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@hollygshore opens up about her anxiety and panic attacks for Mental Health Awareness Week 💗 #mhaw17 #mtvnews @mtvuk

I call this one 'brown and boujee'

Now on a more serious note, let's talk about mental health as it is mental health week. One in four people around the world have some sort of mental Heath illness that effects their quality of life. Now as someone who was diagnosed with depression by various doctors, I can tell you that living with a mental illness is one of the hardest things someone can do. It changes the way you live, the way you interact with people and loved ones, and it stops you from living life to your full potential.
There are statistics through the roof that show the increasing number of suicides within men just because we over look the fact that men have emotional and mental needs too. We forget that our parents are growing older as we are, and that life is getting to them too. Or how about the young boys and girls in school who are being bullied, self harming and are looking to commit suicide.
Mental health should never be taken lightly, it can either make us or break us.

The societies expectation of us having to be strong all the time is one of the reasons why most people bottle their inner emotions up. I'm all about self love and spirituality, but even I sometimes have to shout out 'oh just fuck it!' because I'm not happy all the time, and even I have issues inside which I am still healing from. Depression, anxiety, self harming and being suicidal has been such a huge part of my life that sometimes my mind takes me back there when I'm at my lowest. How easy would it be to just slip back into my old ways when I'm at my most vulnerable. Our thoughts are strong, they can either make us or break us, so every time my mind wonders, I use the strength inside to look at the bigger picture, look at my life which has many beautiful colours just like in this picture.

We forget to have real life conversations, we should be able to call up a friend and say 'I am not alright right now, I am not coping. I need help. Help me. Talk to me. What's going on internally right now is not something that I can deal with on my own!' ....(continued in comments).... #mhaw17 #mentalhealthawarenessweek #mentalhealthawarenessweek2017 #harnaamkaur

#Regram @grlpwrgang !!! Tomorrow I'm going to be joining an awesome group of ladies @buggiedout @mre.soeur @bryonygordon @michellekennedylon @pipingablack to talk about spinning plates whilst staying sane in aid of Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW17. We'll be talking about how we cope with stress, how we're trying to teach the next gen that it's ok to talk about how they feel, how much of a positive effect exercise can have on your mood and loads more. We'll also be sharing our own stories. There are still some tickets left so please come along if you're free. Half of the ticket cost goes to @heads_together!!! Come!!. It's bloody GOOD too talk 💕💕💕 This event is @moveyourframe in Kings Cross. #OverSharingISCaring #StrongerTogether 💕

A great #myunfilteredlife piece from @laurawhispering. -----------------
Laura, Queen of the Awkward Overshare...

#mentalhealth #mhblogger #myunfilteredlife
When I was discharged from the hospital back in November, a tiny part of me knew I wasn't ready yet. Nothing had changed. Everything still felt darkly impossible and impossibly dark. I knew it was too soon, but I was so desperate to be out of the hospital environment that I didn't say that to anyone. I was so excited to be free and I shared news of my discharge with everyone! But almost as soon as I got home, things started to go wrong. My tightly wound front unravelled. I was overwhelmed by the transition - floored by it, completely - and I quickly came undone. After only six days, my first follow-up appointment with my doctor led to me being "recalled" back to the ward I had wanted to leave so much. I had failed. I was ashamed - a total screw-up. Trying to explain my readmission to everyone who had celebrated my discharge left me humiliated. I was utterly broken.
Five more months passed (an accumulated 80% of the year spent on the ward) - the first few hard, painful, roller coaster months where the professionals ran out of ideas and I stopped hoping that they'd ever come. We were stuck, all of us, and for a while there I had entirely given up.
But then, towards the tail end of that long five months, an unexpected thing came along. Not a miracle or a cure by any means, but a teeny tiny glimmer of hope that I might be able, eventually, to move on. It gave me a goal; the slightest sense of forward momentum; a reason to keep holding on. I put my head down, focussed on the target and slowly, gradually, gently a corner was turned.
I signed the tenancy on a new flat at the end of March. I was discharged from the hospital on April 28th. This time, I barely told anybody - afraid, like last time, it'd all go badly and I'd end up back again, with egg on my face. But things felt very different this time around. This time, I actually felt ready. I'm confident enough to share that now. 📷: @laurawhispering #mhaw17 #mentalhealthawarenessweek

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, over the next five days we'll highlight different themes that relate to and impact on our mental health and wellbeing - from suicide to anxiety to body image and relationships. Click the link in our bio to read more. (📷 by Anne Marie Zilberman)
#mentalhealthawarenessweek #mhaw17 #stopthestigma

It's not been easy for Britain's most successful archer. He's had to overcome a traumatic accident and battle mental health issues.

