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'you look really well'. This is something I heard a lot following my public breakdown last year.
It's nice to hear (as it's nice to know that although you may feel like crap, you don't necessarily look it lol).
However, please don't let the fact that somebody looks well fool you.
I recently managed to convince a doctor that I was 'fine' while at the same time planning how I would take me life.
This is me today. I actually feel pretty low right now. I'd like to think that it wouldn't necessarily be instantly recognisable to a stranger lol
If you suspect something may be wrong with a friend or loved one please trust your instinct. You can't force help on somebody who doesn't want it. But you can be there to let that person know you're around if they need you. Send texts, make a call, just for a chat or to tell them how much you appreciate them. Sometimes we get so busy in our own lives that we forget to keep in touch with the people we love (I'm just as guilty of this!). I'm trying to 'be in the moment' today and taking advice from you lovely instapeeps and actually just accepting the feeling. It's helping a lot actually.
We have a nice day planned and the weather looks nice, so hopefully I will perk up soon.

Have a wonderful day.
Love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€— thank tiu for your continued help and support. It is greatly appreciated ❀️ #MentalHealth #depression #anxiety #beatthedepression #mentalillness #recovery #wellbeing #myjourney #happiness #love #loveyourself #selfworth #selfcare #happy #cbt #GAD #lowmood #friends #family #support #stigma

*ADVICE PLEASE* please scroll further.
Good morning. Here I am again. Up since 3.30 😴
I had bloods done Thursday to see if there is an underlying #health reason I am #tired all the time, as even when I do #sleep I'm #exhausted .I didn't hear back on Friday (they said I likely would if there was anything abnormal). Part of me really wanted there to be something... Something that could be fixed with a pill. Something that would make life instantly easier and less of a chore. However, realistically, I doubt it. I woke up today... I was tired. I lay there and eventually, with my mind racing, I got up. My #mind has not stopped for a second, Playing out everything I need to remember to do, every possible outcome of every decision, everything that MIGHT happen today. I lay there worrying that my son may be dead as he hit his head quite hard before bed.
I received really helpful advice on my caption last night.... I realise even when I'm happy I'm worried about feeling sad! No wonder I'm bloody exhausted. There must be a way to switch this brain off! Argh!
I'm going to be consciously practicing #mindfulness today. To see if this helps #energy levels.
**ADVICE** on another note... I received a message from a friend asking for methods of managing young children when you feel depressed, exhausted and need a break but can't have one. The only advice I can offer is to 1) try not to beat yourself up and 2) I found not reacting at all helped. Quite often i would 'snap' at them for being 'naughty' then feel guilty, this made me feel lower and I would snap more. I can't always manage 'good' parenting where I calmly teach them by talking and reasoning, but I can ignore behaviour I don't like and deal with it later πŸ˜‚ even if it's through gritted teeth. 3) remember that what you think is bad parenting, your children don't necessarily. On my 'bad days' If they moan they're hungry etc I will just let them eat crisps and some biscuits. They're happy, I'm not stressed, as long as it's not everyday it's fine. Give yourself a break that way! #ovenfood lol
Does anybody else have advice for this lady? Thank you
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Image from @mevpmd

Good evening instapeeps

How has your Saturday been? I hope you have enjoyed the sunshine.

Today has been an interesting one for me and takes me back to being a teen... Today I had a really lovely day. I was flooded with feelings of gratitude and contentment. The sun was shining, the dog was playing with the children as we took a walk over the park. We rolled down hills and played fetch. Everybody was really happy.

Now, I lay here, in bed, feeling so so low.

I remember starting to feel this way as a teen... I remember starting to get scared of being happy and life being good because I always ended up feeling like this.

I have things planned tomorrow that ordinarily I would look forward to. I'm hoping I wake up feeling better as right now I just want to curl up in a ball and cry. Why? Everything and nothing.

I'm trying to take my own advice and remember that as quick as the 'good' feelings left, they can return.

