WARNING ⚠️ deep post ahead.. 💭🤞🏼 I have never felt or understood anxiety/depression until around 1-2 years ago & those feelings unfortunately hit me like a ton of bricks 😓
Getting out of bed, working, concentrating, sleeping, seeing people (even friends!) became difficult 😴 I wanted to hide & cry but I ignored it & worked through it thinking I could tackle it all on my own quietly hoping it would just “go away”... wow was I wrong 🙄😂 The feelings always creeped back and smothered me 🙈 until my GP recommended I contact @harmonycounselling ... I was sceptical and scared because I am not a good talker ❌ but having 1-1 counselling sessions with Harmony did me the world of good! Helped make me feel like me again 🙌🏼💕 I will always be grateful for the help of this service & there is no doubt I will always consider and use their services throughout whatever life throws at me 😁🙌🏼 I would highly recommend them to anyone! ✅ don’t suffer in silence❗️ talk to someone 💯🤗 #sjcbeauty#harmonycounselingservices#counseling#1to1counseling#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#talktosomebody#openup#anxiety#depressionhelp#sthelenscounselling
Personality types,who we are or who we have been shaped to be determine how we cope and relate with the world.Being an introvert can be hard and sometimes cause one to become withdrawn.Getting yourself out of that rut can be difficult but with the understanding that there is nothing wrong with keeping to yourself can go a long way. Mental health is helped by knowing who you are,what are your triggers,how do you respond to stress among other things. Be better strive to be self-aware.
Yr doing the best you can , and I just want you to remind yourself of that.
Look how far you’ve come from, say , 10 years ago , 5 years ago , a year ago .....
You’ve come a long way baby 🔥
Nothing is stopping you now but you.
Just remember , you got this 🙏🏼🙌🏼🔥 Hv a beautiful day.
Enjoy the rain ☔️ 🌧😁
“I’m hopeful that the taboo of it is all going away, because more and more people are talking about it,” P!nk is no stranger to speaking her mind and now the straight talking singer wants to lose the stigma around conversations about mental health, depression, anxiety and suicide.
She has spoken about how she’s now proactive about dealing with her issues and having a support system, including making sure that she has “the right people around me”. “I think talking about it is the most important thing. And I know that anxiety is, like, the number one thing that kids now are going through,” P!nk explained.
The Grammy winner, 39, has been open about her own struggles with depression before. And she’s adamant that people should know that talking about mental health is OK — and should be actually be encouraged. “For my generation, I feel like it was depression and suicide. And suicide is super prevalent still, but now it’s like it comes from a place of anxiety,” Thank you @pink for sharing how it hurts to be human
It’s been nine years since we lost this legend. Nine bloody years.
This photo was taken on one of my trips home after I left for Darwin. My guess is in 2005. We were at the Gully. It was rare for us to have a photo taken together and I treasure the few that I have.
Even though movember has finished for another year... the mental health of young men is important all year round. Ask your buddies in the lead up to the festive season ‘are you ok’ and check in on your loved ones. It’s so freakin’ important.
Fix your problems.
Life is a series of challenges that need to be faced. Whether it is wanting a small snack because we’re hungry, wanting to see a friend because we’re lonely, or wanting a new job because we’re bored. We all start at point A and aim to finish at point B. But there’s an obstacle in the way to stop us. We discover a problem. And we have to overcome these problems, for us to arrive at point B.
On occasion, these problems can become a little too much. Our problems can become so vast, and complicated that we’re unable to comprehend them anymore. We stand at the bottom of a waterfall; a barrage of challenges raining down on us. We don’t know which way to go, except downwards. Pinned to the floor under the weight of these obstacles. This can be described as anxiety.
But what if there were a way that we could see all of our problems, prioritise them and fix them?
Well, we can:
1. Grab a pen and paper.
2. Spend however long it takes, (hours, days, weeks), to write down all of your problems.
3. Prioritise them. The largest problem first.
4. Fix them. Start from #1 and work downwards.
The aim is to reduce this list down to as fewer amount of problems as you can. Until all of the problems are manageable.
Does a single problem need its own list? Create a new list for that problem and start working.
It’s as simple as that. No grand philosophies needed. No-one on YouTube telling you how to live. Just yourself, fixing your own problems. A pen and paper.
