Does anyone else ever have those days where the world just throws too much at you and you want to curl up in bed and cry? I’ve had a few of them recently. Days where the anxiety takes over me and I enter shutdown mode. I can’t think. I can’t be present. I can’t be productive. But I can physically feel the anxiety weighing down on me. Our little puppy dog has been sick for about a month and with multiple vet visits, waking up in the night with him, and having to take days off work to sit at the vet only to receive no answers….I’ve been struggling. I’ve fallen behind on work. I’m a sleep deprived mess. AND I haven’t been practicing adequate self care. The other night our puppy, Jimmie, woke up with a coughing fit, so I got up with him to pet him, get him some water, and try to calm him down. As he was struggling, I went into anxiety shutdown mode. I wanted to be present and be there to calm him down, but instead I was stuck in a place where all I could do was collapse and cry. Too many sleepless nights. Too many unanswered questions. Too tired from physically feeling pain when I see him suffering for so long. Too exhausted from not knowing what to do to ease his pain. And when I finally come out of shutdown mode….then I enter into a self-loathing state where I beat myself up for not being present during someone else’s struggle, not being able to help calm my puppy, for being selfish and getting caught up in my own anxious mind, and for not doing more. During the day it’s a constant exhaustion. Not the kind that can be fixed with coffee. It’s like living in a blur. I can’t focus. I can’t create. I can’t find inspiration. I can’t get anything done. And I continue beat myself up for not being productive. It’s an endless cycle. I put my anxious struggles into words, not for sympathy, but to share that struggling is real. And it’s okay. There are going to be hard days, weeks…or even months, but you’re not struggling alone. Just a friendly reminder. I've linked the section to the mental health part of my blog in the bio. Incase you need a reminder that you're not alone. #anxietyattack #anxietysupport #anxietyisreal #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthmatters
Evictions & displacement is a byproduct of gentrification causing many mental & emotional health issues. In addition, gentrification lacks investment with low-income, working class & communities of color in mind, which in turn increases marginalization & oppression of these particular communities. A healthy individual starts with a healthy community. We deserve affordable housing, living wages, safe neighborhoods & development that benefits ALL people.
With school ending for many children, taking the time to reconnect with their mental health is just as important (if not more) as grades & other summer activties.✏📚 #Repost via You don’t have to be a therapist to be therapeutic. In fact, as a parent, caregiver, mentor or friend, you are invaluable to that child’s mental health. Be a superhero and nurture their #mentalhealth ! We love this great illustration from #MentalFillsCounselingTools that shows some great ways to do just that. . . #children #child #nurture #love #parent #caregiver #friend #mentor
Grateful to have the opportunity to speak to all delegates and coaches at a packed out Thebarton Oval Function Room for the Forum Monday and also last night and was thrilled to hear David Parkin speak and the opportunity to chat to him. Mental health will become a priority and we will create a mentally healthy community because mental health is just as important as physical health! #adelaidefooty #mentalhealth # #communitymentalhealth
I want to thank my tax attorney Sakinah Tillman, Esq. for inviting me to attend the Washington Bar Association’s discussion “The Effects of Mass Incarceration in the African American Community” cohosted by today (photo cred is also ). It was very informative and emphasized the important role mental health plays in the re-entry of returning citizens from prison. Wanna talk about the long lasting effects of inter generational transmission of trauma in the African American family system? Here was a great place to start. . . . #trauma #incarceration #law #communityovercompetition #communityactivism #PTSD #communitymentalhealth #community #saturday #saturdays #education #akomacounseling #knowledgeispower
It's okay to struggle, and it's okay to ask for support. You'll feel okay again soon. ☀️ . . . . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalillnessawareness #selfcare #recoverycommunity #mentalhealthcommunity #communitymentalhealth #cmha #cmha100 #tuesdaythoughts #transformationtuesday #tuesdaytips #selflove #peersupport #workplacementalhealth
💚 Today in partnership with Thrive LDN , we launched the Londoners Said report, distilling over 1,000 conversations about what would better support people in the capital to live happier, healthier lives. This marks a great step forward in our efforts to truly involve citizens in decision making about how communities can work better for everyone. To join the Thrive LDN campaign visit thriveldn.co.uk/take-action/ . . 💻 visit mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/londoners-said to read the report . . #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #London #LondonMentalHealth #Community #CommunityMentalHealth #LondonVoice #OKLDN #RightToThrive
We don't have to 'earn' anything in our lives. Have the... Night in, facemask, fresh air, time off, donut... You do YOU mate ✌️💚🦔 🐼 Yes I'm resharing my own post from November but still mega bloody relevant. I've heard this all week 'Oh I cant', 'Oh I need to do more of X before I can Y'. The time is now, let's listen to ourselves and what we need all the damn time 🐾🍉🌏💚 . . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthblogger #mh #guilt #guilty #sorrynotsorry #compassion #selfcompassion #counselling #counsellor #counsellorintraining #trainingwheels #eatthatdonut #havethatwalk #takeabreak #beradical #loveyourself #fthesystem #dothethings #lifeisshort #anxiety #depression #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #communitymentalhealth
Who doesn’t worry??????? . Type ‘answer’ in comments. . I like many people worry but when does our ‘worry’ become ‘anxiety’? . On the latest MeditalkPodcast episode Clinical Psychologist Amanda Cole helps us understand ‘Anxiety’. . Amanda lets us know about the many varying treatment options available etc... . 🎧 MeditalkPodcast is on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud & fav Podcasts App . 😊Wishing everyone a stress free, happy weekend! . ...........
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI to 741-741 Nationals Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233) National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673) #mentalhealthfacts #communitywellness #communitymentalhealth #mentalhealthnews #mentalillness #mentalhealthdisabilities
Where do we start? Whenever we take on a new challenge, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed at the beginning. 🔶🔶Maybe it’s something totally foreign to us and we can’t figure out what to do first. 🔶🔶Maybe it’s something we have tried in the past and think we have “failed”. 🔆I’m here to tell you this: each day, each hour, each moment, is a new opportunity to choose yourself. Change IS possible for ALL of us. Healing IS possible for ALL of us. Wellness IS possible for ALL of us. 👨🏼👩🏽🦱👩🏻👨🏿🦱👨🏼🦳🧔🏼👴🏻👧🏽👩🏼🎓👨🏽💻👨🏻💼👩🏽🎨👩🏼⚕️🎅🏽🤶🏼 Today, I’m going to keep it simple. I’m getting up to go for a walk and I’ll focus on drinking enough water🚰. I’m going to remind myself that although I don’t have all the answers and starting new things can be scary at least I can do these small things to take care of myself so I’m better prepared to handle whatever comes up emotionally. ⠀⠀ 🔶Start Now. Choose yourself and make a change. 🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆 What are you choosing to do for yourself today? 👇🏽