On this World Mental Health Day I would like to start with saying, “Don’t shy away from seeking help guys!!” Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and many more disorders are legit mental illnesses which need treatment in the form of counselling, medicines, or both. Just like you take a medicine for fever without questioning it or making a big deal about it, for a mental illness too, go to a doctor, seek help, and take the medicines just as you would do if you had a fever.
Just as you take a painkiller when you don’t feel like getting out of the bed because your body aches with fever, you need medicines and therapy to get the energy and motivation back when you are hit by depression.
Moreover, stop thinking about people who seek help for their mental illness as “outliers” because it is just as common, important, and “normal” as it would be for someone to go to the doctor to seek treatment for a cold, fever, or headache.
And most importantly, don’t ask questions like, “What are you depressed about? Nothing is wrong with your life.” Because NO, one doesn’t need to have a specific reason or an issue to be worried or depressed about when this illness hits them.
Just like you do not ask someone, “Hey! Why do you have a cold? What’s wrong with you?”, don’t ask such questions from people suffering from any mental illness either.
Don’t make it seem like their fault because it is NOT. It’s an illness and it can hit anybody.
Again, I would say, do not shy away from seeking help and whenever you feel like you are not working at your full potential and have symptoms like lack of energy, lack of concentration, lack of motivation, crying spells, irritability, anxiety, depressed mood, not enjoying the activities you used to enjoy earlier, thoughts about harming yourself of ending your life, and any change in your sleeping or eating pattern, SEEK HELP.
Also, substance abuse is one of the major comorbids of depression and anxiety so anyone suffering from addiction can, and should, seek help from a doctor.
Think over this and break this taboo. Be a more supportive society towards everybody.
Be kind. Be supportive.
Remember, you are not alone. You are never alone.
- Today is World Mental Health Day.
Interested in learning some truths about mental health? Read on... 1. Mental health problems are experienced by people of any race, age, culture, religion, social status or educational background.
2. Someone you know right now will have a mental health problem, they just have no idea how to tell you.
3. When a friend or loved one opens up about a mental health problem, they don't want to be treated any differently or judged.
4. Workplace or business stress can contribute to mental illness- from the lonnnnnnngggg hours to unrealistic workloads.
5. Mental health can affect the way you think, feel and behave. You might feel sad, worried, confused, angry, frightened, hopeless, isolated - even ashamed and worthless. ***Speaking about mental illness through education with open conversations is key***. Agree?
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Good Morning! ☕️☕️ I’ve been doing a lot of “Thinking” the last few days. About life, about stress, about change. As most all of us know there’s so many people in the world with “chemical imbalances” Which makes life that much more difficult.
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---Story With A Lesson.
I had one of my critical exam in one of the building inside the IT Park, Bangalore.
The rules of the exam were such that
you cannot carry anything inside. 20 minutes before the exam, I went to washroom and realised that my periods started. I always used to carry atleast two pads in my bag so that if any girl except me needed the pad, I could give her. I was not having any pad that day, I ran outside and asked few girls present there. But, the efforts went into vain, no one was having the pad. I helped a dozen girls in my life but when I needed it, no one was there. I enquired about the medical shop in the massive IT park but it Jolted me that there was not even a single medical shop there. The exam was critical, so I went to the washroom again, searched for the tissue papers, made a temporary pad with handful of tissue papers. During the exam, I was a bit concerned about the stain as my house was almost 50 km away from the center. But, somehow I gave the exam in such irritable condition.
The point here is that there should be a medical shop in these buildings or at least a clinical dispensary where these type of conditions can be tackled easily. ~A story by Shravani (from Maharashtra)
#story #menstruation #periods #taboo #pads #hug #warmth #gender #sensitivity #letsbreakthetaboo #sanitarypadsmachine #pleasecarrypadswithyou
Few days back, I came across a marriage proposal from Kumauni Family. My family and me were very much convinced and agreed upon it. Within 2 days of conversation with their Daughter-in-Law, I came across a wearied tradition which was not acceptable by me and I refused that proposal. Till now, Women are not allowed to cook in kitchen, they are not allowed to sleep in the room where there is a temple.
She told me few things that were enough to run a chill down my spine.
I will be asked to stay away from kitchen work and temple during my dates. I will be asked to wash my utensils in washroom area or in balcony. I will be asked to keep my utensils separately near dining area. Even my Clothes which I will be wearing during those days; I have to wash and keep them separately. My water bottles & eatables will be shifted from kitchen to any rack or closet.
When I refused to follow such things than our elders took out 2 solutions for me. Firstly, I can use disposables cutlery and crockery for myself. Secondly, till the time I am staying separately with my partner, there are no issues. But, when I will be staying with my In-Laws then I have to follow such rituals.
Finally, I refused the marriage proposal. Sadly, my parents got upset from my decision. ~~A story by Chitra Dhyani.
Can you show the courage like her and refuse tha marriage which demands to follow these fake traditions during your periods ?
Do let us know in comments.
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💥LET’S BREAK THE TABOO💥
Why is it we still find it so difficult to talk to each other and our children about what worries we all have about dying? Or about others dying and what may happen to those left behind? Sadly, death and grief is something we’re all going to experience at some point in our lives. Babies are born everyday, but people also die everyday, and this is the cycle of life. It is estimated that 45,000 children will be bereaved each year and the long term implications of a loss like this will carry with them for the rest of their lives. There is a huge of amount of support from amazing charities @winstonswish @cruse.surreynorth @griefencounter @childbereavementuk
Also, if you haven’t already, you need to check out the amazing podcasts by comedian, Cariad Lloyd @thegriefcast
It’s a fantastic way of talking about about death and grief. When my dad died back in 1992 there was little or no support available. Back then the subject of death was swept away and life was meant to move on. Our new children’s bereavement book, The Magical Wood, was written to help open up the conversation around death and grief with our children. It was written to help children express how they’re feeling; helping them to understand that, ‘it’s okay to feel sad’. Let’s open up the conversation for both children and adults. I would love to know your thoughts on this? #letsbreakthetaboo #deathandgrief #rememberinglovedones @zephyrwildman
I’ve got my lovely meet up with the local IG ladies this morning...chats and sharing and support and always laughter, over tea, coffee and cakes.
I love our monthly-ish get togethers! Working from home alone, can be isolating and pretty solitary - but getting out and about, and making sure I have face to face contact with people, can make all the difference.
It also inspires me, and I head home full of energy, buoyed up by the company of these kind and funny ladies!
My default position is home, but I know that staying home, not seeing people, and living in my head is not good.
I have suffered badly with anxiety over the past four years, and for 2016 and 17, I rarely went out.
When we set up this group, before we’d even had our first meet up, I mentioned that I wouldn’t be eating as I’d be too anxious. From that point on we have talked and shared, and I realised what I should have done at the beginning of my anxiety journey.
I should have talked to people, friends and family. It’s only when you talk, that you realise you’re not alone. We are not alone.
You’d be surprised how many of the people you know who have suffered too...fighting their own silent battles with it.
But when we talk, we can help each other, whether it’s sharing practical tips and advice about what has worked for us, or being there for one another, cheering each other along, and checking in to make sure we’re okay if we go quiet for a while.
Thanks to Victoria @featherandwild
for talking so bravely yesterday, and opening up the conversation, and helping me see that this should be discussed, and shouldn’t be a taboo subject.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, and if you want to talk, I’m here
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