There's gold in them there wounds!!! There's tremendous strength in the places we feel broken. It doesn't feel that way when we are in the depths, but it's there. I'm so thankful for my brothers and sisters who are on their own healing paths and are choosing to share their process with the world. Social media comes with its own baggage and I have to be careful at times not to consume too much, but it is one more tool to add to our toolbox. I searched #gratitude and found some amazing "nuggets" of wisdom. A bit of encouragement to keep the wind in my sails. It's important not to feel alone when dealing with #mentalhealth . Mental health issues are often so isolating, which is strange bc they are rather common and a symptom of the dysfunctional aspects of our society. My mother was abused and invalidated regularly as a child and she beget that cycle with me. It's an all too common scenario. It's important to work on ourselves and face shame, guilt, trauma, abuse, etc. and to really know ourselves so we don't beget our bs onto others. We are social creatures and it's important we help each other when we can; to leave a better world than the one we were born into. It's justice. It's fairness. And it's respect for the generations that will come after us. 💕💕✨✨
No hej, Agrest (@medagrest) kazała mi iść być studentem 6 roku gdzie indziej, więc przyszłam tu 🤓
Ostatnie dwa dni na psychiatrii to głównie rozmowy o zaburzeniach osobowości.
Wyobraźcie sobie, że...
1. Przychodzi pacjentka z osobowością histrioniczną. W skrócie - to zaburzenie cechuje się teatralnością zachowań, przesadnym wyrażaniem emocji, chęcią pozostawania w centrum uwagi, niestosowną tendencją do kokietowania i często niechęcią w stosunku do osób tej samej płci. No i przychodzi taka pacjentka do grupy, w której jest 6 bab. A prowadzący wychodzi. Prawdziwa szkoła kontaktu z pacjentem.
2. Prowadzący cały czas mówi o pacjentce używając jej imienia, a to imię pokrywa się z Waszym. Przykładowo:
"Prowadzący: Wy odczuwacie prawidłowo, ale pani Anna nie odczuwa prawidłowo
Ja za każdym razem: ale chwila, czego nie odczuwam prawidłowo?" #jakżyć 😂
W końcu mam wrażenie, że nauczyłam się czegoś na zajęciach 😱
REACT OR IGNORE: Personality disorders
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that a toxic behaviour should be entertained. What I'm saying is that there's a lot of people who are mentally ill and who don't t even know it. If you want to know, Just pay attention to the way they act. Observe their actions. Normal people don't go around destroying other people's lives.
People who have no conscious, no remorse, no guilt and who lack empathy have a personality disorder. A person with all their senses cannot say something hurtful to someone and sleep at peace at night. People who want all the attention to be on them are unsecured, empty, and in need of love.
You got to know that it's not your fault that they are the way they are. And I'm sorry to say this but, you can't change them!
Pray for them, cause they're suffering. Imagine living a life feeling empty, not knowing who they are and constantly seeking attention in order to feel validated and accepted. Imagine being so unsecured that all you have to do is drain others in order to feel better about yourself. It's sad isn't it?
But, You don't have to put up with their behaviour or else they'll destroy your life.
Stay away from people who don't know how to treat you right. Love them from a distance and pray for them to find inner peace and fulfillment.
Today is the FIVE YEAR anniversary of my last suicide attempt! Holy shit y’all. Five years. I still remember everything I felt that day, everything I was thinking. I still remember what it was like to be ready for the end.
Now that I’m five years past that, I think of everything I would have missed out on. Graduating high school, watching my sister and cousins graduate, finding my love for social work, meeting three of my best friends, my dog, my entire life. I couldn’t see past the pain, but now I’m so glad I survived.
Over 44,000 people die by suicide every year. EVERY. YEAR. & we are still scared to talk about mental illness. But mental illness does not go away the more you ignore it. It does not stop. It is silent, and deadly. It is DAMN TIME to start discussing warning signs, triggers, bad days, different illnesses, and treatment. We can’t let this happen anymore. I was lucky (so so so lucky) to live past this and be able to experience life. On average, 121 people daily are not awarded this gift.
It’s time to get uncomfortable. It’s time to grow. It’s time to learn about and support one another in initial diagnosis, in hard times, and in recovery. We can’t keep letting this happen.