Maybe hormones (I hope so!) Have a wonderful evening ❀️ forgive yourself, forgive others, accept what has gone and be in the moment. Love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€—

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I found this little reminder on the profile ofπŸ‘
@queenlamotrigine

Good morning all ❀️ it is finally the weekend (not that it makes much difference to me at the moment as I seem to hardly ever be working haha).
But you made it!

This morning when waking early I forced myself to stay in bed and managed to fall back to sleep for a bit. This meant I got up at 5.30 instead of 4.30.... At least this is an acceptable time?

I don't have much planned today. I'm hoping it's not too cold to go for a walk with the pup to get some fresh air and clear the mind. Also hoping to feed myself some vegetables today haha 😴 have a lovely weekend ❀️ #MentalHealth #depression #anxiety #beatthedepression #mentalillness #recovery #wellbeing #myjourney #happiness #love #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #support #strength #strong #stigma #walk #fall #stillstanding #pup #dog

Good evening all ❀️ please bare with me as I struggle to keep up with messages and comments tonight. I've not been sleeping well recently and it's taking its toll 😴

I also had work today and was fairly busy (good thing). One thing I really struggle with when I'm depressed is decision making. I had been considering leaving this job for a busier one. I had pretty much sorted another job. But then today I was quite busy and also had such lovely patients ❀️ I ended up hugging 2 today πŸ™ˆ lol its not common practice and I've not known them for long but they're really nice. And another 2 told me how amazing I was and thanked me ❀️ I did tell my potential new job I have decided to stay here, but they asked if I was really sure (and I'm not sure of anything atm!) I've also had a headache all day and I'm so tired my eyes don't work properly? Lol

I hope the week has been kind to you and you have a pleasant weekend planned.
I have a feeling I am supposed to be doing something tomorrow but can't for the life of me remember what πŸ™ˆ

Have a lovely weekend
Love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€—

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Good evening beautiful people ❀️ I'm so very glad to be here today to tell you that I had a very nice day.
Several months ago I was on 'suicide watch'.
Thankfully my amazing family got me through.
At the time I didn't think things would ever get better. But just 3 short months later and they are. Theyre not perfect but they're so much better. Please if you are at that place, know that it is part of the illness and it will get better.

Today I started the day with a review with me lovely doctor. I needed bloods done (I'm not very good with needles) but they took them there and then and were so nice ❀️
Then we took the kids to a pirate themed story and craft session at the library, came home for lunch and baked a cake. We're now chilling watching Thomas the tank with a cup of tea and the cake we baked. Amazing. I love my family so much.

Your illness makes you think you are not good enough. You are.

Have a lovely evening. Love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€—

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Good evening friends ❀️
I hope you are well and the day has been kind to you. It is OK to have bad days, I am learning to accept them with the good. There was a time I truly wondered if I would ever not want to die. But it does happen. I'm not having too bad of a run recently, then one day I will wake up in a mess. Its on these days I need reminding that it can change back just as fast. Hang in there!

I've actually had a pretty good day today. It started off annoyingly.... I've been awake since 3.30am 😴 somehow I'm still awake. However, other than that it has been pretty nice.
We did our food shopping, I found a dog food that the dog will actually eat! Then me and my family (including the dog) went for a walk to a charity shop I'd seen on the High street. It is the most amazing charity shop I've ever bee in! It was so busy because of all the cool stuff they had and really reasonably priced. I have wanted to buy my son a clock for a long while (as he's learning to tell the time) but we've not been able to afford one. Today I got one for Β£1 and its Thomas the tank (his favourite!) so chuffed!
I managed to tidy the kitchen and move things around after having new heating put in yesterday. I've Been warm all day! Lol its been lovely.
I couldn't be bothered to cook today so we put a pizza in the oven, made lots of nuggets and onion rings and all munched together as a family off 1 big plate (dont worry - we stuffed the kids with fruit too lol).
Am now sitting with a cup of lemon and ginger tea trying not to sleep too early to avoid a 3.30am wake up again!

I hope you all enjoy this picture as much as I did when I saw it. A little reminder of how lucky I am to have my family πŸ‘ͺ
Stolen from @mindmuddle

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Good evening ❀️ how has your day been? Are you learning to surf? You can't learn to surf without waves!

