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Sometimes the most beautiful light comes from darkness.
Sometimes you come across old photos of yourself and it really reveals your journey from then to now. This was a time in my life where I appeared fine but wasn’t . It took me a year to really come out of it. Not before losing some good friends due to a symptomatic shut out of everyone close. Today I celebrate what a strong woman I am. Life hits like a bitch. We’re all warriors. #outofthedarkness #music #journeys #claw
Last Christmas, my first one as a single mom, as a widow, I didn’t put up a tree. Last Christmas, I went through the motions for Christian but my heart wasn’t in it. Last Christmas, I was too sad to replace my tree and all of the ornaments and my MEMORIES! This Christmas, I feel joy and hope. This Christmas I am ready to start new traditions with Christian. This Christmas, Christian and I went to the store and I let him pick out all the ornaments!! (Some are silly BUT they are so HIM). This Christmas isn’t about forgetting the past but creating new memories, starting new traditions, and loving the life I am building as I take it one moment at a time. I hope these ornaments, moments, memories mean as much to me one day as the old ones, not only to me but Christian as well. The smile this tree brought to my little boys face when we finished decorating is all I could ever ask for Christmas. Merry Christmas! 🎄 #griefjourney #suicidesurvivor #suicidesucks #outofthedarkness #tradition #christmas #justthetwoofus #toddlerfun #makingmemories
At one point I was stuck in a cycle of continuous use, day in and day out and hating everything I was doing. I was controlled by a destructive force which hurt everyone and everything around me. I knew it wasn’t the life I was suppose to be living and was capable of so much more. Thank god the pain got great enough for the change to occur. Even though it’s been quite some time since the last one, this rule still applies to any stage in recovery. There is always room for growth and as humans we can always make changes to improve the quality of life we desire.
#recovery #pain #change #outofthedarkness #livelifeclean #growth #change #action #desire
LABELLED // three out of 40 from a project on the DSM-5: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders/ MDD, PTSD & Bipolar
Grateful for my relationships that have strengthened through pain, connections grown from loss, and the constant presence and memory of my dad within me. Life is beautiful and wonderful even through unbearable pain, and today was a reminder of that! 💜 #stopsuicide #outofthedarkness
‘Love Conquers’...progress on my current passion project. Some works make my heart race and force me to be patient as not to rush to the next step...this is certainly one of them. I can’t WAIT to see the message in this one revealed! 🙌🏼 ‘Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.’ ~ 1 Peter 4:8 #loveconquershate #geometricart #outofthedarkness #godslove #bethelight
Just a heads up @therealplugguy
out here plagiarizing honest growers pics claiming to be his own. This specific pic of from a good friend of mines grow @mainegrower
... thought that looked exactly like your setup as soon as I scrolled past @ohms___law
post about it. Dont let this guy fool you, our community doesnt need these kinds folks in it (and granted this is only photo plagiarism, but still should not be supported) #outofthedarkness #intothelight
Let’s be real... We all feel darkness inside from time to time. I remember a chapter in my life I was severely depressed and tomorrow looked like a hurdle miles away. I lived in that for about three months and with the help of my loved ones decided to figure my shit out. .
I chose to see the light out the window. I chose my tomorrow. I chose to join a community of positive people and take care of myself first. I couldn’t be everyone’s else’s everything anymore. .
It worked! Once I asked to be the flower and not the gardener for awhile my life started shifting. It’s okay to seek something different and change your family’s routine in order to benefit yourself and ultimately everyone. .
Are you ready to take care of you? DM to join my Virtual Gym. You can start today ☀️
@_smileandshine #teamsmileandshine #outofthedarkness #sunshine #nextchapter #chooseyourhard
- Remembering Keith Anthony Miller
01/22/93 – 09/01/15
Keith was the person everyone turned to when in need of a helping hand or an ear to listen. He was wise beyond his years. Grown men would talk to him about their problems and my 22 year old son would give them sound advice as though he had already lived a lifetime. He was a mediator; he would rationalize in his head the best approach at dealing with an upsetting situation to obtain a favorable outcome (which generally always worked). He was extremely intelligent. He was a mentor to so many of his Marine brothers and sisters. Keith had a gift at making people laugh when they were down and out with his sarcastic humor or doing something silly like making funny faces or noises, especially barking like a dog. His Gunny told me that he would come to work in a bad mood and wanting to stay in a bad mood but 5 seconds with Keith and he would not be able to contain himself from laughing out loud. His words “Cpl. Miller would always lighten the mood”. Keith loved his family and his friends and would do anything for them. He loved sports, classic rock and heavy metal music and video games but in the end he loved his Fatboy Harley Davidson the most. It was his baby. He said he never felt so free as when he was riding on the open road.
On September 1, 2015, my son took his life. He left his family, friends, brothers and sisters in shock with so many unanswered questions. Wondering How, Why, What did we miss? He showed no signs of irrational or reckless behavior. He showed no signs of depression. Even his closest brothers/sisters and friends were completely devastated. No one had any clue that Keith was fighting demons within himself.
He was a master at hiding his inner turmoil.
For the short years that Keith was in this world, he left a huge mark on it along with a gaping hole that can never be filled. He touched so many lives in his short 22 years and we will live the rest of our lives missing him and loving him every minute of every day. Rest Easy Marine
#ridefor22 #22toomany #honorthefallen #outofthedarkness #breakthesilence #gonebutnotforgotten #usmc #ptsdawareness #standtoget
TONIGHT | 7 PM | $5 Boxford & friends are hosting an EP release party with proceeds going towards the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Handle With Care will also be on site selling apparel that promotes mental health awareness. Come support local music and help those at risk for self-harm 🖤 Full food menu available w/ vegan options, and non-alcoholic options at the bar. Please use the free parking lot across the street instead of the neighborhood behind the venue. Thanks! #mentalhealthawareness #stopsuicide #weloveyou #outofthedarkness
Purely You isn't the diagnosis on your medical chart, it's not the persona you adopt on social media and it's not the many hats you wear to get through the day (chef, mom, wife, taxi, boss, referee, employee, customer, friend). Purely You is the essence of your being. The person you are at your core. The person you were destined to be. I am so blessed to be able to assist you on your journey to wellness. It is truly an honor to walk with you through the darkness and into the purest version of yourself. This is my happy place. #Purelyyou #journey #heretoserve #outofthedarkness #mindbodysoul #truewellness #holistichealth
Exclusive: Nearly two-thirds of rugby players suffer mental health problems after retirement. @KateLouiseRowan
reports https://t.co/4ZnmLdulQ3 I am so relieved that this is, at last, coming to light. So many could benefit from a greater understanding of how these conditions develop and how environmental factors will improve likely outcomes for retirees. #outofthedarkness #intothelight #mentalhealthawareness