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Divorce, layoffs, upcoming exams, traffic...we all feel anxious at times. Nearly 40 million American adults are affected by some sort of an anxiety disorder. Read on to see five simple suggestions that will help manage your worries.


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Link in BIO for story and shopping! Custom totes for many uses. I sew and support mental health to help fight the stigma. Read my story on Facebook at Le Bonheur. #lebonheuronline #mentalhealthawareness #fightthestigma #customtotes #isewforapurpose #supportsmallbusiness #totescute #


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[Interview 5 for #UnmaskingTheStigma] Meet Michaiah! @michaiah.s lives in New Zealand with her husband, step-son and her two fur babies. When Michaiah isn’t with her family, she runs three businesses – @deluxeeventsandpromotions, @leballnz and @alvolopizzeria. Michaiah shares her lived experiences with depression, suicide and bipolar, and how her mental health effects her on a personal level, her family life and being a business woman. Michaiah also shares honest and courageous insights surrounding suicide and her experiences living with the aftermath of suicide. You can read my interview with @michaiah.s in the link in my bio 👩🏼‍💻💕


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Its funny. I have been wearing a mask for so long now that I dont know what is normal for me anymore. These last couple of weeks I have been so confused because I have actually been happy. Not pretend happy. Real happy. Not all the time of course, thats not normal but its happening. I am starting to differentiate between the mask and reality.
My mental health journey is definitely not over and it probably never will be, but I am learning to embrace it. I will have good days and bad days. That is normal.
#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthfighter #mentalhealth #anxiety #ptsd #selfharm #itsokaynottobeokay #itsgoodtotalk #embracingme #selflove #iamgood #iamhappy #takingoffthemask #fightthestigma #fighting #fighter


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It’s very difficult to talk about these issues without being called “attention whore” or smgt like that. These things are real and these feelings are valid. I think about the same thing everyday, especially now, but I don’t tell anyone because I’m ashamed and I feel that nobody will understand. You think you have friends until you tell them what a awful shit is going in your head. See what happens next.

#letstalkaboutmentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #fuckthestigma #fightthestigma


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A huge part of ED recovery is giving yourself permission to recover. Other people can give you reassurance and permission to eat foods, take a break from exercising, put your feet up and take some you time.. that’s all very well but it means nothing if you don’t grant yourself that permission too.
We spend so much time seeking permission and approval from other people to take a break, eat food, stop exercising, rest up etc.
We watch YouTube videos where people tell us its ok to eat lots of food (such as cheat day vlogs and 10k challenges), we watch recovery blogs so that we can live vicariously through others and tell ourselves “if they can do it, that means I’m allowed to too”, we compulsively ask others questions like “am I still underweight, do I look more healthy, do I eat enough/too much/not enough all in the attempt to find a crutch for permission to eat. Body checking is not dissimilar.
But why?
Why is it so hard to give ourselves permission to be kind to ourselves and treat our bodies with love and care? We can only rely on the permission of others for so long but at the heart of it, it is permission from ourselves which is most important and crucial for our recovery.
This means understanding that your worthiness does not have a pre-requisite. You don’t actually need permission, justification from anyone other than yourself to do anything… you are allowed to do whatever you want to do and in fact you HAVE TO grant yourself that permission if you are to get better.
Repeat after me
I have permission to disobey my mental illness
I have permission to eat even if I haven’t
Exercised
Even if I Ate lots yesterday
even if I ate lots today
even if I have gained weight
Even if I don’t feel hungry enough
Even if I Don’t feel like I deserve it
Even if it’s not “meal” times
I deserve to recover and I will !


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Inspired by the powerful post by my friend Jenna (@jennastopreading) I am posting this #whitebookstack in support of all of you who have gone through, or are currently dealing with, postpartum depression. ⁣

You are amazing. You are not alone.💗⁣ I am not a mom myself, so I cannot begin to imagine how each of you must feel. Inspired by a post by my friend Andrea (@bookedwithshelfies) I decided to share that I do, however, know what it is like to deal with mental illness (anxiety & depression) and am so grateful for every moment that brings light and awareness to mental illness and starts the conversation. Mental illness should not be stigmatized, let’s continue to work together to fight the stigma. ⁣
#mentalhealthawareness #postpartum #fightthestigma #postpartumdepression #youarenotalone #iamhere #youareamazing #bookcommunity #bookfriends #supportyourfriends #whitebookstack #bookstagram #mentalhealth #anxiety #depression