Reduce your life down to the problems that matter. And live. No excuses. It’s your life. Fix your problems and make it what you want it to be. -
Amazing, powerful, so much honor and feelings of the love to Tim Avicii Bergling ♡ I probably bought the most expensive hoodie in my life, but it was worth every penny and all the money goes to @timberglingfoundation for mental health awarness ♡ So thankful for this night, for Tims music and for all the love.
Ich weiß, dass diese Jahreszeit für viele sehr, sehr hart ist. Auch mich ereilt meistens einen Rückschlag während der kalten und deprimierenden Winterzeit. Ist ja auch kein Wunder, bei all dem Süßkram, der mich umgibt. 🧁🍪🍩…
Aber bei Rückschlägen versuche ich keineswegs hart zu mir zu sein. Ich erinnere mich unentwegt daran, dass Rückschläge bloß Rückschläge sind, nicht die Regel. Diejenigen, die mir schon länger folgen, wissen, dass ich dieses Thema hin und wieder aufgreife; trotzdem möchte ich euch heute nochmal daran erinnern. Schließlich kann man es nie oft genug hören.
Und ich möchte euch außerdem sagen, dass ihr keineswegs allein seid! Es geht so vielen von uns so, und das macht das Ganze vielleicht ein bisschen leichter. Geteiltes Leid ist schließlich halbes Leid. Und nach dem Rückschlag wird es wieder besser 😊
PS.: Da heute Nikolaus 🎅🏾 ist, habe ich mich dazu entschieden, mein E-Book #zwischenmeinenworten für kurze Zeit auf 3,99€ zu reduzieren! Schlagt also zu 😊
Help! Our nation is in trouble. Mental health issues like anxiety and depression continue to increase and we are losing more people to suicide. It's absolutely devastating.
Suicide statistics are record-breaking. In the 2019 financial year, 685 people died by suicide, rising from 668 the previous year.
More and more people are living with depression, anxiety, overwhelm and stress. This is NOT OK.
How can we sit back and allow this to happen?
We HAVE to take action. From the bottom up. These teenagers need us now more than ever before. They are a generation surrounded by screens and the negative impact of social media and bullying.
We have chosen to take a stand. To get OUT there. Directly. NOW. Educating on wellbeing... Teaching mindfulness... Helping teenagers to BREATHE. Teaching them yoga. Awareness. Self-worth. Compassion. Kindness.
How can you take a stand?
Support us here by buying one of our Purposeful Tee's, and help put teenagers on our Purposeful Teens Programme. 👉http://bit.ly/PurposefulTeenTee
A 6-week mindfulness programme to help teens find their purpose.
Hello everybody! Earlier this week, the Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA), the Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) and Pfizer Malaysia launched the Mental Health Handbook.
This short but informative handbook is a collaborative effort of those three entities, aimed at increasing mental health literacy among Malaysians. It provides an overview of mental illness and discusses common mental disorders, importance of family and social support, as well as provides steps for managing one’s mental health. The handbook also provides a directory of mental health services.
If you or someone you know struggles with mental health problems or any mental disorders, I highly recommend that you give this a read.
To download the ebook, head over to https://www.myhealthmylife.com.my/ and look for it under the ‘Featured Articles’ section 😊
THE NOT ALWAYS HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON
The festive period can leave many people struggling. For some, embracing the merry in Christmas and the happy in the new year can be a challenge and the festive events and traditions can weigh heavy.
At this time of year my thoughts go to: • Those who have lost a family member or friend • The many people who are in a mental health ward • Those who have no one to celebrate with • Parents whose children wont be celebrating with them • The people whose relationship has just ended • Those who must see abusive family members • Those with addictions who struggle at this time of year • The people who have financial stress • The people whose family are overseas • All the people who are in hospital • Those with eating disorders who are struggling to eat • Children in foster care who want to see their family • Those that don’t feel there is anything to live for in the New Year • The many doctors, nurses, the armed forces personnel, police, and ambulance officers who keep working during this time
In particular my thoughts go to those in the fire service who have had such a difficult year with no end in sight and don’t look like they will be getting a break over the holidays. All these situations can take a toll on your mental health.
Statistics show how difficult this time can be • The most suicides of any day of the year occur on January 1st • Domestic violence call outs for police surge with statistics reporting 40% increases during December • On Christmas Day there is a 50% increase in ambulance attendances for alcohol intoxication • Family stress increases with 36% of men and 33% of women reporting an increase stress in managing work life balance during this time • Alcohol use triples over the holiday period. See link in bio for the full post
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