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#throwback 🔙 to when we 'invaded' the @achimota_rc for a massive mental health outreach. #Education and #awareness on #mentalhealth is the key to ending #stigma and #discrimination towards #mentalillness
Uuff...I don’t even know where to begin with this caption. But seeing as it’s #throwbackthursday , I wanted to acknowledge that it’s been a whole 3 years since my hellish #mentalillness journey began. Although I suspect my disordered behaviours and beliefs had been present for a while prior to the autumn of 2015, it was then that they began to manifest with a bang. As cheesy as it sounds, it really was then that my whole life changed. So, fresh from her year abroad, this little bean in the photo arrived back in the UK, full of optimism, excitement about starting her third year at Oxford, and determination that she would, this time around, achieve that elusive work/life balance that had so far evaded her grasp. Unfortunately, within mere weeks of being back at uni, the ED had well and truly entered her life, and the rest, as they say, is history... I couldn’t possibly condense my experiences over the past 3 years into one short paragraph, and perhaps documenting my various stints in treatment, my relapses and my attempts at recovery isn’t a constructive way of processing it all anyway. Neither, I suspect, is reliving the starkest memories I have from that time, though they continue to haunt me anyhow. So how do I acknowledge the passing of this rollercoaster 3 years, without a) dragging myself back into the darkness or b) shunning those experiences that have undoubtedly informed who I am today? And how do I look back on the years prior to this unfortunate milestone - with nostalgia, with regret, with “what if”s?... Because I want to acknowledge this marker - I need to grieve for all of that pain and suffering myself and my family have endured, and celebrate all that we have overcome. And I need to learn to identify not only with the girl in the photo and the girl I am now, but also the girl in the middle - the one who went through so much, who facilitated the change I so desperately craved, the one who feels so alien to me now. I am not her, but she has helped define the woman I am becoming. I am not my last 3 years, but they have led to my standing where I stand today. They did not break me. They did not make me. But they are part of me. ...
Reason 18, age 20 (suicidal ideation, attempt): during college I had a lot of ups and downs and I was definitely partial to the popular and often disastrous method of controlling bipolar disorder’s wide mood swings with alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant so people use it to come down off a high. The problem is you don’t know how much your body is going to need to do that and it’s by no means a medication. And if you’re already taking medication it’s the worst idea as the liver gets an enormous punch in the face from that type of treatment. But i did it nonetheless, and repeated alcohol poisoning did nothing at all but make depression way, way worse. I eventually was able to quit drinking altogether when I joined the Salvation Amy as a religious member 15 years ago but that was after several messy attempts to do so. People congratulate each other on sobriety without acknowledging the hell of recovering and that’s definitely warranted but it’s not a pretty process or a straight line so if you are in that process- today, just one foot in front of the other ok? You’re saving your liver but you’re also saving your **mind. ** #thereasons #suicidalthoughts #suicideattempts #truestory #mentalhealthawareness #thethingswethink #wantingtodie #depression #lookleftwalkgreen #thestraightdope #gettingreal #mentalillness #nationalsuicideawarenessmonth #30days30reasons #bipolardisorder #alcoholabuse #sobriety #selfmedicating #salvationarmy #salarmy #onedayatatime
Have this in mind! Don’t crush someone who’s already fighting! #depression #list #quotes #depressionquotes #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness @Regrann from @depression.notes.ig
~Seppuku~ (Suicide trigger) "I have dishonoured my family. My name. I am useless. I am a nobody. I have a failed. Everything has been taken away from me. At least let me die the way of the samurai - the way that I choose to go." ~ [Read on] Another old drawing dated in 2016. Akira has had enough of her life at this point. With constant abuse and degradation, she sees no other escape than death. Of course, I'm NOT trying to tell people that suicide is a way out. It is not. I've been there once, but I know that it's never going to solve anything. If any of you are in a tight spot right now, know that you're not alone. Mental health is very important and we should all care for it. Also, my DMs are open to y'all if you ever need someone to talk to ♥️ Just wanted to say that. I hope you all have a good day and keep moving forward! 🔥🔥🔥 (Akira did not commit suicide in the end. She moved on and healed from her PTSD and lived a long, fruitful life XD) #seppuku #suicide #suicideprevention #awareness #mentalillness #depression #mentalhealthawareness #akiraoda #originalcharacter #art #drawing #illustration #monochrome #sepia #death #pencildrawing #digitalart #lady #beautiful #knife #wound
