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I'm tired of living up to what a "man" is

I’m tired of not being “man enough”

I’m tired of trying to “man up”

I’m tired of trying to live up to society's expectations of what a “man” or a “real man” is

I am tired of trying to mask my feelings, pretending to be ok, only being able to show aggression, not being able to express my feelings, always being on edge, frustrated, and just tired.

I’m tired of hiding in my apartment, bedroom, house, car, restroom stall, bathroom, etc. because I do not want to be exposed as being less of a “man”

The whole you’re not “man enough” and “man up” just makes me feel less than an unworthy

The social norms of what a “man is” makes me feel like giving up or ending it all because the competition on proving how “man” I’m is physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually debilitating.

I want to end it all because the pain is too great, it's hard. I do not want to fight and compete no more.

I don’t know

So, I’m done

I’m done being “man enough”

I’m done trying to “man up”

I’m done trying to live up to society's expectations of what a “man” or a “real man” is

I’m done hiding

I will freely express myself

Just because you express emotions or feelings does

not make you less of a man. It is ok to cry and there is no shame in it.

You do not need to prove how “man” you are to anyone, focus on being you and doing things that make you happy.

#MentalHealth #MensMentalHealth #SuicidePrevention

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😔Depression Sucks!!😔

I’m not writing this for sympathy.
I’m not looking for pity.
Nor do I want people feeling sorry for me.
So why am I writing it?
Well, I’m writing it because I’ve found myself sliding into the downward spiral that sneaks up on us when we are living with Depression. It’s a spiral that anyone who has battled a mental health condition will know all too well.
First you start feeling sad;
then you start feeling bad for feeling sad;
then you start feeling worried about feeling bad for feeling sad;
then you start feeling guilty about feeling worried about feeling bad for feeling sad;
then you start feeling ashamed about feeling guilty about feeling worried about feeling bad for feel sad.
And so the cycle begins and before you know it you feel like you are being dragged into an uncontrollable spiral that feels impossible to escape from.
Unfortunately, when you’re in the midst of this vicious spiral, what is almost impossible to see is that there is a way to escape this torturous cycle - it’s in the caring hand of a parent, it’s in the loving arms of a soulmate, it’s in the courageous moment when you reach out to seek support by saying 3 simple words - “I need help.”

#Depression #ChronicDepression #BipolarDepression #MentalHealth #MensMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthStigma #MentalHealthResources #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #Anxiety #SocialAnxiety #ItsOkNotToBeOk #notalone #mentalhealthmatters

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Just want some understanding

Over the years, since 2008, I have struggled with mental illnesses. Most of that time untreated. My diagnosis' to date, sorry for long list, are
-BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)
-MDD (Major Depressive Disorder)
-Bipolar 1, manic depressive
- ADD/ADHD(combined)
- Generalized severe anxiety
- General Psychosis

With all this I also had a genome test done that showed my body does not produce Serotonin or Dopamine. As well I have an over active metabolism and diagnosed with a Metabolic disease.
All this contributes to my mental health, but most don't realize I have physical problems that contribute as well.
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Recurring Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Daily Migraines
- RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome)
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Bilateral Pars fracture
- Asthma

I go through so much and yet feel like I can't talk to anyone. None of my doctors can tell me why I have these issues and 2 of them are infact rare(Metabolic disease, Recurring Carpal Tunnel).
After attempting suicide for the 17th time last year I was hospitalized and I have not been the same. The doctors believe I damaged brain matter when I overdosed on Adderall(Bad Idea).
I am tired now of all the swinging my emotions do, the thoughts I can't control, not being able to describe what goes on to anyone and feeling bad about wanting to die. I wish I could just talk to someone about all this without their judgment or belittling it/me.
#BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #MajorDepressiveDisorder #BipolarDisorder #MentalHealth #MensMentalHealth

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😬Our ‘Public Persona’😬

This is exactly what I, and countless others, do everyday - we put up a ‘public persona’ to hide what we’re truly going through. We pretend that we aren’t: in #AGONY or #depressed or #exhausted or #anxious . We pretend because we are #scared of how others would treat us if they really know what we were going through. The thing is though, by pretending we are something we’re not, we are giving ourselves more #Stress but also denying someone the opportunity to help us deal with the things that are really going on in our lives.
#itsokaynottobeokay #itsoktoneedhelp #ChronicIllness #chronicillnessawareness #ChronicPain #chronicpainawareness #mentalhealthmatters #MentalHealth #MensMentalHealth #CollegeMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #Disability #IntellectualDisability #DevelopmentalDisability #InvisibleDisability #disabilityawareness #invisibleillnessawareness #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #FND #FNDAwareness #JointHypermobilitySyndrome #ChronicMigraineSyndrome #ChronicVestibularMigraine #HemiplegicMigraine #Migraine #BipolarDepression #ChronicDepression #Depression #ChronicFatigue #Anxiety #SensoryProcessingDisorder #BrainFog #PanicAttacks #PanicDisorder #notalone #BeYourself

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I am looking for help. I have depression anxiety and panic disorder. I recently lost my job and I don't have anxiety trying to find a new job

#Atlanta #MensMentalHealth


Hurt and People

People hurt people.

It’s a funny concept really when you sit and think about it, why inflict unneeded trauma?
We all do it
Let’s face it. People are horrible, we all are. The fascinating human race has many positive aspects and encouraging developments, usually unfulfilled. We are brought into the world not only to live but to hate, to form some sort of opinion on everything. Not one single person can love everything and everyone.

People hurt people usually because they are hurt themselves. It’s an aphorism. Inflicting a wound on someone else will not heal your own, where do we even learn how to hurt or how to hurt others? Nature? Nurture? Both? What do we even think gives us the right to make another bleed when we cannot even cover up our own wound. We all need to learn to introspectively confront our own emotional pain instead of unjustly inflicting it on others.

Hurt people hurt people

#MightyPoets #Anxiety #WritingThroughIt #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #MensMentalHealth