#GetInspired #mentalhealthawarenessweek #mhaw17 #archery #disabilitysport

They say behind every good man there is a great woman. Well behind a good man club there is 3 amazing women.

These ladies do so much behind the scenes, the stuff that you don't see on social media and their work is what makes #ANDYSMANCLUB continue to be what it is.

Thank you ladies and thank you to all the ladies out there who support us.

#mhaw17 #HereForYou #ITSOKAYTOTALK

-Something a little different- With this week being mental health awareness week it gives me - along with many others, a chance to share their battles with the hope that it may help, motivate & inspire somebody else. For the past eight months I've been fighting what up until very recently has felt like a losing battle. Back in November I reluctantly went to my GP after a failed suicide attempt, due to my lack of both knowledge and understanding of how I really felt when told I was dealing with a stint of depression and that with a 40mg dose of Citalopram and was simply told, I should start to feel better within 4-6 weeks.. That however was not the case. Over time I would find myself saying I felt "different" or that I had changed and couldn't connect to my former self. During what felt like this horrendous downwards spiral I had some incredible days, I experienced life changing events which although made me feel like I was on top of the world also lead me to hitting a new rock bottom. Which is why I am where I am today. I have battled my own demons for almost 6 years now, too scared and shamed to reach out for help. However now, at 22 with three failed suicide attempts and with a life full of opportunities I'm yet to take, I am actively seeking help to become a happier & healthier me. I am one of far too many who have suffered in silence in fear of my own thoughts, I believed what I was experiencing was something greater than depression but speaking out against what you're being told by doctors isn't always easy. Mental health is slowly becoming part of society, it can be spoken about and treated and people can live to be their true selves, yet until you're at the top of this mountain facing the terrifying jump that is the road to recovery nobody can understand just how huge a tiny step can be. Like I said, I am one of many people who have suffered in silence for far too long. So please, look after yourself and your loved ones. Fill your hearts & minds with love, compassion and understanding. Everybody is fighting a battle and my battle is really only just beginning but all battles can be won & the strength and determination will change lives forever. #mhaw17

My article has been published in the newspaper! I have teamed up with publicist @leila_geoffrey for a campaign about mental health awareness #MHAW17

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This current state is everything right now 💕 I never imagined that this new world I'm finding myself in, parenthood, would be all and everything at once. Good days, bad days and blurry days in between. Wondering if you're good enough for your baby and feeling a swell of pride when they smile at you for the first time. Guilt and wonderment. Cold cups of tea and films at 4am.
The thing is, no one also tells you how vulnerable you can be to letting the harder emotions take over. It only takes a hard labour, feeding issues and maybe the judgemental views of other mums who should be your cheerleaders to make you feel like the worst mother, undeserving of your little ones love. No one tells you how hard postnatal depression can hit you, how it leaves you awake at night wondering if you're ruining your child because you failed to breastfeed, or making you feel frightened to tell someone for fear they'll take your baby away. I'm telling you now, if you have post natal depression, like me, you are not alone. You are not a failure. You will not lose your baby. But you could lose yourself if you don't tell someone. Be brave, as brave as when you brought your little human into the world and share your truth. There's nothing to be ashamed about. Know that you are not alone 💕 #mentalhealthawareness #postnataldepression #pnd #postpartumdepression #mhaw17

Don't forget to love yourself ❤️

Day 3 ✅ today has definitely been the hardest day. 1.4 miles, 5 hour shift at work then 5 miles 😴 🐛 Caterpillar to butterfly 🦋 you're probably thinking you what Rosie? Well the fundamental concept of CBT is changing the way you think to change the way you feel and therefore act. Positive thinking really does work and I carry a notebook to write down my anxious thought and then it's rational answer. "I'm going to fail this exam" ➡️ "I will be okay as I've worked really hard" 🦋 appears basic but taking the time to rationalise works wonders!
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#mhaw17 #mentalhealth #mhblogger #mentalhealthawareness #studentminds #student #studentblogger #mhblogger #amazingraise #mymarathon #positivevibes #positivity #picoftheday

Day 2 done ✅ Shorter distance today as had an appointment this morning and work at three! Today I want to talk about ✨ Fight or Flight ✨ The main thing you learn during CBT is exposure therapy and the importance of doing things that induce anxiety. This morning I had a knock of confidence and wanted to flight but I kept fighting. For me, being at university is a fight situation as separation anxiety ruined this past year for me, the good memories are foggy with sadness. However, I haven't flighted and I'm ready to go back for third year! This is why this walk is so important to me, to provide more student mental health support!
https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rosiesteele1
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mhblogger #mhbloggers #mhaw17 #student #studentminds #studentmentalhealth #amazingraise #mymarathon