Someone posted a picture the other day that said "Being positive doesn't mean you're happy all the time. It means you know there are better days ahead." I know how hard life can be when your mental health is suffering, but don't give up. There are better days ahead. 🙌 #anxiety #anxietyhelp #anxietyattack #anxietyrelief #depressed #depression #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthwarrior #addiction #recovery #selflove #livingbeyondanxiety #mentalillness #hope #mentalhealthmatters #dontgiveup #keepgoing #🙌 #youmatter #stopthestigma #loveyourself #itwillbeok #love #wellness
✏️ No seas tan duro/a contigo mismo/a. . . . Hay veces en que pensamos que la vida nos tropieza, encontramos obstáculos, nos sentimos muy mal y pareciera que el mundo se nos viniera abajo. . . . Pues, son esos momentos los que nos ayudan a crecer, a aprender y a ser más fuertes. No te autocritiques y culpes • • • busca un plan 🅱️ y sigue adelante, v i v e ! • • • y siempre recuerda que si tu estado anímico (tristeza, frustración, enojo, etc.) persiste, busca ayuda 🆘! . . . Siempre habrán personas, familiares, amigos, vecinos, compañeros de clase o de trabajo, profesores, especialistas en salud mental dispuestos a escucharte!! Pero #breakthestigma y #speakup . . . . Todos/as tenemos situaciones difíciles o momentos problemáticos en nuestras vidas; NO ESTÁS SOLO/A! 🧠💚 #mentalhealth #psychology #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #psychiatry
Isn’t it crazy how we are physically able to smile when all we want to do is cry ? Motivation is at 0. Determination is at 0. Inspiration is at 0. The scale is going up. Confidence is going down. Feeling like I want to crawl into bed and stay there forever. I need help. The only reason I go outside is because I have to not cause I want to. I cancelled my membership at the Ymca. I feel huge and disgusting and the waist I was getting is gone. I hate it. I hate me for letting this happen. I wish I could be like all these people I see on Instagram who just get it done. Idk. Bye. #kat #anxiety #depression #fuckdepression #fuckanxiety #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mental #zeromotivation #failure #igo #igers #thursday #thursdaythoughts #cry #smile #weight #weightlossjourney
Remember, you have the tools and techniques to stay calm and to stay in control of your anxiety. YOU CAN DO THIS!
|Morning Reminder| What does it mean to be normal? One could argue that normality is a social construct that we spend our lives trying to achieve. |#mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #health #mindfulness #mentalhealth #anxiety #morning
When I started this page just three weeks ago I thought a few people appreciate what I had to say. Now I have over 400 followers, lots of genuine fans and new friends, and I'm getting the most lovely messages and comments. #bpdproblems #bpdmemes #bpdrecovery #bpdthings #bpdquotes #bpdwarrior #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #borderline #mentalhealth #mentalillness #poetry #poems #poetryporn #writer #words #quotes #spilledink #itsokaynottobeokay #depression #bpdproblems #bpdawareness #bpdfam
Don't all of us just want to be accepted for who we are?
So today I’ve got up make breakfast, got ready, done hair AND makeup and now I’m guna chill and have a goooood day 🤙🏻
I just want to share this here, in hope to inspire you to keep fighting. - - These last few years have been anything but easy for me. They’ve been far from a walk in the park. There’s been challenge after challenge. There’s been set backs, break downs, misery, you name it. I’ve had to learn how to fight more than I ever have before. I even lost myself in the process. But I’m slowly and surely starting to find myself again. And that’s exactly why I’m ready. Ready for my future. My recovery. My new beginning. My LIFE! - - When I look at myself, I don’t see the same person I was a few years ago. I see strength. I see courage. I see more confidence. I even see happiness. And I also see faith. - - I refuse to give up. No matter what life throws at me. You should too. Not giving up is what makes us stronger. And if there’s anything I’ve learned over these years, it’s that growth doesn’t happen in our comfort zones. I. Am. Ready. 👊🏼 - - - - #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthsupport #stigma #anxiety #depression #panicattack #bpd #bipolar #eatingdisorder #recovery #support #love #selflove #mentalwellness #selfcare #insta #instagram #life #instapic #timetotalk #mentalhealthwarrior #healthy #motivation #instagood #suicideprevention #likeforfollow
Ladies Great Morning..don’t be rude say it back. I am firm believer you can’t do anything without leaning and trusting in Him above. I encourage you to stay uplifted and positive during the Ups and Downs...it attracts an abundance of blessings. Learn to encourage your self and God will send genuine ❤️ and kindness your way. Ms J Curves spreads self❤️ #healthfirst #self ❤️#waisttrainer #investinyou #njwaisttrainerspecialist #inspiration #mentalillness #yougotthis #thursdaymotivation