I am super duper pleased that we had our heating fitted today. Its made our home so much bigger getting the big old storage heaters off the wall! We also now have a heater in the hallway and in the bedrooms (no there really was none!?) it helped that my partner was here today but I wasn't even too concerned about people being in the house. It helped they were very nice :) Not too much else achieved... Kids approved of lemon and sugar pancakes πŸ‘also managed to exercise too! I'm now going to hunt you tube to find good home exercises to try. I want to find exercises that will help engage pelvic floor, balance exercises, upper back and cardio that doesn't put too much pressure on the pelvic floor.... I'll have a whole new wave to worry about πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I found this picture on the profile of @enrichmentcounseling thank you ❀️ #MentalHealth #depression #anxiety #beatthedepression #mentalillness #recovery #positive #positivevibes #selfworth #selfcare #happy #motivation #positivity #motivational #love #anxious #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #ridethewaves #exercise #pelvicfloor #kegels #healthy #mummy #warm #pancakeday #pancakes

Good morning beautiful people. How are you? I hope your Monday went well.... If not... Then here's a reminder to let it go πŸ˜‚ haha
I am often do guilty of this. I don't like to admit it and I am soooo much better now at letting things go. But I used to be a nightmare. Especially for my husband, I pretty much used to sulk πŸ™ˆ I do tend to let things go now as I have learnt that it only makes me more miserable. Nobody actually feels sorry for you, we all have stuff to deal with! I had to get better at it fast when I had children. I'm hoping they will learn this too.
It's definitely something to think about... I am also a strong believer in the law of attraction and so holding onto bad things will draw more bad. Imagine if we dwelled on the good things as much as the bad!

I had a mild panic attack yesterday morning upon discovering that my new jobs pays a month behind... So I won't get paid for January until March 😬 I'm OK now and somehow still managing to stay afloat. For how long is another question.

Today we are having a new heating system fitted (don't worry.... Buy now pay 6months later haha). I cannot wait! It's been so cold in this house the last few days. The kids don't have a heater in their bedroom and tonight they will! Hooray!

Sending love and hugs to all β€οΈπŸ€— being conscious is the first step... Today let's consciously try to let the bad things go and hold onto the good ❀️ have a great day
Stolen from @mindtherush

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So I awake again suffering with #insomnia
I don't know if this could also be because I increased my medication? I know medication is much needed and plays an important part in the management of mental illness... But I'm really not a fan! I can't wait to be well enough to stop.
Anyway... I keep waking up at the same time every night. So at 2am, with nothing better to do, I Googled it. I actually found this quite accurate! Obviously, I am suffering with my view of the world and as a result my diet is shocking.... This certainly doest justify me getting up at 3.30 to eat biscuits πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but does make sense! I thought I'd share!

Have a great day! And hello to fellow #insomniac s! πŸ‘‹

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Good evening beautiful people. Sorry I've not had much of a chance to reply to messages and comments today. I will definitely do so tomorrow!
I've just been a combination of busy (trying to be an acceptable parent lol) and feeling really ill. I get very little sympathy around here when I'm ill πŸ™ˆ I suppose it's good really as you just have to get on with things, but I could really have done with some rest 😴 I'm now going to sleep to get an early night. I'm really anxious about tomorrow as we have a long drive. The doctors have said i shouldn't really use the medication I have to get me through it 😬 but it really helps. I'm not sure mentally I can get through it unaided atm!

I loved this when I found it on the profile of @emma_celyn

This is one of the few things I genuinely believe and I like to think about myself.... I am a little bit crazy πŸ™ˆ but that's what makes me exciting! It sometimes means I lose control. However, when I am well I am on fire. The 'normal' ones are boring! Let's see some embracing of our crazy minds. They're not always bad and often see things differently to the rest of the world. I certainly wouldn't want to be the same!

