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poem by dallise marais

I was 8 years old the first time I wanted to die.
13 the first time I carved my thigh.
It's crazy.
How one day I'm worrying about when i get to go play at the park.
then I blink .
suddenly I'm worrying about how I'll pay my rent or how I'll get my next meal
It's crazy.
how being borderline and depressed has taken over every aspect of my life
as my mind is constantly in shambles
reminiscing of better days.
never thought I'd live to see 18
but I'm 20 now.
I have no choice but to keep carrying on but how do I continue with these demons in my head and this pressure in my chest that gives me no rest
as if my mind is obsessed with the what if's and have beens
losing friends has always been a talent of mine and you'd think time after time it would get easier but it doesn't.
It's crazy.
but just maybe
one day I'll be happy
until then
I'm just a vessel of who I used to be. It's crazy.
#BPD #Poem #MentalHealth #Tiktok

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If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, these resources might help you

I am not a huge fan of Tik Tok, but I do know that many people love it. And -- for better or for worse -- there has been a proliferation of mental health related content on Tik Tok. One of the things that has been a positive is the number of resources for those who are feeling suicidal.

Sky Taylor compiled a list of the best Tik Tok resources for those experiencing suicidal ideation:

10 TikToks to Watch If You're Struggling With Suicidal Thoug...

If you are struggling, please consider checking these out. You are not alone. You matter. You are loved.

#Trauma #PTSD #CPTSD #SuicidalThoughts #lonely #Tiktok

10 TikToks to Watch If You're Struggling With Suicidal Thoughts Right Now

"I hope you find as much comfort and support in these videos as I have."
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Disgusted with "Tik Tok Trend"...

Is anyone else disturbed and disgusted by the recent trend on TikTok where people (mostly teens/young adults) are FAKING MENTAL DISORDERS to gain followers and get likes?? I don't even have the TikTok app but I've seen numerous videos about it on YouTube... Why do these kids think it's"cool" to have a mental disorder??? It's a daily struggle and I'm certainly not flaunting it all over social media... Not that I'm ashamed -I've always been open with my struggles but this trend is ignorant and harmful... #Tiktok #MentalHealth


How can we be good #MentalHealth advocates?

Hey, yall! It's been a while since I could post, but I've been busy the last few weeks working on my podcast #dearmeitsyou and sharing more mental health poetry on my instagram.

I also joined #Tiktok , where you can find me at @dearmeitsyou :)

I really want to try to embrace using social media to destigmatize living with mental illnesses, but I'm left wondering about any 'best practices' that I should keep in mind... Do you have any thoughts about this topic?

#PTSD #Depression #Anxiety #CPTSD #traumahealing

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E is for Electronic Communication:


Any and all aspects of mental and physical health.

Social media and the digital communication age can negatively impact on our mental health, but often these methods of communication can be vitally important to us too.

Nothing beats a face to face chat. However, this may not always be practical or possible - as we well know with recent and ongoing events. Now we have entered the age of Zoom, Microsoft teams, Facetime and so on, we must acknowledge that these applications are a vital lifeline to so many of us.

The internet and all the new platforms that continue to be developed often get a bad reputation and while this is completely valid (inexcusable events do occur far too frequently), we can take ownership for the content we choose to see and be part of. There are lots of good and positive ways to communicate electronically that would definitely have not been possible without the digital age we live in today. Feeling closer to others, doing training, having shared experiences and even socialising with someone without physically being close to them is now more possible than ever.

Now is the time to use social media and electronic communication for good - keeping in touch with friends and family, making new connections online with groups and forums specific to things that interest us or to bond with others that are experiencing similar life events/issues and even counselling/medical appointments are now all available without leaving your home (and even your bed).

This makes socialising and receiving treatment (and some types of employment too) much more accessible for so many people and that can only be a good thing.

#social #SocialMedia #Connection #electronic #Communication #Facebook #zoom #Tiktok #whatsapp #insta #Instagram #SCUFF #ScarCoverUpFreedomFund #MH #mha

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TikTok star Michael Nicolae is using his influence on social media to bring awareness about plastic pollution.

#plasticpolltion #michaelnicolae #Tiktok


What’s in your #MentalHealth #BipolarDepression survival kit?

I saw on #Tiktok that people are making survival kits. Like hygiene products, their favorite calming activities, and foods and a ton of other stuff. If you have any ideas or stuff you use, I’d love to hear them. Thank you!