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+++ Day 15 of 24 Days of Intersectional Feminism +++
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In our society many people work for a limited period, a very low income and/or without occupational safety. They are called "the working poor".
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Especially women* with a migration background work under precarious circumstances. This leads to them being discriminated not only because of sexist and racist stigmata but also because of their economic situation.
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Due to that these women* are more likely to be dependent on their partners which - in cases of abusive relationships/domestic violence - can make it even harder to escape from their situation.
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#intersectionalfeminism #fightsexism #stopsexualabuse #stopsexualviolence
#workingpoor #equalpay #equalpayforequalwork #fightthestigma #domesticviolence
#adifferentkindof #christmascalendar #24daysofintersectionalfeminism #24doif
#art #feministart #feministartist #drawing #artagainstsexism


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I have decided to wilt, and I have decided to grow. The latter is not easier. My optimism is not an endless supply. Not every day is a good day, no matter how good I’m doing in general. Even though I know I’m “on the right path”, the right path can feel much more difficult than staying down. That’s because I’m disrupting the status quo: the depression, days under covers under a dark cloud. The anxiety, keeping me inside the house, wishing I could leave. To stand, to move, to push against the black and the fear is an exercise in struggle, the kind I’m finally ready to face. ❤️ Thanks so much for reading!
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#instapoets #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #mentalhealth #mentalillnessquotes #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthpoetry #darkpoetry #fightthestigma #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalhealthmatters #poetscommunity #depressionquote #stigmafighters #stigmafighter #poetrysociety #poetry_addicts #poemsofig #suicideawareness #poetryislife #igpoetrycommunity
#depressionquotes #suicidalquote #silverleafpoetry #bymepoetry #herheartsreach #herwordisgold #artlixirpoetry #herheartpoetry #wordswithqueens


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Hey guys!
“You can choose to be happy.” Oh my gosh if I had a dollar for the amount of times that I have been given this piece of advice, I would never have to work another day in my life.
Choose to be happy… “Ridiculous,” I thought. How in the world can someone control their own thoughts and feelings and “choose to be happy?” What does that even mean?
I had this view until recently.
See, a few weeks ago, I realized how strong the human mind really is. I was talking to my dad the other day, who is honestly one of the most incredible people I know. He said to me, “you possess strength within yourself that you don’t even realize that you have.” I have spent a lot of my life governed by my thoughts and feelings.
I told myself that it was enough already.
I decided that I would be better. That I would work hard to be a better person each day and would therefore be stronger than I was the day before.
I realized that I chose to be happy. I decided that I was enough and that I deserved better.
I have been bingeing on stand-up comedy specials on Netflix. Yesterday, I came across a comic, Hannah Gadsby. Near the end of the act she said the following- “there is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” Dude, I was floored. Steamrolled.
I was then filled with pride. I was seriously so proud of myself because I realized that I have come so far.
When you hit rock bottom, and you’re in that cold, dark place at the depths of what seems like an endless pit, the light above seems impossible to reach.
I’ve been there before. Now, I’m on the other side.
I spoke to my friend the other day who was having a hard time and I heard myself saying the same thing that I have been told so many times- “you can choose to be happy.” I couldn’t believe that I was on the other side of the conversation- that I was the one telling someone else the advice that I once thought was complete BS.
However, it’s the truth- you can choose to be happy. You can choose yourself. It’s what I did. I used that strength that my dad told me I possessed and I chose to be happy. I chose me. You can choose yourself too.
Much love,
Lexi


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“Anxiety in the 21st Century”

I’ve struggled with #anxiety for several years. Panic attacks, crippling thoughts about things that will most likely never occur, and convincing myself of some of my worst fears. 😖

Anxiety runs on a spectrum, ranging from #debilitating anxiety to #healthy anxiety (yes, there is such a thing as healthy anxiety) 👀🧠 But regardless of where you are on the spectrum, know that #medication is not the sole solution. 💊 ❌

We need to fight the #stigma that all mental illnesses require medication for treatment and that those who take medication for mental illnesses are “ #crazy “, “ #incapable ” or “ #toodifferent ” 🙅‍♀️💔 18% of the population lives with anxiety, but that doesn’t mean 18% of the population require medications to #maintain their anxiety.