If you are feeling like suicide is your only option, I promise it’s not. The battle is hard, my friend. But it gets better. It may take a while, and I can’t promise it will always be easy, but I can promise it gets better. If you need someone to talk to, call 1-800-273-8255. Or reach out to me. I know how you are feeling, and it is the hardest thing to keep living every day in those feelings. Don’t be afraid anymore, you’re not alone. I found a life, and you can too. Take that terrifying step and reach out.
Maybe, if we all stop being scared to talk and hear stories and sit through the pain with people, we can start to see lives being saved instead of being ended.
Too many of us put on face like everything is a-okay but deep down we are crashing and burning inside. Mental health is real! This year's theme: "Mental Health in the Workplace". Ask yourself... is your job affecting your state of mind? I am not ashamed to admit that Yes this has happened to me one too many times to the point I was calling off work at least once in every two week period during the entire 2016. Sometimes it wasn't just due to work, but also my personal life. Mental health is a serious matter and if you're not content with your emotional well-being, don't be afraid to seek help or tell someone!
(trigger warning- mentions mental health issues, terminal illness etc) ❗️❗️❗️it's #worldmentalheathday and i. i have a lot of things i wanna say but i feel like i won't be able to put it in words and i'm not in the right mindset atm but im gonna try bc i really want to say something today. whilst its still worldmhday. i just want to say im here. in summary. always. not just today. today isnt just about people offering to help people with mental health, its about raising awareness so that people who struggle with such time consuming, life consuming conditions are acknowledged and have people that are willing to help them everyday. it doesn't take a genius to work out that i do struggle with mental health problems, and i know so many other people that do too. i know lots of people who know people with mh issues- so why do people still not take it seriously? you guys are amazing honestly you're always so helpful and kind and say that you're here for me and i appreciate you all so much. even if you don't struggle with similar problems yourself, you still try and sympathise and thats what people should do. i still hear so many people saying 'triggered' and saying 'im gonna kill myself' as a joke at any minor inconvenience and telling people to kill themselves. even if that person isn't struggling with their mental health doesn't mean that they haven't in the past, that they just haven't spoken out about it yet, that someone who hears these comments may genuinely get triggered by it. i put a trigger warning at the start of this post as being triggered is a genuine thing, people get triggered by different things all the time but now it's been made into a joke. i know some people say 'it's just a joke', but you wouldn't joke about cancer (which is also a disease, that requires medication, some form of therapy, and does cause a lot of death). oops sorry i got a bit caught up then. but yeah, in summary what i wanna say is thank you to everyone who does help me and other people struggling with mental health problems. even just acknowledging them and acknowledging how someone feels can make such a difference. and i also wanna say even if
World mental health day. I don't get why there's still a stigma around mental illness, in this day and age. I've been suffering with depression, anxiety, self harm and phobias (mostly social phobia) since I was 11 years old (I don't self harm anymore tho!) and because of this I see myself as a huge failure since I haven't had a career, haven't taken chances, been too scared to even get a drivers license. I haven't really done anything with my life other than given birth to the most amazing person on this planet. Because of him I do things that's out of my comfort zone because I would hate if he turned out like me or had my (missed) childhood. I hate to talk about my childhood since I've become a mother myself and it's a sob story so I don't want to bother anyone with it. Anyway, I don't see depression as a character flaw, I see it for what it is, a chemical imbalance. Something that comes and goes. I am happy to have had my friends throughout my misery and they know they might not hear from me in a while when things are bad but they are still there for me and I know it. I did an essay in college on mental health care through the times and I'm glad I'm not living in the past. Just saying. Picture was taken during a road trip in Bedfordshire in August. #mentalhealthday#depression#selfharm#borderline#personalitydisorders#phobias#angst#bedfordshire#forest
Today's Reading comes straight from me! And it's all about mental health because today is world mental health day. (Image: me a few years back at peak of my depression) 🙏✨ "Me too". More people struggle with mental illness then you know- especially artists. Our sensitivity is a gift that helps us to tap into our creative energy, but on the flip side it can also lend us to illness such as depression and anxiety which I have experienced myself (along with ADHD lol) and recognize in other artists. Making art and expressing yourself is a natural way to release these energies, but it can be hard to channel it and do your thing when you feel unstable and out of balance. It's even harder when our society seems to have social stigmas around mental health, especially if your mental health issues have resulted from the aftermath of abuse. It's hard to recognize when you are having these issues, and can be hard to find the right help. None of us choose these mental health issues, and it's true that it can make you feel very alone and isolated. I remember at one point with my PTSD quite literally feeling like I was going crazy and being scared. What helped me was to get connected with other people experiencing similar symptoms in a support group. There are so many support groups online these days for everything! You can even start a support group of your own. It's nice to have the choice to be anonymous if you feel uncomfortable sharing personal information. 👇👇
The stigma that is attached to mental health needs to stop. Having a mental illness/disorder is okay! Society needs to realise that you cannot just "snap out of it", you cannot just "go talk to a professional and then you'll be fine", it's not how it works! Everyday is a constant battle for those suffering, just getting up in the morning is a major battle for some people and for that they should be proud that they can achieve the task. But to get up day after day to a society that doesn't understand, to a society that judges you, that treats you differently once you say you have a mental illness/disorder, that is a battle that shouldn't have to happen. Society needs to understand that mental health is a very important thing and that it needs to be talked about. It needs the governments to take notice and to help, not hinder and take funds away. It needs employers to understand and support their staff in whichever way they can. It needs everyone not to judge each other based on their mental health. When it's a constant battle within your own head, how can you explain what it's like to someone who has no idea? Knowledge is power. Knowledge is the key to succeeding at helping those who need it most.
