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You gotta be strong, blah blah blah...

Do you ever just want to smack someone that just keeps telling you this? Ok, maybe not smack but at least tell them where to go with that? I always appreciate the words and the thoughts behind it but sometimes I just need a break from being strong. Like, “exit stage left”. Seriously.

Makes me think of an amazing song from #LinkinPark . The last one #ChesterBennington sang appropriately named Heavy. “I’m holding on, why is everything so heavy, I’m holding on to so much more than I can carry”

Some days are just better than others... some days your just tired of strong.

#Gastroparesis #fybromyalga #Anxiety #deppresion #ParkinsonsDisease #LinkinPark #heavy

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Mental Health Tattoo

I got this tattoo for two reasons: as a reminder to myself to keep going and as a remembrance piece for a close friend of mine who died by suicide.

It’s a panda with a hidden semicolon in it. I have always wanted a semicolon tattoo and stumbled across this design on Pinterest. I also wanted to get a tattoo for my dear friend who just as me, struggled with mental health problems. She died too young. She loved pandas and would draw me pandas in my school notebooks. Every time I look at this tattoo, it reminds me to keep going and that this friend will always be with me wherever I go; I will never be alone. RIP my friend, I miss and love you so much.
#MentalHealth #SemicolonTattoo #CheckInWithMe #Suicide #ChesterBennington #MajorDepressiveDisorder #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #BodyFocusedRepetitiveBehaviors #BipolarDepression #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder #Bipolar2Disorder #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #Schizophrenia #SchizophrenicNYC #LimbDifference #Migraine #isorder #Insomnia #nightterrors #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #DissociativeIdentityDisorder #SocialAnxiety #SeasonalAffectiveDisorder #Tattoo #Medication #PsychiatricMedication #SSRI #Antipsychotics #Benzodiazepines #PANSPANDAS

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Happy Birthday to a legend - Chester Bennington

I’m out of words when it comes to talk about him and how much he means to many people, myself included. It is unbelievable how much I can miss someone I never got the chance to meet in person. Today, Chester would turn 44 years old; let us celebrate his life instead of mourning his death, for he is still with us in our hearts. My life wouldn’t have been the same without Linkin Park, and Chester was a big part of it. Wherever he is, I hope he knows he saved many of us with his music and performance. To honor this day, I decided to draw Chester and write the lyrics of Battle Symphony next to it. It is a song that gives me hope when I need it the most. There’s not a day I don’t think about him, and when I get sad about it I know that’s not the way he’d want us to remember him.
“When my time comes, forget the wrong that I’ve done. Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed” he sang. Well buddy, you left a thousand reasons to be missed, and even if you didn’t, we’d still miss you. Thank you for everything you’ve done. I will try my best to stay positive today, although I can’t help but get emotional.

#Depression #SuicidalThoughts #Anxiety #CheerMeOn #ChesterBennington #LinkinPark #TalindaBennington #Suicide

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Leave out all the rest...

I was dreading waking up today, July 20th...grieving the 2 year anniversary of Chester Bennington’s suicide after being so connected to him and Linkin Park and their lyrics for so many years that were like my own personal thoughts... #CheckInWithMe #Suicide #Grief #SuicideLoss #Music #LinkinPark #ChesterBennington


What are your most cherished memories of #ChesterBennington ?

Today will be a hard day for many, being the anniversary of the death of #ChesterBennington . If today is hard for you, please know you aren't alone. We're right there with you, and it's OK not to be OK today. Make sure you practice good self-care, and if the anniversary is too much to handle... you don't have to mark it. It's OK to distract yourself.

With that in mind, what are your most cherished memories of the vocalist and #LinkinPark ? I'll never forget listening to Hybrid Theory in 2001, on vacation with my parents in the countryside, my mind blown by this new world of rock. #Suicide


One year ago today...

I was discharged from the psychiatric unit, only to find out my favorite vocalist, #ChesterBennington , died by #Suicide right before. I was already at such a vulnerable time, and the news tore into me. I was hospitalized because I was moments from a suicide attempt, decided to text my sister for help in a moment of clarity, and went to the ER. Today will be hard to cope with. Knowing where I was one year ago at this moment is hard enough. Please take care of yourself today and reach out if needed. There is a whole community here who cares. ❤️ #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder