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Some thoughts from moi #iseeya #mhawareness

Forever grateful for this online support network, you guys are more helpful than you'll ever know. I ploughed my nervous energy into some exercise and although I still have chest pains I'm looking after myself, so thank you ❤❤❤ #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mhawareness

Thanks, 2016, for giving me one of the best years of my entire life. I came into this year having no idea what to expect. I was broken emotionally and mentally. I had no strength, but I had strong determination. 2016 was a year of recovery, resilience, and extreme growth in my relationships, health, faith, education, and overall well-being. I am beyond grateful for every high and low this year has brought because they have all shaped me into who I am right now--confident, strong, and motivated to continue to kick ass in the new year. I can't wait to step confidently into the new year carrying my new goals, ready to face any obstacles that lay ahead ❤️
#newyearsameme #personalgrowth #mhawareness #mhrecovery

Read this over a year ago so I think it's about time for a reread. If you haven't read it, you need to. It changed my life and made me not feel so scared of speaking out about mental health.

My #bipolar has been kicking my butt. So I'm going to literally kick its butt right back. Going to do a workout.
I wish helping #mentalhealth issues was as simple as putting on your trainers and doing some grapevines. But it's not. Some days I can barely get out of bed, or wash or get dressed or feed myself. But today I feel like working out. And that's good. Those other days are ok too. I'm dealing with it the best way I know how, instinctively and day by day. I chose not to take drugs so I take the highs with the lows. But sadly, at the moment the lows are ever more present.
Just keep fighting. Even if that means just keeping on breathing.
#MH #MHAwareness

Finally made my Sloth from a previous @theblurtfoundation by @themakearcade :) #blurtitout #buddybox #mhawareness #sloth

For all of my teenage years I have battled mental illness. I couldn't tell you what it's like to be a 'normal' teenager and do 'normal' teenage stuff because I have simply never done it. Although I feel like my illnesses have taken these precious years away from me I'm also glad that things turned out this way. Mental illness has made me strong, it's made me realise that I can get through whatever life throws at me. At the end of the day, if everything was handed to you on a plate you'd never truly progress as a human being; fighting like hell to get to where I want to be has made me a much better person. To the people that have stood by me for all these years, all I can say is thank you. I don't have the words to express how grateful I am that you didn't walk away when I was at my worst! I'm hoping for a happier and healthier final teenage year full of recovery and joy 🔞🎈✨⚡️#mhawareness #breakthestigma #mentalhealth


Some thoughts from moi #iseeya #mhawareness

With the horrible news of another musician completing suicide, there has been a number of amazing posts (looking at you @hello_mogwai ).
Mental health is just as important as physical health. We all have it. There are times it is good and times it is not. .
Knowing what to do with a friend in trouble is always hard. But what's important is being there and talking. .
Having a hard time does not make you weak. It doesn't make you any less capable. It doesn't mean you are pathetic. I know, I've been there, you question why you feel this way as you have no "real reason". You start to question what's the point as you'll "never feel right". You don't want to "burden those around you". You tell yourself you'll never be "good enough". .
You are ALWAYS enough. End of. You are beautiful and strong and capable. You make other people smile and give light to their lives. You are loved. Whenever times are tough, remind yourself of that. And most importantly - if you're feeling in a bad place, reach out. To anyone. To friends, to family, to GP. Just go and talk about it. ❤️

✨ "If you have a physical illness like a cold or a flu, nobody really hesitates to tell anybody. I feel like it should be the same with mental illness." @thebumbleflyeffect is an intersectional and global collective of creatives committed to breaking the stigma around mental health. @caitiekg @tanz04 @rajpanda @rosellscreatures @meandmyed.art ✨Link in bio ✨

There are many layers to this loss. Chester and his band and their music and those lyrics were there, right along side me, during The Dark Times. I can't tell you how many times I would wedge my door shut, because in century old homes, the doors don't latch, and sing with Chester. From the bottom of my bones. He helped me face a lot of shit. He helped me let go of a lot of pain. I only wish I could've returned the favor. Thank you, Chester 💔 #thankyouchesterbennington #thankyouchester #restinpeacechesterbennington This is why we need to talk about mental illness. This is why I over share. We need to talk about why people are dying. We need to stop glorifying some aspects of mental illness while disparaging others. Suicide is not cool. Suicide is not a sign of weakness. This is so fucking sad.
#suicideprevention #mentalillness #mhawareness #mhstories #depression #chronicillness #chronicmentalillness #chronicpsychiatricillness #chronicmedicalcondition
@chesterbe, @linkinpark: Thank you 💔❤💔

Still can't my head around the fact of what's happened.
Linkin Park were one of the first metal bands I listened to.
When you read some of their lyrics, this man dealt with some fucking awful shit. I was fortunate to see them around a half a dozen times and he gave EVERYTHING on stage.
Rest easy Chester. You're free from pain now mate.

#ChesterBennington #RIP #Legend #LinkinPark #gutted #LeaveOutAllTheRest #free #SleepWell #mhawareness #ThankYou #Memories

