"Depression can hit you on many fronts, so it’s important to tackle it from as many sides as you can." Fight back against #depression by working on your sleep, stress management, social life, physical activity, what food you eat, and relationships.
I hope you can read that writing, lol. I have suffered from depression and anxiety for a long time, I have self harmed in the passed and I have experienced suicidal thoughts. I used to also suffer from severe panic attacks as a kid and anxiety, at the age of 16 got to a point where everyday was just a struggle. It’s hard to get a lot of people to understand what you’re going through, most people think it’s easy to just get help and you’ll be fine but it’s not as easy as that for some, if only it was. Sometimes others say “you’ll be fine, you’re just upset.” Or they blame it on the weather conditions but they don’t seem to be aware of the effects it has, not only mentally but physically on someone’s day to day life. So I just want to show awareness and support for everyone who feels they can’t talk to someone or they feel lonely. #depression#anxiety#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#suicideawareness#selfharmawarness#awareness#support#talk#dontsufferinsilence#yournotalone#battleagainstmentalillness 🖤
I see you #depression. I see you. But today I made juice and cleaned the bird cages and made both pairs a salad and did some laundry, emptied the dishwasher and vacuumed. Put some makeup on and suddenly I'm a fucking unicorn so take that. I'm still #tiredthough
Most of the time we really have no idea of the deep inner struggles that other people are going through. It’s become so easy for us to assume that other people are feeling happy and well because we see pictures and stories on social media that give us just the highlights of their life. Just a gentle reminder that a little kindness goes a long way for those who are facing battles that go unspoken and unseen 💛 #compassion#kindness#healing • www.theyogafamily.com •
1 84 minutes ago
Brain Health, a more appropriate terminology for mental health, effects everyone in some way. Whether it’s yourself, a family member, a friend or an employee at work this aspect of life does not discriminate.
I personally have struggled with my brain health for many years and I know I’m not alone. Medications marginally worked and they didn’t make me feel the best. Being around people and photography always helped me. Over a decade after being diagnosed, a special person unknowingly helped me realize this was the “medicine” I needed and was already doing. People and photography. I instinctively knew what was helping me but it took a long time to put the puzzle pieces together to actually uncover it.
I’m completely fascinated with people! Everyone is different and has their own unique story. That along with the challenge is why I’ve been drawn to street photography. In sharing my story I hope it will start a much-needed conversation about brain health to eliminate the stigma that comes along with it and encourage people that may be struggling to reach out for help.
A big thank you to everyone that I have taken a photo of over the years, most of the time completely unaware of it. You have helped me tremendously.
The opening of my first solo photography show is Friday, February 15 from 6-7:30 at the Bisignano Art Gallery on the campus of the University of Dubuque. Over 500 photos will be on display and for sale. would love to see you! Thanks.
1 04 minutes ago
Breathe in. Breathe out.
This week’s full moon marked two weeks medication free.
I am finally free.
I have flushed the salt from my veins
Scraped it out of my mouth
And now the water
I soothe my soul with
Is clear again.
4 years ago
I tumbled heart-first into the
Darkest most, dangerous ditch.
The walls of the cave rose up around me
The exit closed behind me
I was locked in,
And the air was thickening.
The only way out was in.
Through some of the most brutal and disorienting years of my life
I broke wide open
Split into so many shards of myself
My broken body
Out of relationships
Shattered soul off bathroom floors
Open, wounded, fractured
I clawed together my entrails
From where they lay around me
And kept going.
I fought for my fucking life
I extracted weepy abscesses out of my heart
My life path
I shattered bones and limped for a year
They scraped pre-cancer from my cervix While I was on crutches With a broken heart.
I wrapped a box jellyfish
Around my leg in Borneo
It burned and blistered and wept infected goo for a month.
(It would have been funny if it wasn’t so fucking frightening).
I needed recalibrating
I wasn’t listening...
The universe always wins.
They supplemented my fatigued brain
With some of the highest doses of serotonin and noradrenaline possible
Increasing and increasing doses
To get my system to safety
Numbed but still screaming
I still had work to do.
I fell out and in and out and in and out and in love. Again.
My tender heart is such a gift.
Such a dear sweet gift.
It was a fight to the death
And even in the darkest corners of
The most frightening caves
I knew it would be me who survived.
The choice was battle or death
So I fucking battled
Over and over again
I clawed my way through
With bloodied knuckles
Titanium screws in my left leg
A zig zag scar from the noxious poison
Of a literal ocean monster
In my right [continued in comments x2 but it’s worth it!]
I did a project for grad school and would love any feedback as I try to piece this together into something presentable. Link in bio.
1 542 minutes ago
Eu juro que podia sentir seu aroma
Eu podia ouvir aquele riso brilhante
Já que um dia você vai desaparecer
Eu vou manter cada parte de você
Tenha certeza de que
Não vou me esquecer
Não é um direito que cabe a mim
Mas vou lutar ( kimi no na wa )
sad song help us especially the one describe our life.| what are your fav one?
17 9382 hours ago
not all disabilities are visible !! millions of people are living their lives with disabilities that cannot always be seen from the outside. when i was fourteen i was diagnosed with a learning disability called dyscalculia, the mathematical equivalent to dyslexia. i struggled immensely in school and many teachers i had either didn’t believe that dyscalculia was a real thing, or they thought i dramatized my symptoms and that i wasn’t trying hard enough. it made me feel like a failure, and to this day i struggle with feeling intellectually inferior to pretty much everyone i encounter. not having people validate your issues and not being believed really made my confidence suffer. years later i found myself in a depressive episode and i had to ask for sick leave off work for my bipolar disorder, and i was met with that same disbelief. “how bad is it?” my coworker asked, “you really can’t come in this week?” “that’s too bad, you look normal, you seem fine. but okay, if you say so.” it’s exhausting feeling like you have to somehow PROVE that you have a disability just because some people are misinformed, and always associate disability with wheelchairs, crutches, service animals, hearing aids, etc. you cannot tell what someone’s health is like just by looking at them. so be open minded and stop assuming things about people you don’t know !! not all disabilities are visible. 🎗🎗🎗 •
While happiness may come and go as our life experiences cause us to feel different things, positivity is something that can always remain with us.
I think people often see positivity and happiness as the same thing. If we’re positive and always looking on the bright side, we must naturally be happy too, right? This is not the case.
One of my favorite aspects of positivity is that it allows us to feel as we are. Positivity does not force us to get rid of all other emotions, but gives us space to pause and reflect on our current state.
We often put too much pressure on ourselves to be happy, and in the process, disable ourselves from that even being a possibility.
Focusing on happiness and thinking “I feel so sad, if only I felt happy” is dangerous. Not only does it make us feel hopeless and at a loss for what to do, but it rejects the feeling of sadness, not allowing us to process it so we can move forward.
If we instead focus on putting our best foot forward each day and staying committed to our well being, then we embody positivity. Delving deeper into that, positivity means seeing the infinite potential in all situations, recognizing that you are doing the best you can, and things will work out for you in the end.
Maintaining an attitude of positivity is crucial to aligning with who we are and becoming our best selves.
Because that’s what we all really want, right?
To end with a quote, “Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.” Because it is!
Sending good vibes,
Repost: @positivelysparkly •
37 35825 hours ago
I wasn’t supposed to go to school today but now I am >:(
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