 7+. At least this really gives me a chance to test out how well @stickermule stickers hold up. . #theselfawareautistic #actuallyautistic #openlyautistic #autisticadult #differentnotless #autismspectrumdisorder #aspergers #aspergirl #autisticwoman #autismawareness #autismacceptance #autismspectrum #asd #neurodiversity #adultswithautism #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma #anxietydisorder
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I'm working on an actual blog post with words about my eating disorder and recovery process. In the meantime, here's a clip from the video I pulled the earlier pose pic from 🖤 . . . . . #yoga #yogaposes #yogaeveryday #yogachallenge #yogavideo #fitnessjourney #fitness #recovery #edrecovery #ednosrecovery #wellness #healthylifestyle #healthymind #vlog #edfighter #edwarrior #mentalhealth #vlogger #mentalhealthawareness #advocate #endthestigma #breakthestigma #bpd #depression #exercise #homeexercises #alien #artist #writer #blackandwhite
It's disheartening to realize you're fighting demons you thought you had already slain. I can do yoga and meditate every damn day and slather myself in essential oils and take long baths and do every self care ritual in the book to take the edge off. But somewhere under all the love and light, there's still a deep-seated hatred for myself, gnawing away at my insides and rotting me from the inside out. And I don't know what else to do about it. This isn't a cry for help...just an observation. #mentalhealthawareness #stopthestigma #endthestigma
Hi. My name is Justin and I want to #stopthestigma . This is one of the most frightening things I've ever done, but here it goes… Lately, more times than I'd like to admit, I've wanted to disappear. To not be anyone's problem. To not cause anyone anymore pain. To be forgotten. In just the last few months, I've called the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, left work to have an immediate intake appointment with a psychologist, took myself to the Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic, started seeing a therapist, attended multiple classes to help with my life's situations, and began going to an additional counselor. Based on this, one may assume I have a laundry list of diagnoses. I don't — but that doesn't matter. Thanks to friends and family, I sought the help I needed. I had the support that got me through the doors. I have a group of people that keep me going...that remind me that I deserve this life and that this life deserves me. I've stood by a friend in the emergency room after he attempted to take his life. I've helped people cope with those they have lost. But I also inspired a friend to utilize some of the aforementioned resources during a time of desperate need just by talking somewhat openly about mental health issues through social media. We can't help everyone, but if we can help just a few by stopping the stigma and simply talking about mental health then my discomfort and fear is far outweighed by the chance that at least someone may get the help they truly need and deserve. If you need to talk, I'm here to listen. If you need someone else to talk to, I have some resources and know people who are more than willing to help. I can't tell you to not be afraid, but I can tell you that you're not alone.
The positive effects exercise has been having on my mental health/illness is no joke. After having my depression and anxiety flare up worse than usual and not being able to make it to the gym these last few days, I finally made it today and what a difference it makes! The more I workout, the more my illness seems to fade away in the background and the more present I become. It’s never gone, but even just a moment of bliss makes it all worth it. ❤️❤️❤️ #EndTheStigma #bpd #mdd #ptsd #anxiety #nofilter
Walk around the neighbourhood after a day of mental health class. #endthestigma #endthestigmaofmentalhealth #adventuresofjax #germanshepherd #dogsofinstagram #dogbandana
I really like the idea of this
Accountability and self-awareness 🔑
Mental Health, I refer to it as an umbrella of knowledge that we are yet to discover so much more about ☂️ Can I just say before I continue, mental health isn’t always a negative topic 🧐 There is so much stigma associated with mental health, a lot of it has negative connotations, a lot of people refuse to learn about it as shove it off as something that doesn’t matter or even exist and a lot of people are just cruel bastards when it comes to it. Then there are those who are empathetic about it, who even if they don’t understand it try to by making an effort, those who care for others and love unconditionally regardless. To me any kind of mental illness is no different to a heart defect, diabetes, crohn’s disease, cancer etc in the aspect that it is very much real, you can’t always see it, there are a vast variety of different types and there are things in which can help it. One of my goals in life is to become a mental health advocate to help educate and inspire people in being open and honest about mental health, to help other’s understand that, say for example schizophrenia - there