Having the ability to address your feelings does. Accepting accountability does. Cutting out negative behaviors and people do. Recognizing your mental health is a priority does. Time made me realize that wounds can become worse if I'm not proactive. Be proud of everything you have accomplished no matter how small. Time taught me that life … Continue reading Time does not heal
"I'm not here to hide about this subject- if anything I'm in the final stages of publishing a book that's designed to call attention to this concern from a unique angle." Thanks for sharing! Feel free to check out his Instagram here.
Being open and sharing is great for spreading awareness, but it isn't necessary if it creates further issues. Never feel required to share your story. It's yours and you have the right to share when you feel comfortable. I get some people intentions, and they mean well, but everyone isn't ready. And that's ok. Your … Continue reading Your journey, your time
Words that you hear from others. Words that you tell yourself. Words that you express to others. They all matter. Some may hurt. Some may heal. Validation comes from you though. My mental illness has taught me the power of words with what I will accept and what I try to put out.
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Sometimes we get caught up the destination and lose sight of the journey that's needed to get there. This is why I'm careful with the past tense. I don't use the word healed because my healing involves management more so than a cure. Time is relative and healing is a process.
"I was diagnosed with chronic depression for seven years with what seemed to be no direct reason, I just had no ambitions and passions to motivate me each day. When I realized the only reason I was sad was because of myself, I got medication and support from my family to help myself heal. However, … Continue reading Healing wounds
"An eating disorder/self harm ruled my life for far too long and I'm finally beginning to realise that my body is not a battleground; it is the most fantastic, wonderful thing I will ever be given and I need to protect it. Even though I'd never show my scars to anyone, I felt as though … Continue reading Validation
I started therapy when I was 13 and it was an horrible experience. I was just released from a psych ward for an suicide attempt, given diagnosis of Clinical Depression, GAD with OCD tendencies, and Bulimia. The outpatient therapist wanted to focus on my fear of snakes and that's it. I switched therapists and got … Continue reading Trust in my supports
It's normal to be scared, but you have to push through with security in your method and journey. Fear reminds me that what I controlled may crumble at any moment. OCD gave me a false sense of control. I still find myself counting or checking to self soothe. This is why it is important for … Continue reading Fear