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The holiday season is often a particularly difficult time for people who suffer from mental ill health.
This yoga challenge has the simple aim to spread some awareness about how difficult this time of year can be and to spread some love and compassion.
I want to encourage you to reach out to friends and family who may be struggling at this time of year, check in with them and let them know that you’re there for them whenever they need you.
The poses won’t be too tricky, more than anything I just want as many people to get involved as possible so that we can highlight a really important issue and hopefully bring a little love to some people who really need it at this time of year. 💛
To play along, follow the hosts and sponsors and tag them in your daily posts along with the hashtag #tistheseasontostopsadness
Post a photo of yourself doing the pose of the day as posted by either myself, @helenbashfordyoga or @barefootwithkye .
At the end of the week we will select 2 winners, one who will receive a T Shirt from @fierce_calm , and one who will get a bracelet from @peakabove
1 week before we get started, spread the word!


#TBT. I've had the privilege of hearing Kevin Hines share his powerful story on multiple occasions, most recently during #SuicidePreventionWeek 2017, in Sedalia, MO. He'll be in Jefferson City tonight (11/29/18) to speak and sign books before a free showing of @theeffectfilm at the Miller Performing Arts Center. Follow Kevin at: @kevinhinesstory @mentalhealthmarvels @icnqr and @17m_productions.

#SuicideTheRippleEffect #BeHereTomorrow #HopeHelpsHeal


Your reminder that it shouldn’t have be #suicideawarenessmonth or #suicidepreventionweek for it to be acknowledged. You matter. 💜💙


I just saw this post from #suicidepreventionweek today and am so grateful—it feels fitting for the upcoming International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, too. Thank you so much, @jesspublib 💙 #survivorday #Repost @jesspublib (@get_repost)
In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, we're featuring award-winning novelist and poet Gayle Brandeis's memoir of her complicated family history and her mother's suicide. "The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother's Suicide" peels back the complicated layers of deception and complicity, of physical and mental illness in Gayle's family, to show how she and her mother had misdiagnosed one another. To find out more about this book, visit the link in our profile.⠀
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#bookface #bookfacefriday #theartofmisdiagnosis #GayleBrandeis #librariesofinstagram #jesspublib


It is not #worldmentalhealthday or a #letstalk event or #suicidepreventionweek ... this is my current life. Sometimes every day, guaranteed every week, for the last almost year. So I am going to bring it to light more than just a couple of times per calendar year. It deserves a little more credit than that.... And if that makes you uncomfortable, well, thank you for giving me more credit than I deserve - because your level of comfort does not concern me when we are getting real and trying to heal. The more uncomfortable, the better!
It's time to shed our cozy skin and get to the layer underneath that is continually fucking us up at a deeper level. It's time to stop letting that layer FESTER - give it breath, give it air, give it a VOICE.
Lets start talking. It's time! It may even make us laugh a little 🤪

#starttalking #bethevoice #freeyourself #mentalhealthawareness #advocate #beyourownhero #getuncomfortable #letsbereal #reachout #imhereforyou #bethevoice #depression #anxiety #postpartumdepression #postpartumpsychosis #whateveryoucallit #whateveritis #bringittolife #thenkillit


Living is not a burden it's a blessing. #Hope #Stay @twloha #Suicide #SuicidePrevention People tend to forget causes after the celebration week. Weeks have gone since #SuicidePreventionWeek but it still matters


Our founder @alivetoyia shares how she is still HERE! What’s your update! Drop it below; 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽


💙 Save Our Students 💙

Pops always taught me that prevention is better than cure.

And I’m a big believer in the power of education.

To me it feels like the only way to break the cycle of poor mental health that our society & changing world has created.

Mental health education is set to become compulsory in English schools, but there’s still more we can do...

How will you get involved to ensure that our next generation is healthier, happier & better cared for?

✨Sign the #saveourstudents petition via the link in my bio, to make mental health first aid a compulsory part of teacher training & contribute towards suicide prevention
✨Ask others to sign
✨Share on social media
✨Donate to the cause
✨Post your own photo to spread the message

Today is the 1 year anniversary of #withopenwings and I‘m celebrating this, and everything it stands for, by showing my support to #saveourstudents & encouraging you wonderful people to do the same!

There is nothing more precious than life itself
Xxx 💙 xxX


Update 3: the co-event between @grlomicron and @twloha_ames raised around $300 for the Trevor Project and there were so many great conversations #suicidepreventionweek


#Repost @iamashcash
#MINDRIGHTMONDAY via @madciphas
"If you can see it in your head... if you can picture it... if it's clear then it is a possibility. If you believe in it it's already happened you just haven't gotten there yet. You have to learn how to recognize things you just have to know what road to take to get to your final destination because just a thought form can manifest itself into physical form. It's all about believing in yourself. Believing in what you do. Being able to see it, knowing how to get there, living it and trust me it'll happen. Ask and you shall receive that is a very true thing." Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
#LisaLeftEyeLopes 🙏


Facts! #aliveonpurpose


About 800,000 people commit suicide worldwide every year,of these 135,000 (17%) are residents of India, a nation with 17.5% of world population. In India, about 46,000 suicides occurred each in 15–29 and 30–44 age groups. Advanced Neuropsychiatry Institute is distributing around 500 leaflets on #SuicidePrevention in the local community. However, it depends on large scale policies. The time is NOW to say NO to suicide.
#SuicidePreventionWeek #SayNOtoSuicide #MentalHealthMatters #Kolkata #PsychiatryHospital #MentalHealth #WorldMentalHealthDay


Just a few words for #suicidepreventionweek and #nationalmentalhealthday. Battling depression is a constant war and I can’t express how fucking exhausting it can be. One day you can feel like you’re on top of the world and the next you can feel like you’re living in hell. You can feel so much love and passion and then nothing but anger and sadness. The important thing is to step back and take it in stride. It’s okay to not be okay. No one is ever 100% okay all the time. Love yourself and those around you. We all have one life to live. Take care of yourself. Take care of each other. Spread love and positivity. Stay UPLifted. ✌🏼 #depression #StayUPLifted #bekind #selflove #selfcare #positivity #love #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #spreadlove


🔸Hallo meine lieben 🔸

Bald ist es wieder soweit 🦇... Der Herbst kommt ⏳🌜...
Mir geht es heute soweit ganz gut. War einkaufen und habe etwas geschlafen. Nun etwas Zeit mit dem liebsten verbringen, auch wenn es nur heißt daneben zu liegen während er zockt. 😝❤️ 🌿

Ich möchte dich hiermit erinnern deine Medikamente zu nehmen, falls du das nicht schon getan hast.✔️✔️✔️
Ich muss abends 950 mg Lithium und 125 mg Amisulprid nehmen.
Also einen Stimmungsstabilisator und ein Antipsychotika. Komm ich aber gut mit klar, mittlerweile. 🦇

Ich freue mich auf die kuschelige Zeit mit warmen Kakao, Serien Abende und weichen Socken 🧦💜☄️ Du dich auch? 💓

#october #autumn #thoughts #warm #golden #reminder #medis #pills #kakao #sun #suicidepreventionweek #support #schizophrenia #bdp #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #borderline #borderlinepersonality #girl #daily #


Suicide is never a suspected outcome, the people closest to them always say "we never saw the warning signs" etc.
It's funny, when I was young nothing seemed scarier than death, it's a strange thought that your sweet and smiley 5yr old daughter may one day decide that life is no longer for her. I've realized over the past couple years just how many people actually find life so unbearable. I've had my own handful of personal experiences landing in and out of hospital, and I can positively tell you that it does get easier (even when that doesn't seem possible) and I'm honestly glad to be living life, yeah it's tough, but so worth it. Just reach out to someone. You are so loved more than you even know. If you know a friend whose withdrawn lately, don't be mad, just show them you care.


It is #WorldMentalHealthDay so I wanted to take a break from my normal guitar posts to let my followers know that I will be walking in @afsp.boston's Out of the Dark walk in Boston on October 27.
If you'd like to donate to this important cause or join my team please see the link in my bio.

For my guitar repair customers who donate I am offering a credit on your next setup or repair job, equal to whatever you donate up to $25.
Please also remember to think about your own mental health today and the mental health of others in your lives. Take care of yourself and reach out to those who may need it. I am always happy to talk or spend time with people who need an ear or some company.
#StopSuicide #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #suicideawareness #suicidepreventionday #suicidepreventionmonth #suicidepreventionweek #suicideprevention #guitar #luthier #guitarrepair #guitarbuilder #guitarmaking #guitars


Hallo meine lieben ♥
Mir geht es heute nicht so gut. Habe Therapie abgesagt und war nur einkaufen. Habe das mindeste im Haushalt getan und liege nun da & kuschel mit der Miez 😸
Ich habe so wenig Lebenswillen und kein Durchhaltevermögen für das alltägliche Leben. Es ist schwer sich das einzugestehen, aber notwendig um Hilfe zu suchen. Ich habe mich an meine Vertrauensperson in der Suchtberatung gewendet. Du brauchst nur einen einzigen Menschen, der dir zuhört und dich ernst nimmt. Ich kann mich oft nicht mit meinen Ängsten oder Sorgen an liebste wenden, da ich Angst habe zurück gestoßen zu werden. Oft fällt es einem leichter es einer neutralen Person mitzuteilen und um Hilfe zu bitten. Denn jeder Mensch verdient es ein gutes Leben zu führen. Wenn du dich alleine damit herum schlägst wird es oft nicht besser. Es ist eine Leistung und sehr sehr mutig sich Hilfe zu holen! Du kannst dies jederzeit unter der seelischen telefonseelsorge besprechen, oder dich an den krisendienst wenden. Gehe zu deinem Hausarzt, Psychiater oder deiner Therapeutin. Bitte rede mit jemanden. Du bist nicht alleine! Und es kann dir geholfen werden!
Einzusehen, dass man Hilfe braucht kann sehr sehr schwierig sein. Aber es ist der erste Schritt heraus aus den alten Mustern.
Ich schicke dir hier ganz viel liebe, Kraft und Mut 💙💜💙
Du bist nicht alleine & the struggle is real! Ich fühle mit dir und glaube an dich😚 💠

