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I know, I know… but here it is. Consider it.

We are two friends both with chronic and mental illness, who decided we wanted to bring to the forefront, and open up real conversations about, how we are coping with our diagnosises. We use humor, personal experiences and scientific studies with what can potentially help; has helped; and what we are willing to try to stay sane in the midst of what we’ve been saddled with by life.
We’re also doing this to try to end stigma, raise awareness as well as discourage toxic positivity and ableism to take more root in society.

We would love your support and also your input on what coping skills you all use- join the conversation! Follow us on instagram @ creative.copes and on your favorite listening platform and comment away! The more we talk, the more mainstream it will become.
#keeptalking #jointheconversation #jointhefight #RealTalk #EndTheStigma #Raiseawareness #MentalHealth #physicalhealth #Ableism #Toxicpositivity #copingstrategies #CopingTips #beyourownadvocate #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #ChronicMigraines #ChronicVestibularMigraine #Fibromyalgia #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #SocialAnxiety #Agoraphobia #Dysautonomia #CrohnsDisease #Endometriosis #RaynaudsPhenomenon #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicFatigue #OccipitalNeuralgia #wecandothis #LetsDoThis

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The beauty is all around 💖

Look at this!?!? Isn’t amazing. I Forget what it’s called, but it reminds me that we are #strong #resilient and beautiful souls !! 💪🏼🥰🥰🥰
# fibromyalgia


just sat thinking in 11 days I will have made it to the end of 2019, CRAZY to think this because I’ve attempted to take my life a number of times, I’ve cried so much telling myself it will be over soon. I am greatful I survived and I’m learning to live. 2020 I will not let BPD get me and I will live my best life. I hope it’s full of recovery and strength. I hope it’s lacking in self harm and suicidal thoughts. I hope for it to be the best and I hope for it to take my mental health under control. I hope 2020 is the year of getting shit together, not just for me but for everyone who has been strong enough to fight, strong enough to survive and strong enough to share their stories here on #TheMighty. without this platform I would have lost hope. I found a voice I didn’t think I could ever hear, and I found strength in other people on here helping me by sharing their story’s and relating to others. I am not alone. WE are not alone. make 2020 the best year yet! ❤️ #BPD #themightybpd #LetsDoThis #stregth

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#ManicMonday Thank God it’s finally Tuesday.

For some reason, obviously #BipolarDisorder I am always super #Manic on Mondays. It’s been this way for a while now. Yesterday was tough and I feel pretty beat up today. But I’m going to fight through the pain and mental fatigue and do something productive. I don’t know what yet, but I’m ready for this day to be better than yesterday. #Anxiety #Hypomania #positivenote #LetsDoThis



Mornings have been so hard for me. Getting up and getting out. I mean yesterday I didn’t even go to work! Barely wanted to leave the house but did. Today, again .. didn’t wanna go to work .. slept as long as I could but I am on my way! Wish me luck. Because not only am I fighting my emotional and mental demons but I’m fighting physical ones. I have a really bad migraine. Ugh. Bring on the Friday tho, am I right? I’m right right? I got this. I think ... #Depression #Anxiety #Grief #ObsessiveCompulsivePersonalityDisorder #MentalHealth #Migraine #Friday #LetsDoThis


Things to do

Declutter. Go to see my friends. Piece my life back together. Get good grades. Make new friends because my old ones are so mean. That is just 52 small things leading up to bigger togetherness
#52SmallThings #LetsDoThis


Online tools or resource suggestions for depression, anxiety or relationships?

What has been helpful for you? Seeking suggestions to check out as I reaffirm my fight back for my life and happiness against depression and anxiety. Thanks!

#LetsDoThis #Anxiety #SocialAnxiety #Depression #Relationships #MarriageWithDepression


can I have ideas

I need ideas for a project called "Mission Possible" and me and my friends are going to spread awareness for PTSD. I need ideas on how to spread awareness
#spreadawereness #PTSDawareness #schoolproject #LetsDoThis


What wasn’t mentioned is worth mentioning

I kept seeing the cartoon depiction of a child and a man with a ginger colored beard on IG and didn’t understand what it meant until I saw this video today.
What I noticed first about it is what my heart is full of and what I want to spread... LOVE! The second thing I noticed is there is no mention of this precious child having #DownSyndrome .❤️🙌🏼
The video shown here isn’t about a diagnosis or a title! To me, it represents what this child and #PrinceHarry have in their hearts and who they are!
I have struggled with the question to mention DS or not to mention DS when it comes to Savannah. So, sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t!
I don’t want to talk so much about Down Syndrome that I attract more attention to the diagnosis than Savannah herself!
Yes, I want to advocate for Savannah and those that are differently abled! I want to educate those that know nothing about DS (like I used to be). I also want to encourage others that have recently received a diagnosis while being to them the person I once needed.
The purpose of my blog posts and IG feed posts is to show the diverse family we have, real life stuff that is apart of our journey, and overcoming obstacles is possible! We just have a little something extra that is apart of our journey.
Even though DS is what #SavannahLanier has, it isn’t who she is and it’s not what our family is.
I pray our journey and our lives reflect the love of God and the beauty depicted in this video, whether DS is mentioned or not. #StrongerTogether #Love #Diversity #HumanRace #MoreAlikeThanDifferent #BeTheChange #TheLuckyFew #nothingdownaboutit #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth #October #United #Momlife #Momblogger #ThisIsDownSyndrome #WeAreTheChange #WorldChangers #ComeTogether #LetsDoThis #Bekind #advocate #Acceptance #IWillShoutYourWorth