are so many different elements to it and no, anyone who does suffer from schizophrenia does not run around with an axe and try to decapitate others 🤦🏼‍♀️ schizophrenia itself has so many different elements and gradients to it also. Which is something we all need to be accepting of and understand, any and every different mental illness is complete different because it is inhabited by different people. We need to stop putting in a box and shutting it away from the world, let’s get real with it and take it on with all of the support and love it truly needs! Not everyone needs to or should be medicated, there are other ways of treating illnesses...alternative therapies, even just speaking with people who you love and trust - may not cure it but can most definitely help! My advice to anyone who knows another with a mental illness, be there for them, you don’t have to understand it all, just be there, so your research, attend groups, talk to others. Every small positive step results in a greater outcome 💗 #MentalHealthAwareness #Umbrella #Advocate #Love #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma
You know you’ve met some pretty great friends, when they look at the picture and say, “This is you in a picture” Can’t believe I met these girls through this opportunity. It feels like its been years! You wanna join us next time?? Send me a message. ❤️😘 —————————————————- #fitnessjourney #fitfurmom #countrygirlrocks #fitandproud #confident #workinghard #girlswholift #inspire #healthylifestyle #chicagocountry #believe #strength #loveyou #fitlife #dedicated #travelingintrovert #takeachance #itsokaytonotbeokay #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma #anxietywarrior #imnotmydiagnosis #struggletosucceed #studentlife #collegefitness
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I first heard this song in October. For anyone dealing with suicidal ideations, listen to this song! . . . Even though I HATE to admit it, I deal with suicidal thoughts on a daily basis. I don’t have a plan or intent. However, I do feel most days that everyone would be better without me here. I know this isn’t true, but at times it seems to be the only answer to get rid of how I’m feeling. Recently, I began the process of seeking treatment for these thoughts, along with many other things I struggle with. I went through many things as a child that I never healed from or even spoke about. I am on the path to self love, because honestly I don’t know if I ever loved myself. I have a long way to go, but I am super thankful for my husband @_teddywaldo who constantly reminds me that I can get through this and that I am worth loving! #suicidal #suidicalthoughts #seekingtreatment #therapy #psychiatrist #medicine #roadtoselflove #trusttheprocess #ilovemyhusband #mybiggestsupporter #helovesallofme #hehelpsme #endthestigma #talkaboutmentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #letstalkmentalhealth #youmatter #imatter #healinginprocess #holdon #chordoverstreet #musictherapy
Coming to a theatre near you. We have @recoveroutloudllc as the pink ranger, @resurrektion_of_me as the yellow ranger, @bryantmodel as the black ranger, @duaynefoust as the red ranger, and myself of course as the white ranger.
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There’s beauty in our differences. Embrace yours. 🌟
It’s great to see my friend @colicchie in Maryland putting in work with the @wearecloudgang fam. Can’t wait to see him perform again tomorrow night! This guy is a true inspiration to many of us. Live ya homie! NoMoreHeroin.org
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He heals the wound of every shattered heart ❤️ #sunday vibes • • • • Join the conversation. As a Mental Health advocate passionate about bringing global awareness and a voice toward prevention and treatment of mental illness for both the young and old ~ I’m using this forum to speak and diffuse the stigma associated with this ~~~ Let's #endthestigma ~ Your life matters 🙌 CALL. SPEAK. LIVE. • • • • • • #psychhelp #psychiatry #mentalhealthawareness #psychiatrist #psych #blog #doctor #depression #mentalawareness #anxiety #womaninbusiness #drtolats #psychMD #psychosis #mentalillness #entrepreneur #psychology #mentalhealth #melanin #bossbabe #addiction #notoaddiction #suicideprevention #youarenotalone #speakup Photo Credit: Dr. TolaTS
Stick to facts. Stay in wise mind 🦋🦋🦋
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Just some perspective for your consideration. 💯 #MentalHealthAwareness #EndTheStigma #EducateYourself
Most people, when asked, think they are good listeners. What about you? When you are with others, are you present? Or are you thinking about something else or just waiting to respond?⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #justCARE #CAREInitiative #humanresources #nomoretabootopics #hope #mentalhealth #addiction #selfcare #health #happiness #SHRM #transformation #mindfulness #quotesdaily #positivequotes #alcoholfree #drugfree #sobriety #endthestigma #recoverywarrior #wellness #corporatewellness #business #leadership #branding #culture #training #vision
The true story of life with anxiety!
