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    New Friends Destination For Current And Soon To Be New Friends! #Friends #MentalHealth

    Doesn’t this image and idea look like a paradise?

    Link to join us in this new adventure:

    New Friends Ages 40-55ish

    We all came on The Mighty ultimately to make new, real connections and to grow new friendships to get rid of this terrible thing called loneliness/being alone that is not good for anyone’s mental health and we all want better mental health.

    We all want to have friendships too based on the simple fact that we are humans and humans need to feel connected to other humans.

    And the twist with this group, is to all pitch in to make this a place on The Mighty where we don’t focus on our illnesses, because we are more than our illnesses, so much more. And we don’t want to forget that about ourselves. We don’t want to have our personalities get lost, all of the different, cool, unique things that make us who we are as people.

    So let’s all pitch in and start just chatting about everyday stuff like you would with any friend, about life in general, sharing things about yourself- just a couple examples -your interests, something you found funny, etc., whatever you would think that this is something you would like to share with a friend, and having some fun being social- because we all know we need to really connect and keep growing new friendships with our mental health in mind.

    One smile emoji or even one word can start a friendship. Some of the most comforting words in the universe are “me too.” “Hello.” “How is your day?”…(if you don’t have another conversation starter or reply to join in).

    New friends can change your life and your mental health for the better.
    Add in anything to get the ball rolling and grow some new friendships here.

    We can’t wait to get to know You.

    #Life #MightyTogether #Positivity #positive #Kind #ActsOfKindness #ActOfKindness #lonely #alone #MensHealth #MensMentalHealth #good #funny #Fun #happy #Happiness #RoomForJoy #Joy #Mindful #Mindfulness #Together #StrongerTogether #ItGetsBetter #TogetherWeAreStrongerCampaign #FamilyAndFriends #FamilyWeChoose #relate #relatable #Chat #Hope #WhatWeLoveMostAboutLife #wegotthis #NoOneFightsAlone #youmatter #Connect #Connection #SocialInteraction #social #Lifestyle #LifeLessons #Selfesteem #Selfworth #Confidence #Selflove #wellness #Health #EmotionalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #FriendsForSurvival #TheMighty ’sMentalHealthHeroes

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    Welp

    I've never actually been diagnosed, and can't because of parents, but I strongly suspect I have OCD, social anxiety, and depression. A school counselor I saw once mirrored my thoughts. A lot of things have happened. Sometimes, it feels like my life is spiraling out of control. That normally leads to a panic/anxiety attack. I've recently opened up to friends about my experiences. I promise you, #ItGetsBetter . Not immediately, and sometimes things go downhill before going up. #tween

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    Changing perspective can be as simple as feeling gratitude instead of getting stuck in a negative mind cycle

    “....its not what the world takes away from you that counts, it's what you do with what you have left!” Every day we wake up and have a choice...smile (even in the times of most adversity) or let things bring you down until all you can do is frown. Feeling sorry for yourself gets you nowhere, making the most of what you have builds character, confidence and gives us a chance for a reason to smile. Every day I have to make this choice, I pride myself in having a positive attitude and when I find myself focusing on all the things that have brought me down, instead being thankful that I survived it all...but there are some days when I fail...its a lifelong journey and every day that starts with a smile is a success. Some days it takes part of the day of allowing myself to suffer that I then can hopefully shift to remembering that I am thankful for all the blessings I have in my life to be grateful for! I choose to smile today!

    #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #Bipolar1Disorder #PTSD #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #SOBER #HIVAIDS #SurvivorsGuilt #PeripheralNeuropathy #COVID19 #ChronicMigraineSyndrome #ChronicMigraines #Headache #Disability #Happiness #positiveattitude #smile #overcome #Survivor #resilience #ItGetsBetter #Confidence #MightyTogether #MightyMinute #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Chronicpainwarrior #thankful #grateful

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    Strength Through Ink #Ink #Tattoo #BipolarDisorder #strength #better #ItGetsBetter

    Yo! It was about time for another tattoo, so I went and got it done the other day! I am SO happy with how it turned out 🤩🎭

    I mainly wanted to have it represent my struggles with bipolar disorder and I think it shows that PERFECTLY! Also, the line "Heaven knows I'm miserable now" was taken from one of my favorite bands (The Smiths) and their song titled "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" 🎵

    Truth be told, I am /not/ miserable at the moment and am actually feeling pretty damn good, but I have clearly fought tooth and nail through a lot of terrible ugliness in my life, and so I want this tattoo to also be a reminder of where I have come from and how things can go from bad to good (or vice versa) in the blink of an eye 👁 You just never know! I have been on a good streak for a while now and am hoping it stays that way🤞

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    It’s amazing to be where I’m at in life. I just got accepted into this prestigious master’s program and next year I’ll be on my way to being a teacher! If you would’ve told me that this is where I’d be in 2020 I just would’ve laughed. I’ve come a long way from where I’ve been, especially in the last few years when my mental health took a dive.

