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Painted Brain

Early detection can help #PreventSuicides or #PreventSuicideAttempts.

This month is a time to share stories and information, and learn new suicide prevention strategies about this highly stigmatized topic.
Here are some suicide warning signs.


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Painted Brain

Painted Brain has partnered with The Children's Center of the Antelope Valley and Antelope Valley Youth Build to run tech courses! .
We thank our partners and supporters for helping to make tech training and workforce development opportunities possible to more underserved communities in #losangelescounty.
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Now we are making a mark in Antelope Valley!
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@avyouthbuild @wedoccav @lacdmh @david.israelian @lacountyarts @richyleis .
#mentalhealth #traumainformed #transitionalageyouth #homelessyouth #fosteryouth #reentry #charterschools #mentalhealthmatters #endthestigma

Antelope Valley YouthBuild
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Painted Brain

Instead of blaming a person suffering from mental illness, try caring for them.🍎Nobody chooses to have a mental health issue.🧠Yes, it can be difficult dealing with MI in a loved one, but imagine how terrible it must be for the sufferer.🍃🌿🌾Empathy will enable you to care more gently, more compassionately.💐Knowledge will enable you to understand.📕Self-care will keep you strong.🛀🏽Everyone will benefit.🌎 #compassionate#mentalillnessfeelslike#mentalillnessisreal#mentalillnessquotes#mentalhealth#mentalhealthquotes#mentalhealthadvocate#mentalhealthweek#mentalhealthsupport#mentalhealthblogger#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthtips#mentalhealthissues#mentalhealthproblems#mentalhealthfirstaid#mentalthealthart#mentalhealthisreal#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthwarriors#mentalhealthisimportant#mentalhealthadvice#mentalhealthmeme#mentalhealthcare#mentalhealthadvocacy#community#mentalhealthday#mentalhealthbreak

Los Angeles, California
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Painted Brain

Reposting @holisticallygrace:
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“There’s a BIG difference!
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Behind the need for perfection is almost always a childhood and system rooted in praise for achievement and performance. In time, these expectations are internalized and we create a belief system where accomplishments and pleasing others become a source of worth. If we are perfect, we are then deserving of love and kindness.
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The thing is, perfection is rooted in fear: fear of failure, fear of disappointing others, fear of not being extraordinary enough.
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Cultivating excellence on the other hand, is rooted in growth and improvement. It is that natural human desire to excel for the sake of inner satisfaction. It is full hearted living.
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Do not confuse the two! If we find ourselves achieving for others, afraid of disappointing without a care for our own needs and preferences, we will always be in the passenger’s seat, living to avoid punishment rather than to approach a reward. Unfortunately leaving us in a constant state of “never enough.”
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I’m sure we can agree that there is always room for improvement (while simultaneously accepting ourselves wherever we may be) but the source of motivation and mentality behind it is important. Quite simply, we can ask ourselves: am I doing this for personal growth or for acceptance and praise? If the second one is the norm, it may be something worth addressing, especially as it might be showing up in various areas of our lives..
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What do you feel you have to be perfect at? I’ll go first-I’m definitely on team perfect therapist 🙋‍♀️Spoiler alert, it’s not a thing.”


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Painted Brain

Today is 🌎 World Suicide Prevention Day 🎗️
- a time to share stories and information, and learn 📙 new suicide prevention strategies 🔑 about this highly stigmatized topic.
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Learning to recognize early warning signs in a loved one or friend can save a life. .
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.
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#suicidepreventionmonth #suicidepreventionweek #suicidepreventionday #suicideawareness
#mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma #depression #hope #recoveryisworthit #NarrativesofHope #youarenotalone #isoknottobeok


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Painted Brain

And even if you did fall apart, that’s really very 100% okay 👌 too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thank you @mandalamission for sharing!