#bdp #boderline #borderlinedisorder #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #schizophrenia #depression #life #goodthoughts #feelgood #dontgiveup #peace #suicidepreventionweek #suicide #willtolive #humanbeing #paranoia #anxietydisorder


Its Mental Health Week, start the conversation. R u ok? @elisemarie_interiors is passionate about mental health. You can’t tell what someone is going through by judging their appearance or their actions. I hope everyone is doing OK today xx .
#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthweek #ruok #blackdog #mentalhealthstigma #mentalhealth #suicidepreventionweek


All this week and next, @miamiohscs has events for Suicide Prevention Week! Today there were a plethora of pups as everyone prepares for Midterms! Be sure to check out their other events this week! There’s free group fitness classes, meditation sessions, mental health first aid training, and more! #SuicidePreventionWeek #MiamiOH


I didn’t expect to make another post as this was just a throwaway account for #suicidepreventionweek but since people started following, I decided to make another drawing. I’m not amazing at art but tried to draw a @myscdf helmet after reading a r/singapore post about a guy who said that being in the SCDF in NS saved his life. I think that for some people, NS can be a life changing experience. Hope this drawing isn’t too bad :p


🎉🎉 Congratulations to @chelllseaj and @christinewilks - the winners of #maketodaylouder from September’s #suicidepreventionweek ‼️ You both consistently share positive messaging online - and you inspire us to continue to do the same 🙌🏻 Another BIG THANK YOU to our anonymous supporter who donated 2 hoodies for this prize. ❤️


Last week this tragedy touched a friend's life. I hope everyone stays safe, healthy, and positive. BE NOUSY, ASK your loved one straight up how overwhelmed they are feeling with their life, and life in general..... how are they copying? Has the thought of hurting themselves crossed their minds? - Read this message from a post I came across 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
@Regran_ed from @jedfoundation. Trust your gut and start the conversation with a friend you’re worried about — it can make a big difference. Try these opening lines and get more tips at seizetheawkward.org @seizetheawkward.
#SeizeTheAwkward #WSPD #WSPD18 #suicidepreventionmonth #suicidepreventionday #suicidepreventionweek #suicideprevention #preventsuicide
@adcouncil @afspnational@shirleysrz - #regrann



Last week was Pops’ birthday

Although the days & weeks surrounding it would tell a very different story, I’ve chosen to keep my focus on that day...

➳ The beautiful walk we took ourselves on 🍃
➳ The bright blue, cloudless skies ☀️
➳ The birdsong & breeze on the canal 🎶
➳ The sunlight through the strong oak trees 🌳
➳ The cute & mischievous dogs that ran by, one of which was called Susie (Mum’s nickname) 🙊
➳ The many hellos Pops gave out to other walkers & the many he received back with a smile 😊
➳ The delicious food we ate overlooking the peaceful & rippling waters 🍴
➳ The not so peaceful, but amusing, quacking wildlife that accompanied us 🦆
➳ That out of all of the numbered wooden spoons, we were given *26* on Dad’s birthday (26.09.18) 🥄
➳ The overwhelming feeling of contentment at hearing him reply to my comment of ‘bye pretty canal, see you soon!’... that he hoped it wouldn’t be too long 🙌🏼
➳ Seeing him smile while opening his cards & presents 😍
➳ Catching his natural smile on camera as a forever reminder of that day 📸
➳ Hearing a snippet of his natural laugh 💞
➳ Knowing we’d made the most out of his day, and feeling the motivation to try to create more like it 💪🏼
➳ Waking up the next morning to find he’d got himself outside to mow the lawn ☺️
➳ And most importantly, that I got to share another birthday and another day with my Dad 💙

✨ Life is different and life doesn’t always feel easy, but life always gives you opportunities to create new memories with people, old & new ✨

Who have you made precious & priceless memories with recently, or who will you create time to do so with in the next month? Let me know below 😊
Xxx ♡ xxX