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I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT QUOTES LIKE THIS: I believe they are helpful BUT are non exclusive. By that I mean I’m not going to ignore genuine emotions OR my #cptsd because they, “don’t reflect where I want to be” #fuckthat both are as true as each other. I don’t believe one keeps themselves depressed bc they don’t visualize themselves otherwise & I also believe that there is a time when one needs to stop obsessing on everything that’s wrong. #Mentalhealth is complex & full of seeming contradictions. If all the answers were known on how to live #mentallyhealthy lives—everyone would! So don’t judge yourself for “not healing from trauma properly”, it doesn’t work like that. Do the best you can & hang onto your ass. #itgetsbetter it can & will. ⚡️Join the @gray_rock movement 🗿#love 💕 #laughs 😆 #respect ✊🏽 & #validation 🙌🏻 Grounded in Truth, setting boundaries & Fuckin’ Shit Up 💋#codependent #keepitreal #nocontact #boundaries #blockanddelete #blacksheep #cptsd #emotionalabuse #depression #narcissist #abuse #manipulation #anxiety #personalgrowth #mentalhealthawareness #betruetoyourself #selfawareness #instasupport #grateful ✌🏻 💕 US #Suicide Hotline: 1 (800) 273-8255 US National Domestic Abuse Hotline:1-800-799-SAFE
One of the worst ways to feed your mental health illness is by keep quiet. I understand that as a block person sometimes it can be hard to speak up to your parents, friends and family because let’s be honest - the back community doesn’t really speak or touch up on mental health. But remember there are services out there FOR you, click on the link in my bio if you need it. There are so many pages on social media where you can find comfort in someone e.g me, treat your mental health just as crucial (if not more) than you would with your physical health. If you break your leg , straight away you’d speak up and go to the hospital, if you had a penetrating headache you’d speak up and go get some painkillers. So why is it when it comes to mental health we stay silent? YOU HAVE A VOICE USE IT. It’s scary and difficult and requires a lot of courage, but your mental health is WORTH the battle, speaking up can help your situation in so many ways, but you’ll never know unless you try. #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthillness #speakup #positivity #blackpeople #melanin #blackhistorymonth #courage #motivation
Positive vibes to start this family weekend! Positivity comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s important to never forget it. 🌈 #positivevibes #positivity #positivitypresent #positivityiskey #happiness #mentalhealthawareness
@susie9hamilton ’s study for ‘Polar Light’, which has come to life as Susie’s largest painting to date - adding atmosphere to the men’s corridor at The Junipers psychiatric intensive care unit @dpt_nhs. #susiehamilton #wallpainting #hospitalrooms #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness @aceagrams @seasaltcornwall @isabella.blow
Amazing what the penf can do with the aid of a tripod and small pocket torch. Sitting alone in woods especially at night really helped with mental health. #olympuspen #olympuspenf #olympus #olympusuk #penf #olympus_uk #theuk #beach #woods #mothernature #nature #naturelovers #wildcamps #woodland #wildcamping #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #heal #onedayatatime #mentalwellbeing #theukpoetographer
SAVE THE DATE‼️ This is a FREE event for the entire family. If you would like to be a sponsor or vendor inbox @monicawls2 . #MentalHealthAwareness #BreakingTheBarrier #Survivorswithapurpose #FreeEvent #Sponsors #VendorsNeeded #Anxiety #Depression #Bipolar #PTSD #Schizophrenia #Addiction
reminder that if you're a part of the LGBTQ+ community, you're completely valid & who you love or how you identify is no one's business but your own🏳️‍🌈 i sometimes see people saying that they "have to come out", or feeling that they should, & i feel bad that people feel pressured to do so. if you feel it is beneficial, then that's okay, but even then do not rush - come out when you want to, or when you can. if it's important to you for someone to know your pronouns or the name you wish to go by, then (sadly) if it's safe to let people know, go ahead. Or if you're sick of being on the lowdown in your girl/girl relationship, then again, if you're okay to do so... come out. But pleeease do not feel any pressure; letting people know who you love shouldn't be a pressure. love is natural, & "coming out" should be too... do things in your own time ✨ [📸 Alex Gaskarth from all time low]
Balance is the key to everything. What we do, say, think, eat and feel. They all require awareness, and through this awareness we can grow. #koifresco
"Starting the conversation is as easy as a cup of coffee." Open up, talk it out and listen with the heart. Samples shipping Monday, order now! · · · · · · · · · · #cafe #baristalife #baristadaily #canada #ottawalife #coffee #ottawa #cannabiscommunity #mentalhealth #coffeelover #mentalhealthawareness #cannabis #ottawafood #coffeeholic #explorecanada #barista #coffeetime