Hard to be believe that in 7 days time new adventure awaits for me down under 🇦🇺 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I was advised when Patrick passed not to make any major life decisions for at least a year after & at the time I hadn't even given this a second thought for many reasons. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• However, as time as moved forward, days have went past, weeks have went past I have tried my hardest to go meet some friends, go out for a night out, start extremely early mornings to get me out of the bed & work endless hours to "fill in" those precious hours I use to spend with him which was all of the time. Has it helped me to cope? To a degree yes but I haven't been coping well--- work got me out of bed even when I didn't want to, didn't see the point, questioned my own purpose in life; tried dancing my socks off to pass time but felt very odd & lonely; became unhappy in new a work venture & my love for previous things haven't been there and a lot of other things. So in the long term this coping I've tried isn't going to work long term. It would drive anyone demented & want to give it all up. Only for close friends you know who you are, you pulled me through this far & I am forever grateful for that ❤️ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• So after a conversation with myself & the most supportive family and friends I've decided for me to be able to cope in a "safer" space or in a "healthier" manner, taking a risk of moving from Home 🇮🇪 to Australia 🇦🇺 is a risk I am 100% willing to take for a while. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Fresh environment, clearer mind space, seeing the big brother & his girlfriend, new work, new social space & what's more----> better weather ☀️ It is time to start looking after me & hope I find another purpose in life or at least an environment where I can find what it is that Louise needs to do to help put one foot in front of the other.
#NewAdventures #Australia #MovingHome #StepsForward #NewTravels #Family #Support #Countdown #NewBeginnings #BlogPost #CopingStrategy #LiftItFitness #BeingAnAmbassador #ItsOkayNotToBeOkay #MentalHealth #mhawareness #ExperienceIsKeyToUnderstanding

You know what drives me NUTS. Is that I can get two different styles of pants, in the s a m e store and they will fit totally different. For instance these pants and the white jeans in a previous post are the same size, both from Old Navy and they fit completely different 🙄 B O T H mid rize jeggings.... THE SAME STYLE! Like WHAT! It makes my insecurities go through the roooooooof! But I have to remind myself that ITS NOT ME. And ITS JUST A NUMBER. What I want is to be heathy and bad ass, not a specific size. I am more than a number. I am a bad ass. I am a strong woman. I am more than enough 💪💕 #morethanenough #womenarethefuture #healthierme #icandothis #morethananumber #onestepatatime #movingforward #mybestself #onedayatatime #igotthis #mentalhealthmatters #mhawareness #ww #healthierlife

Probably the most accurate quote I've come across that describes what it's like on a daily basis with #BPD #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #emotionallyunstablepersonalitydisorder #mhawareness

I cannot recommend this documentary enough. In #growingupgay on @bbcthree #OllyAlexander speaks in such a refreshingly raw, honest, insightful, open and beautiful way about his experiences with #mentalhealth. There are inevitable psychological consequences of living with the intersectionality of multiple minority identities, which are not discussed enough. This is an exciting step forward in encouraging open dialogue around #LGBTMentalHealth and I'm actually so gassed to be in the final edit, especially when there were so many amazing poets that night (even more gassed off @ollyyears adorable face whilst watching 😍❤️) Thank you @bbcthree @bbc @petegrant @cooper_vicki for making this wonderful piece. Much love to @lobs91 for your support that night 💜💛💙💚 #mentalhealthawareness#intersectionality#lgbtmuslim#gaymentalhealth#mentalillness#stigma#breakyostigma#yearsandyears#lgbtlivesmatter#camhs#mhawareness#edawareness#spokenwordpoetry#diversity#inclusivity#poetryisnotdead#spokenword#lgbtcommunity#camhslogic#bbcthree#ollyyears

Put your best foot forward today// then, it's most important to trust and take a step. There-that wasn't so bad!
Here's a true story: I attach memories to objects, and this Le Sac en Panier was my bag of choice when I lived in France. I bought it there and it went everywhere with me. I used it so much that the sturdy basket started detaching from the drawstring cloth cover and leather base, but I sewed it back together, with big thick patternless stitches, painstakingly and imperfectly. I had no idea how to fix it, so I just tried something. This basket still holds things although it is falling apart a bit with every use. I check in on it and give it a little love every now and again.
That all to say, in metaphor, if *your* basket is breaking a little, bring it to someone who can offer a few even roughshod stitches. They become a beautiful part of you, with a story, an example, a history. You're meaningful, and special, and deserve attention.
Taken any steps? Please share with the #mywellnessadventure - let's build a community of care.
#selfcare #wellness #wellnessblog #mhawareness #parisianchic #basket #panier #lovelysquares #darlingdaily #narcityboston #igersboston #followingboston #trust #encouragement #motivationquotes #help #dontforget #communityfirst #communityovercompetition #bosbloggers #wellness #wellnessadvocate #wellnesstips #wellsummittribe #notalone #lifestyleblog #lifesaver #thatsdarling #thehappynow

Never let anyone get you down. You are amazing just the way you are! 🌸💜 #positive #mhawareness #smile #onelifeliveit

💖This all-round wonder woman and gifted music therapist getting get her jam on during filming this morning 💖

Okay. This may be one of the worst photos I've ever taken of myself. But I'm posting it because it's important. I went to see @newfoundglory at #greatsouthbaymusicfestival today. I went solo but met up with my girl @littlegeemarie and pop punked around with her during the set. Now, earlier in the day I was super anxious about going. I've missed numerous concerts because of my anxiety. I've skipped shows or parties because of my anxiety. Today I had anxiety about going to a general admission show, going to a festival, being around so many people, walking in or walking around alone, and add in the fact that there was 100% chance of rain. But I parked alone. I waited in line alone. I stood around alone smoking alone. And I even got soaking fucking wet when it downpoured during the first couple of songs. But you know what? I had a fucking blast. I'm so glad I pushed through my anxiety and did the things that made me nervous and did deep breathing. I'm so glad Gina lent me the sleeve of her hoodie to wipe water out of my eyes when my contacts started sliding around. And I'm so glad I did yet another thing I used to be afraid of. But most of all I'm fucking super glad I finally got to see New found Glory live!! I can't wait to see what I accomplish next!! #anxiety #gad #mentalhealth #mh #mhawareness #newfoundglory #nfg #musicislife #music #thatsmygirl #rainruinedmymakeup #idontreallylooklikethis #muchprettierinperson #ginamakingmelookbadbutthatbitchhadanumbrella

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