Even though #MentalIllness is a less taboo subject than it's previously been, it isn't stopping the countless amount of daily suicides and people suffering in silence. ⠀ ⠀ It's time to learn how our guest Marc Winn is building a new blueprint for helping people manage mental health. Head over to the Facebook page to find out more
Goodnight. 😓 Hoping to get a good rest tonight. Sleep well. 💗
Caring for and supporting someone with a mental illness is exhausting. It may be hard to live with them but it is even harder to watch somebody you care about suffering. After time this will take a toll on you and you must seek support before you are completely drained yourself. . You may be the only person helping them right now and in that case seek out other help. Search for groups they can attend to support them, while you take some time for yourself. . Hopefully you are in a position where someone can share the responsibility with you, even if it’s for shorter time. Good communication between you and this person will make supporting your loved one easier. They shouldn’t feel like they are being supervised or a burden. . When supporting someone with a mental health issue you must not forget to take care of your own wellbeing. . . . #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #bpd #mentalillness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #anorexiarecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorder #ed #depression #mind #mentalhealthmatters #mooddisorder #bipolar #anxiety #anxietyrelief #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalillnessawareness #recovery #therapy #share #talk #help #support #depressionquotes #suicideprevention
Tiberious is feeling bookish today! Anyone a fan of Jane Austen? Tiberious visited her old house! Reading can be a good way to fill time when you are out of spoons and have no energy to get tasks done. #BeTheReasonSomeoneSmilesToday #adventureisoutthere #disabilityawareness #spoonie #disability #chronicillness #invisibleillness #explore #janeausten #booklover #instatravel #travelbuddy #lovelife #lupis #lymedisease #crohnsdisease #ibs #pots #rheumatoidarthritis #ehlersdanlossyndrome #migranes #depression #anxiety #autoimmunedisease #mentalillness #chronicallyill
It’s easy to get disheartened when you’re trying your best and no one gives you credit for it but remember not everyone will notice changes your making, not everyone will understand your journey but that is okay, as long as you are doing your best that’s all that matters... celebrate your own victories & achievements 🌻 #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillnessawareness #blog #blogger #mentalhealthblog #myjourney #influencer #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthcommunity #mentalhealthmatters #addict #addiction #recovery #ptsd #anxiety #depression #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #bpd #invisibleillness
I won a giveaway that The School of Life (@theschooloflifelondon ) and Shelf-Awareness ran of this lovely book On Confidence and they surprised me by also including a set of confidence prompt cards. They arrived in the post yesterday and I'd just like to say a big thank you for them. The School of Life produces a whole range of fantastic books that apply philosophical wisdom to help us learn how we can best life our lives. In the book On Confidence they've drawn on various wisdom from philosophers such as Montaigne and Nietzsche, as well as artists such as Bakhuysen and Frans Hal, and many more, while discussing the subject. They also have a wonderful YouTube channel that is really worth checking out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Confidence is something that I'm actively working on. Living with various illnesses over the years naturally dents your confidence, especially when your illnesses are mostly invisible. Agoraphobia and migraines have slowly stripped away the confidence I once had. But the brilliant thing about confidence is that it is a skill and can be learnt, and relearnt. I'm really looking forward to reading the book, and using the prompt cards, so thank you! I'll leave you with this wonderful piece of wisdom: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "An inner voice always used to be an outer voice that we have absorbed and made our own. Many of our inner voices need editing out." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #book #bookstagram #philosophy #confidence #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #health #healthy #mentalillness #mentalillnessawareness #gad #anxiety #anxietydisorder #anxietyattack #panic #panicdisorder #panicattack #dissociation #ptsd #cptsd #agoraphobia #healing #wellbeing #wellness #motivation #inspiration
Foggy Pittsburgh sunrise. Staying in Point Breeze for a week #dogsitting Katy girl again. Making my moves, taking care of myself, fighting my fight. Time to face my shit and jump into the abyss. #sunrise #pittsburgh #tree #morning #morningwalk #dogwalk #adventure #makingmoves #conqueror #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #bipolar #pmdd #bipolardisorder #bp2 #selfcare #thursday #fog #foggy #faceit
always remember 👆🏻🙏🏻✨