Have a lovely weekend. I will get back to everybody as soon as I'm not man fluing up!
Love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€—

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Having such a wonderful day today (despite my cold). I'm sure I will feel guilty tomorrow for spending money.
But we visited @bressingham_s_g steam museum.
We rode on a train which my son loved! He does love trains! They had loads of trains to play with, a giant Toby (Thomas character) and so many interesting bits. My son also went on the merry go round and loved it. We've now decided we're going to relax with junk food and watch films ❀️ love the look on their little faces

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Good morning gorgeous people. Happy weekend!

I am up early again today and feeling tired the second I open my eyes 😴 I don't feel I'm getting good quality sleep atm.
Today I feel particularly icky as I've woken up with a horrible cold and sore throat. I'm hoping this is the one the kids have already had and that they won't catch it!

We dont have anything planned for today. I feel we need to get out of the house because being inside drives the kids nutty! But I feel pretty blergh atm. Hoping a cup of tea followed by a lemsip will help lol

It's also the start of half term and I'm struggling to think of free thighs to do with the kids. If anybody has ideas please share! They're 3yrs and 18months so they're still small. This means if it's really really cold we can't spend too much time outside, so this is limiting! We are also poor and can't afford to pay for things lol

Wishing everybody a wonderful, rested weekend. Please try to be in the moment, let feelings come, acknowledge them and let them pass ❀️
Love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€—

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Good evening beautiful people ❀️ I hope the week has been kind to you. The weekend is finally here!

I'm feeling tired today. But fortunately not as tired as yesterday.... The last few days I have felt exhausted! And even that word fails to describe how tired I have been. Its one of the reasons I havnt been on here much. I am wondering if it because I have increased my medication, as one of the side effects is tiredness and drowsiness. I was actually going to lower the dose again today as I hadn't seen an improvement in my mood but was definitely more tired! However, this morning I woke up feeling a little brighter.
I've not had 'the best day' in that the typical things that happen in life have still happened, but I definitely managed them better.
I often beat myself up for not being the best parent I could be.... But today I was even on top of that! No shouting (even when they were both playing up!) and that helped them calm quicker. They're bathed, in clean clothes, ears cleaned, teeth brushed, we sang so many nursery rhymes my throat hurts, we read stories before bed and we did counting and learning animals. We ate healthily and they have gone to bed with no fuss. Today I won at parenting. This makes me happy!
I also got to read the rest of my naked Buddha book (a great read if you're curious). I'm hoping that tomorrow continues as today has. I wish this for you too. Please take time to rest, do not put too much pressure on yourself and (do as I say, not as I do) cut yourself some slack. Love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€—

Taken from @mummy_needs_to_scream
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Good morning beautiful people.
I hope the week is treating you well. It's nearly done now πŸ‘

I found this photo on @annabel_faith profile. I loved it as it is so true ❀️ it's a little harder to put into practice lol but a good reminder.

I had a nice day yesterday. My husbands family came to see us with their little girl and we took the kids to a little music class.

I have an interview today. I'm not worried about the interview per say but am stressing myself out about what to do if I like it, want it and they offer it to me. I already work most of the days theyre offering, I am due to start at another job on one of the other days and if they let me swap it would mean leaving another job that I enjoy but doesn't pay very well. I would feel bad for leaving jobs that have been good to me, but I'm reminding myself I go to work to earn money! And I really really need it πŸ™ˆ
This sort of thing is just the sort of thing that the above picture aims to eliminate lol

I will be really glad to get settled into a routine again. I like routine and I don't have much at the moment. I just need to go to jobs that will cover my bills and come home. Roll on Summer (for many reasons!) Sending love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€— have a wonderful day. And as they say.... Cheer up, it might never happen ;) #MentalHealth #depression #anxiety #beatthedepression #mentalillness #recovery #positive #positivevibes #selfworth #selfcare #happy #motivation #positivity #motivational #love #anxious #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #support #strength #strong #stigma #lowmood #depressed #selfworth #selflove #dontworry #behappy #money

Good evening all. I hope today has been kind to you. My anxiety has played up a bit today. I would say this picture taken from the profile of @durberstephen is fairly accurate.
I can't quite pin point why. However, I have noticed that when I'm depressed I struggle to clean the house, bathe and generally just look after myself. When I'm anxious I don't sit still.... The perk is I now have a clean kitchen and painted bathroom and am nice and clean πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I also arranged interviews for Thursday and despite feeling really tired I also managed to exercise today. I'd not done it since #runeverydayjanuary ended. I even managed an extra 3 push ups πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
I don't think it did much good though as I then polished off almost an entire packet if biscuits πŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆ I really struggle with will power when I'm low.