    So this is for the woman that thought her life was over at 26.
    This is for the woman that was treated like shit and laughed at by policemen, nurses, doctors, and mental health workers.
    This is for the woman that didn’t think she’d ever move past the embarrassment that mania and psychosis bring.
    This is for the woman that was never supposed to get better.

    I’m still striving to get healthier overall and some days are better than others. But I just wanted to take the time to tell you that life really does get better — even with mental illness like PTSD and Bipolar I. You just have to take it one step at a time. Remember that healing is not linear, you will have your setbacks but as long as you keep pushing you’ll be ok.

    #celebrate #Recovery #PTSD #Bipolar1Disorder #ItGetsBetter

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    I’m better now. #Stronger #ItGetsBetter #Depression #Anxiety

    Hi guys ! I haven’t been here for a while but I came to say that I’ve gotten better now ! I haven’t felt this way in a while. I had my last attempt on life on March 16 of this year. It wasn’t fun. I got stronger it’s been months. I took it more as a lesson than anything. I learned I shouldn’t play with my life no matter what the situation is because the next day a miracle could happen. Took me a while sounds very cheesy but it’s true. My dad supported me into pursuing my dreams as a tattoo artist and a piercer. I’ve been getting plenty of advice from artists , I’ve gotten a tattoo machine but I’ve learned I need to draw more than anything ! I feel betger I’m off medication. I found out I had psychosis , it’s for real now. But I learned to be strong with that. It took a while but I’m here ! Living with it! I hope I stay this way ! Best luck to everyone stay safe! #lonely #COVID19 #Depression #Anxiety #Psychosis #MoodDisorders

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    𝙿𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝙿𝚘𝚠𝚎𝚛

    𝙿𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝙿𝚞𝚛𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚎 ,𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚍𝚎𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚎 𝚠𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚞𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚠𝚎 𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗'𝚝 𝚐𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚊𝚢 𖧷 #Gratitude #gratitudeattitude #Depression #Anxiety #EverythingsGoingToBeOkay #HappinessCanBeFoundEvenInTheDarkestOfTimesIfOnlyOneRemembersToTurnOnTheLight #everylifematters #worry #Stress #Stronger #ItGetsBetter

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    Anxiety, The Mother of All Nervousness and The Experience

    Anxiety, it's a big word with intense feelings. Sometimes just getting out of bed is worth a trophy! I've had to watch my mother go through anxiety, panic attacks and even agoraphobia that is a result of extreme anxiety/panic. (I had her permission to tell you this) everyone gets anxious every now and then but anxiety disorder is no joke! Anxiety is feels like an invisible person gut punching you. imagine trying to punch COVID-19 to keep it away from you, that's what its like with anxiety. I saw it once described as "music in gaming before a boss fight but with no boss" and that is exactly it. With generalized anxiety disorder, it's constant boss music. I've had such bad anxiety I couldn't sleep, have multiple near panic attacks and exhaustion all at once. Some may ask "what is a panic attack?" Its EXTREME anxiety that causes physical symptoms, sweating, shaking, cranky like behavior, breathing off, feeling of doom, going crazy or even dying (even though that doesn't happen).
    Anxiety is very unreasonable. I take chamomile tea if my anxiety looks manageable, CBT and EMDR therapy to help my anxiety and recommend it, EMDR will get worse before better but its worth it! If you know someone with anxiety or panic attacks, give them a hug and show you care! We LOVE reassurance because our anxiety can make us lose confidence or it'll lie to us! Hug them close, show you love them and try listening to their problems because that can tame the anxiety sometimes. We may not be able to show it during that time of bad anxiety but we appreciate those who listen and help!
    Love ya
    -HJH the artist
    #Anxiety #AnxietyDisorders #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #Therapy #Hope #ItGetsBetter #anxietyawareness #emdrtherapy