Acceptance: “the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered”. Struggling with mental illness may not feel like something has been offered to you but acceptance can be the first step to recovery. (I think Dumbledore said that but it doesn’t make it any less true) #counselingpsychology #acceptance #stress #therapeutic #mentalhealthawareness #therapyworks #onlinetherapy #anxietyrelief #recovery
My Saturday morning couch buddy 🥰❤️ You are allowed to be a masterpiece AnD a work in progress, simultaneously #iamenough #loveyourself #mentalhealthawareness #anxietyisreal #chiweeniemom #ilovemydapple #proudveteranwife #musicianswife #taylorbonham89 #lazysaturday
This book, this page, this message, a great Saturday morning read-aloud with my twins, who I hope always believe in themselves and find their own song.⭐️ . . 🦒Giraffes Can’t Dance written by @giles_andreae and @guyparkerrees #orchardbooks #readaloud #guyparkerrees #gilesandreae #kidshealth #bekindalways #believeinyourself #mentalhealthawareness
Lemurian Quartz crystals are a wonderful tool to use when clearing and activating the Chakras. An amazing healing crystal, Lemurian Quartz will assist in removing all types of energy blockages. Use a Lemurian Quartz Crystal for healing and meditation work. #lemurian #awaken #mentalhealthawareness #spirtualawakening #youarewhoyoubeenlookingfor #youareenough #crystalhealing #crystals
MISOPHONIA 😫😤😵🙉 . Ever feel like you're going to scream and cry when you hear someone chewing gum? Or maybe you go from fine to sweaty and ragey when you're near someone excessively sniffing or clicking a pen? . You are not alone!!! . Misophonia is a condition in it's own right, as well as a major factor in ME and fibromyalgia. It's a feeling of irrational that occurs with certain sound triggers such as open mouth chewing or snorting. Here are some things that help me: 😌 Earphones or ear plugs - ideal for blocking out triggering sounds on public transport 😌 Deep breaths and focus. If you are stuck in a situation where you can't get away from the noise, remember that it WILL at some point, end. You will be ok, just focus on your breath 😌 Offer the person a tissue, or water. The majority of people don't even realise they're being annoying. Sniffing? Offer a tissue. It will either stop the sniffing or at least drop a hint that it's irritating you. 😌 Leave. If it's that bad that you're going to say something cruel, leave. Grab an urgent toilet break or say you're feeling unwell. Take a few breaths and centre yourself 😌 Stress ball or anxiety band. I have a hair tie on me at all times. If I'm stressed or anxious I wrap it round my phone and ping it in my pocket (I used to ping it on my hand but soon realised thsy that's pretty unhealthy), it really helps you to feel like you're in control of your surroundings. It's also quiet, so won't annoy anyone else 😌 Distraction. If it's safe to do so, play a game on your phone, text a friend or simply write down how it's making you feel, then delete it. This will help you vent! . If you head to allergictosounds.com (allergic to sounds) you can download a completely free survival guide, as well as find out more about why this happens to so many people. It's a really great site and worth a visit . I hope this helps! xxx . . . . . #spoonie #misophonia #recovery #chronicillness #invisibleillness #myalgicencephalomyelitis #canyouseeMEnow #cfsME #butyoudontlooksick #sickbutslaying #mentalhealth #chronicallyill #mentalhealthawareness #millionsmissing #autoimmunity #fibro #fibromyalgia #chronicpain #autoimmunedisease
Spend some time taking care of you 🌱🌿🌸
When one of your followers is a dope illustrator, and turns your words into a work of art! @docofhappiness YOU have blessed my whole heart with this- A million times, THANK YOU. I am beyond grateful for you and your GIFT.♥️ • Y’all- PLEASE go and follow @docofhappiness ! It will change your life! • #fleurdelisspeaks#mentalhealthawareness #positivemindset #encouragement #positivevibes #honestmotherhood #selfcare #positivethinking #saturdayvibes #positivequotes #gratitude #compassion #respect #writersofinstagram #blackmentalhealth #weekendvibes #authorsofinstagram #therapyforblackgirls #selfhelp #therapy #strongwomen #empoweringwomen #mompreneur #womenshealth #selflove #blackgirlmagic #mindfulness #redtabletalk #mentalhealth #affirmations
Not everyone on Instagram is fabulous 👌 Get on the TEAM you deserve, not the one you think you want💪 - Never forget we all go through real shit every day. Don't compare yourself. Everyone on here has more they don't want to show you, than the selected images they glorify. It's normal to be a real human. - - Some days I look like a happy chap, bouncing round like an idiot. Other days I overthink everything and feel exhausted. - Bigger picture is we are all working on a future to enjoy. Never lose sight of the goals. With the support of good friends, family and your squad, anything is possible💙 Now you're blessed to have such a beautiful picture of me 😂 - - #love #malemodel #work #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #lowselfesteem