“Those who find true wisdom obtain the tools for understanding, the proper way to live, for they will have a fountain of blessing pouring into their lives. To gain the riches of wisdom is far greater than gaining the wealth of the world.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭TPT‬‬ #bewise #endthestigma #stopdenyingthetruth #therapy #selfcare #marriagecounseling
Day 857 for #30forstrongminds , in support of those dealing with mental health issues (e.g., #anxiety , #depression , #bipolar , etc.). This one hits close to home for me, as some of the people in my life deal with varying challenges to get through their day. Helping to raise #awareness is one way to show that I'm looking out for you. #letscheckonafriend Take time to let those people in your life who deal with any mental illness know that they are loved and appreciated. It could make all the difference in their day, and help give them the courage to work through their challenges. If you, or a loved one, may need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 800-273-8255. If you are seeing this post, know that you are a awesome and amazing person. And yes, you matter to me. #mentalhealthawareness #monstercompassion #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthsupport #endthestigma #corecrew #corefocus
Today has been a rollercoaster. But the wee one is asleep and the hubby is happy playing video games. I'm done with today... too many mood swings, ear aches and crying for no reason. So now I'm punching my ticket out if here 🌌👽 . . .#mommystimeout #infusedcoconutoilbath #mommysbrownies #chobo #hormoneimbalance #cherrypie #prozacproblems #cannabiscures #cannamommy #classystoner #classycannabis #soakitallincbd #plantsoverpills #mommyjane #mommylovesjane #higherhopes #paranormalpodcasts #joehill #alwayskeepfighting #endthestigma #potparenting #balance #selflove
When the luv of my life relapsed it was due to #codependency and then came the #alcohol . If you continually second guess if you are doing or being enough, that may be your #trigger too. Take my quiz if u can relate. I know I can. Link in bio . #SoberLife #Sober #sobriety #Recovery #AddictionRecovery #SoberMovement #Soberissexy #PartySober #12steps #lifecoach #recoveryisworthit #recoverycoach #endthestigma #nodrugs #RecoveryIsPossible #recoverytoday #alcoholicsanonymous #narcoticsanonymous #yogaaddict #fitnessaddict #cleanandsober #drugrehab #rehabcenter
🇮🇷 Mag Landrace shorter phenotype showing these beautiful dark purple colors and smells of earthy maple syrup. week five of flower. #marijuana #marylandgrown #bagseed #trichomes #purplehair #endthestigma
SWIPE !! I want to remove the labels attached to Mental Health difficulties, that includes the stigma and the title of (inserts mental health diagnosis) because labels confine you into a category, limits you and eliminates freedom from your real self. . . You can be #free from your Mental Health difficulty I’ve seen it happen and as a therapist/wellness Coach I’m making it happen ❤️✊🏽 . . Don’t let your Mental Health problem define you. #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthrecovery #endthestigma #depression #anxiety #godislove #mentalhealthstories #nolabels #beinghuman #mindfulness #love #selfcare #selflove #askshar #actsofwellness #culturemindsuk #inspiration #motivation #encouragement #beauty #naked #authentic #naturalbeauty #freedom #mindfulness #startamovement #therapist #wellnesscoach
“you stumbled into a pit of some of the most vicious vipers on the internet, and we’re all rooting for you.” this continues to be my favorite post & update on the entire website of reddit. I’ll apologize ahead of time if it makes your eyes water a little... ♥️ ( sorry if it’s a bit small, zoom to read! )
Well. I’m 28 on Monday. I’ve decided to cut back on drinking and eventually quit before 2020. My long term goals of #mentalwellness and #futureparenthood will require this sacrifice. I’m actually trying now. It’s taken 28 years but, I finally feel like I’m able to be myself. It’s been rough. I’m not going to stop. The number one cause of death in those with bipolar is suicide. I’ve got way too much to lose. I’m actually working this way out of my hole. The future is bright.
I've been needing a break from my head and from being cooped up inside all the time. I've missed this trail so much! The rain and 43 degree weather couldn't keep me inside!
Absolutely disgusting... I'm so pissed off after learning MORE about #LymeDisease #Lupus #Parasites and how it messes with your body chemistry, blood tests, and so much more, from #TheHighersideChats Already sent it to my Primary Care Doc. FUCK THIS... SMFH... https://www.thehighersidechats.com/patrick-jordan-annette-weaponized-ticks-lyme-disease-the-medical-machine/ #Bioweapons #LymeDisease #chronicpain #LymeDiseaseAwareness #Invisibleillnesses #MentalHealth #SelfCare #LymeCrime #Lupus #PatientAdvocate #PatientAdvocacy #CannabisPatient #MedicinalCannabis #EndTheStigma #ExitDrug
If you ever feel sad, just remember that you are not alone, and there is help all around. Link in bio @straits_times 📸: GAVIN FOO, COURTESY OF ELAINE LEK #suicideprevention #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #love #suicideawareness #endthestigma #selflove
Every day I struggle with stress and anxiety. Some days are better than others. Some weeks are better than others. Every day is a struggle to convince myself that I’m sane, and that nothings wrong. Grateful for my friends, and I’m grateful for the love of my life. I’ll overcome this.
