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National Brain Injury Awareness Month #BrainInjury #Awareness #MightyTogether #MentalHealth

Surviving trauma is not easy
Surviving trauma takes a determined mind
Surviving trauma is falling down
Surviving trauma is getting back up
Surviving trauma is accepting change
Surviving trauma is accepting a helping hand
Surviving trauma is sharing pain
Surviving trauma is forgiving yourself

September 04,2017
It has been eight months since my accident. I am learning to live with the loss of some peripheral and blurred vision, constant headaches, confusion, dizziness, mobility restrictions in both shoulders and memory loss. Being aware of every new pain or numbness and wondering is this because of the injury or nothing and it will pass.
The memory loss is the hardest to deal with. Having a conversation, going to a movie or sharing a moment and knowing that in a week you may not remember some of what happened and in a couple weeks you may not remember it happening at all. It's not all bad, I don't remember what things taste like, so anything I eat now is like it's the first time. Imagine what it would be like to have chocolate ice cream or pep/mushroom pizza for the first time at 55. The short term memory loss has forced me into being more organized and I can't procrastinate, so I have that going for me.
A brain injury means I don't drive, I don't do the job I loved. I do take things slower, I live in the moment and that's not so bad.

September 04,2023
80 months since my accident, so many changes. Now on disability, lost our home, lost Brandy. Once again we are starting over, no not starting over, getting back up after being knocked down and without brushing of the dirt we are back in the batters box. Give us your best pitch we can take it.

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🟩 Awareness Month 🟩

Hoping all my GP Warriors are having a minimal symptom weekend 🙂 #Gastroparesis #Awareness #Cure #mightycontributor

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Dear belief

Dear belief,

Please be your strongest now.


#inspiration #strength #Awareness

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I’m new and I’m excited!

What’s in my mind, interacting with others that see the world n feel like me. The world can be grey , and a mix of beautiful colors. We are unique and yea, we are different THANK goodness for that!!! Because we are unique n yet understand what’s inside our head, body a and soul n we don’t #judge #MentalHealth #Awareness #TheMighty .com we are beautiful!!!!

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MayMentalhealthAwareness ..... #MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe #Anxiety #Depression #Selfcare #PTSD #Positivity #Bekind

May is Mental health awareness month.

I am really struggling at the moment ,mentally & physically! I have to keep reminding myself to be kind to myself & take care of myself instead of being frustrated at my body for all these issues which I can't control.

Our mental health is soo important & being able to speak out & get help is being strong .

Be kind to yourself ♡
Love yourself ♡
You matter ♡
Take care of yourself ♡

#MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe #Anxiety #Depression #Selfcare #PTSD #Positivity #Bekind #loveyourself #AloneTogether #ChronicPain #Awareness

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I think this is great ...... #MentalHealth #Abuse #Toxic #Anxiety #PTSD #Depression #Selfcare

I came across this on my Melanoma Awareness IG account which I hadn't been on in ages until recently. This came up on someone's post and I thought it was an amazing thing for bars/clubs/restaurants to be doing it was in the bathroom .I think it such a good thing that could help people female/male s also as its not only females who can suffer abuse or suffer being in scary,dangerous situations. I think more places should definitely have things like this in place to help anyone needing it .

#MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe #Anxiety #Depression #Selfcare #PTSD #Positivity #Abuse #Bekind #PTSDSupportAndRecovery #AloneTogether #Awareness

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Mindful listening

Hello everyone,
Greetings from Taiwan!!!🇹🇼🇹🇼🇹🇼
Here I want to share some reflections on my recent struggles with low self-esteem and imposter’s syndrome.

I am a school counselor working at a local university. Recently, I have been challenged with increasing requests for English services. In spite of cultural and language barriers, I am trying my best to provide as much support and company as I can. However, I also notice that I am showing some warning signs of burnout. For instance, I got caught up by frustration, anxiety, and feelings of not being good enough for my students after work. This low mood state would keep haunting me for several nights, pushing me to overwork and causing me troubles on family relationships.

I am aware that I need to be more accepting and understanding with myself. I need to slow myself down a little bit and give myself a gentle pat in shoulder and some kind words. I need to stop beating myself up and reconnect with my inner vulnerability and wisdom. I need to really sit with my pain and allow myself to embrace it.