Many forms of healthy anxiety do not require medications at all! Positive self-talk and beneficial #coping mechanisms such as #journaling or deep breathing exercises are known to be successful treatments 🗣✅ •
On the other hand, there are many people within that 18% that are living with such severe anxiety that it feels debilitating. In circumstances like this, anxiety medication may work for you; however, know it’s not the sole solution. •

Using medication alone to treat a mental illness is not an effective, #well-rounded treatment. Treatment for mental illnesses should include components such as therapy, healthy diet and consistent exercise (to name a few!) 👩‍💼👨‍💼🥕🍎🤸‍♂️🤸‍♀️ •

If you are struggling with anxiety so intense it leaves you feeling helpless, don’t be fearful to ask someone you trust for help. Taking medication to maintain your anxiety does not make you crazy, it makes you human as all humans face their own unique struggles every day 🙏🧠❤️ If you live with anxiety, what are some vital components of your treatment? 🤨

#reborn #mentalhealth #depression #fightthestigma #pharma #medication #fight #healthy #alone #panic #hopeless #different #outcast #suicideprevention #suicideawareness


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#Selfcaresaturday
Take care of yourself and find what feels good to you! 💖
Take some time out of your day today and appreciate yourself ✨
Tag someone who needs this reminder in the comments below! What are you doing for self-care today?
🎨- @wordsonwash


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"In this life, if you don't care about others, it means that you don't live, you just breathe." .
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Mereka tidak kenapa, tapi mereka dijauhi saudara. Mereka hanya pernah sakit, dan semua orang pun menghakimi dengan kata-kata yang pahit. Itulah mereka, sesosok orang yang pernah mengalami kusta.
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Kusta adalah penyakit yang disebabkan oleh Mycobacterium leprae. Bakteri ini menyerang saraf di tangan, kaki, dan, wajah, hingga menyebabkan mati rasa pada beberapa tubuh penderita. WHO memperkirakan terdapat dua hingga tiga juta jiwa yang cacat permanen karena kusta. Penyakit kusta hingga saat ini masih ditakuti masyarakat, keluarga, termasuk sebagian petugas kesehatan. Hal ini disebabkan oleh kurangnya dan kekeliruan pengetahuan dan kepercayaan terhadap penyakit kusta dan cacat yang ditimbulkannya (Depkes RI, 2006). .
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“Mbak Renza kok berani kesana? Za, entar kamu ikutan sakit gimana? Za, plis gak usah macem-macem. “
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Tidak perlu khawatir merangkul, dan bersalaman dengan orang yang pernah sakit kusta. Tidak akan mudah menular begitu saja (Hariadi, 2014). Mereka membutuhkan kita, manusia yang bersedia bergaul dengan mereka. Mereka membutuhkan kita, manusia yang bersedia menghibur kekurangan fisik mereka. Mereka membutuhkan kita, untuk bertahan. .
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Terimakasih Nganget International Work Camp Indonesia 2018, yang mengajarkan kepada saya kepedulian terhadap sesama, untuk memerangi stigma terhadap kusta, melalui aksi-aksi positif yang tak terlupakan. Melalui kegiatan tersebut saya belajar. Bukan menjauhi, kita perlu memberikan motivasi dan dukungan untuk mengurangi self stigma yang mereka hadapi. Agar mereka bersedia minum obat dan terhindar dari kecacatan, agar mereka berani untuk sekedar berjalan di jalanan umum, agar mereka berani menghadapi dunia.
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Jadi kawan, yuk berpikiran positif terhadap mereka, orang yang pernah mengalami kusta. Mereka butuh kita untuk didekati, bukan ditakuti. Mari perangi stigma dengan aksi kita, mari perangi stigma dengan kepedulian yang kita miliki. .
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Mahasiswa yang mencoba ingin peduli, 2018.

