When a parent has died...school can be really tough.
Watch our new #OneMoreMinute film where bereaved young people we’ve supported talk about the difficulties they faced after the death of their mum or dad. What experiences have you gone through?
Film by pearlfilms.co.uk @pearlfilmsuk .
To see more films, visit: www.onemoreminute.org
These images and captions are absoutely spot on! Take a look at the Insta page for more. I'm sure we've all felt this way at some point in our life 💛
#Rensta#Repost : @postpartumstress via @renstapp ···
“ Social pressure. More and more women are beginning to protest the expectation that women should "look" a certain way. Some argue that it's more a matter of taking good care of yourself. Others say, it's nobody's business. Postpartum women are particularly vulnerable to this expectation and potential judgment from others.
#speakthesecret ❤️ ”
"When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don't give up" -Roy T. Bennett.
Getting out of bed is a struggle, facing another day is a struggle but taking one small step, no matter how small, for me, is non negotiable.
Face the day, remain courageous, keep believing and don't quit today!
I don't have all the answers to depression and anxiety, am still a victim to the disease, still endure the pain daily and still wrestle the horendous thoughts in my mind, but what I do know is that I truly care for others suffering, can relate and truly emphathise and want no one to suffer in silence.
I know my pain is for a very specific reason and purpose and remain thankful to my Heavenly Father for His grace and goodness towards me, His strength and the daily humble learnings.
I'm there for anyone who may need to talk or just need a little boost of encouragement to keep going. There are days (many in fact) that I need that too. We are stronger together than we are alone so let's break the stigma of mental illness and claim victory over it through our openness, transparency and courage.
Today is a beautiful day. You're loved. Youre appreciated. Keep going!! #community#depression#anxiety#confusion#mentalillness#suffering#fight#keepfighting#bebrave#courage#tenacity#yourenotalone#Godsgotme#Hiswillnotmine
I use to love this clip from making the band. After the day I've had I really needed to hear this! So many people try to bring you down and it makes you wonder sometimes if it's even worth the fight. Life is hard. Nothing is easy in this word, when you need help it's best to get help, when you know your limits and how much you can take then set boundaries. Let your love ones know how you feel. It took someone who I thought cared about me to hurt me so bad to the point the person that loves me had to keep reminding me why I'm here. I've stated all of this to maybe help somebody else along the way. You never know what's going on in somebody's mind. So I pray tonight for peace and understanding but most of all that I've helped somebody along the way to know they're not alone. I had to be reminded so I am just passing it along. Let's spread more awareness. #yourenotgonnabringmedowntoday#encouragement#mentalhealth#mentalmindset#gethelp#yourenotalone#spreadmorepeace#love#depression#emotions#anxiety#youareloved#makingtheband
TW: extreme sexual harassment of a minor
The #metoo movement seems to be dead, but something happened today that made me want to share my personal story. This happened last year at my job, when I was 14. I was working behind the counters in the knife department (selling, organizing, etc.) when these two teenage boys came in. The oldest one was 18, the younger one looked to be about 16. They had come in to look at the knives, as our extensive selection is quite popular among the locals. Unfortunately for me, we were selling handcuffs at the time. Also unfortunately for me, the older one decided to describe to his friend what he’d want to do with me and a pair of those handcuffs.
The younger one tried to stand up for me. He told his friend that I looked younger than 18 so he shouldn’t be saying those things, he told his friend that I could hear him, he tried to stop him from graphically describing the non consensual activities that he wanted to do. The older one just laughed him off. At this point, I was shaking with rage, so I grabbed a collapsible police baton and let the pair come to their own conclusions. It was somewhat hilarious watching them run from the store, and I thought I had scared away the older one forever.
He came back to the store today. I tried to have my dad work with him, but I did have to answer some of his questions. Specifically, I had to answer his question about whether or not we still had handcuffs while he was eyeing me up. Nobody deserves to be treated like that. Nobody should say those things to a minor. I don’t want anyone else to go through that. #metoo#yourenotalone#youdontdeserveit#feminism#tw#harassment
Turn. Hide. Cover.
As women, that’s what we do. I’m over here talking shit to myself about my momma bear belly while I’m supposed to be stretching, feeling calm, and be at peace with myself. And dude I have done BEYOND AMAZING the last 19 days on my detox! How am I not BEAMING with pride and telling myself how awesome I am!?! Instead I’m looking down at my stomach and I’ll be honest in pure disgust. But whyyyyy!? This bod grew 3 babes. My skin stretched WAYYYY beyond what could even seem possible, I’ve gained and lost HUNDREDS of pounds combined, and up until 4 years ago I was starving and binging to “manage” my weight. 🙄 Ugh.
So I’m here to tell myself first. Screw the hiding. Screw covering it up. I work hard. This is MY skin in the game. To all my momma’s out there. You rock & you’re gorgeous. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Cheers to momma bear bellies everywhere.
When I was younger I thought I was so different. I believed that my thoughts, feelings and habits were unique from everyone else's. I felt really alone in my experiences and that lead me to judge and criticize myself very harshly. Now I know just how similar we all are and that no one else views our flaws the way we view them. I notice things about myself that I know no one could ever see or would ever look closely enough to see. That is something I still have to remind myself. I still have mean thoughts about myself, but there are more powerful and positive thoughts that follow now. I want everyone to know that it isn't even possible for you to be alone in your struggles, thoughts or feelings, and that others share the same self-doubt and insecurities that you do. It's just important to remember that every one is different & the same & normal all at the same time, and it will become easier to love and accept yourself just the way you are.