We have come a long way but there is still work to be done. Let's continue to raise awareness of mental health illnesses and help each and every individual who may be struggling. Rest in peace Chester Bennington❤. #chesterbennington #restinpeace #always #MHAW17 #mentalhealth

I may not have won an award but it's still cool to see I was shortlisted to the final stage for my mental health project. Congratulations to all the winners! I love this platform because of their briefs highlight real issues. @creativeconscienceawards

This employee needed mental health days. This is how her CEO responded. #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #imfine #timetotalk #MHAW17 #depression #anxiety #bipolar #mentalhealthatwork

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Such a powerful illustration of emotions. You never know what someone is hiding behind a smile.
@Regrann from @kirzart - @kirzart In aid of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek here's a throwback of some of my favourite illustration from my Emotions series. This series explores mental health and depicts my feelings and how I interpret my depression and anxiety. My message to those going through mental health issues is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This month we're raising awareness because more people need to understand exactly what mental health is so that eventually the stigma can be removed and so that more people will feel safe to talk about their issues without the fear of being judged. If you're going through something, talk to somebody today!! If you can't find the words, send them one of these illustrations and just say this is how you feel. Let us all try to improve our mental wellbeing and make steps to thrive rather than just survive.
#MHAW17 #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthweek #mentalhealthstigma #mentalhealthmatters #mymentalhealth #youarenotalone #surviveorthrive #mentalhealthadvocate #digitalart #digitalportrait #youngblackartists #dopeblackart #blackmentalhealth #throwbackthursday #tbt #throwback #isurvived - #regrann

Poor mental health is one of the biggest issues in the workplace today,
causing over 70 million working days to be lost each year. This includes
everything from the most commonly experienced symptoms of stress
and anxiety, right through to more complex mental health conditions,
such as depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #imfine #timetotalk #MHAW17 #depression #anxiety #bipolar #mentalhealthatwork #thecounsellingfoundation

Something im very #passionate about is trying to end the #stigma attached to #mentalillness Please take a look at our #timetochangecampaign and become a champion like me if you have lived experience and want to help others !!! #repost @timetochangecampaign
For many people with mental health problems, being judged and isolated can be harder than the illness itself. We want everyone with a mental health problem to be free of fear. spread the word and let's change the way we think and act about mental health #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #mhaw17 #ttc #timetochange #mentalhealthawareness #fightstigma #education #educate #empathize #discrimination #stigmafree #timetochangechampion #letschangetheworld

@Regrann from @makedaisychains - There are not enough black (and POC) therapists available and really feel that for us to really address black mental health problems, we need more black therapists, especially psychologists. Currently, to become a psychologist, you must have been able to access university, passed the degree, most likely with a first class, then done a masters degree, then done a few years unpaid work before applying for extremely competitive spaces to do the full training (most different types of PhDs). Then trying to find a job.... so is no wonder that so many psychologists in the uk are white and very middle class. I really think universities should have spaces for only black people/POC to train, because right now it's not ok that in 10 years of working in mental health, I've only worked with two black psychologists.
The person in the middle is wearing a tshirt by @jacobvjoyce and you can buy one from their shop!
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. The 'theme' is surviving or thriving which I think is relevant to a lot of people right now. I thought it was an opportunity to comment on the lack of services and problems with services to enable people to go from barely surviving to thriving. .
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We love this! July is minority mental health awareness month! Let's support those working to diminish #Repost @kirzart (@get_repost) [SWIPE LEFT✨] In aid of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek here's a throwback of some of my favourite illustration from my Emotions series. This series explores mental health and depicts my feelings and how I interpret my depression and anxiety. My message to those going through mental health issues is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This month we're raising awareness because more people need to understand exactly what mental health is so that eventually the stigma can be removed and so that more people will feel safe to talk about their issues without the fear of being judged. If you're going through something, talk to somebody today!! If you can't find the words, send them one of these illustrations and just say this is how you feel. Let us all try to improve our mental wellbeing and make steps to thrive rather than just survive.
#MHAW17 #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthweek #mentalhealthstigma #mentalhealthmatters #mymentalhealth #youarenotalone #surviveorthrive #mentalhealthadvocate #digitalart #digitalportrait #youngblackartists #dopeblackart #blackmentalhealth #throwbackthursday #tbt #throwback #isurvivedthe stigma around it! #silencetheshame

Simple, but effective insomnia tip: make wherever you plan to sleep a comfortable temperature.

Take us back to the exhibition @gettyimagesgallery! Thanks @toorsupriya for this image and lots more news on TCPM coming your way. Keep sharing the photos you feel provoke a conversation on the subject of being a man in today's fast changing world & tag us in your work 📸
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Challenge the status quo.

Photography exhibition dedicated to challenging the interpretation of masculinity by CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) - a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

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