Today is #nationalmentalhealthday ❤️ If you or anybody you know has experienced or is experiencing depression or mental health problems please please be as supportive as you can! Even if it's something you don't understand yourself, it doesn't mean it's not important and should be ignored. Everybody you meet is going through a battle you know nothing about so always be kind! Unfortunately mental health is still not recognised and supported enough in our society and this needs to change. People are terrified to talk about it and address issues they have. We can all make a small difference by being there for somebody who we can see is struggling and not asking for help. Offering a helping hand could literally save a life and help that person realise they are not alone. Going through this myself makes me understand how hard & lonely it is. I'm not scared to talk about it 🙌🏻 #WMHD#wecandobetter#help#support#depression#anxiety#personalitydisorders#schizophrenia#OCD#eatingdisordes#bipolar
One of my biggest peeves in life. Mental illnesses aren't adjectives they are serious ILLNESSES that are just as bad as physical illnesses. Don't demean that by using them as if they are nothing because that's when they mean less to the people who don't understand.
If you're having a hard time right now just remember that you aren't alone. There are 7.4 billion others out there and believe me there's a high percentage going through something similar. You may feel like life's passing you by and you can't seem to move, but we all live life at different paces and sometimes you have to do a little soul searching and take a lot of patience to get where you want to be.
If you have concern for the wellbeing of yourself or anyone you know then call the Samaritans, contact Mind for counselling, go to your doctor, talk to people whether it's in person to someone you love or online to someone going through it too, it really helps to get it out!
It sounds cheesy but there really is always a light at the end of the tunnel, sometimes you have to go through some mad shit to really appreciate life. Don't let your illness define you, you're better than you realise and you can beat it.
And thank you to all the people out there looking after someone with mental health struggles. I know it can be really hard but persistence and patience are key and it'll be totally worth it when you see them coming through the other side.
In the mean time, stay humble and be kind because you never know what people are going through.
Invisible illnesses. The invisible, unseen and unspoken, I think it's really important people should understand all the different mental health issues and how they affect people differently, it's not something to be shrugged off or even taken lightly. They are illnesses that change the way people view the world and how they can interact with others, to someone who doesn't experience it, or has never dealt with demons that are somewhat apart of you, you can't possibly fathom what it's like to feel like that on a day to day basis, not being able to see just the good things in life and to deal with the negatives when they arrive, but to live with the negatives and tirelessly search for the positives that make it worth it, to have to hope everyday that it's going to be even an alright day. It's important to always be kind to one another because you never know what a person is dealing with or what's going on in their mind or life, even a small bad comment could totally affect them in the worst ways possible, so if you have something negative in mind, keep it mind and not out loud, you're entitled to an opinion but think about does it really need to be voiced, whether it's about someone you know or a total stranger. Being nice to people is how people heal and mature regardless of having a mental illness, you become happier as a person and can make someone else a little happier too. If someone is going through a hard time it's important that you give them the time of day and try to understand the way they see things as well as trying to show them the way you see things. Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up 🌺❤️ #mentalhealth#mentalillness#awareness#depression#anxiety#bipolar#bpd#eatingdisorders#mooddisorders#personalitydisorders#anxietydisorders#bekind#mentalhealthart
Today it's World Mental Health Day, an occasion to remind everyone that mental health is as important as physical health. Spreading awareness on mental health issues is very important, because more and more people could recognize the symptoms of conditions like depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, etc. and seek treatment earlier.