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Painted Brain

Ask for help🏵Not because you are weak, but because you want to stay strong.💪🏼Having a loved one with mental illness creates mental health issues for you as well.🧠It is stressful, it is frightening, you feel helpless sometimes.🎏I had to learn how to prioritize my needs, the needs of my family, and still be a productive person in the world.🌏At first, it was all I could do to get out of bed in the morning! 🛏Eventually, I sought help and got therapy myself.🎇I learned that if I took care of myself I would be better able to take care of those around me.🗺I’m working to create a community of mothers and others dealing with mental illness on Instagram.🍃Join me! @mimitheriveter
#compassionate#mentalillnessfeelslike#mentalillnessisreal#mentalillnessquotes#mentalhealth#mentalhealthquotes#mentalhealthadvocate#mentalhealthweek#mentalhealthsupport#mentalhealthblogger#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthtips#mentalhealthissues#mentalhealthproblems#mentalhealthfirstaid#mentalthealthart#mentalhealthisreal#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthwarriors#mentalhealthisimportant#mentalhealthadvice#mentalhealthmeme#mentalhealthcare#mentalhealthadvocacy#community#mentalhealthday#mentalhealthbreak

Onalaska, Washington
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Painted Brain

Reposting @littlearthlings:
Hi friends 👋🏻 just a gentle reminder ✨ keep on fighting


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Painted Brain

#SelfCare
#TuesdayThoughts
Happy = productive


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Painted Brain

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month - a time to share stories and information about this highly stigmatized topic. Here are some suicide warning signs.

@solsticeclinic .
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#suicideprevention #depression #depressionkills #recoveryisworthit #stopsuicide #preventsuicide


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Painted Brain

Reposting @museishh:
Choose to be happy!
#wellbeing #creativelifehappylife


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As mothers, we know that our job is to love and protect our children.🧸I had no idea that my job would also be to shield him from the ignorance and assumptions of others.💪🏼Even well-meaning people often do not understand.🤦🏻‍♂️We mothers have to become ambassadors for our kids, helping them to understand the world🌎 and the world to understand them.🎇 #compassionate#mentalillnessfeelslike#mentalillnessisreal#mentalillnessquotes#mentalhealth#mentalhealthquotes#mentalhealthadvocate#mentalhealthweek#mentalhealthsupport#mentalhealthblogger#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthtips#mentalhealthissues#mentalhealthproblems#mentalhealthfirstaid#mentalthealthart#mentalhealthisreal#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthwarriors#mentalhealthisimportant#mentalhealthadvice#mentalhealthmeme#mentalhealthcare#mentalhealthadvocacy#community#mentalhealthday#mentalhealthbreak

Los Angeles, California
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Painted Brain

Very often we have no idea how to be supportive to a friend or family member who is going through a depression.
It’s very important to know what to say when interacting with someone who is struggling with depression. .
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https://paintedbrain.org/editorial/what-not-to-say-to-someone-living-with-depression/
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#depression #support #peersupport #depressionrecovery #mentalhealthmatters


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Painted Brain

Reposting @iamoneinfour:
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You DO deserve it

www.iam1in4.com


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Painted Brain

Social media is not all bad. It can be good for you, just by adding a few proactive steps.
Curate your social media feed so it benefits your mental health!☝🏽 We take in a lot, and it’s important to take control of what we view!
Smarter use means less screen time needed to get the same job done
👀 #mentalwellness #lessismore


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Painted Brain

We are our hardest critics which can lead us to feelings of not being good enough, strong enough, pretty enough, and so on. Everything you currently are is enough. Enough for you to be reminded that you are a unique soul that deserves greatness. 🎈🎈
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#selflove #selfcare #selfesteem #selfconfidence #selfassurance #selfawareness #selfimage
#selfworth #saturdaylove


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Painted Brain

***TRIGGER WARNING*** My son has a scar on his wrist where he cut himself when he was a teenager.✋🏼Later, he got a red diamond ♦️tattoo to cover the scar. But I know it is there. That’s the thing about wounds, it’s not always about what you can see.👁Often, the worst scars are the ones to your psyche. The ones from your childhood that haunt you for the rest of your life. The secrets that you never told anyone. Maybe, opening up and trusting another person is the medicine we all need. I’m working to create a community of mothers and others dealing with mental illness on Instagram.🌎Join me! @mimitheriveter #compassionate#mentalillnessfeelslike#mentalillnessisreal#mentalillnessquotes#mentalhealth#mentalhealthquotes#mentalhealthadvocate#mentalhealthweek#mentalhealthsupport#mentalhealthblogger#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthtips#mentalhealthissues#mentalhealthproblems#mentalhealthfirstaid#mentalthealthart#mentalhealthisreal#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthwarriors#mentalhealthisimportant#mentalhealthadvice#mentalhealthmeme#mentalhealthcare#mentalhealthadvocacy#community#mentalhealthday#mentalhealthbreak

