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    What was the last thing that made you smile or laugh out loud?

    There are two things I know for sure:

    ✨ Journaling has serious health benefits.
    ✨ Mighties love to journal!

    Each week I’ll post a different journaling prompt for the group. They are meant to challenge us and help us express our feelings in words (or images!). Self-reflection and identifying our emotions, especially through writing, is a skill that’s great to make a habit out of.

    How can you journal? By writing a post of your own in this group, Let’s Talk Depression. This will be the best way for others to read your entries and send you support. (But don’t worry, if you don’t feel up to writing a whole post, commenting on this one is also wonderful!)

    Don’t like the prompt? Skip it! I’ll deliver a fresh one next week.

    Write on, Mighties. ✏️

    #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Journaling #Selfcare #Anxiety #Depression #letstalkdepression #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Schizophrenia

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    Art journaling

    #Journaling #Art #MajorDepressiveDisorder #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

    I know that journaling is helpful because I've done it before but for some reason anymore putting a pen to the page to write about what's going on in my life seems like too much work especially when I'm emotionally overwhelmed. However I talked to someone in my group therapy and they suggested art journaling. I'm not really sure where to start exactly. I'm guessing that a standard sketchbook will work and whatever writing utensil I so choose. However I didn't know if anyone on here had tried art journaling and found it to be helpful?? I know that there's not really any rules about drawing, painting etc. but what kind of entries do you find yourself creating?? Just curious.

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    Name 3 people, places, things, or ideas that add value to your life.

    There are two things I know for sure:

    ✨ Journaling has serious health benefits.
    ✨ Mighties love to journal!

    Each week I’ll post a different journaling prompt for the group. They are meant to challenge us and help us express our feelings in words (or images!). Self-reflection and identifying our emotions, especially through writing, is a skill that’s great to make a habit out of.

    How can you journal? By writing a post of your own in this group, Let’s Talk Depression. This will be the best way for others to read your entries and send you support. (But don’t worry, if you don’t feel up to writing a whole post, commenting on this one is also wonderful!)

    Don’t like the prompt? Skip it! I’ll deliver a fresh one next week.

    Write on, Mighties. ✏️

    #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Journaling #Selfcare #Anxiety #Depression #letstalkdepression #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Schizophrenia

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    What's a challenge you want to focus on overcoming?

    There are two things I know for sure:

    ✨ Journaling has serious health benefits.
    ✨ Mighties love to journal!

    Each week I’ll post a different journaling prompt for the group. They are meant to challenge us and help us express our feelings in words (or images!). Self-reflection and identifying our emotions, especially through writing, is a skill that’s great to make a habit out of.

    How can you journal? By writing a post of your own in this group, Let’s Talk Depression. This will be the best way for others to read your entries and send you support. (But don’t worry, if you don’t feel up to writing a whole post, commenting on this one is also wonderful!)

    Don’t like the prompt? Skip it! I’ll deliver a fresh one next week.

    Write on, Mighties. ✏️

    #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Journaling #Selfcare #Anxiety #Depression #letstalkdepression #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Schizophrenia

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    #share your accomplishments with me! lets find the positive in the negative! :D #Positivity

    Life is rough & it's very easy to lose focus of all that you've managed to accomplish, specially when everything feels like it's working against you.

    I want you to tell me some good things you've accomplished or are accomplishing, so I can remind you how awesome you are!!! :D

    When you're feeling overwhelmed, do something healthy to vent & get all the negative feelings out.

    This could be journaling, talking to a friend or loved one or even scribbling on a piece of paper until your arm falls off. Just get those negative feelings out as much as possible in the healthiest manner.

    Then, follow up with a positive action, to bring positive feelings into yourself. My favorite one is making a list of positive things that have recently happened or are currently happening.

    I'll give you an example.

    I'm going through a rough time, but since I've allowed myself to vent in a healthy way (a post on here! :D), it's time to list some good & positive things that have been happening to me.

    I normally do this in my journal, but since it's helped me stay grounded, I thought I'd share this practice with you guys (:

    ~I decided on which college I'm applying to

    ~I decided & am 10000% sure of my major

    ~I gathered all necessary documents for college & confirmed I qualify for application

    ~I'm currently working on my application letter

    ~I have a realistic plan to attend & pay for college

    ~I studied basic music theory & music production

    ~I rebranded & launched new music

    ~I consistently work on music, whether audio or lyrical, every day

    ~I'm comfortable working on a program that once use to drive me to tears

    ~I've been consistent with my medication I'm on a medication that actually works & I feel 100% myself on!

    there's plenty more, but the goal is to list things that are most current & gradually continue until you feel a genuine state of joy, gratitude, clarity or mixture those, no matter how small it is.

    this consistent practice helps me stay focused on my goals & the bigger picture. it's great tool if you have difficulty keeping grounded or a clear perception of reality when highly stressed (:

    I hope this helps & I hope you have a great day!