Mental illness took a lot of time from me. I spent years hating myself, my depression and anxiety. It seemed like no matter what I did they were always just around the corner ready to tell me I was incompetent, useless or stupid. I felt like I couldn’t study or improve myself and I certainly didn’t feel worthy of a promotion in a work capacity. None of that matters now, I have my eyes firmly focused on the future and it sure is bright. I don’t beat myself up for those lost years where I was genuinely “lost”. They were just challenges and lessons that have shaped me into the person I am today, and I can finally say, I really like her ❤️ #itaintweaktospeak @livinorg
Success The future belongs to the few of us Still willing to get our hands dirty. http://www.drjohnaking.com/ptsd-recovery/success/ . . Reposting from @drjohnaking 🙏 . www.drjohnaking.com . #CPTSD #PTSD . #mentalillness #ptsdawareness #mentalhealthwarrior
hello everyone! I’m so sorry that I’m not super active, school is already a mess and I’m not tryna fall behind more then I already am. I struggle in school, a lot but my friends make everything okay. what’s something that makes you happy? It’s music for me! I love my music & friends of course
Mental illnesses are very real. Don’t treat it as a joke! If you know someone battling an illness, be kind and reassure them that they ain’t alone. For every single person that is battling a mental illness, be proud of where you are today and keep fighting. ❤️ #mentalhealth #mentalillness
Trauma recovery can be challenging, however it is possible with the right tools and healthy support. #trauma #recovery #support #healthy #wellness #wellbeing #wesavelives #mentalillness #mentalhealth #addiction #liveunitednorman #transitionhouse
Sometimes you need a break from your daily life and a break from people. That doesn't make you a bad person! It's completely okay to be in need of some "me time," and any good, caring friend will be understanding and supportive! Never be afraid of taking care of yourself 🌻
This rose quartz necklace goes with me everywhere, so much so it’s slightly discoloured now. Lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartz clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions. Known as a romance stone, Rose Quartz can also be used to attract love. I brought mine it in a time when I started my journey into reiki healing, but was also tired of my own bullshit and the cycles I was in and was ready to make changes and find out what was really going on. Yes I knew how to love others, but I did not know how to receive it or how to respond healthy when it came my way. The journey I went on was like going cold turkey releasing a lot of things I was holding onto internally and having to face up to my part in the things happening, one thing I’ve learned is, if you are serious about breaking cycles you need to be prepared to take a good look at yourself in the mirror and you have to forgive yourself too. This rose quartz has had ALOT of healing energy put into it over time from very experienced healers and myself. I feel naked without it and honestly the one time I went out without it this year was carnage so much so that my sister @coombzy1409 was like you better bring that rose quartz tonight 😂❤️ I know it protects me and I recommend it to anyone on a healing journey. I also have a small stock of the necklaces dm me if you are interested or get your own it will be one of your greatest assistants to healing. 💞💓 . . . . . . . . #bodyposivity #healing #selfcare #rosequartz #crystals #crystalhealing #mentalhealth #recovery #reiki #reikihealer #chakras #reikihealing #dietssuck #diets #emotionaleating #eatingdisorderrecovery #bingeeatingdisorderrecovery #motivation #energy #reikimaster #fitness #health #eatingdisorderrecovery #edrecovery #mentalillness #selflove #hope #change #Inspire
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Come and show some support for a great charity @rethinkmentalillness and have some fun with a black tie event ! Tickets available at The Richmond #rethinkmentalillness #mentalillness #support #blacktie #charity #livemusic #buffet #raffle #bekind
Fun commission, second time painting this one 🌸🌷💐
This is a fun way to support the People of Transition House! Huge thanks to the Sooner Rotary Club for your support of Transition House! #support #people #savinglives #golf #golftournament #benefit #wellness #wellbeing #wesavelives #recovery #mentalillness #mentalhealth #addiction #liveunitednorman #transitionhouse
Goodmorning everybodyyy! It's Thankful Thursday! Today I am thankful for food... because without it I would always be hanger (hungry & angry) !!! What are some things you guys are thankful for today? #peaceofmindpsychology #findingpeaceineverycircumstance #JohnsCreek #Gwinnett #NorthFultonCounty #peace #therapy #therapist #PsyD #LPC #LAPC #mentalwellness #mentalawareness #mentalrecovery #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #Motivation #atlanta #georgia #newmonth #newblog #newsletter #love #choosehappiness #happiness #healthy #healthymind #ThankfulThursday
“Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing.” 💕 • Recently I was thinking about the last 5 years of my life. I spent so much of that time truly hating myself. I was miserable with my weight. I was miserable with my looks. I was miserable with my dating life. I was miserable with my job. On top of all this misery I was introduced to my good friend Lupus. 😣 • I was miserable and scared and lonely and lost. I would be lying if I said I’d never considered what this world would be like if I wasn’t in it. I spent a few years dragging myself through my lowest point. I wondered why others didn’t want to be around me. As I said, I hated myself. 😬 • Sometime around this past December - not sure exactly when - I woke up and realized how detrimental this was to my overall health. I started my path towards healing. My first step was to stop letting little things I can’t help get to me. After that I started working out again and eating better. Once I had accomplished those, I set out to make plans for this year that would truly make my heart happy. Fun trips and my amazing move have made me feel so full of life. I look in the mirror now and I see a girl who has fought a battle and is still standing. The battle will continue but I’ve armed myself with the tools necessary to fight back. When I look in the mirror I see a person that I love and I’m excited to see where her journey will take her in the future.💁🏼‍♀️ • This picture says it all for me. I was going out in LA which can be an intimidating and superficial city. I threw on a $20 Kohl’s dress and some Target boots and I kept my head up all night. Not once did I care if people were saying anything and I had so much fun. Don’t ever let yourself be your own worst enemy. Love yourself first. 💜
I am pleased to present the first video based on the arc of action of "Take Your Medicine," a performance presented at the first Riga International Performance Festival: Starptelpa (In-Between), in June of 2018 in Riga, Latvia at RISEBA. The video can be found at vimeo.com/290707741 or at the link in bio. The action follows two Doctor/Priests as they set up for a communion-like ritual in which they cover the Patient/Savior in honey, then cover the surface of her body in (empty) pill capsules. The Doctor-Priests call on the Public to take their medicine, and they come forward to pick a pill capsule from my skin and swallow it, which prompts the Patient/Savior to have a fit of spiritual ecstasy. This video does not convey the spoken text, comprised of excerpts from years of my writing trying to cope with mental illness, expanding into an ecological, socio-political framing of mental illness in the United States. This video also does not show very much of the projections, consisting of my paintings of chemical formulas of some of my medications, photographic self-portraits and documentation of previous performances relating to mental illness. I am currently working on a presentation that will include these other elements of the piece. Thank you to Osmedia for shooting and editing, to Andris Feodorovs and Ilgvars Ābelītis for bringing the Doctors to such vivid life, and to Laine Kristberga, curator and producer for Starptelpa. If you are interested in presenting a version of "Take Your Medicine" please message me here. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #mental #saludmental #pills #meds #medicine #depression #antidepressant #ssri #ptsd #ptsdawareness #trauma #justice #reformlajails #psychiatry #bigpharma #invisibleillness #disability #invisibledisability
My wife @meyleilani and I have started a Non-Profit (501-(c)(3)). It’s goal and our passion is to help raise awareness for mental health. The money we raise will go to helping people receive care where they need it since most insurance companies do not cover most mental health programs. We will soon be starting up classes to help give a free and safe place for people to discuss their struggles. As well as holding classes to educate the loved ones on how to better understand someone suffering from things like PTSD, depression, suicide prevention and all related mental health areas. In our research we have found that when it comes to PTSD the classes and groups are mostly centered around veterans. We want it to be clear we focus on all forms of trauma. Vet or not your story and future is all that matters and we welcome anyone and everyone. Please like and follow our page as we kick this off! • #HCSM #coping #nonprofit #empathy #depression #PTSD #addict #mentalhealth #mentalillness #notfinished #ShareYourStory #korufoundation
Damn. For such a cruel life. The pain and pain do not end .. Hurt moments separation .. Woe to betrayal and non-fulfillment .. Humor of childhood pink dreams .. Woe to hopes of hope .. Damn the fake friendship .. Damn the bloody love .. Damn the tormented souls .. Hurt to smile and laugh .. Hate hatred and hate .. Damn the hearts of his friends .. Damn a dream collapses .. Hurt to infinity, to an unknown path has no end .. Heck and just ... forever. #sadquote #fakeasmile #anxiety #nofriends #depressionquotes #helpme #alone #suicidalthoughts #cut #lost #losingmyself #faillure #deadinside #sad #cry #empty #depression #scared #lostinside #emptyinside #lgbtq #feelings #warinmyhead #boysandgirls #mentalillness #girls
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