Yesterday at the gym of my bestie Mike 😄 It is always fun when we meet again. Even when he comes up with some complicated excercises 😅 The Universe wants me probably really to become a Zen Master I think 😇 My life has never been more chaotic but I am more positive and calm than ever 💜💙💚💛❤ #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #anxiety #bpd #depression #anxietysupport #awareness #innerpeace #conscious #followyourheart #followyourintuition #enjoythemoment #purpose #peaceofmind #loveyourself #believeinyourself #coretraining #selfcare #selflove #happinesscomesfromwithin
Perks Of Being A Wallflower ✨❤️ Have I mentioned I love this movie? Low self-esteem and self-worth lead to diminished expectations of what we view as a healthy kind of love. Take care of yourself first, build yourself up. Then you’ll clearly be able to see what you’ve deserved all along. ❤️ #motivationalquotes #mentalhealthawareness #perksofbeingawallflower #moviequotes #perksofbeingawallflowerquotes #mentalhealth #selfesteem #selfworth #selfacceptance
It was a great day today. Pulled a new PB with still plenty more in the tank an came 2nd only to my own coach @speedpowerstrength. If I had another lift left I'd have matched him today 😂 Thanks to @powerhousemcnamara @martin.lifts @rehana_warrior_princess for all they done to make this happen. Well done to all lifters an supporters including my own @shazzerdelee123 an @xxgemmadeleexx for makin it a great day for me an all involved. Also a big thanks to @gmcg_photography for takin the time to come an get some great footage an pics. An a huge congratulations to my own client @anulecka on her first comp an a second place result! 6 weeks till the next comp in @patrickswellpowerliftingclub for the Ironman Classic. We go again 💪 #deadliftcompetition #deadlift #deadlifts #competition #eleiko #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #pietahouse #powerlifting #irishpowerlifting
How kind are you to yourself? Instead of calling yourself names, describe the situation. How you view and talk to yourself impacts how you feel about yourself. #anxiety #anxietylife #anxietyhelp #anxietyrelief #anxietyrecovery #anxietyproblems #anxietytips #anxietyawareness #depression #positivevibes #positivethinking #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthadvice #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport
• S E L F - T A L K • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The way we talk to ourselves is just as important as the way we talk to those we care about in our lives. We would never dream of saying some of the things we say to ourselves internally to anyone else. Learning to be kinder to ourselves is a work in progress, but notice if you’re slipping into constantly berating yourself or putting yourself down. In mindfulness we learn to observe these thoughts without judgement. Becoming familiar with the workings of the mind can help us pick up on these destructive thought patterns earlier and move towards a way of thinking that is nourishing, uplifting and kinder 🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mentalhealth #mind #wellbeing #learning #health #business #london #mentalwealth #luminate #growth #wellness #mindfulness #resilience #selfcare #selftalk #instamood #mindfulmoments #selfawareness #kindness #compassion #strength #mentalhealthawareness #support #advice #love #selflove #saturday #instadaily
This seems to be commonly shared in social media, the fact that depression is caused by differing levels of chemicals in the brain and has appeared out of nowhere. However this is not the full picture. Yes brain chemicals may play a part however they are not the sole reason for depression. A striking aspect of depression is how physical it feels which is perhaps why the brain chemical explanation has become a popular one. * * Research has confirmed that people who are depressed do have some combination of low serotonin and low norepinephrine however when non-depressed participants were given doses of these chemicals involved in depression they did not become depressed (Fonagy, 2003). Clearly it is not the presence or absence of these chemicals alone which create depression. What is likely however is that these chemicals in the brain are depleted as a result of an overactive stress response. * * Medication can benefit some but not all. Fewer than a third achieve a full remission of their symptoms (Kirsch, 2008). According to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines the gold standard treatment for depression (mild to moderate) is psychological therapy FIRST and for some there may be a combination of this and medication (for severe depression). * * Clearly depression is both biological and psychological. Low levels of certain brain chemicals coupled with difficult thoughts and feelings all play a part. * * We hope this helps you to make an informed choice about your health because your care matters. #sikhyourmind #sikhi #medication #depression #research #biochemical #medicalmodel #psychology #fact #education #mentalhealth ##mentalhealthawareness