    #Journaling #Bipolar #BPD #Depression #Anxiety #Stress #coping #Consistency #Tips

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    What's something you want to practice and spend more time doing this year?

    There are two things I know for sure:

    ✨ Journaling has serious health benefits.
    ✨ Mighties love to journal!

    Each week I’ll post a different journaling prompt for the group. They are meant to challenge us and help us express our feelings in words (or images!). Self-reflection and identifying our emotions, especially through writing, is a skill that’s great to make a habit out of.

    How can you journal? By writing a post of your own in this group, Let’s Talk Depression. This will be the best way for others to read your entries and send you support. (But don’t worry, if you don’t feel up to writing a whole post, commenting on this one is also wonderful!)

    Don’t like the prompt? Skip it! I’ll deliver a fresh one next week.

    Write on, Mighties. ✏️

    #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Journaling #Selfcare #Anxiety #Depression #letstalkdepression #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Schizophrenia

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    The New Year, NOT Interested

    Every year on January 1st, for the past several years, I've tried to go into the new year feeling "more positive" and all that comes along with that. This past year in particular was so difficult. So hard. I turned 39 in November. When I was 20, I'd been in therapy for 4 years. I put myself into therapy when I was 16 for the myriad issues I had to deal with daily due to childhood trauma and abuse. The #Therapy didn't help. So when I was 20 I decided to give going to therapy religiously #Journaling #Meditation eating better, everything I could think of- I decided I'd do this for 10 years, and if I wasn't better I'd commit #Suicide when I turned 30. Nothing helped, but I got a few new diagnoses, and I ended up NOT committing suicide. Honestly, the reason is because all these people around me are saying "No! Don't do it!" and my favorite lines "You're not alone!" And "I'm here for you if you need anything. Anything at all!" Those statements might be true 1 out of 10 times. And I'm being generous. The disappointment that comes from being let down by these people who make these false promises is unreal. I think it's a knee-jerk societal expectation. Like people say "Hi, how are you doing?" And the response is "I'm fine." Ata the moment this question is asked, the person really is not genuinely concerned with the state of your well-being in that moment. It's just what you say. I'm not even knocking that. It is what it is. I guess i'm just really staying here... to keep other people comfortable. I'm 39. I feel no better than I did when I was 20. My trauma and issues are so complex, most therapists do not have the skill set required to help me. I did find 2 therapists that DID possess those skills. And both of those therapists died. Yeah, not an experience you want to have. And I've experienced a lot of trauma in therapy by people who call themselves #Trauma therapists but actually have no understanding of the true complex nature of complex trauma. Like a doctor calling themselves a Cardiologist when, while they did go to medical school, they never actually specialized in Cardiology. But the doctor thinks the word 'Cardiologist' sounds cool so they've decided that's what they are and dangerously start treating cardiac patients.
    There is no one I'd be afraid of "leaving behind" if I died. There's nothing that I'd miss out on, except being chronically depressed. I can't think- in all honesty- of a single person, place, or thing that is keeping me here. No kids, family, friends,... i don't know... real estate? I don't know- no nothing. I am incredibly annoyed today. Another YEAR. 🙄 To this I say, and I mean this with as little enthusiasm and with much anger, yay. Another year of this crap. Another year of my living misery helping other people stay comfortable.

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    Share an affirmation that you want to be your theme for next year.

    There are two things I know for sure:

    ✨ Journaling has serious health benefits.
    ✨ Mighties love to journal!

    Each week I’ll post a different journaling prompt for the group. They are meant to challenge us and help us express our feelings in words (or images!). Self-reflection and identifying our emotions, especially through writing, is a skill that’s great to make a habit out of.

    How can you journal? By writing a post of your own in this group, Let’s Talk Depression. This will be the best way for others to read your entries and send you support. (But don’t worry, if you don’t feel up to writing a whole post, commenting on this one is also wonderful!)

    Don’t like the prompt? Skip it! I’ll deliver a fresh one next week.

    Write on, Mighties. ✏️

    #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Journaling #Selfcare #Anxiety #Depression #letstalkdepression #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Schizophrenia

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