Mental Illness Awareness Week

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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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How a bad mental health day sparked my medium journey

It was a typical Monday evening. I perched on the window sill with my hands wrapped around my face. I was having a bad day with my OCD — I had managed to stay strong for the entire morning, but I couldn’t take anymore that evening. It is like those Jenga blocks, where one wrong move is enough to tumble down your carefully constructed tower (my tower, in this case, is my resolve to stand up to OCD).

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#ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #MentalHealth #MentalHealthHero #Anxiety #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

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#ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #OCD #stupid #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek

GEEZES!!! . DAMN IT #### I can't take this!!!! G'damn !!!! #Upset #Screwedlife ### I HATE THIS CRAP - I HATE MENTAL ILLNESS - can't function-#help #helpme

sorry I can't get to comments or posts today. i just can't handle anything today-have to try to make my niece a nice collaged e-card for her birthday. Deadline is first thing tomorrow morning - I don't feel like /can't do it. Have been putting it off for days cuz haven't bern well.


Give yourself time #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #Love #Selfcare #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Depression #BipolarDisorder #Anxiety #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

Give yourself time to become your best self. We often rush ourself and project it on to others. I’m order to be at peace with yourself and the world around you, it is vital to slow down, calm your mind, and calm your body. This will improve our sense of self, allowing ourselves to give time and acceptance

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Everything that has happened to me over the course of two+ years is finally blowing up, coming out a big way. On one hand, it’s a relief to finally have things out in the open.. but I pushed it all down for so long that it’s so hard to accept and deal with. Of course it’s easier to hide from issues than to deal with them head on.. I’ve never been good at that.

But when you finally let it all out and accept that you need help and need to make changes in your life, it feels fantastic and scary all at the same time. Letting go of something that’s held my life in its death grip for so long feels like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

I hope that I take this opportunity for a fresh start seriously. I’m scared to fail. But every day I will wake up and promise to keep trying.

#GettingHelp #Selfacceptance #bettermebettertomorrow


OMG I thought I was reading about ME?!?!

Reading about the 3 Stages BPD,I thought I was reading about my life. Since 2013,when my husband committed suicide, I've been on one hell of rollercoaster ride. My family has not been supportive. Conversations are tense and unpredictable. My daughter hasn't spoken to me in 3 years. No one seems to be sincere or dependable anymore. My diagnosis came after an altercation with a girlfriend. She wouldn't stop getting in my face and I hit her with her umbrella. This act aided our being arrested and taken to jail for disorderly conduct, meaning public drunk. Quite humbling for me, but not enough. That's only the beginning.... #SuicideSurvivors #BPD #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #SupportGroups #Osteoarthritis #FibromyalgiaAwarenessDay