Last weekend has taught that one teeny change can make a HUGE difference. We learned the importance of the breath in the transition into handstand. Still working on getting the confidence to hold it as you can see, but by JINGO it feels amazing to feel one step closer. Thank you @davidmichelyoga for an eye opening and HUGELY informative YTT weekend and our beautiful group of yogis for bringing showing up, giving their all with open hearts and open minds. Happy Saturday friends! #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #anatomy #yoga #unionmargate #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #vinyasa #yogabrunch #mindfulmovement #unionmargate #yogalife #pratyahara #margateyoga #kentyoga #ramsgate #whitstable #design #architecture #yogastudio #yogatribe #yourvibeattractsyourtribe #nofilter #ashtanga #barre #quotes #retreat #margate #cliftonville
Breath is such a powerful thing. Who here does breath work on a daily basis? #endthestigma #mentalhealthawareness #breathwork
I love a good coffee shot. Heck, I take a lot of them. But I'm going to let you in on a little secret. My panic and anxiety attacks get pretty wicked so that coffee is decaf 95% of the time. *Gasp* . . . . My favorite way to read is curled up in a blanket on my couch listening to the rain fall on the sky lights. But alas they can't all be rainy days. So today I'm enjoying an ice cold can of decaf Coke and one of my favorite @bathandbodyworks candles (another obsession). . . . What's your favorite way to dive into a book? . . . . #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #goodreadschallenge2019 #goodreads #goodreadschallenge #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #panicattacks #decaf #bathandbodyworks #bbw #cocacola #fredrikbackman
Beautiful weekend in Liverpool - exploring is what we do best. My fave part of the weekend was the Tate Liverpool seeing some on my favour artists from Dali to Warhol to Miro and Matisse! The sun even stayed out - doesn’t it feel like spring!? Liverpool you were a blast 😍 ✌🏼 . . . . . . . #nofilter #art #Tate #Warhol #dali #matisse #miro #luverpool #albertdocks #mentalhealth #meditation #selfcare #selflove #mentalhealthfirstaid #mentalhealthawareness #lawyerlife #lawfirm #lawyer #hr #employmentlaw #employmentlawyers #leeds #yorkshire #solicitor #entrepreneur #girlboss #bemoreunicorn #exploring #miamor #mimundo
You are falling into a well and no one is coming to save you. The world is crashing around you but everyone is acting calm. You are pounding at the glass walls but people walking past are not looking. You are screaming at the top of your voice but no sound is coming out. You are standing still but the earth seems to be slipping from under your feet. You wish to feel but all you find within yourself is emptiness. . How did you get here? In the vast emptiness, thinking yet not thinking, feeling yet not feeling, screaming yet not screaming, moving yet not moving. . Did you get hurt? Were you left to fight the world all alone? Did you get pebbles in return of giving your best? Were you afraid they won't approve? Did they make you do what you never wanted to? Were you quietened when you wished to speak? Did you run a race you never wanted to run? Were you asked to pick diamonds when you wanted to pick stones? Did they hush you with their money? Did they ignore you when they said you were important to them? Did you think you were worthless? Did you feel your life had no purpose? . At times you can pin-point it, at times you cannot. At times you can feel it, at times you cannot. The vast emptiness remains... ready to engulf your remnants.
Let me introduce myself My name is Lindsay and I am a single mummy to my gorgeous little girl Imani (that her on her new scooter). Been on my own since the early stages of pregnancy. I am extremely lucky to have a great support network in my family and friends who have been amazing. I am eternally grateful for every single person in my life. I have a love/hate relationship with social media however I’m working on the love part more and more. I’m very aware it is not going anywhere and one day my daughter is going to want to be in this online world. So any tiny bit of realism I can bring to the table will hopefully help us all build a safer place for our children in the future. I lived with my parents until my daughter was 10mths old. We now live in a little 2 bed flat that is rented, there’s nothing exciting about it but it’s our home for now and it is exactly what we needed when I decided I needed some more independence. I’m hoping to move again this year to somewhere with a garden. I’m working on learning to love myself, rebuilding my relationship with food, understanding who I am and what I want out of life and thought I’d use this little corner of the internet to keep a diary of my journey. My life really isn’t very exciting, funny or entertaining so apologies in advance! The clue is in the name, I’m just an ordinary mum. It terrifies me to be open about my thoughts and feelings, the thought of friends and family watching terrifies me even more, however I know it’s something I really need to do to grow. I’m dyslexic so bare with me if anything is spelt incorrectly or the wrong grammar is used from time to time. Anything else you’d like to know please feel free to drop me a DM.