1 in 4 people might suffer from a mental health condition in their life. If you're one of them, remember that you are not alone, and don't ever lose hope: recovery is possibile // Oggi è la Giornata mondiale della salute mentale, un'occasione per ricordare che avere una mente in salute è importante quanto avere un corpo in salute. È importante diffondere consapevolezza su depressione, ansia, disturbi alimentari, ecc. in modo tale che, sempre più persone, possano riconoscerne i sintomi e cominciare delle terapie il prima possibile. Queste malattie possono colpire 1 persona su 4 nel corso della vita. Se dovessi essere tra queste persone, ricorda che non sei da solo, e non devi perdere mai la speranza che si può guarire •☆• #1in4#worldmentalhealthday#giornatamondialedellasalutementale#mentalhealth#salutementale#recoveryispossible#10ottobre#October10#October10th
 Entra Wallis, Mrs Ernest Simpson... La donna di cui il principe Edward si innamorò pazzo... L'americana sposata due volte con un fascino ed eleganza che la fece notare ed entrare nell'alta società inglese. Divenne bersaglio di tanto odio e malvagità pérche attribuita la reputazione di ambiziosa inscrupola e svergonata seduttrice... La più probabile scenario fu che il principe avesse un 'dipendent personality disorder' e che in Wallis ha trovato una donna in cui affidare la responsabilità dell'andazzo della sua vita e colmare l'ansia di cui chiaramente soffriva...
 Un'altra storia d'una persona logorata da disagi caratteriali che oggi riconosceremmo come sintomi d'una malattia psicologica... Eduardo, principe di Galles durante la prima guerra mondiale nella quale suo padre gli proibì di participare come 'vero soldato'. Dichiarò nella sua biografia un grande senso di colpa dovuto al fatto che mentre milioni di ragazzi e uomini di ogni estrazione sociale morirono (membri della famiglia reale compresi) lui contribuì niente d'importanza...
#personalitydisorders#frustrazioni#sensidicolpa#padri#principi#guerra1914 -18 #firstworldwar#edwardian#Edwardviii
Does Your Spouse Have a Personality Disorder?
The alarming truth about #PersonalityDisorders and how they affect a #marriage .
If your spouse has a personality disorder it can make your marriage extremely difficult. Renowned author and therapist Jeff Saunders returns to discuss with Liam some of the most common and damaging personality disorders – and what you can do if your spouse is suffering from one.
Go to my bio to find more information on my #saveyourmarriage and my #stopyourdivorce Programs.
Listen to the preview here: http://liamnaden.com/go/pc034
After several LONG months, I finally had to admit defeat. Second sick leave of the year. Yay for personality disorders, and anxiety turning into depression 😑 Got an appointment with a psychiatrist in November, so we’ll see what happens after that. For now I just have to try and focus on myself and get better. I’m just so grateful I have a husband who loves me and knows how to handle my down-lows, and a family who supports me ❤️ (And a doctor who treats mental health as an actual issue!) One more meeting tomorrow, and THEN I can relax for a bit 😪
What Your Favorite Fruit Says About You:
Watermelon - Optimistic. Strong on the Outside. Sweet on the Inside. A Good Friend to have.
Pineapple - You are Career-Minded. You are Sincere and maybe a bit too Honest. Very Independent.
Blueberries - Extroverted. Logical Thinker. Loves Music. Very Intuitive.
Peach - High Value of Friendships. Go-Getter. Passionate. Faithful in Love.
Coconut - Stubborn, Quick-Witted & Self Aware. Thoughtful and a bit too Serious.
Mango - Very Opinionated. Tend to be an Extremist - very Black & White. But a Softie when in Love!
Sparking discussions in psychiatry! I come across so many memes lately that actually address some of the struggles associated with #personalitydisorders Personality disorders are lifelong disorders that affect a way in which a person interacts with the world (reading this from the step2 secrets book). This meme posted by @goodgirlwithbadthoughts made me think of #avoidantpersonalitydisorder - fear of criticism & embarrassment, social withdrawal, fear of intimacy, poor self esteem, & reluctance to try new activities (step up to step2ck) #drgrahm