Onalaska, Washington
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Painted Brain

#TransformationTuesday

Sharing your story for better mental health

https://paintedbrain.org/mental-health/sharing-your-story-for-better-mental-health/


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Painted Brain

Don't let your comfort zone prevent you from embracing a new way of doing things.
#EmbraceTheUnknown
#MindfulMonday


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Painted Brain

Four Mental Health Rights You Need to Know About

1 Community Inclusion

2 Freedom From Discrimination

3 Informed Consent

4 Confidentiality

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/when-your-adult-child-breaks-your-heart/201407/four-mental-health-rights-you-need-know-about


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Painted Brain

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor Frankl

Being anchored to a clear sense of purpose in life provides greater resilience and greater capacity to creatively face problems, persevere through adversity, and make mindful choices along the way; to take you ultimately to where you want to go. Or what is most purposeful for you.

Can you ever think of a time when something bad happened in your life, and it became a blessing afterward?
#ThursdayThoughts
#personalgrowth #freedom #clarity #purpose #resilience #hardship #adversity #persevere
#creative #problemsolving #mindful #humanpotential #mentalwellness #traumarecovery #goalsetting #depressiongrecovery #recoveryispossible #nevergiveup #yougotthis

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Generational trauma is like the weight of water...it has no boundaries. It will affect children as they grow into adults. It will affect their children and future generations. The best way to stop this terrible cycle is to seek help for your own issues and pay careful attention to your children’s mental health. So many future problems can be averted by careful and sensitive parenting. Let’s work together to create a better future for our sons and daughters. We owe that to them. It is the right thing to do. #compassionate#mentalillnessfeelslike#mentalillnessisreal#mentalillnessquotes #mentalhealth#mentalhealthquotes#mentalhealthadvocate#mentalhealthweek#mentalhealthsupport#mentalhealthblogger#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthissues#mentalhealthproblems#mentalhealthfirstaid#mentalthealthart #mentalhealthisreal#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthwarriors#mentalhealthisimportant#mentalhealthadvice#mentalhealthmeme#mentalhealthcare#mentalhealthadvocacy #community#mentalhealthday #mentalhealthbreak#mimitheriveter

Seattle, Washington
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Painted Brain

“Mental illness isn’t contagious, but kindness is. Self-care will make you feel vibrant and alive and ready to make a difference in your home, community, country and the world at large!
“Be kind to yourself and let your kindness flood the world”~ Pema Chodron
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“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
~ Robert F. Kennedy
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#mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #health #wellness #kindness #support #stigma #understanding #supportmentalhealth #keeptalkingmh #whatyoudontsee #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #stigmafree #stigmafighters #endthestigma #itsokaytonotbeokay


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Sometimes the more gentle act of simply giving someone an idea, without telling them what to do, is highly effective. Those of us dealing with mental health issues often have preconceived notions that are difficult to let go of. I have found myself coming back to an idea, or suggestion, weeks later and realizing how helpful it is. Try and keep yourself open to the seeds that might be floating around out there, a few of them could take root and grow into beautiful trees.🌳🌿🍃 mentalhealthawareness #openness#schizophrenia #SendLove#compassion #kindness #mother#oneanother #empathy#mimitheriveter#sonwithschizophrenia #supermama#everyday #hopefulmother#mentalhealthdaily#mentalhealthsupporter#mentalhealthadvocate #nevergiveup#nami #parents #follow #mentalillness#mentalhealthsurvivor#dailyinspiration #powerofnow#opentalk #community #mindfulness#selfcare#mothwrhood

Los Angeles, California
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“Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living.” — Daniell Koepke
#transformyourthinking #mentalhealth #armenian #armenianmentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #paintedbrainarmenia
image via @indg0


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