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    Mental illness awareness week...or is it?!

    You know your place in society when it’s #mentalhealthawarenessweek and people pretend to care but no one actually recognizes the struggle you go through and commends you for it vs any recognizable “career” appreciation day.
    Where I live in Canada, our PM Justin Trudeau made an announcement about mental health at the beginning of the week making it look like he cares. Yet mental health treatment is not covered under our universal healthcare. Seeing a psychiatrist is but it often takes months to years to get a referral to see one. We don’t have a universal drug coverage plan so if you’re not working and you require mental illness prescriptions you’re left to pay for it yourself.
    Psychologists charge anywhere from $150-$250+ an hour which is grossly out of reach for most people.
    People who are on disability who can’t work are living far below the poverty levels despite the PM promising a new disability credit which when there was no mention of during his first budget plan in years.

    I don’t understand how politicians can come out during these “awareness” weeks pretending they care when they’ve done absolutely nothing to help us!

    But when it’s a national insert any particular “career” day they bend over backwards with praise for these people. Meanwhile those of us battling mental illness are often shunned and ridiculed and looked down upon still in 2021!
    I’m tired of being treated like a second class citizen because I can’t work and have chronic pain and illnesses of my brain.
    Are our lives less important? #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #mentalillness #MentalHealthAwareness

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    Kindness is like Coffee #FillUponBoth #CheckInWithMe

    Good Morning Mighty Family

    Its Monday........... Again

    I have my coffee a mug full and I'm full of kindness ready and waiting. 😉😁😀

    Even if its Monday Morning
    The 🌥 is trying to peek its head out in the sky. Here in the UK.
    Looks like a lovely day ahead.

    Coffee and Kindness seems good to me. Doesn't it do wonders to you ,when someone is kind to you or you are kind to someone else.
    A little bit goes a long way. A smile or Hello , especially right now, when people are scared, be kind, be thoughtful,

    To yourself too. Be kind to YOU.
    Love n hugs Tj
    Always here for You

    #Bekindtoyourself #Bekind #loveyourselves #coffee&kindness #checkonyourneighbours #Lovenhugs #RareDisease #MondayMorning #Coffeechats #ChronicIllness #Lovelyday #sunnyday #ChronicPain #smile #Sayhello #Selfcare #pampering #mentalhealthawarenessweek

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    "Piglet?" said Pooh.

    "Yes Pooh?" said Piglet.

    "Do you ever have days when everything feels... Not Very Okay At All? And sometimes you don't even know why you feel Not Very Okay At All, you just know that you do."

    Piglet nodded his head sagely. "Oh yes," said Piglet. "I definitely have those days."

    "Really?" said Pooh in surprise. "I would never have thought that. You always seem so happy and like you have got everything in life all sorted out."

    "Ah," said Piglet. "Well here's the thing. There are two things that you need to know, Pooh. The first thing is that even those pigs, and bears, and people, who seem to have got everything in life all sorted out... they probably haven't. Actually, everyone has days when they feel Not Very Okay At All. Some people are just better at hiding it than others.

    "And the second thing you need to know... is that it's okay to feel Not Very Okay At All. It can be quite normal, in fact. And all you need to do, on those days when you feel Not Very Okay At All, is come and find me, and tell me. Don't ever feel like you have to hide the fact you're feeling Not Very Okay At All. Always come and tell me. Because I will always be there."



    just be aware..... #mentalhealthawarenessweek

    What you see on the outside,
    The smile, the laughter,
     The happy expressions,
     The love for life,
     That is for show,
     For others not me,
     The feeling of drowning,
     The uncontrollable pain,
     The hurt and the why,
     That is real to me.
     Inside is broken,
     In a million pieces,
     The anger and frustration,
     It runs around my head,
     My mind is broken,
     It seems unfixable,
     Life has to go on,
     So on the outside I smile,
     While inside I drown in grief.