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How Do You Validate You? I validate myself by telling myself my challenges, thoughts, and feelings are valid, and it’s OK to hold space for them.

As someone who spent most of their life gaslit for their challenging thoughts, feelings, and experiences, self-validation empowered me to recognize its importance. It allows us to shape our narrative with resilience and empathy, helping us withstand criticism and setbacks. Ultimately, self-validation cultivates a more authentic and fulfilling life.

#ADHD #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #Addiction #Neurodiversity #Motivation

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As of today I’m 12 months and 1 day relapse free

What’s the best mental health advice you’ve ever gotten that motivates you in your mental health journey? Mine is before you help others you need to help yourself and also we’re more than our challenges and diagnosis. #ADHD #ADHDInGirls #MentalHealth #Depression #Motivation #AddictionRecovery #Neurodiversity

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What’s something you’ve done this week your of accomplishing? Or what’s something your most proud of overcoming in your mental health journey?

My win was better recognizing when my anxiety is intensifying and groundhog myself and not being as hard on myself when for feeling anxious. My biggest accomplishment is not letting the misinformed, stigmatized views of others dictate how I relate to my mental health journey.

#ADHD #ADHDInGirls #Anxiety #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #MentalHealth #MoodDisorders #Neurodiversity #Depression #wins #Motivation

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Who's watching the Eclipse today?

The eclipse reminded me of a song...and I wanted to share....
You shine brighter than the sun! ☀️ 🖤 #


If anyone finds recognizing their progress challenging here’s an article I wrote on that topic.

Defining the way we relate to our mental health challenges, emotions, diagnoses, and obstacles is paramount in fostering resilience and growth.

By cultivating self-awareness, developing healthy coping mechanisms, and seeking support when needed, individuals can transform their relationship with their mental health challenges. Progress, then, becomes a reflection of one’s ability to navigate these challenges with resilience, compassion, and a sense of agency, highlighting the transformative power of the journey itself.

A Peer Supporter's Guide to Understanding the Definition of ... #ADHD #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #ADHDInGirls #Anxiety #BipolarDepression #coping #Depression #Motivation


A Peer Supporter's Guide to Understanding the Definition of Progress in Our Mental Health Journey's

Why the way I approached progress at the beginning of my mental health journey was wrong?
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