Anyway, I am off to bed now. I will reply to all of the comments on my other posts tomorrow. Please know I truly appreciate your support! I am just exhausted 😴
Have a lovely evening and take sometime to forgive yourself ❀️ #MentalHealth #depression #anxiety #beatthedepression #mentalillness #recovery #selfworth #selfcare #happy #love #anxious #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #support #strength #strong #stigma #lowmood #depressed #selfworth #selflove #fear #home #tired #exhausted #exercise #mood

Good morning beautiful people.

Thank you for all of your support yesterday evening. I truly appreciate it.
I can't say I feel much better this morning. I have woken up just as tired as I went to sleep 😴
However, I am trying to be positive again today. I'm trying to remember that while my jobs aren't paying much at the moment, I actually really like them as they will do in the future. I am lucky to have them.

Also, while money may be tight (slight under exaggeration) it does mean I get to pick my little boy up from school ❀️ and I love that.

I just realised u forgot to take my vitamin tablets for the last few days. I really need to get back on this! Also my diet has been bad again. I just struggle to make good choices when I feel like poo and when I'm tired I just crave sugar! As long as I don't stop trying I havnt lost I guess! Maybe the exercise was helping more than I thought! Lol

Have a wonderful day ❀️
Stole this from
@sovaproject

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So I deleted my last post after deciding that even though I'm too tired to fight the yuck, it was far to self wallowy and miserable lol
I'm lucky to have little hands yo clean up after β™₯️
Instead, I thought I would remind myself of this. The best of this year is yet to come!

Thanks you @louisegardnaax who I stole this from! 😘

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Current mood.... Exhausted.

I literally wake up tired these days. I'm not sure why.

I'm feeling a bit poo again today after a good few days. I'm really starting to worry about money as I'm not working enough to break even. I have jobs planned to start but I don't start until the end of March. I also found out today that pay for the job I am doing is a month behind so won't get paid until March. Its really draining me.

I managed to do a bit more painting of the bathroom today. There's not too much more now. My 'one coat' tile paint has taken 4 πŸ™„
I also worked this morning. I sometimes struggle as I take on other people's Sadness as my own. I keep thinking about a particular patient and wish i could help them.

Can't wait to sleep and say goodbye to another day. 😴

Sorry for the negativity. Sometimes I become too tired to look on the bright side lol goodnight beautiful people ❀️ #MentalHealth #depression #anxiety #beatthedepression #mentalillness #recovery #wellbeing #myjourney #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #support #strength #strong #stigma #lowmood #depressed #selfworth #selflove #money #poor #worry #worried #finance #exhausted #tired #sleepy

Good evening all. I hope the weekend has been kind to you. I remember always really looking forward to the weekend, then when it came thinking 'I can't wait to get back to work so I don't have so much time to sit and think and wallow'.
I now have 2 young children... So I actually have more spare time at work haha

I have always loved this quote ❀️ a top Harry Potter pick! And so true. The silver lining may sometimes be thin, but they'll be there, even if you cannot see them at the time. Sometimes we can see them but we 'forget to' and just focus on tyres bad. Imagine how great we would feel if we replayed the good things in our life over and over like we do the bad. I may try this!

Today was a fairly nice day. Food shopping, took the dog for a walk then tidied. I also weighed myself and with no drastic diet changes I lost 9lb during #runeverydayjanuary
πŸ‘ I also lose 2 inches which I'll settle for! I may now continue but also try to establish better lol πŸ™ˆ

I'm off to work tomorrow and actually quite looking forward to it. It's nice to get up and out.
Have a wonderful evening. I wish you all a good nights sleep with self compassion and peace ❀️ #MentalHealth #depression #anxiety #beatthedepression #mentalillness #recovery #positive #positivevibes #selfworth #selfcare #happy #motivation #positivity #motivational #love #anxious #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #harrypotter #instaquotes #redjanuary #mummy #parenting

This was really eye opening for me.
I didn't even CONSIDER listing myself? How about you?
Why don't you ponder this. Either make some changes or cut yourself some slack!