#learning#oregonian#yourenotalone#life#love#bodypositive#selflove#fitness#vegan#favorite#bliss#blissful#blessed#beauty#healthy#curvy#lgbtq#cleavage#loveyourself#befree#november#autumn#fit#bodyfordays#happy#peace#bodysuit#authentic#natural#armpithair pc: @inthelifeofbenson
I'm a very strong supporter of #AngelinaJolie and #TimeToAct . I admire and respect Angie so much, with her diligence and dedication to these extremely important causes. I have a personal goal to be much more involved in this cause. I thank both Angie and #WilliamHague for starting this foundation, to put an end to sexual violence in conflict.
I'm a #SexualViolenceSurvivor that has put 2 sexual predators in prison. I was a victim of their crimes, yet I'm #FierceNotFragile , definitely not a victim. I'm a survivor, and a warrior. I have interacted with many survivors of sexual violence and easily 98% considered themselves bold, brave and beautiful
I support the #MeToo movement and strongly encourage others that have been the victim of these deviants, to stand up and speak out. Take back your power. If you've been threatened in any way, please notify legal authorities. No one has the right to do this, and it is a criminal offense. Both of my offenders were charged with uttering death threats and we're convicted, adding more time to their sentences.
This goes out to women and men. #KeepFightingTheFight . You're Brave, Beautiful and you're not alone.
#DeannaEliseMiron#WarriorGoddess#EmpowerWomen . #TougherLaws#LongerSentence#ClaimYourPower#StandUp#SpeakOut#YoureNotAlone#FierceNotFragile
I want to think you all for the amazing amount of support and guidance I have been getting from everyone. It really means a lot to me since I am new to this chronic illness community and I’m not too great at it yet. But I do want to thank everyone for their kind words and encouragement on helping me through this journey even though some of my diagnoses are questionable and some are unknown. I will keep everyone updated on everything as I consider some of you all family since we are a community!! I would say more but I am in pain and can’t think clearly at the moment But I do want to give a shout-out to all of those chronic illness fighters fighting for their lives and still doing what they love and living everyday the best they can!!. #thank you #iloveyouall#chronicillnessawareness#chronicillnesscommunity#yourenotalone#staystrong#beyourself#justkeepswimming#ichoosehope#ichoosejoy
I'm so happy that over 5000 of you are joining me in this journey! I love that you guys help me and I love helping you and hearing all your stories whether they're about your hardships or improvement! Thankyou for being there for me and know that I am here for you too! We're in this together YOU ARE NOT ALONE💕💕💕
I am a strong believer that God has a way of bringing people into your life for a reason ✨ We experience so many different phases of life and sometimes we experience extreme happiness but we also have sorrows at times. I am guilty of taking on the sorrow alone at times, thinking I need to be strong for everyone around but life isn’t about going thru the hard times alone. I couldn’t be more thankful for God bringing @mrsmashakfitspo into my life when he did back when her hubby @kenmashak and I worked together 💕 our coffee date this morning was just what I was needing. Going thru the hard times is a little easier when you have strong women to support you in the good times and bad. We all need someone to say “I got your back” 🖤
It's about the mind body connection | strengthening our mind to muscle.
The Roadtrip Home in collaboration with @sweat.vancity .
Fueling Local Series. SWEATing for a Cause | Mindful Movement for Mental Health.
Highlighting the alignment between physical movement and mental empowerment.
Where: @sweat.vancity |
When: Thursday November 23rd, 2017 | 6:00pm-10:00pm.
Schedule Details |
Fitness Class | " The Sweet & Sweat " TRX & Yoga Class with Instructors | @christinebanno @carrot.tops @elle_darcy .
Panel Discussion |
@carrot.tops | Nourishment & Mind Connection | @carrot.tops
@christinebanno Fitness & Transformation |
@scott.kehoe | Mental Capacity to Heal |
VIP Social | @thejuiceryco | @culturecraftkombucha | @mynakedsnacks .
Live Music with @garyoneillmusic
Mental Health Cards & Designs by @bekdesign .
Tickets Include |
Access to The Class. Panel Discussion. VIP Social including Food, Drink & Live Music.
A SWEAT Vancity Water bottle & SWEAT On Us Free Class Card!
Equipment is provided.
as always, all you have to do is show up.
limited tickets | link in bio☝🏻 | #yourenotalone .
My word this week is persevere. I am a superhero, Wonder Woman. She fought with empathy, with humanity. I WILL have empathy for myself. I WILL persevere in all things...for that...that is what I do. I'm stronger than I look and stronger than I give myself credit for...
Talkmunity has grown so much over the past 2 months! We have 13 #TALKmunityWITHUS sharings so far 😘 keep them coming! (Link in bio)
Thank you everyone who followed us and to those who have shared with us, you’re really brave and I hope that somehow I’ve managed to help you in one way or another.
This, as a school project has ended, but my passion for advocating mental health will not.
I hope to see Talkmunity grow into an online community that gives support to others who are distressed. ❤️
I hope I find this kind of friendship. The kind that makes you feel warm and whole, that makes others happy to see, the kind where everyone thinks you're gay for each other 😂. They were such great friends, such amazing people, so inspiring and inspired by each other. Seeing how happy they were, including Rob, Dave, Joe and Brad, is both heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. #Bennoda#LinkinPark#MakeChesterProud#FuckDepression#YoureLoved#YoureNotAlone