It’s sad and almost embarrassing to share this as people tend to assume mental health professionals should be always doing okay.

However, I guess what I am trying to say is, “it would still be okay even if we are our best selves or we get trapped into the same negative pattern again.” Where we have issues with can also be where we really get to practice compassion, self-care, and whatever we learn about mental health. We always can pause, breathe and make new decisions about how to respond. We can always try to take care of ourselves instead of being so harsh and unforgiving.

It’s okay to be not okay. We are all working towards a more fulfilling relationship with ourselves. And if you are experiencing similar struggles, I am sending my love and regards to you. Wish we can all be at ease with ourselves. 🙏🙏


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No one talked about it.

No one talked about it. Yanno talk about mental health, any aspect relative to it..

My parents didn't tell me about any of it. They didn't give me any warnings or prepare me for what life could throw my way. They were too caught up on their own messy life struggling with their own mental health, but forgot the ones who relied on them were struggling too.

Adults in my life didn't talk about the reality of how hard life can be, all the emotions you will feel and how to deal with them especially pain (personally the hardest one), the confusing series of events you may go through, or how to even cope with loosing someone you loved.

There was too much left unsaid, not understood, lingering questions with no one to give answers I desperately needed as a child. I had to learn everything the hard way when it never had to be that way, it could've been so different.

So here I am talking about anything and everything. I couldn't continue the cycle which was never acknowledged to even have the chance to be broken..

Here I still am. I'm still here and there's a reason for that. I've gone through so much trauma, hardship, health issues, and pain by age 26. Neverminded the struggles and difficultly navigating my way through life and healing as a single mom of two beautiful daughters, ages 7 and soon-to-be 3 year old.

No one talked about it, but I talk about it now. I will continue to always discuss mental health and every aspect relative to it, especially with my children.

#Childhood #Stigma #genrationaltrauma #Breakthecycle #Family #MentalHealth #Awareness #Parenting #Life #Pain #Communication #Children #Singlemom #hardship #survive #speakout #childrensvoices #Health #advocate #makechange #Hope #childrenarethefuture #teachchildren #selfawareness #healingjourney

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New episode- 13: part 2 of Fibromyalgia Deep Dive!

We discuss sleep, diet, activities of daily living, pain scales, family and friends, trying to have a social life, managing a household as a parent, adaptations, medications, discrimination and SO MUCH MORE. If you or someone you know and love has been diagnosed with this condition (or maybe are in the process that takes some upwards of ten years to get), then this is the episode for you. It is complex, subjective, dynamic, and limiting. Help us shine some light on this often misunderstood disorder and maybe bring a little more kindness to those who are coping with it. Knowledge is power and we are trying to be raw, open and honest to make this journey feel a little less lonely.

Go have a listen! We’re available on most listening platforms. Go to and take a pick on links or go search for Creative Copes Podcast in your favorite app and make sure you subscribe and hit the notification button to stay up to date!
We’ve been asked for transcriptions of our episodes: Our podcast has currently no income, so we cannot pay for this service for the time being- BUT we are looking for alternatives and we hope to be able to offer transcriptions soon (they’ll be available on our blog page once we have found a viable option).
#Fibromyalgia #FibroFog #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicIllness #ChronicMigraines #ChronicPain #chronic #Podcast #MentalHealth #ChronicIllnessStigma #InvisibleIllness #Migraine #Headache #Anxiety #SocialAnxiety #Endometriosis #Awareness #CrohnsDisease #Agoraphobia #PanicDisorder #creativecopes #SpinalCordInjury #ChronicFatigue

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A New Lease On Life

"Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. Every sunrise begins with new eyes"

-Richie Norton

Have you ever watched a sunset or sunrise? They're beautiful, right?

Have you watched the sunrise and thought of it as a new lease on life? Each day, we have the infinite power to choose; with that choice comes the freedom to create or recreate life.

#NewBeginnings #MentalHealth #Awareness #reset #mindset #MorningRoutine #firstpost #sahm #setback2success #Depression #Gratitude #Journaling

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