My homework thud week is self compassion and understanding.

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Good afternoon beautiful people. I hope you are having a good weekend ❀️
I am having the best day I have had in a long time.

I increased my medication yesterday but I'm not sure it would have taken effect this quickly? I think it may be thanks to my recent introduction to #buddhism
I feel like I spent many a night wondering about the meaning of life and what the point of it all is. Buddhism has answered all of these questions for me, freeing me up to enjoy life. I've even managed to fit in some #meditation for the last few days (albeit less than 5min). Its really helping me step back when situations feel overwhelming and see things for what they are. I am feeling much more compassionate towards myself and I am enjoying my children so much more. I am nowhere near as impatient with them and appreciate them every second ❀️ I had a really lovely day today. Me and my son spent the morning alone. We got a bus into town and he we so excited to sit on a double decker ❀️ we had a Krispy Kreme doughnut together and picked up some cheap photo frames to display our family art work ❀️❀️
I got to spend an hour alone with my daughter and we read together for over half an hour before she fell asleep in my arms.

It's not the first time these things have happened. But I feel its the first time I have enjoyed every minute and cherished it ❀️ If anybody has ever been intrigued I recommend the books buddhism 101 or the naked Buddha.

Have a wonder evening and weekend.

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Good morning all. I hope everybody is well.
I didn't get on here last night as I was too tired. I had a rather tiring day, both emotionally and physically. I startes decorating the bathroom yesterday. I always find this quite therapeutic. I also took the kids to the park and the dog on a wood walk. I had therapy in the morning which was enlightening and emotional. I have now been officially diagnosed with #PTSD and have upped my medication.

I am looking forward to today (I feel a bit guilty lol) but my son is at school all day and I'm off work! A day off! Woo! Lol hoping I can get some bathroom painting done and also relax a little. Maybe even a nap!

I hope you have a wonderful day. Try to see a wish ❀️ Stolen from @psychictiff

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Thank you @journey_to_chloe for sharing this.
I thought it was a great photo for #timetotalkday
#timetotalk day (1/2/18) is a campaign to get people talking about mental health and help destroy the stigma.
The more people talk about it, the more acceptable it will become. So many people suffer from mental illness, yet its still so taboo.
My story is common, but I will share it anyway.

At age 14 I dropped out of mainstream school due to depression. My doctor told me I was being silly and hormonal. This stuck with me and I then struggled to seek help when I needed it.
Looking back at this time I also suffered with an eating disorder (this can be seen physically in the 2nd photo - p.s excuse my hoelike outfit πŸ˜‚ it illustrates my point). I didn't have a 'bad' relationship with my father. However, it hindered me as I later battled with a feeling of low selfworth and a fear of losing loved ones (he was in and out of my life several times). I have battled with depression and anxiety for 15years

I would cry all day, not brush my teeth/bathe or clean the house. I would imagine family dieing, selfharmed and struggled socially.
Looking back I also struggled with binge drinking, recreational drug use and outlandish behaviour (although not aware at at time)
4 years ago I was forced to seek help and my life changed dramatically. I learnt a lot about myself and was 'winning' the battle. My eating is better, I do not use any drugs, I may indulge in a glass or 2 of wine but its all healthily managed.
A recent car accident set me back. My anxiety has been the worst its ever been, to a point I was unable to leave the house. I began self harming again and contemplated suicide.
I am now on the mend again and working hard to grow, for me and my children.
Doctors have come a long way in 15years. Please if you are reading this and need help, get it! It has changed my life.

Somebody recently told me they don't understand as they're quite 'headstrong'. Do you know how headstrong you must be to worry your family will die getting in a car and do it anyway!? I am one of the most headstrong people I know πŸ’ͺ🏻
Thank you for reading. Please share your story. We're in it together x

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