How We’ve Silenced Our Inner Voice And How To Get It Back👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩🌿🐾 . We put ourselves in shoes that aren’t ours so much that we forget how to walk in our own. From our earliest days as children, we are (mostly unintentionally) taught to silence our intuition, our inner voice. . We learn that many things we want to do are “wrong”. The negative reactions we receive for doing them and the positive reactions that come when we do something others (at first, parents, teachers, caregivers) approve of show us that following our inner voice leads to bad things while following what others expect from us is safe and will be rewarded. . It’s no wonder that many of us grow up to be so plagued by anxious thoughts, that we can’t even be sure what our soul (using this word metaphorically) really wants. All that seems to be left sometimes is what is expected of us by those who love us, how we are judged by those who don’t, and what is needed to make us a “successful” person by one standard or another. We get anxious, stressed, depressed, and in the long run physically ill. . Learning to hear our inner voice once again is a journey of peeling back the layers of other people’s expectations that have been taught to us for so many years. . We get there by starting small. Starting to do more of the little things we enjoy - just because. Trusting that what we LIKE isn’t inherently “bad”. . We also get there through the appreciation of solitude. In some cases there isn’t a need for “more” solitude, but rather a need to learn to be alone and make the best of it, to be in the moment with yourself, to stop running to other people and constant activity for distraction. . Whether you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert (in reality it’s a spectrum and we are all both), connecting with ourselves one on one (like we would with a loved one) is crucial if we don’t want to live controlled by external “forces”. . It’s simple, but people run from solitude, sometimes for fear of how it seems, of missing out, or losing external opportunities, but mostly because we have internalised worldly judgments of self. . Continued in COMMENTS❣️
27 _ The Bubble _ You should know. _ Unlike others, we weren't born off it. We weren't protected by it. We never inherited any privileges. _ We built this bubble on our own. It took years and years of fierce labour. Come near it and you'll hear the urgency, sense the panic and feel the gut wrenching hollowness it's made of. _ We don't need to hear why we ought to leave it. It's you who we need protection from. It's your judgements. It's the forced normalisation of our emotions. It's from you trying to school our compulsions. _ You can't school pain. You can't school loneliness. Stop it! _ My bubble is where I'll be, for when and if you need me.
🌹mental illnesses are no joke. If anyone ever needs to talk or just generally needs advice do not hesitate to contact me via dms. Hope everyone had a good day. #mentalhealthawareness 🌹
“Just for today: I seek a Power greater than myself that can help me grow spiritually. Today, I will examine my beliefs honestly and come to my own understanding of God.”
There are so many days I’ve been so hard on myself. I’d tell myself, “you failed at something. But why don’t you see you have so much? Why can’t you just be happy? Why aren’t you grateful for the things that you do have?” But sometimes the pain is just too much. It swallows up everything. It makes everything around you dark, cues the spotlight and stands under it. The pain is too much that you get lost in the what ifs. What if I’d done this differently, this pain wouldn’t be here. And you’re hard on yourself everyday for something you couldn’t have even predicted. Months will pass by before you realise what you’re doing is harming you and not helping you, the failure delayed everything but this thought process is a never ending hole that you’re falling into that will delay it more. Healing is a very very slow process but making the choice to heal takes a long time too. Pain makes you desperate. Pain makes you impatient. Pain makes you wanna do anything to end the pain. Pain creates a version of you that you’d have never thought could have come to pass. But healing creates a new you too. Pain is tumbling down flights of stairs and healing is climbing up. Obviously the climbing up is going to be the harder part. And one wrong step sends you spiraling down again till you lift yourself up. In this whole scenario, if there’s one thing I’ve learnt it is to be gentle with yourself. How long are you going to be hard on yourself for till you realise that it’s not going to help you?! You can blame yourself for an infinite number of things, but you decide whether that would send you down or up in those flight of stairs. #itsokay #itsgonnabeokay #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #hope #pain #regret #guilt #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #mentalhealthsupport #mentalillnessawareness #struggle #support #keepgoing #keepfighting #staystrong #anxiety #depression #dontgiveup #nevergiveup #failure #success #itsokaynottobeokay #anxietyrecovery #anxietyrelief #anxietyhelp #burnout #burnoutrecovery #sufferinginsilence
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