No time or energy for anything that has me a. second guessing myself b. dimming my light or c. swaying from my want for genuine, unconditional love && happiness. ✨ stop and think to yourself does this align with who I am and who I am working toward becoming? If it doesn’t, SWERVE little one SWERVE. 💗 #veganbabe #stonerbabe #yogababe #420 #mentalhealthwarrior #endthestigma #stopthestigma #selflove #selfacceptance #personalgrowth #govegan #haztevegano #vegana #mejicana #lasvegas #vegas #art #portraitphotography #lasvegascannabiscommunity #meditation #believeinyourself #selflove #yoga #meditation #manifestation #love #light #magic #wonder
I lost both my brother and sister to suicide. Depression runs in my family but depression doesn’t discriminate. It can effect ANYONE &You matter . If you cant shake the feeling of sadness , If your isolating yourself, sleeping too much or too little, numbing yourself with food , alcohol , drugs , etc just to feel something /or nothing then please reach out for help. With effort to heal you will feel better eventually. I can promise you that. I did -and so can you. Depression & anxiety masks themself in a variety of ways. You may be really good on wearing your own mask to make people think you’re okay. I know I perfected masking my own pain but you do not need to carry those burdens (or pain any longer) you can and deserve to feel good again. Happy . Truly happy. It’s possible. The first step is to realize and acknowledge your pain. The second step is to seek help. Remember it is not weak to Ask for help!!! This takes so much strength!Talk to a friend, family member and start counseling. If money is an issue tons of counseling services offer a sliding scale that will charge you what you can pay. Remember you matter. No matter what depression tells you- it’s a lie! It will lie to you and make u unable to see the future. Don’t listen! You can beat depression. You can beat anxiety. You are strong. You are worth the fight! But it’s takes work. Every single day you need to make YOUR happiness and health a priority. Eliminate anything that doesn’t serve your purpose of healing. Let go of negative people, & negative self talk. Move your body. Breathe and most importantly let go of any guilt or shame! I promise you .-With persistence and self care.- everyday- You will see the light again. If you are having suicidal thoughts please reach out to 1800-273-8255. They are available 24 hours a day and offer online chat or text. You’re life matters. Everyday❤️
The new normal. I first began to experience true symptoms of #anxiety and #depression after a breakdown in 2014, at least that’s when I first realized that something was up. Going through the motions of trying to sort through my feelings, putting the puzzle pieces together one doctor/specialist visit at a time, I was lost and confused and wondered when the hell this was going to end, when will things go back to “normal”? It took me quite a while, probably a couple years to understand that my #anxiety wasn’t going anywhere. The most difficult thing for me was to move away from living in the past, my past life almost haunted me, constantly comparing the now with the past. I longed for my life to go back to the way it was before. After seeing therapists, speaking to many others on their own journey to #mentalhealth , and truly beginning to understand my feelings, I slowly learned to accept my #anxiety . It was also crucial for me to shift my negative associations to focusing on a positive future. I no longer viewed anxiety as a limitation, and most importantly stopped living in the past through realizing that life isn’t over just because I had anxiety. This is not to say that I don’t have days or periods of time where I miss the days before anxiety, the difference is I can control those feelings and I have the tools to remind myself to keep moving forward. I embraced the way I felt, and overtime welcomed my new normal. (pic circa 2009, probably on the way to Circa haha)
anxiety is very very real! P.S. if you love this video.... please check out my YouTube Chanel! I have over 300 more videos much like this one!
❤️❤️ It is quite uncomfortable to put pieces of my life out for all to see. It is especially uncomfortable to let people know I brave MENTAL HEALTH issues daily. I am hardly embarrassed, just extremely private. This year I'm stepping out of my comfort zone, like big time ☺️ Having a little group therapy shesh with you guys can be nothing but therapeutic. Maybe through my story, others will then have the courage to platform and tell their story as well! I was diagnosed with PTSD one year after witnessing my husband and best friend, whom I flew in for a week on our spring break, cross the double line in an attempt to pass my pick up, and slam head on into a oncoming car, killing himself, my best friend and the driver of the other car, leaving a 15 year girl, riding in the back seat of the car he was driving, severely injured, stiched back together, forever held by rods and medal plates throughout 90% of her body. I was 19 and two months pregnant. ... right!??! 😟 My life has hardly been easy, but at times, fun & crazy. I'll share a shit ton of events, pre & post PTSD, and trial runs), (It took HELLA!) I will also share my experiences from 2 months ago since learning my life long math disorder, is actually what they call a Specific Learning Disability! Whaaa? OH, NO WONDER... 🤔💭😏. I believed the symptoms were a result of the PTSD. ALL these years. HUH! I'll let you in on my toughest PTSD challenges, my many, larger than life, wacky experiences and how I manage my disorder & my newfound disability today, to live my best life! Growth is not seated in comfort zones! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #bekind#mentalhealthawarenessmonth#mentalillness#ptsd#survival#perseverence#getoutofyourcomfortzone#endthestigma#talkitout#youarenotalone
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