I LOVE this phrase when I need so encouragement in ERP. Go give your OCD 🔥HELL🔥 today, y’all. ERP is about taking back control of your life. Some days, I don’t feel strong enough. It’s ok to have bad days, we are not perfect beings. But maybe you’ll never feel strong enough. Sometimes you gotta just do it, even if you’re not prepared. I’m not even gonna tell you that life in recovery of OCD is beautiful and wonderful, because it very well may not be. But... it also *could* be as beautiful as it sounds. And dang it, who is your OCD to think it can keep you from knowing? Go grit your teeth kick your compulsions in the butt today my friends. I dare you. 🌻 (art by @lumelena )
I can honestly say that i believe living with mental illness will be the hardest battle I will ever come in contact with. I have finally accepted the fact that I may be taking anxiety medication my entire life. It’s been such a long, hard battle for me.. I know that dealing with anxiety, depression, and everything else under the sun is so hard and draining, but I know dating someone that is dealing with these daily battles is hard as well. I can honestly say that for the first time in my life, I have a partner who knows how to handle it properly.. It took him trial and error to learn, but he did it with success.
A personal story: Two weeks ago, I was in my room with William. It was about 11:30pm and I was having an anxiety attack. I was crying, I was begging him not to touch me (he was trying to hug me), I was literally about to just curl in a bawl and call it ‘done’ for my night. He in response to this grabbed my hand, talked me into slowing my breathing, and then he sang to me as he held me.. I don’t think he will ever understand how much that moment means to me.
This time last year if you would’ve told me that I would be with a guy who constantly tried to learn how my anxiety worked, how it was triggered, and how to handle it.. I wouldn’t believe you. William came into my life very unexpectedly. I honestly never planned to date him when I first starting talking to him. I don’t think he did either. But I can say that is was one of the best choices I’ve made so far in this life.
Thank you for everything you do to remind me that I am okay, we’re okay, and the world is okay. #appreciationpost#mentalillnessawareness#flashbackphoto#firstcouplepicture
raise ya butt if u did no hw this reading break (i did however eat 11 popsicles, 2 pizzas to myself, 2 bags of gummies, 3 chocolate bars, bag of chips and salsa, and the rest of the snacks I bought to ration for the month....) TELL ME WHAT U ATE I WANNA FEEL BETTER
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Sorry that this is so depressing. I just need a place to express my misery. In front of people around me and on my personal Instagram, I have to act perfectly happy and mentally stable. So again, I’m very sorry, but this is the only place I have.
Forgiveness is a powerful tool that we can use to our advantage. Sometimes, we may engage in revengeful behaviours or holding a grudge. The difference is - revenge provides us with the satisfaction that we have created some sort of justice for ourselves. When in truth, we are still no better able to forgive by exacting revenge. Forgiveness- well, it almost can make us think we are weak. But, practicing forgiveness can do wonders for the body!
Did you know? That when we hold on to grudges or revengeful tactics we are actually reducing the body's ability to fight off stress induced reactions, illnesses and the release of hormones can become disrupted. When we practice forgiveness, we report a higher level of satisfaction with life. We have lowered release of stress hormones and are able to reduce the amount of cortisol [that leads to added weight in the stomach] we release due to stress. Holding on to grudges = stress. Forgivness = stress relief.
By making room to being willing to engage with forgiveness can be a key to stronger psychological health. And first and foremost, the most important person you practice forgiveness with - is YOU! 👇
*Comment below to share your stories of forgiveness*
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In a world where mental illness is often characterized by shame, isolation, and silence, Country Day’s Parent Speaker Series is pleased to present, “Living, Surviving, and Thriving with Mental Illness,” a special program about mental health awareness. Beth Purdy, Country Day parent of alumni and mental health speaker and advocate, will share her personal story living with a mental illness, and Dr. Alyson Kuroski-Mazzei, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Hopeway, will provide an overview of mental illness and discuss ways we can support those who need treatment.
RSVP link in BIO.
“””””aesthetic””””” But in all actuality, sometimes it can be hard to wear what you want to uninhibited by thoughts of “oughts” and “shoulds.” If anyone reading this has ever experienced body image struggles, as I certainly do, you know what I mean.
You change a few times. You wonder if the outfit makes you look slimmer, prettier, thiccer... insert any other adjective.
But guess what, they are just clothes. Clothes that are designed for the use value of covering your body in the way YOU want them to, however that is. They are not something that changes you, defines you, improves you.
They aren’t you. And the way your body looks in them isn’t you, either.
In a society that puts so much emphasis on shape and size and value on beauty and the number of likes you get on whatever social media, there is something special in ignoring it all. ••••• #recoveryisworthit#beatingeatingdisorders#recoveryjourney#endthestigma#mentalhealthawareness#mentalillnessawareness
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The 2018 Beau Knows 3 on 3 is coming up!! 🏀 Join us on March 24th at @peoriariverplex for a day of fun basketball, kid friendly activities, raffles, 50/50 and more! This year we are offering both competitive and casual teams. Ready to sign your ram up? Head on over to the website! Link in bio!
"I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar I. As I find myself looking back at the past 13 years of my life (since my first "episode"). I have noticed an endless cycle of 4 distinct "moods."
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