#leprosycarecommunity
#niwc2018
#makedreamscometrue
#fightthestigma
#stigmaisover
#pkipfkmunair
#fkmunair
#likeforlikes
#tugaskompasin2018


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Vegan! Good for the planet the animals and your heart and soul! I think that going vegan was important for me to live my truth...I feel like most people are vegan in their hearts- they want to be, they just are missing the education, the culture, or the recipes and support! For me even being vegetarian messed with my mental health, not just the health effects like inflammation- but even just the guilt of the harm I was taking part in was hurting my heart and mental health. Vegan is not only the best thing for your physical health but your soul will feel better. Mine does. (Image @janellesilver)
#bipolar1 #bipolardisorder #recovery #breakthestigma #bipolarstrong #bipolardepression #manicdepression #depressedgirl #breakthestigma #talkaboutmentalillness #bipolar1 #bipolarawareness #bipolargirl #mania #depression #fightthestigma #mentalhealthadvocacy #bipolarrecovery #crazygirls #thetwoheadedgirl#bipolarstrong #bipolarblogger #medicationfree #lifeoffmeds #mentalhealthblog #mentalhealthblogger #selflove #vegan


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[Ad/unbezahlte Werbung - wegen Markennennung] 'Don't think about what can happen in a month. Don't think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do whatever you can to get closer to where you want to be.' 💙 Babygirl is getting big and mama is still trying to stay fit. 💪#34weekspregnant Also currently repurposing the nursery as my 'fitnessroom' 😁
#healthypregnancyjourney #fitpreggo
#prenatalfitness #fitpregnancy #fitbump #pregnantnotpowerless #mom2019
#sportgegendepressionen #baby2019 #adidaswomen #babyontheway
#momtobe2019 #mentalhealthblogger #nichteinfachtraurig #depressionwarrior #starkgegendepression #fightthestigma
#mentalhealthjourney #ichrededrüber


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The stigma that surrounds mental illness makes it so hard for those who are experiencing it to speak out and to tell others when they're not okay. The stigma is what's ruining peoples' confidence in others to understand what they're going through and to be supportive.

The stigma surrounding mental illness ruins effective treatment methods to help those who need it.

Let's stop being prejudiced, start being supportive, and help those who are going through a hard time to feel confident in going to us for help.
#mentalhealth #stigma #fightthestigma #mentalillness #helpothers


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Tough time often bring us to our knees but they are also what make our lives so profound. The ability to feel so much. Learning to accept the emotions you are feeling without letting them scare you is a powerful tool. This too shall pass. If you are sad, if you are frightened, if you are depressed or experiencing psychosis, or panic. It will get better. Hold on. .
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#mentalhealthtoronto #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthisimportant #mentalhealth #bewell #holdon #dontgiveup #ladispute #beautyinastorm #bpd #anxiety #panic #trauma #depression #psychosis #mentalillness #support #mentalhealthsurvivors #mentalhealthwarrior #fightthestigma


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I love the community I get to experience in my job and career as a realtor. I think I’m just super blessed with the company I am in and the people who surround me- the competition is just enough to get me moving and the support I receive is immense. (Image @frizzkidart) #bipolar1 #bipolardisorder #recovery #breakthestigma #bipolarstrong #bipolardepression #manicdepression #depressedgirl #breakthestigma #talkaboutmentalillness #bipolar1 #bipolarawareness #bipolargirl #mania #depression #fightthestigma #mentalhealthadvocacy #bipolarrecovery #crazygirls #thetwoheadedgirl#bipolarstrong #bipolarblogger #medicationfree #lifeoffmeds #mentalhealthblog #mentalhealthblogger #selflove


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This is me today! And so stinking proud of the little bits I accomplished in between the crazy bits! My brain was a mess today, between the racing thoughts and space outs I managed to make 107 calls for work and even mailed some cards and took care of my current clients... celebrating every little success because it’s the dialogue that matters- the story I tell myself about the day... (Image @theofficialsadghostclub)
#bipolar1 #bipolardisorder #recovery #breakthestigma #bipolarstrong #bipolardepression #manicdepression #depressedgirl #breakthestigma #talkaboutmentalillness #bipolar1 #bipolarawareness #bipolargirl #mania #depression #fightthestigma #mentalhealthadvocacy #bipolarrecovery #crazygirls #thetwoheadedgirl#bipolarstrong #bipolarblogger #medicationfree #lifeoffmeds #mentalhealthblog #mentalhealthblogger #selflove


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